Department of Industrial Catalysis

Sep. 2002–July 2006
Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry
Sep. 1999–July 2002
Institute of Chemical Engineering, Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology
M. E.  in Chemical Engineering
Sep. 1995–July 1999
Chemical Engineering, Daqing Institute of Petroleum
B. E. in Chemical Engineering
Gold catalysis, Nanocatalysis, Catalysis in Petroleum Chemical Engineering and Environment
Previous Professional Experience
Sep. 2006–Dec. 2008
Postdoctorate, co-work with Prof. Dr. Avelino Corma, Instituto de Tecnología Química CSIC-UPV, Spain
Jan. 2009–Now
 Professor in College of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, Beijing
Young Scientist Prize of International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) in recognition of the contribution “Size effect of zirconia nanoparticles in Au/ZrO2 catalyst for CO oxidation” presented at 13th International Congress on Catalysis (13th ICC) held in Paris, France.
Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, China
 Gold Scientist Prize-Outstanding investigator, World Gold Council
1.       Xiling Xu, Xin Zhang,* Hui Sun, Ying Yang, Xiaoping Dai, Jinsen Gao, Xueyong Li,Pengfang Zhang, Hong-Hui Wang, Neng-Fei Yu, and Shi-Gang Sun*, Synthesis of pt-ni alloy nanocrystals with high-index facets and enhanced electrocatalytic properties, Angew Chem Int. Ed., 2014, 53,12522.
2.       Di Li, Hai Wang, Xin Zhang,* Hui Sun, Xiaoping Dai, Ying Yang, Lei Ran, Xinsong Li,Xingyu Ma, and Daowei Gao, Cryst. Growth Des. 2014, 14, 5856.
3.       Zhenguo, Guo, Xin Zhang, Hui Sun, Xiaoping Dai, Ying Yang, Xinsong Li, Tingting Meng, Novel honeycomb nanosphere Au@Pt bimetallic nanostructure as a high performance electrocatalyst for methanol and formic acidoxidation, Electrochimica Acta 134 (2014) 411.
4.       Zhenguo Guo, Xiaoping Dai, Ying Yang, Zhicheng Zhang, Xin Zhang,* Shiqi Mi,Kai Xu and Yongfeng Li, Highly stable and active PtNiFe dandelion-like alloys for methanol electrooxidation, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2013, 1, 13252.
5.       L.L. Liu, X. Zhang*, J.-S. Gao, C.-M. Xu, Engineering Metal-Organic Frameworks Immobilize Gold Catalysts for Highly Efficient One-Pot Synthesis of Propargylamines, Green Chemistry,2012, 14, 1710.
6.       X. Zhang*, Y.C. Guo, Z.Z Zhang, J.S. Gao, C.M. Xu, High Performance of Carbon Nanotubes Confining Gold Nanoparticles for Selective Hydrogenation of 1,3-Butadiene and Cinnamaldehyde, Journal of Catalysis, 292 (2012) 213.
7.       X. Zhang, H. Shi, B.-Q. Xu,Vital Roles of Hydroxyl Groups and Gold Oxidation States in Au/ZrO2 Catalysts for 1,3-Butadiene Hydrogenation, Journal of Catalysis, 2011, 279, 75-87.
8.       X. Zhang, F.X.L. Xamena, A. Corma, Gold(III) - Metal Organic Framework Bridges the Gap between Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Gold Catalysts, Journal of Catalysis, 2009, 265, 155-160.
9.       A. Leyva, X. Zhang,A. Corma, Chemoselective Hydroboration of Alkynes vs. Alkenes over Gold Catalysts, Chemical Communications, 2009, 4947-4949.
10.    X. Zhang, A. Corma, Supported Gold(III) Catalysts for Highly Efficient Three-Component Coupling Reactions, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2008, 47, 4358-4361.
11.    X. Zhang, A. Corma, Efficient Addition of Alcohols, Amines and Phenol to Unactivated Alkenes by AuIII or PdII Stabilized by CuCl2, Dalton Transactions, 2008, 3, 397-403.
12.    X. Zhang, A. Corma, Effective Au(III)-CuCl2 Catalyzed Addition of Alcohols to Alkenes, Chemical Communications, 2007, 29, 3080-3082.
13.    X. Zhang; H. Shi., B.-Q. Xu, Performance Control of Hydrogenation Catalysis by Regulating the Percentage of Cationic Gold in Au/ZrO2 Catalysts, Studies in Surface Science and Catalysis, 2007, 172, 481-484.
14.    X. Zhang, H. Shi, B.-Q. Xu, Comparative Study of Au/ZrO2 Catalysts in CO Oxidation and 1,3-Butadiene Hydrogenation, Catalysis Today, 2007, 122(3-4), 330-337.
15.    X. Zhang, H. Shi., B.-Q. Xu,Catalysis by Gold: Isolated Surface Au3+ Ions are Active Sites in the Hydrogenation of 1,3-Butadiene over Au/ZrO2 Catalysts, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2005, 44 (43): 7132-7135.
16.    X. Zhang, H. Wang; B.-Q. Xu, Remarkable Nanosize Effect of Zirconia in Au/ZrO2 Catalyst for CO Oxidation, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109(22), 9678-9683.
17.    X. Zhang, B.-Q. Xu, Nano-Size Effect of Zirconia in Au/ZrO2 Catalyst for CO oxidation, Acta Chimica Sinica  2005, 63(1), 86-90.