Chemical Engineering and Technology(Chinese and English)

Zhen Zhao

Personal Profile

College of Science


Professor & Master supervisor & National Talent

Chemical Engineering and Technology

Research Areas

Energy and environmental catalysis, rare earth catalysis, catalytic new materials (catalysis for efficient conversion and clean utilization of oil and gas resources)

Research Projects

As the person in charge, he has undertaken 15 national projects (projects) such as the key research and development program projects of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the 863 theme (special topic) project project, the key and cultivation project of the major research program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the key project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the key project of the Joint Fund, the surface project, and the international cooperation project. At the same time, it has also undertaken 16 provincial and ministerial projects (projects) such as the Ministry of Education, Beijing Municipality, Liaoning Province and PetroChina. The national projects (projects) undertaken are as follows:

[1] Key R&D Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (Intergovernmental International Cooperation Project: China-Poland Cooperation Project) (2017YFE0131200), (2019.8-2022.7) "Clean Diesel Vehicle Exhaust Efficient Catalyst: NOx and PM Emission Reduction Foundation and Technology Research and Development", (Person in Charge) ;( Project Fund: 3.55 million).

[2] 863 Theme Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2015AA034603), (2015.3-2018.3) "Key Technologies and Engineering Applications of Nanocatalytic Materials for Haze-causing Vehicle Exhaust Gas Treatment" (Person in Charge) ;( Project Fund: 9.3 million).

[3] 863 Special Topic of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2009AA06Z313), (2010.6.12-2012.6), "Research on Diesel Vehicle Exhaust Gas Purification Catalyst and Two-Stage Combined Four-Effect Catalytic Technology" (Person in Charge) ;( Project Fund: 940,000 yuan).

[4] 863 Special Topic of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China (2006AA06Z346), (2006.12-2008.12), "Research on The Four-Effect Catalytic Technology of Diesel Vehicle Exhaust Gas", (Principal Investigator). Project funding: 980,000).

[5] National Natural Science Foundation of China - Liaoning Provincial Joint Fund Key Project (U1908204) (2020.1-2023.12), "Diesel Exhaust Emission PM2.5 and Its Precursor Pollutant Catalytic-Plasma Collaborative Purification Basic Research" (Principal Investigator) ;( Project Fund: 2.5 million).

[6] Key Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (91845201) (2019.1-2022.12) "Activation and Selective Conversion of Low Carbon Alkanes such as Methane on High Dispersion and Isolation Active-Site Catalysts", (Pi) ;( Project Fund: 3.55 million).

[7] National Natural Science Foundation of China International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Project (21761162016) (2018.1-2021.12), "An Efficient Catalyst for SimultaneousLy Reducing Ship Exhaust Soot Particles and NOx Emissions", (Principal Investigator) ;( Project Fund: 830,000).

[8] National Natural Science Foundation of China Major Research Program Cultivation Project (91545117) (2016.1-2018.12) "Research on High Dispersion Isolation Active Site Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Oxygenic Compounds and Olefin Backbones by Ethylene and Propane". (Person in charge). (810,000).


[1] Yuechang Wei, Jian Liu,* Zhen Zhao,* Yongsheng Chen, Chunming Xu, Aijun Duan, Guiyuan Jiang, Hong He, Highly active catalysts of gold nanoparticles supported on three-dimensionally ordered macroporous LaFeO3 for soot oxidation, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 50: 2326-2329 (2011).

[2] Yuechang Wei, Jian Liu,* Zhen Zhao,* Aijun Duan, Guiyuan Jiang, Chunming Xu, Jinsen Gao, Hong He, Xinping Wang, Three-dimensionally ordered macroporous Ce0.8Zr0.2O2- supported gold nanoparticles: synthesis with controllable size and high catalytic performance for soot oxidation, Energy & Environmental Science, 4: 2959-2970 (2011).

[3] Junjiang Zhu*, Ping Xiao, Tao Wang, Xiangguang Yang*, Zhen Zhao*, Jinlin Li, Perovskite-type oxides: Preparation, Characterizations, and Applications in Heterogeneous Catalysis, ACS Catalysis, 4 (9), 2917–2940 (2014).

[4] Ying Cheng,Weiyu Song, Jian Liu,* Huiling Zheng, Zhen Zhao,* Chunming Xu, Yuechang Wei, and Emiel J. M. Hensen* ,Simultaneous NO x and Particulate Matter Removal from Diesel Exhaust by Hierarchical Fe-Doped Ce−Zr Oxide, ACS Catalysis, 7: 3883−3892(2017).

[5] Xuehua Yu, Lanyi Wang, Maozhong Chen, Xiaoqiang Fan, Zhen Zhao*, Kai Cheng, Yongsheng Chen*, Zbigniew Sojka, Yuechang Wei, Jian Liu, Enhanced activity and sulfur resistance for soot combustion on three-dimensionally ordered macroporous-mesoporous MnxCe1-xOδ/SiO2 catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 254: 246-259 (2019).

[6] Yilong Zhao, Yuechang Wei⁎, Xingxing Wu, Huiling Zheng, Zhen Zhao⁎, Jian Liu⁎, Jianmei Li, Graphene-wrapped Pt/TiO2 photocatalysts with enhanced photogenerated charges separation and reactant adsorption for high selective photoreduction of CO2 to CH4, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 226:360–372(2018).

[7] Yuechang Wei⁎, Xingxing Wu, Yilong Zhao, Lu Wang, Zhen Zhao⁎, Xiaotong Huang, Jian Liu, Jianmei Li, Efficient photocatalysts of TiO2 nanocrystals-supported PtRu alloy nanoparticles for CO2 reduction with H2O: Synergistic effect of Pt-Ru, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 236:445–457 (2018).

[8] Jinqing Jiao, Yuechang Wei∗ , Yilong Zhao , Zhen Zhao∗ , Aijun Duan , Jian Liu,Youyong Pang, Jianmei Li, Guiyuan Jiang, Yajun Wang, AuPd/3DOM-TiO2 catalysts for photocatalytic reduction of CO2: High efficient separation of photogenerated charge carriers, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 209:228–239 (2017).

[9] Junjiang Zhu∗ , Tingting Diao, Wenyao Wang, Xuelian Xu, Xiaoying Sun, Sónia A.C. Carabineiro∗, Zhen Zhao∗, Boron doped graphitic carbon nitride with acid-base duality for cycloaddition of carbon dioxide to epoxide under solvent-free condition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 219:92–100 (2017).

[10] Sicong Ma, Weiyu Song,Bing Liu, Wenjia Zhong, Huiling Zheng, Jianlin Deng, Jian Liu, Xueqing Gong, Zhen Zhao*, Facet-Dependent Photocatalytic Performance of TiO2: A DFT Study, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 198:1-8 (2016).