Time: 16th July, 2018, 09:00-11:00 am
Venue：Conference Room on the First Floor, No.1 Energy Building
Lecturer：Prof. Dr. GE Qingfeng, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sustainable development of the world requires efficient processes and materials that can convert sustainable resources into fuels and chemicals. The design and development of robust heterogeneous catalysts for practical applications have been hindered by our limited understanding of the underlying physical/chemical processes that govern the catalytic transformations. Recent advances in DFT-based electronic methods, molecular simulations and the availability of computing power provide unprecedented ability to track these molecular transformations and how they proceed at specific sites and within particular environments. This talk discusses our energy-related research over the past several years. More specifically, I will focus on our work on catalysis related to CO2 and biomass conversion.
Dr. GE Qingfeng is Distinguished Scholar of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is also an Associate Editor of Journal of CO2 Utilization (Elsevier) and edited special/themed issues on theoretical catalysis for Catalysis Today, Topics in Catalysis, and PCCP. Dr. Ge received his education in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, obtaining B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees. He worked as Postdoctoral Research Associate in Copenhagen University, Denmark and Cambridge University, U.K. and as Research Scientist in University of Virginia before joining SIUC as an Assistant Professor in 2003. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Professor in 2010. He was the winner of 2017 College of Science’s Scholar Excellence Award and 2018 University-Level Scholar Excellence Award with the title of “Distinguished Scholar”. A main thrust of his research is using modeling/simulation in combination of experimental study to address materials issues related to energy and environment, including hydrogen storage, CO2 conversion and utilization, and catalytic biomass conversion. His experiences ranged from experimental characterization and kinetics modeling of catalysis to first principles based simulations of various materials. He is one of the 70 recipients of the Presidential Hydrogen Fuel Initiative awards in the US in 2005. He authored/coauthored ~150 peer-reviewed publications, including those in Science, J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., and ACS Catal.
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