Department of Industrial Catalysis

PhD from Nankai University (China)
Bachelor from Nankai University (China)
1.       Zeolite based catalytic Materials: Synhteis and Application.
2.       Methanol to hydrocarbons: Mechanism and Catalysts.
3.       Catalytic conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals: Mechanism and Catalysts.
Previous Working Experience
2009-2011, University of California at Berkelery, USA, postdocter.
2012-now, China University of Petroleum-Beijing, China
Principle of Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations;
Design and Synthesis of Solid Catalyst.
Fax: 86-10-89734979
Address of Office: School of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum, 18# Fuxue Road, Changping, Beijing, 102249, P.R. China
1.       Zhijie Wu*, Xikang Mao; Qin Zi; Rongrong Zhang; Tao Dou; Alex Yip*, Mechanism and kinetics of sodium borohydride hydrolysis over crystalline nickel and nickel boride and amorphous nickel-boron nanoparticles, J. Power Sources, 2014, 268, 596-603.
2.       Zhijie Wu, Goel Sarika, Minkee Choi, Enrique Iglesia*, Hydrothermal Synthesis of LTA-Encapsulated Metal Clusters and Consequences for Catalyst Stability, Reactivity, and Selectivity, J. Catal. 2014,311, 458-468.
3.       Yirong Yao, Zhiqiang Wang, Sheng Zhao, Danhong Wang, Zhijie Wu*, Minghui Zhang*, A Stable and Effective Ru/Polyethersulfone Catalyst for Levulinic Acid Hydrogenation to γ-Valerolactone in Aqueous Solution, Catal. Today. 2014, 234, 245-250.
4.       Matthew J. MacDonald, Zhijie Wu, Jan-Yves Ruzicka, Vladimir Golovko, Daniel C. W. Tsang*, Alex C. K. Yip*, Catalytic consequences of charge-balancing cations in zeolite during photo-Fenton oxidation of Formaldehyde in alkaline conditions, Sep. Purif. Techol., 2014, 125, 269-274.
5.       Gaetano Dedual, Matthew J. MacDonald, Abdullah Alshareef, Zhijie Wu, Daniel C.W. Tsang, Alex C.K. Yip*, Requirements for effective photocatalytic oxidative desulfurization of a thiophene-containing solution using TiO2, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2014,2, 1947-1955.
6.       Qing Zhang, Si Hu, Lanlan Zhang, Zhijie Wu, Yanjun Gong*, Tao Dou*, Facile fabrication of mesopore-containing ZSM-5 zeolite from spent zeolite catalyst for methanol to propylene reaction, Green. Chem. 2014, 16, 77-81.
7.       Zhijie Wu*, Yuzhen Mao, Qun Di, Xiaoqian Yin, Minghui Zhang*, Cu/boehmite: a highly active catalyst for hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1,2-propanediol, Catal. Commun. 2013, 32, 52-57.
8.       Zhijie Wu*, Shaohui Ge, Chunxiao Ren, Minghui Zhang, Alex Yip*, Chunming Xu*, Selective Conversion of Cellulose into Bulk Chemicals over Brønsted Acid Promoted Ruthenium Catalyst: One-Pot vs Sequential Process, Green Chem. 2012, 14, 3336-3343.
9.       Sarika Goel, Zhijie Wu, Stacey I. Zones, Enrique Iglesia*, Synthesis and catalytic properties of metal clusters encapsulated within small-pore (SOD, GIS, ANA) zeolites, J. Am. Chem.. Soc. 2012, 134, 17688-17695.
10.    Zhijie Wu, Juan Chen, Qun Di, Minghui Zhang*, Size-controlled synthesis of a supported Ni nanoparticle catalyst for selective hydrogenation of p-nitrophenol to p-aminophenol, Catal. Commun. 2012, 18, 55-59.
11.    Huamin Wang, Zhijie Wu, Jing Kong, Zhiqiang Wang, Minghui Zhang*, Synthesis of transition metal nitride by nitridation of metastable oxide precursor, J. Solid State Chem. 2012, 194, 238-244.
12.    Si Hu, Jie Shan, Qing Zhang, Yan Wang, Yuanshuai Liu, Yanjun Gong*, Zhijie Wu, Tao Dou*, Selective formation of propylene from methanol over high-silica nanosheets of MFI zeolite, Appl. Catal. A. 2012, 445-446, 215-220.
13.    Zhijie Wu, Chongxia Sun, Yan Chai, Minghui Zhang*, Fe3O4@SiO2@Pd-Au: A Highly Efficient and Magnetically Separable Catalyst for Liquid-Phase Hydrodechlorination of 4-Chlorophenol, RSC Adv. 2011, 1, 1179-1182.
14.    Zhijie Wu, Shaohui Ge*, Facile synthesis of a Co-B nanoparticle catalyst for efficient hydrogen generation via borohydride hydrolysis, Catal. Commun. 2011, 13, 40-43.
15.    Zhijie Wu, Yuzhen Mao, Minghui Zhang*, Preparation of Cu-Ru/Carbon nanotube catalyst for hydrogenolysis of glycerol to 1, 2-propanediol via hydrogen spillover, Green Chem. 2011, 13, 1311-1316.
16.    Chongxia Sun, Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, A Highly Active Pd on Ni-B Bimetallic Catalyst for Liquid-Phase Hydrodechlorination of 4-Chlorophenol under Mild Conditions, Catal. Lett. 2011, 141 (6), 792-798.
17.    Zhijie Wu, Zongfang Zhao, Minghui Zhang*, Synthesis by Replacement Reaction and Application of TiO2-Supported Au–Ni Bimetallic Catalyst, ChemCatChem 2010, 2(12), 1606-1614.
18.    Minkee Choi, Zhijie Wu, Enrique Iglesia*, Mercaptosilane-Assisted Synthesis of Metal Clusters within Zeolites and Catalytic Consequences of Encapsulation, J. Am. Chem.. Soc. 2010, 132 (26), 9129-9137.
19.    Zhijie Wu, Jinshi Zhao, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis of a stable and porous Co-B nanoparticle catalyst for selective hydrogenation of cinnamaldehyde to cinnamic alcohol, Catal. Commun. 2010, 11, 973-976.
20.    Zhijie Wu, Shaohui Ge, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis of nickel nanoparticles supported on metal oxides using electroless plating: Controlling the dispersion and size of nickel nanoparticles, J. Colloid Interface sci. 2009, 330, 359-366.
21.    Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, Zongfang Zhao, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis of a Pd on NiB nanoparticle catalyst by the replacement reaction method for hydrodechlorination, J. Catal. 2008, 356, 323-330.
22.    Zhijie Wu, Shaohui Ge, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis of a supported nickel boride catalyst under microwave irradiation, Catal. Commun. 2008, 9, 1432-1438.
23.    Zongfang Zhao, Zhijie Wu, Linxi Zhou, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis of a nano-nickel catalyst modified by ruthenium for hydrogenation and hydrodechlorination, Catal. Commun. 2008, 9, 2191-2194.
24.    Zhijie Wu, Shaohui Ge, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Shicheng Mu, Keyi Tao, Controlled Synthesis of Supported Nickel Boride Catalyst Using Electroless Plating, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111, 8587-8593.
25.    Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Shicheng Mu, Keyi Tao, Study on the deactivation of supported amorphous Ni-B catalyst in hydrogenation, J. Mol. Catal. A, 2007, 273, 277-283.
26.    Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang, Wei Li*, Advances in chemical synthesis and application of metal-metalloid amorphous alloy nanoparticulate catalysts, Front. Chem. Eng. China 2007, 1(1), 87-95.
27.    Shaohui Ge, Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Sulfolene Hydrogenation over an Amorphous Ni-B Alloy Catalyst on MgO, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2006, 45, 2229-2234.
28.    Shaohui Ge, Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Preparation of Ni2B/MgO Catalyst by Ultrasonic Wave Assisted Electroless Plating and Its Catalytic Hydrogenation Performance, Chin. J. Catal., 2006, 27, 690-696.
29.    Zhijie Wu, Minghui Zhang*, Shaohui Ge, Zhili Zhang, Wei Li, Keyi Tao, Synthesis and characterization of a porous amorphous Ni–B catalyst on titania by silver-catalyzed electroless plating, J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 4928-4933.