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Prof. Xinhe Bao’s Laboratory (Team 502): Laboratory of Catalysis Dynamics & Surface


Prof. Dr. Xinhe BAO

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457 Zhongshan Road,Dalian 116023, China









      The group is led by Prof. Dr. Xinhe BAO since 1995 when he returned from an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship in the Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG (Berlin). The group has 6 staff members including Prof. Xiuwen HAN, Dr. Xiulian PAN, Mr. Xianchun LIU, Mr. Dali TAN and Ms. Xiumei LIU, 1 guest scientist (Prof. Danhong ZHOU) and 30 graduate students. The group is teamed up around Material synthesis, Structural characterization, Reaction and Dynamics, Modeling and Simulation, devoting to fundamental research on the surface chemistry and catalysis dynamics, with the emphasis on the development and employment of nanotechnologies and in-situ analytical techniques in the study of catalysts and catalytic processes in order to understand the nature of catalysis. The four subgroups are working together revolving at specific catalysis processes such as catalytic conversion of methane and other light alkanes, selective hydrogenation of CO to oxygenates and active removal of CO from hydrogen at low temperatures for PEM fuel cell applications.

Research Projects:
  • Non-oxidative dehydro-aromatization of methane to produce benzene and hydrogen (State Key Project 973, G1999022406, Oct. 1999 April 2004, RMB 3.51 million).
  • Catalytic Basis of Nano-sized Metallic Particle Supported on Well-defined Oxides Layers (Natural Science Foundation, Key project, Grant No. 90206036, Jan. 2003 Dec. 2005, RMB 0.8 million)
  • Selective Catalytic Cracking of Heavy Oil (Innovative project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, KGCX2-208-3, April 2001 Oct. 2003, RMB 1.2 million)
  • Microstructure and Catalytic Reactivity of Nano Ag Particles (NSFC General Projects Grant No.20173061, Jan. 2002 Dec. 2004, RMB 0.38 million)
  • In-situ Studies on Formation and Decomposition Mechanism of Natural Gas Hydrates (NSF: 90210024, Jan. 2003-Dec. 2005, RMB 0.2 million)
  • Catalysis Basis of Metal and Alloy Nanoparticles (Innovative project of DICP, 2001-2004, RMB 40 000)
  • The Dehydrogenation of Cyclohexane and Methylcyclohexane (Innovative Project of DICP, 2003-2004, RMB 0.2 million)
  • Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Unsaturated aldehydes (Projects of Liaoning Science and Technology, July 2001-July 2003, RMB30 000)
  • The Dehydroaromatization of Methane and Production of Hydrogen from Methane (Project of CEFTF Program between CAS and BP, 2002-, $ 40 000 /year )
  • Selective Oxidation of Methane (Project of CETFT Program between CAS and BP, 2002-, $ 40 000/year)
  • New Catalytic Materials derived from Chemically Coating Oxides on Zeolites (Collaboration Project BASF, $ 50 000/year)

  • Collaborations:
          The group has established extensive col laboration with national and international scientific institutions and companies. Currently we have ongoing research projects supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), BP and BASF companies, focusing on various topics such as the catalytic conversion of methane, selective oxidation of low alkanes, selective hydrogenation of CO to oxygenates and active removal of CO from hydrogen at low temperatures for PEM fuel cell applications.
  • Partner group on Nanotechnologies in Catalysis with the Departments of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG, Berlin/Germany
  • Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Rohr-Bochum, Bochum/ Germany
  • State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Institute of Physics, CAS, Beijing
  • Catalytic Material Laboratory of the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing, SINOPAC (RIPP, Beijing)
  • Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy (IOP, Beijing)
  • Shanghai Laboratory of Molecule Catalysis and Innovation Materials, FudanUniversity
  • State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surface, XiamenUniversity
  • BP
  • BASF