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Tian, Hanjing

A portrait of Hanjing Tian

304.293.9365

ESB 435


Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering

Education
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, 2006
M.S. Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, 2000
B.S. Chemistry, Lanzhou University, 1993

Research Focus Areas

Energy Technologies
Advanced Materials

Research Interests

Research interests:
  1. Catalytic convert Shale gas conversion to olefins, such as ethylene, propylene.
  2. Synthesis gas (H2/CO) production through chemical looping of shale gas (methane) or coal.
  3. Catalytic or chemical looping combustion of shale gas/coal to decrease CO2 emission
  4. CO2 capture and sequestration, pre-combustion or post-combustion

Special Interests

Research skills:
  1. Novel catalytic material synthesis, performance evaluation and production scale-up
  2. In-situ FTIR/Raman system for catalytic characterization, aiming the establishment of surface active structure with reaction performance.
  3. High-speed Thermogravimetric analysis (TGA) for combustion kinetics, surface carbon deposition and catalytic degradation
  4. SEM/XPS for surface morphology and composition analysis, XRD for bulk phase characterization.