Department of Chemical Technology

Prof. Xiaoping Dai

School of Chemical Engineering

China University of Petroleum-Beijing

No.18 Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing

102249, P.R. China
Tel: 8610-18911226236

Fax: 86-010-89734979



2005~2008, PhD from Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences,

  Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
1997~2000, Masters from China University of Petroleum-Beijing

1993~1997, Bachelor from Jiangsu Polytechnic University.

Profession Employment:

From 2000 to now, China University of Petroleum (Beijing)

From Mar. 2011 to Apr. 2012, visiting scholar, The University of Queensland (Australia).

Research (Areas of Research Focus)

Synthesis and characterisation of nanoporous materials and nanoparticles as well as their applications in catalysis

Electrocatalysis for energy storage and conversion.

Research Funding:

Design of high efficiency supported catalyst for direct synthesis of ethanol from synthesis gas using mono-dispersed surfactant-encapsulated polyoxomolybdate clusters as precursor with an emphasis on understanding structure–reactivity relationships, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2016-2019.

Design of noble metal-like promoters/molybdenum sulfides/carbon-based composites with an emphasis on understanding the enhanced synergistic effects for hydrogen evolution reaction, 2017-2019.

Selected publications:

[1] Hongyan Qiao, Jiaxi Yong, Xiaoping Dai*, Xin Zhang, Yangde Ma, Mengzhao Liu, Xuebin Luan, Jianchang Cai, Yang Yang, Huihui Zhao, Xingliang Huang, Hollow FeNi-based hybrid polyhedron derived from unique sulfur-modulating coordinated transition bimetal complexes for efficient oxygen evolution reactions, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 5, 21320–21327.

[2] Jiaxi Yong, Xuebin Luan, Xiaoping Dai*, Xin Zhang, Hongyan Qiao, Yang Yang, Xingliang Huang, Tuning the metal–support interaction in supported K-promoted NiMo catalysts for enhanced selectivity and productivity towards higher alcohols in CO hydrogenation, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2017, 7, 4206–4215.

[3] Di Li, Xiaoping Dai, Xin Zhang*, Hongying Zhuo, Yan Jiang, Yan-Bing Yu, Pengfang Zhang, Xingliang Huang, Hai Wang, Silver nanoparticles encapsulated by metal-organic-framework give the highest turnover frequencies of 105 h-1 for three component reaction by microwave-assisted heating, J. Catal., 348 (2017) 276–281. (equal contribution)

[4] Yangde Ma, Xiaoping Dai*, Mengzhao Liu, Jiaxi Yong, Hongyan Qiao, Axiang Jin, Zhanzhao Li, Xingliang Huang, Hai Wang, Xin Zhang*, Strongly coupled FeNi alloys/NiFe2O4@carbonitride layers-assembled microboxes for enhanced oxygen evolution reaction, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 34396-34404. (equal contribution)

[5] Xiaoping Dai*, Zhanzhao Li, Yangde Ma, Mengzhao Liu, Kangli Du, Haixia Su, Hongying Zhuo, Lei Yu, Hui Sun, Xin Zhang*, Metallic cobalt encapsulated in bamboo–like and nitrogen–rich carbonitride nanotubes for hydrogen evolution reaction, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8, 64396448.

[6] Xiaoping Dai*, Mengzhao Liu, Zhanzhao Li, Axiang Jin, Yangde Ma, Xingliang Huang, Hui Sun, Hai Wang, Xin Zhang*, Molybdenum polysulfide anchored on porous Zr-metal organic framework to enhance the performance of hydrogen evolution reaction, J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 12539−12548.

[7] Zhanzhao Li, Xiaoping Dai*, Kangli Du, Yangde Ma, Mengzhao Liu, Hui Sun, Xingyu Ma, Xin Zhang*, Reduced graphene oxide/O-MWCNT hybrids functionalized with p-phenylenediamine as high-performance MoS2 electrocatalyst support for hydrogen evolution reaction, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2016, 120, 1478-1487. (equal contribution).

[8] Xiaoping Dai*, Jie Cheng, Zhanzhao Li, Mengzhao Liu, Yangde Ma, Xin Zhang, Reduction kinetics of lanthanum ferrite perovskite for the production of synthesis gas by chemical-looping methane reforming, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2016, 153, 236-245.

[9] Xiaoping Dai, Ji Liang, Ding Ma, Xin Zhang, Huabo Zhao, Bo Zhao, Zhenguo Guo, Freddy Kleitz, Shizhang Qiao*, Large-pore mesoporous RuNi-doped TiO2-Al2O3 nanocomposites for highly efficient selective CO methanation in hydrogen-rich reformate gases, Appl. Catal. B: Environ., 2015, 165, 752-762.

[10] Xiaoping Dai*, Kangli Du, Zhanzhao Li, Mengzhao Liu, Yangde Ma, Hui Sun, Xin Zhang*, Ying Yang, Co-doped MoS2 nanosheets with the dominant CoMoS phase coated on carbon as an excellent electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2015, 7, 27242-27253.

[11] Xiaoping Dai, Zhanzhao Li, Kangli Du, Hui Sun, Ying Yang, Xin Zhang*, Xingyu Ma, Jie Wang, Facile synthesis of in-situ nitrogenated graphene decorated by few-layer MoS2 for hydrogen evolution reaction, Electrochim. Acta 2015,171, 72–80.

[12] Xiaoping Dai, Kangli Du, Zhanzhao Li, Hui Sun, Ying Yang, Xin Zhang*, Xinsong Li, Hai Wang, Highly efficient hydrogen evolution catalysis by MoS2-MoN/carbonitride composites derived from tetrathiomolybdate/polymer hybrids, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2015, 134, 572–580.

[13] Xiaoping Dai, Zhanzhao Li, Kangli Du, Hui Sun, Ying Yang, Xin Zhang*, Xingyu Ma, Jie Wang, Enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction on few-layer MoS2 nanosheets-coated functionalized carbon nanotubes, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 2015, 40, 88778888.

[14] Xiao Ping Dai, Pei Zhi Liu, Yong Shi, Jian Xu, Wei Sheng Wei*, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis in a bench-scale two-stage multitubular fixed-bed reactor: Simulation and enhancement in conversion and diesel selectivity, Chem. Eng. Sci., 2014, 105, 1–11.

[15] Xiao Ping Dai, Jie Li, Jiang Tao Fan, Wei Sheng Wei*, Jian Xu, Synthesis Gas Generation by Chemical-Looping Reforming in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Reactor Using Perovskite LaFeO3?Based Oxygen Carriers, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2012, 51, 11072−11082.