Chemical Engineering and Technology

Quan Shi

Personal Profile

College of Chemical Engineering and Environment



Chemical Engineering and Technology

Research Areas

[1] Petroleum composition and
conversion chemistry
Coal Chemistry
[3] Petroleum processing technology based on molecular management

[4] Chromatography/mass spectrometry
[5] Petroleum
[6] Environmental

Research Group Introduction

Recent major work:

[1] New technologies and methods for petroleum molecular geochemical
[2] Separation techniques and mass spectrometry methodologies for petroleum composition analysis

[3] Ionization method for mass spectrometry analysis of petroleum components

[4] Quantitative analysis method and application of molecular composition of heavy oil

[5] Refining optimization technology based on molecular management

[6] Conversion law of heteroatomic compounds in heavy oil

[7] Petroleum molecular composition and transformation model

[8] Molecular composition of organic matter in industrial sewage and its transformation law in the purification process

[9] Aerosol organic compound composition analysis
and pollution source identification

[1] Master's students: first-level disciplines of chemical engineering and technology, undergraduate professional background is not limited, master's and doctoral studies are preferred.

[2] Ph.D. students: organic chemistry, mass spectrometry, petrochemistry, environmental science, petroleum geochemistry, etc.


[1] Chunming Xu, and Quan Shi, eds.Structure and Modeling of Complex Petroleum Mixtures. (Structure and Bonding Vol. 168). Springer, 2016.

[2] 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.

[3] 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.

[4] 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.

[5] 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.

[6] 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.

[7] 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.

[8] 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.

[9] 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.

[10] 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.