Prof. Dr. Xiulian Pan
State Key Laboratory of Catalysis
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhongshan Road 457, Dalian 116023, China
Tel: +86 411 8437 9969; Fax: +86 411 8469 4447
Education and working experience:
1996-2001 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, PhD
2001-2003 Fraunhofer Institute of Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology, Germany, Postdoctor
2003-2009 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, associate professor
Since 2009 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, full professor
Since 2013 Group leader for “Carbon-based Energy Nanomaterials” at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
Zeolites, metal oxides and nano-structured carbon for catalysis
Activation of C-H bonds, including methane conversion, acetylene hydrogenation and hydrochlorination
Confined catalysis in nanopores
Her recent representative work includes some unique contributions in the field of syngas chemistry. She and her team developed the OXZEO catalyst design concept based on oxides and zeolites, which enables the one-step syngas conversion to light olefins with a selectivity far exceeding the theoretical limit predicted by the well-established Anderson-Schulz-Flory (ASF) distribution model. The OXZEO catalyst affords two types of geometrically separated catalytic sites, which disconnect carbon monoxide and hydrogen activation from C−C bond formation in the reaction. The use of shape-selective zeolites allows breaking of the ASF selectivity boundaries in the field of syngas chemistry. Following this report, a rapidly increasing number of studies have demonstrated that this catalyst concept is versatile and provides a technology platform for selective synthesis of a wide range of other value-added chemicals and fuels from coal, natural gas and biomass via syngas. It is also applicable for CO2 hydrogenation. The technology has been demonstrated at an industrial scale with a 1000 ton/a pilot plant.
Dr. Pan has authored or co-authored over 110 peer-reviewed papers, and filed more than 100 patents. Representative publications in recent years are listed in the following:
1.N. Li, Y. Zhu, F. Jiao, X. Pan*, X. Bao* et al., Steering the reaction pathway of syngas-to-light olefins with coordination unsaturated sites of ZnGaOx spinel. Nat. Commun. 13 (2022) 2742.
2.X. Pan*, F. Jiao, D. Miao, X. Bao*, Oxide-zeolite-based composite catalyst concept that enables syngas chemistry beyond Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis. Chem. Rev. 121 (2021) 6588-6609.
3.Y. Chen, K. Gong, F. Jiao, X. Pan*, G. Hou*, R. Si, X. Bao. C-C Bond Formation in Syngas Conversion over Zinc Sites Grafted on ZSM-5 Zeolite. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 59 (2020) 6529-6534.
4.N. Li, F. Jiao, X. Pan*, Y. Chen, J. Feng, G. Li, X. Bao*, High-quality gasoline directly from syngas by dual metal oxide-zeolite (OX-ZEO) catalysis. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58 (2019) 7400-7404.
5.F. Jiao, X. Pan*, K. Gong, Y. Chen, G. Li, X. Bao*, Shape-Selective Zeolites Promote Ethylene Formation from Syngas via a Ketene Intermediate. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57 (2018) 4692-4696.
6.P. Schwach, X. Pan*, X. Bao*. Direct Conversion of Methane to Value-Added Chemicals over Heterogeneous Catalysts: Challenges and Prospects. Chem. Rev. 117 (2017) 8497-8520.
7.F. Jiao, J. Li, X. Pan*, J. Xiao, X. Bao*, et al., Selective conversion of syngas to light olefins, Science 351 (2016) 1065-1068.
8.J. Xiao, X. Pan*, S. Guo, P. Ren, X. Bao*, Toward fundamentals of confined catalysis in carbon nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137 (2015) 477-482.
19th International Zeolite Conference, Perth Australia, 2019, Plenary lecture
14th EuropaCat-European Congress on Catalysis, Aachen, Germany, 2019, Keynote lecture
Gordon Research Conference on Catalysis, New Hampshire, USA, 2018, Invited lecture
The Third Syngas Gas Convention-Fuels and chemicals from synthesis gas, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018, Keynote lecture
16th International Congress on Catalysis, Beijing China, 2016, Invited lecture
VII International Symposium on Catalysis on Carbon, Strasbourg,France, 2016, Keynote lecture
14th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes, Espoo, Finland, 2013, Invited lecture
2020 China National Nature Science Award for the contribution to “Nano-confined Catalysis” from the State Council of the People's Republic of China
2019 Science & Technology Award for Chinese Youth
2017 Young Woman Scientist Award of China (Sponsored by All-China Women’s Federation, China Association for Science and Technology, National Commission of The People's Republic of China for UNESCO, and L'ORÉAL China)
2014 The Award for Distinguished Young Scholars from the National Natural Science Foundation of China
Other academic engagements:
Member of the Chinese Zeolite Association of the Chinese Chemical Society
Member of the Catalysis Society of China
Fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society
Associate Editor of Journal of Energy Chemistry
Associate Editor of Catalysis Science & Technology
Editorial Advisory Board Member of ACS Energy Letters
Advisory Board Member of Chemical Science
Advisory Group Member of National Science Review
Editorial Advisory Board Member of The Journal of Physical Chemistry C