Department of Chemical Technology

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Huadong Institute of Petroleum, China, 1983
M.S., Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China, 1986
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China, 1995
Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering Department, Princeton University, USA, 2000
Senior Research Staff, IPST, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 2000~2002
Senior Research Staff, Chemistry Department, Princeton University, USA, 2002~2003
1.       Nan-technology;
2.       Catalyst synthesis and characterization;
3.       Catalytic reactions in hydrocarbon processing;
4.       Preparation and application of colloidal particles;
5.       Standard and technology; Solar cells;
6.       Self-assembly of colloidal particles;
7.       Photo-catalytic reactions;
8.       Methanol to olefins and aromatics.
1.       Preparation, Characterization and Application of Micro and Nano Particles (for graduate students).
2.       Chemical Reaction Engineering (for undergraduate students).
3.       Chemistry Laboratory (for undergraduate students)
4.       Process System Engineering (I) ( for undergraduate students),
5.       Process System Engineering (II)(for graduate students),
6.       Petroleum Refining Engineering (for undergraduate students),
7.       English Course for Chemical Engineering (for undergraduate students).
Honors and Awards
1.       “Development of He-Ne Laser Wavelength Traceable Nano/micrometer Particle Size Certified Reference Materials” , Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Award, 2011.
2.       “Preparation of nano/submicro-meter diameter monodisperse colloidal spheres and the reference materials for particle sizing”, China Society of Petroleum and Chemical Industry, 2008.
3.       “Outstanding Teacher”, China University of Petroleum, 1999.
4.       “The Conditions, Mechanism and Kinetics of the Formation of Monodisperse Silica Spheres”, Science and Technology Progress Award, Shandong Province, China, 1998.
5.       “Mechanism and kinetics of the formation of Monosize Colloidal Silica Spheres”, Science and Technology Progress Award, Education Committee of Shandong Province, China, 1997
Reseach Projects
2.       Development of catalyst with open macro-pores for the coking gas oil (Contract Number: 30450127-13-ZC0607-0001). Sponsored by Shanghai Petrochemical Company. PI.
3.       Development of catalyst for methanol to olefins (Contract Number:PRIKY13043), Sponsored by China National Petroleum Corporation, PI.
4.       Large scale preparation and size determination of monodisperse microspheres for particle size standard reference materials. National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No: 2006CB932601), PI.
5.       SnO2 inverse opal photonic crystal/TiO2 nanocrystallite bilayer membranes for photonic catalyst. National Nature Science Foundation of China (Grant No: 20976192), PI.
6.       Photonic crystal/TiO2 nanocrystallite composite membrane for photonic catalyst. Doctor Program Foundation of the China Education Ministry (Grant No: 20090007110003), PI.
7.       Enhancement of photo-catalytic performance of TiO2 by Photonic Crystals. Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. 2093042), PI.
8.       Diffusion study of reactants in heavy oil HDS and HDM catalysts by the use of uniform pore-size model catalyst. Sponsored by China National Petroleum Corporation, PI.
China University of Petroleum
Changping, Beijing 102249
Room 602, Science Building
Phone: 86-010-89733396
Fax: 86-10-69724721
1.       Wenfang Liu, Aijun Wang, Junjie Tang, Sheng-Li Chen, Guimei Yuan, Kun Zhao, Preparation and Photocatalytic Activity of Hierarchically 3D ordered Macro/Mesoporous Titania inverse opal films, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2015, 204, 143–148.
2.       Sheng-Li Chen, Ai-Jun Wang, Chao Dai, Jay B. Benziger, Xue-Cheng Liu, The Effect of Photonic Band Gap on the Photo-catalytic Activity of nc-TiO2/SnO2 Photonic Crystal Composite Membranes Reference, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2014, 249, 48-53.
3.       Aijun Wang, Wenfang Liu, Junjie Tang, Sheng-Li Chen, and Peng Dong, Photonic bandgap extension of surface-disordered 3D photonic crystals based on the TiO2 inverse opal architecture, Opt. Lett. 2014, 39, 2386-2389.
4.       Zhigang Wang, Sheng-Li Chen, Jianing Pei, Aicheng Chen, Jay B Benziger, Junhui Zhang, Zhiming Xu, Insight into the Intraparticle Diffusion of Residue Oil Components in Catalysts during Hydrodesulfurization Reaction, AIChE Journal,  2014, 60(9),  3267-3275
5.       Sheng-Li Chen, Yulong Wang, Guimei Yuan, Derun Hua, Min Zheng,  Junhui Zhang,  Metathesis of Ethene and Decene to Propene over a WO3/SiO2 Catalyst, Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2013, 36(5), 795-800.
6.       Zheng Zhou, Sheng-Li Chen, Derun Hua, Zhi-gang Wang, Ai-cheng Chen, Wen-hao Wang, Tailored ordered porous alumina with well-defined and uniform pore-structure, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2013, 223, 670-677
7.       Min Zheng,·Sheng-Li Chen,·Jun-Hui Zhang, Yan Liu, Lei Sang, Ju You, Xiao-Dong Wang, Influence of catalyst support structure on ethene/decene metathesis and coke formation over WO3/SiO2 catalyst, Petroleum Science,2013, 10(1), 112-119
8.       Ai-cheng Chen, Sheng-Li Chen, De-run Hua, Zheng Zhou, Zhi-gang Wang, Jun Wu, Jun-hui Zhang, Diffusion of Heavy Oil in Well-Defined and Uniform Pore-Structure Catalyst under Hydrodemetallization Reaction Conditions, Chemical Engineering Journal,  2013, 231, 420-426.
9.       Zheng Zhou, Sheng-Li Chen, Derun Hua,  Ai-Cheng Chen, Zhi-Gang Wang etal., Structure and activity of NiMo/alumina hydrodesulfurization model catalyst with ordered opal-like pores, Catalysis Communications, 2012, 19, 5-9.
10.    Zheng Zhou,Sheng-Li Chen,  Derun Hua, Jun-hui Zhang. Preparation and evaluation of a well-ordered mesoporous nickel-molybdenum/silica opal hydrodesulfurization model catalyst, Transition Met. Chem. 2012, 37, 25-30.
11.    Sheng-LiChen, Ai-Jun Wang, Chun-Tian Hu, Chao Dai, Jay B. Benziger, Enhanced Photo-catalytic Performance of Nano-crystalline TiO2Membrane by Both Slow Photons and Stop-band Reflection of Photonic Crystals, AIChE Journal, 2012, 58(2), 568-572.
12.    Lei Sang, Sheng-Li Chen, Guimei Yuan, Min Zheng, Ju You, Aicheng Chen, Rui Li, Lanjing Chen, Metathesis of 1-Butene and 2-Butene to Propene over Re2O7 Supported on Macro-Mesoporous γ-Alumina Prepared via a Dual Template Method, Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, 2012, 21, 105-108.
13.    De-Run Hua, Sheng-Li Chen, Zheng Zhou, Ai-Cheng Chen, Rui Li, Synthesis of mesoporous MCM-48 molecular sieves of high quality in a fluorine-containing system, Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology, 2012, 40(5), 564-568.
14.    Lei Sang, Sheng-Li Chen, Guimei Yuan, Zheng Zhou, Rui Li, Aicheng Chen, Min Zheng, Ju You, Preparation of mesoporous alumina with large pore size and their supported rhenium oxide catalysts in metathesis of 1-butene and 2-butene to propene, Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, 2012, 21, 352-359.
15.    Zi Yuan Liu, Sheng Li Chen, Peng Dong, Xiu Jun Ge, Diffusion of Heavy Oil in SiO2 Model Catalyst and FCC Catalyst, Advanced Materials Research, 2012, 158, 550-553.
16.    Sheng-LiChen, Guimei Yuan, Chun-Tian Hu, Preparation and Size Determination of Monodisperse Silica Microspheres for Particle Size Certified Reference Materials,  Powder Technology, 2011, 207, 232237.
17.    Ai Jun Wang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Chun Tian Hu, Lei Sang, Fabrication of large-area and high-quality colloidal crystal films on nanocrystalline porous substrates by a room temperature floating self-assembly method, Thin Solid Films, 2011, 519 (6), 1798-1802.
18.    Aijun Wang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Zheng Zhou, Preparation of photonic crystal heterostructures composed of two TiO2 inverse opal films with different filling factors, Synthetic Metals, 2011, 161, 504–507.
19.    Derun Hua ,Sheng-Li Chen,Guimei Yuan, Yulong Wang,  Li Zhang, Metathesis of butene to propene on WO3 supported on MTS-9 titanium-silica: effect of loading on selectivity of product and yield of propene, Transition Met Chem, 2011, 36, 245–248.
20.    Derun Hua, Sheng-Li Chen, Guimei Yuan, Yulong Wang, Qinfeng Zhao, Xuelian Wang, Bo Fu, Metathesis of butene to propene and pentene over WO3/MTS-9, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2011, 143, 320–325.
21.    Sheng-Li Chen, Haitao Wang, Guimei Yuan, Zhiqing Wang, Zhi Ca, Investigation of Macro-meso-porous Re2O7/Al2O3 Catalysts Prepared by a Particle-template Method for Butylene Metathesis, Transition Met Chem., 2011, 36, 441–445.
22.    Aijun Wang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Fabrication of colloidal crystal heterostructures by a room temperature floating self-assembly method, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 2011,128, 6-9.
23.    Derun Hua,Sheng-Li Chen,Guimei Yuan, Yulong Wang, Synthesis and characterization of tungsten-incorporated mesoporous molecular sieve MCM-48 by one step Journal of Porous Materials, 2011, 18(6), 729-734
24.    Ziyuan Liu, Sheng-Li Chen, Xiujun Ge, Peng Dong, Jinsen Gao, and Zhiming Xu, Measurement of Diffusion Coefficient of Heavy Oil in Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Catalysts, Energy & Fuel, 2010, 24, 2825–2829.
25.    Shengzhen Zhang,Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Synthesis, Characterization and Hydroisomerization Performance of SAPO-11 Molecular Sieves with Caverns by Polymer Spheres, Catal. Lett., 2010, 136,126–133.
26.    Qinfeng Zhao, Sheng-Li Chen, Jinsen Gao and Chunming Xu, Effect of tungsten oxide loading on metathesis activity of ethene and 2-butene over WO3/SiO2 catalyst, Transition Met Chem., 2009, 34, 621-627.
27.    WANG Ai-Jun, CHEN Sheng-Li, DONG Peng, ZHOU Qian, YUAN Gui-Mei, SU Gu-Cong, Self-Assembling of Colloidal Particles Dispersed in Mixture of Ethanol and Water at the Air-Liquid Interface of Colloidal Suspension at Room Temperature, CHIN. PHYS. LETT. 2009, 26(8). 086104-1~086104-4
28.    WANG Ai-Jun, CHEN Sheng-Li, DONG Peng, CAI Xiao-Gang, ZHOU Qian, YUAN Gui-Mei, HU Chun-Tian, Fabrication of Colloidal Photonic Crystals with Heterostructure by Spin-Coating Method, CHIN. PHYS. LETT. 2009, 26(2), 024210-1~024210-4.
29.    Aijun Wang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Rapid fabrication of a large-area 3D silica colloidal crystal thin film by a room temperature floating self-assembly method, Materials Letters, 2009, 63 1586–1589.
30.    Ziyuan Liu, Shengli Chen, Peng Dong, Jinsen Gao, Xiujun Ge and Zhiming Xu, Diffusion Coefficient of Petroleum Residue Fractions in SiO2 Model Catalyst, Energy Fuels, 2009, 23 (6), 2862–2866
31.    Kai Jiang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong and Renxiao Liu, Synthesis of monodisperse crosslinked polystyrene microspheres, Petroleum Science, 2008, 5(4), 375-378
32.    Shengzhen Zhang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Guimei Yuan, Keqi Xu, Characterization and Hydroisomerization Performance of SAPO-11 Molecular Sieves Synthesized in Different Media, Applied Catalysis, 2007, 332, 46-55.
33.    Shengzhen Zhang, Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Zhiyong Ji, Junying Zhao, Keqi Xu, Synthesis, Characterization and Hydroisomerization Catalytic Performance of Nanosize SAPO-11 Molecular Sieves, Catalysis Letter, 2007, 118(1-2), 109-117.
34.    Sheng-Li Chen, Peng Dong, Keqi Xu, Yanping Qi, Dajun Wang, Large pore heavy oil processing catalysts prepared using colloidal particles as templates, Catalysis Today, 2007,  125, 143-148.
35.    Yanping Qi, Peng Dong, Sheng-Li Chen, Xiaodong Wang, Fabrication of macroporous materials of β-zeolite by using colloidal polystyrene spheres as template, Petroleum Science, 2006, 3(2), 85-88.
36.    Sheng-Li Chen, Lihua Lao, Hancheng Shao, Preparation of VPO Catalysts and Effect of Zirco nium Promoter on the Selective Oxidation of Pentane, Petroleum Science, 2006, 3(3), 65-72.
37.    Sheng-Li Chen, Ke-Qi Xu, and Peng Dong, Preparation of Three-Dimensionally Ordered Inorganic/Organic Bi-Continuous Composite Proton Conducting Membranes, Chemistry of Materials, 2005, 17(24), 5880-5883
38.    Sheng-Li Chen, Jay B. Benziger, Andrew B. Bocarsly, and Tao ZhangPhoto-Cross-Linking of Sulfonated Styrene-Ethylene-Butylene Copolymer Membranes for Fuel CellsInd. Eng. Chem. Res.; 2005; 44(20) pp7701-7705.
39.    Sheng-Li Chen, A.B. Bocarsly, J. Benziger, Nafion Layered Sulfonated Polysulfone Fuel Cell Membranes, Journal of Power Sources, 2005, 151, 2, 27~33.
40.    Liu RX, Dong P, Shen-Li Chen Monodisperse SiO2/TiO2 core-shell colloidal spheres: Synthesis and ordered self-assembling. Chemistry Letters, 34 (4), 548-549 APR 5 2005.
41.    P. Dong, Q. Zhou, L. Liu, X. Wang, R. Liu, S-L Chen, B. Cheng, “Progress in the Ordered self-assemblies of monodisperse colloidal spheres and their application”, Chinese Journal of Process Engineering, 2004, Vol.4 Suppl. 359-365. (Chinese)
42.    Sheng-Li Chen, L. Krishnan, S. Srinivasan, J. Benziger, A.B. Bocarsly, “Ion exchange resin/polystyrene sulfonate composite membranes for PEM fuel cells’’, Journal of Membrane Science, 2004, 243, 327–333.
43.    X-S Chai, Q.X. Hou, J.Y. Zhu, Sheng-Li Chen, S.F. Wang and L. Lucia, “Carboxyl Groups in Wood fibers: Part I. Determination of Carboxyl Groups by Headspace Gas Chromatography”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2003, 42, 5440-5444
44.    Sheng-Li Chen, and Lucian Lucia, “New insights into the fundamental nature of lignocellulosic fiber surface charge”, Journal of Colloid & Interface Sci 2004, 275, 392-397.