Welcome to the Xiao Research Group

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Dr. Yang Xiao is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Micromanufacturing of Louisiana Tech University. If you are interested in joining the group as an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral researcher, please send your CV to Dr. Xiao's email at yxiao@latech.edu.

Research Projects

  • Safety analysis of chemical reactors
  • Catalytic methane activation
  • Catalytic bio-oil upgrading

    News

    April 2022:

    Glad to know a technology for converting glycerol to fuels that I developed at Purdue is chosen as one of the ten green-related innovations by Purdue University for April 22 - Earth Day. Please find the news link here. Please also find more info of the technology here.

    My paper entitled "Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation and Hydrogenation over Bimetallic Pt-M (Nb, W, Zr)/KIT-6 Catalysts with Tunable Acidity" has been published online in the journal of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c07071). Please find the paper link here. "It is a pleasure to be invited to contribute to this Festschrift honoring Professor James Dumesic, whose impactful contributions to the fields of catalysis and biomass processing we greatly admire"

    Please check a paper on solution combustion synthesis from my collaborator entitled "One-step solution combustion synthesis of micro/nano-scale porous Cu/CeO2 with enhanced photocatalytic properties" in the journal of Journal of Rare Earths (DOI: 10.1016/j.jre.2022.02.013). Please find the paper link here.

    March 2022:

    I am thrilled to officially join the faculty of Louisiana Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor of chemical engineering on March 1st, 2022.

    January 2022:

    I am in transition to Louisiana Tech University. Please use my new email: yxiao@latech.edu to contact me. My research group has two positions of fully-funded Ph.D. students. If you are interested in joining my Catalysis Science and Reaction Engineering Group, please send me an email with your CV/resume. check my profile at Tech.

    My paper on methane activation to chemicals and fuels is accepted by the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting. I will be presenting the paper at 4:14 PM - 4:36 PM on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 210AB in San Antonio, Texas. I look forward to seeing you there!

    December 2021:

    I am invited to give a virtual talk "Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation to Value-Added Chemicals and Fuels at the interface of Metal-Oxide" at the 2021 IEEE Sustainable Power and Energy Conference (iSPEC 2021, Nanjing, China). here.

    My patent "Catalytic Non-Oxidative Catalytic Conversion of Methane to Hydrocarbons" disclosure is being licensed by Swift Fuels LLC.

    My research is highlighted in Purdue's News Release - "ChE research invents revolutionary catalysts for methane activation; Discovery could advance natural gas/shale gas utilization, reduce methane emissions, and ease climate change". Please find a link: here.

    November 2021:

    I am excited to accept the offer of a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering within the College of Engineering and Science (COES) in Louisiana Tech University (LATech). I will be establishing the Xiao Research Group of Reaction Engineering and Catalysis Science there. I am looking for graduate students to join my research group at LATech.

    October 2021:

    Our paper entitled "Direct Methane Activation by Atomically Thin Platinum Nanolayers on Two-Dimensional Metal Carbides" has been published online in the journal of Nature Catalysis. (Nature Catalysis, VOL 4, October 2021, 882-891) Please find the paper link here. Please also find a sharable link here. If you need a pdf copy, please contact me via yxiao@latech.edu.

    August 2021:

    I am excited to be the instructor of a core chemical engineering course: ChE378 Heat and Mass Transfer with 74 students enrollment.

    June 2021:

    Great News! My paper on methane activation is in principle accepted by the journal of Nature Catalysis. More update soon.

    Our paper entitled "One-Step Combustion Synthesis of Carbon-Coated NiO/Ni Composites for Lithium and Sodium Storage" has been accepted in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds. Please find the paper link here.

    May 2021:

    Congratulations to Pratik Potdar, an alumnus working in the group, who has accepted the offer of the M.S. program at Columbia University with a specialization in Data and Computational Science. Wish he does great here!

    April 2021:

    Congratulations to Zihao Meng, an alumnus working in the group, who has accepted the offer of Ph.D. program at the University of Houston. Wish he do great here!

    March 2021:

    Our collaborative paper entitled "Low-pressure hydrothermal processing of mixed polyolefin wastes into clean fuels" has been accepted in the journal of Fuel. Please find the paper link here.

    Jan. 2021:

    My paper entitled "Hydrogenolysis of glycerol to propanediols over silicotungstic acid catalysts intercalated with CuZnFe hydrotalcite-like compounds" has been accepted in the journal of Catalysis Today. Please find the paper link here.

    I am glad to host three virtual sessions with Dr. Zhenglong Li from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Prof. Mingzhou Jin from University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) regarding process modeling using Aspen plus software packages. I hope that we can develop more collabative opportunities.

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Energy Focus

Catalysis Science and Reaction Engineering

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Disclaimer

All contents on this website are for presentation purposes only, intended to show an overlook of my research areas.

If you have any question or comment, please contact me via email.

Contact Details

Telephone:1-318-257-5109
Email: yxiao@latech.edu
Website: www2.latech.edu/~yxiao/

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