Petroleum composition and
 Petroleum processing technology based on molecular management
 Chromatography/mass spectrometry
Research Group Introduction
Recent major work:
 New technologies and methods for petroleum molecular geochemical
 Separation techniques and mass spectrometry methodologies for petroleum composition analysis
 Ionization method for mass spectrometry analysis of petroleum components
 Quantitative analysis method and application of molecular composition of heavy oil
 Refining optimization technology based on molecular management
 Conversion law of heteroatomic compounds in heavy oil
 Petroleum molecular composition and transformation model
 Molecular composition of organic matter in industrial sewage and its transformation law in the purification process
 Aerosol organic compound composition analysis
and pollution source identification
 Master's students: first-level disciplines of chemical engineering and technology, undergraduate professional background is not limited, master's and doctoral studies are preferred.
 Ph.D. students: organic chemistry, mass spectrometry, petrochemistry, environmental science, petroleum geochemistry, etc.
 Chunming Xu, and Quan Shi, eds.Structure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures. (Structure and Bonding Vol. 168). Springer, 2016.
 Quan Shi, Jiawei Wang, Xibin Zhou, Chunming Xu, Suoqi Zhao, and Keng H. Chung. "Ruthenium Ion-Catalyzed Oxidation for Petroleum Molecule Structural Features: A Review." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 71-91. Springer, 2015.
 Zhentao Chen, Linzhou Zhang, Suoqi Zhao, Quan Shi, and Chunming Xu. "Molecular Structure and Association Behavior of Petroleum Asphaltene." In Structure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 1-38. Springer, 2015.
 Xu Zhao, Chunming Xu, and Quan Shi. "Porphyrins in Heavy Petroleums: A Review." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 39-70. Springer, 2015.
 Zhen Hou, Linzhou Zhang, Scott R. Horton, Quan Shi, Suoqi Zhao, Chunming Xu, and Michael T. Klein. "Molecular-Level Composition and Reaction Modeling for Heavy Petroleum Complex System." InStructure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures, pp. 93-119. Springer, 2015.
 Wang, M., Zhao, S., Liu, X., and Shi, Q.*, Molecular Characterization of Thiols in Fossil Fuels by Michael Addition Reaction Derivatization and Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.6b02997.
 Lu, J., Zhang, Y., and Shi, Q.*, Ionizing Aromatic Compounds in Petroleum by Electrospray with HCOONH4 as Ionization Promoter. Analytical Chemistry, 2016. 88(7): 3471-3475.
 Ren, L., Han, Y., Zhang, Y., Zhang, Y., Meng, X., and Shi, Q.*, Spray Injection Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Ionization for Petroleum Analysis. Energy & Fuels, 2016. 30(6): 4486-4493.
 Zhou, X., Zhao, S., and Shi, Q.*, Quantitative Molecular Characterization of Petroleum Asphaltenes Derived Ruthenium Ion Catalyzed Oxidation Product by ESI FT-ICR MS. Energy & Fuels, 2016. 30(5): 3758-3767.
 Ma, S., Ma, C., Qian, K., Zhou, Y., and Shi, Q.*, Characterization of Phenolic Compounds in Coal Tar by Gas Chromatography/Negative‐Ion Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 2016.30(15): 1806-1810.