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Hu, John

Statler Chair in Engineering for Natural Gas Utilization


  • Bachelor’s in Chemistry, Tsinghua University - 1986
  • MBA – Washington State University – 2002
  • PhD - Tsinghua University, China – 1991

Research Interests

Microwave plasma catalysis for natural gas conversion and ammonia synthesis
Shale gas utilization
Catalytic materials
Coal gasification and syngas conversion
Biomass conversion to fuel and chemicals

John Hu's group

Teaching Interests

Reaction Engineering
Refining Processes

Professional Societies

North American Catalysis Society
American Society for Engineering Education.

Special Interests

Shale gas conversion and separation via modular design
Catalyst and reactor integration
Process intensification and modularity
CO 2 conversion to value-added chemicals


Collage of John Hu's students performing research

Recent Publications