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28. Yang Xiao*, Anand Ramanathan, Bala Subramaniam*, and Arvind Varma, Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation and Hydrogenation over Bimetallic Pt-M (Nb, W, Zr)/KIT-6 Catalysts with Tunable Acidity, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2022, 10,15,4831-4833. Link

27. Zhichao Shang, Yong Yu, Hang Yang, Zhongxiang Yang, Yang Xiao*, Xiaohong Wang* One-step Solution Combustion Synthesis of Micro/nano-scale Porous Cu/CeO2 with Enhanced Photocatalytic Properties, Journal of Rare Earths, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.jre.2022.02.013, Link

26. Zhe Li#, Yang Xiao#*, Prabudhya Roy Chowdhury, Zhenwei Wu, Tao Ma, Johnny ZhuChen, Gang Wan, Tae-Hoon Kim, Dapeng Jing, Peilei He, Pratik J. Potdar, Lin Zhou, Zhenhua Zeng, Xiulin Ruan, Jeffrey T. Miller, Jeffrey P. Greeley, Yue Wu*, and Arvind Varma, Direct Methane Activation by Atomically Thin Platinum Nanolayers on Two-dimensional Metal Carbides, Nature Catalysis, 2021, 4, 882-891. Link.

25. Ruiping Wei, Xumin Qu, Yang Xiao*, Jingdeng Fan, Gaoli Geng, Lijing Gao, and Guomin Xiao*, Hydrogenolysis of Glycerol to Propanediols over Silicotungstic Acid Catalysts Intercalated with CuZnFe Hydrotalcite-like Compounds Catalysis Today, 2021, 368, 224-231. Link.

24. Chunxiao Xu, Yayong Li, Ryan A. Adams, Vilas G. Pol, Yang Xiao*, Arvind Varma, and Pengwan Chen* One-step Combustion Synthesis of Carbon-coated NiO/Ni Composites for Lithium and Sodium Storage, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2021, 884, 160927. Link.

23. Yuanfeng Wu, Yang Xiao, Hui Yuan, Zongqi Zhang, Shengbin Shi, Ruiping Wei, Lijing Gao, and GuominXiao, Imidazolium Ionic Liquid Functionalized UiO-66-NH2 as Highly Efficient Catalysts for Chemical Fixation of CO2 into Cyclic Carbonates, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2021, 310, 110578. Link.

22. Feng Jiang, Shanshan Wang, Bing Liu, Jie Liu, Li Wang, Yang Xiao, Yuebing Xu, and Xiaohao Liu, Insights into the Influence of CeO2 Crystal Facet on CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol over Pd/CeO2 Catalysts, ACS Catalysis, 2020, 10, 11493-11509. Link.

21. Zhichao Shang, Zhongxiang Yang, Yang Xiao* and Xiaohong Wang, Ordered Mesoporous Ag/CeO2 Nanocrystalline via Silica-templated Solution Combustion for Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2020, 604, 125301. Link.

20. Yang Xiao*, Rexonni Lagare, Lindsey Blanshan, Enrico N. Martinez, and Arvind Varma, Refinement of the Kinetic Model for Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation over Platinum Catalysts, AIChE Journal, 2020, 66, e16913. Link.

19. Kanak Roy, Luca Artiglia, Yang Xiao, Arvind Varma and Jeroen A. van Bokhoven, Role of Bismuth in the Stability of Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalyst for Methane Mediated Deoxygenation of Guaiacol, an APXPS study, ACS Catalysis, 2019, 9, 3694-3699. Link.

18. Johnny ZhuChen, Zhenwei Wu, Xiaoben Zhang, Slgi Choi, Yang Xiao, Arvind Varma, Wei Liu, Guanghui Zhang and Jeffrey T. Miller, Identification of the Structure of the Bi Promoted Pt Non-oxidative Coupling of Methane Catalyst: A Nanoscale Pt3Bi Intermetallic Alloy, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2019, 9, 1349-1356. Link.

17. Yuan Wang, Yang Xiao* and Guomin Xiao, Sustainable Value-added C3 Chemicals from Glycerol Transformations: A Mini Review for Heterogeneous Catalytic Processes, Chinese Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2019, 27, 1536-1542. Link.

16. Xiaoni Du, Xiaohong Wang and Yang Xiao, Bi5O7NO3 and Ag/Bi5O7NO3 Composites: One-step Solution Combustion Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Properties, CrystEngComm, 2018, 20, 7536-7542. Link.

15. Yang Xiao, Yuan Wang, and Arvind Varma, Low-Temperature Selective Oxidation of Methanol over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, Journal of Catalysis, 2018, 363, 144-153. Link.

14. Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Highly Selective Nonoxidative Coupling of Methane over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 2735-2740.Link.

13. Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Bio-oil Upgrading Using Methane: A Mechanistic Study of Model Compound Guaiacol Reactions over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, 6, 17368-17375. Link.

12. Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Kinetics of Glycerol to Hydrocarbon Fuels via Pd/H-ZSM-5 Catalyst, AIChE Journal, 2017, 63, 5445-5451. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

11. Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Kinetics of Guaiacol Deoxygenation over Pt-Bi Catalyst, Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2017, 2, 36-43. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

10. Yang Xiao, Jeffrey Greeley, Arvind Varma, Zhi-Jian Zhao, and Guomin Xiao, An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Glycerol Oxidation to 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone Over Bimetallic Pt-Bi Catalysts, AIChE Journal, 2017, 63, 705-715. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

9.Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Conversion of Glycerol to Hydrocarbon Fuels via Bifunctional Catalysts, ACS Energy Letters, 2016, 1, 963-968. Link PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

8. Danni Gao, Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation over Platinum Catalyst: Reaction Pathways and Kinetics, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2015, 54, 10638-10644. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

7. Yang Xiao, and Arvind Varma, Catalytic Deoxygenation of Guaiacol Using Methane, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 2015, 3, 2606-2610. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

6. Haoyang Li, Xiaomei Pan, Yang Xiao, Guomin Xiao, and Jinjin Huang, Simulation of Biodiesel Industrial Production via Solid Base Catalyst in a Fixed-bed Reactor, Journal of Southeast University (English Edition), 2014, 30, 380-386. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

5. Yang Xiao, Guomin Xiao, and Arvind Varma, A Universal Procedure for Crude Glycerol Purification from Different Feedstocks in Biodiesel Production: Experimental and Simulation Study, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013, 52, 14291-14296. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

4. Yang Xiao, Haoyang Li, Guomin Xiao, Lijing Gao, and Xiaomei Pan, Simulation of the Catalytic Reactive Distillation Process for Biodiesel Production via Transesterification, International Conference on Materials for Renewable Energy and Environment, Chengdu, China, 2013, 1, 196-199. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

3. Guomin Xiao, Haoyang Li, and Yang Xiao, Applications of Chemical Simulation Softwares in the Course of Transport Phenomena, Chemical Industry Times, 2012, 26, 53-59. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

2. Yang Xiao, Lijing Gao, Guomin Xiao, Baosong Fu, and Lei Niu, Experimental and Modeling Study of Continuous Catalytic Transesterification to Biodiesel in a Bench-Scale Fixed-Bed Reactor, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2012, 51, 11860-11865. Link PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

1. Yang Xiao, Lijing Gao, Guomin Xiao, and Jianhua Lv, Kinetics of the Transesterification Reaction Catalyzed by Solid Base in a Fixed-bed Reactor, Energy & Fuels, 2010, 24, 5829-5833. Link, PDF, Full Texts (HTML)

Conference Presentations

30. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Parametric Sensitivity and Runaway in Fixed-Bed Reactors: Example of Methanol Selective Oxidation over Pt-Bi Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November 10-15, 2019 (accepted).

29. Yang Xiao, Anand Ramanathan, Bala Subramaniam and Arvind Varma, Enhanced Aromatic Selectivity during Deoxygenation of Phenolic Model Compounds over Bifunctional Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, November 10-15, 2019 (accepted).

28. Yang Xiao, Anand Ramanathan, Bala Subramaniam and Arvind Varma, Enhanced Aromatic Selectivity during Deoxygenation of Phenolic Model Compounds over Bifunctional Catalysts, 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting (NAM26), Chicago, Illinois, June 23-28, 2019.

27. Johnny ZhuChen, Zhenwei Wu, Slgi Choi, Yang Xiao, Arvind Varma, Wei Liu, Guanghui Zhang and Jeffrey T. Miller, Structure Determination of Nanoscale Pt3Bi Intermetallic Alloy Catalysts for Non-Oxidative Coupling of Methane and Propane Dehydrogenation, 2019 North American Catalysis Society Meeting (NAM26), Chicago, Illinois, June 23-28, 2019.

26. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, A Mechanistic Study of Glycerol Conversion to Aromatic Hydrocarbons over Bifunctional Metal-Supported H-ZSM-5 Catalysts, The 4th North American Symposium for Chemical Reaction Engineering (NASCRE4), invited talk in honor of Prof. Dan Luss' contributions to the field of chemical reaction engineering, Houston, Texas, March 10-13, 2019.

25. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Highly Selective Nonoxidative Coupling of Methane (NOCM) over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 28 - November 2, 2018.

24. Arvind Varma and Yang Xiao, Bio-Oil Upgrading Using Methane: A Mechanistic Study of Model Compound Guaiacol Reactions over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, invited talk in honor of Prof. Doraiswami Ramkrishna's contributions to the field of chemical reaction engineering, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 28 - November 2, 2018.

23. Yang Xiao, Yuan Wang and Arvind Varma, Methanol Conversion to Formaldehyde at Low Temperatures over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 28 - November 2, 2018.

22. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Bimetallic Catalysis for Various Shale Gas and Biomass Conversions, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 28 - November 2, 2018.

21. Rexonni B. Lagare, Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Direct Catalytic Conversion of Methane to Liquid Oxygenates CISTAR Biannual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, October 3-5, 2018.

20. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Upgrading Bio-Oil Model Compound over Pt-Based Catalysts: A Comparative Study Using Hydrogen and Methane, International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-25), Florence, Italy, May 20 - 23, 2018.

19. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Highly Selective Nonoxidative Coupling of Methane (NOCM) over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts The Catalysis Club of Chicago 2018 Spring Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, May 11, 2018.

18. Yang Xiao, Yuan Wang and Arvind Varma, Low-Temperature Selective Oxidation of Methanol to Formaldehyde over Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts, 39th Annual Michigan Catalysis Society Spring Symposium, Midland, Michigan, May 3, 2018.

17. Lindsey Blanshan, Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Catalytic Conversion of Biomass Model Compounds to Biofuels over Pt-based Supported Catalysts, AIChE North Central Regional Conference, West Lafayette, IN, April 6 - 7, 2018.

16. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Insight and Applications of Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts: A Combined Experimental and DFT Study, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 29 - November 3, 2017.

15. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Kinetics of Glycerol Conversion to Hydrocarbon Fuels over Pd/H-ZSM-5 Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 29 - November 3, 2017.

14. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Kinetics of Guaiacol Deoxygenation Using Methane over Pt-Bi Catalyst, 5th North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Denver, CO, June 4-9, 2017.

13. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Glycerol to Hydrocarbon Fuels Via Bifunctional Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.

12. Xiaohong Wang, Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Controllable Solution Combustion Synthesis of Nanoscale alpha/beta-Bi2O3 and Its Catalytic Applicationility, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.

11. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Glycerol to Hydrocarbon Fuels Via Bifunctional Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.

10. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Guaiacol Deoxygenation Using Methane over Pt-Bi Catalysts: Reaction Pathways and Kinetics, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 13-18, 2016.

9. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Insight into Pt-Bi Bimetallic Catalysts for Tuning Selectivity and Improving Stability, International Symposium on Chemical Reaction Engineering (ISCRE-24), Minneapolis, MN, June 12-15, 2016..

8. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Catalytic Deoxygenation of Guaiacol Using Methane, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-13, 2015

7. Yang Xiao, Zhi-Jian Zhao, Jeffrey Greeley and Arvind Varma, An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Glycerol Selective Oxidation to 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone Via Bimetallic Platinum-Bismuth Catalysts, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8-13, 2015.

6. Yang Xiao, Zhi-Jian Zhao, Jeffrey Greeley and Arvind Varma, An Experimental and Theoretical Study of Glycerol Selective Oxidation to 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone via Bimetallic Platinum-Bismuth Catalysts, AIChE 7th Annual Midwest Regional Conference, Chicago, IL, March 12-13, 2015.

5. Yang Xiao, Guomin Xiao and Arvind Varma, Experimental and Simulation Study of a Universal Procedure for Crude Glycerol Purification From Different Feedstocks in Biodiesel Production, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 3-8, 2013.

4. Yang Xiao and Arvind Varma, Experimental and Simulation Study of Crude Glycerol Purification from Different Feedstocks in Biodiesel Production, 246th ACS National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, September 8-12, 2013.

3. Yang Xiao, Haoyang Li, Guomin Xiao, Lijing Gao and Xiaomei Pan, Simulation of the Catalytic Reactive Distillation Process for Biodiesel Production via Transesterification, International Conference on Renewable Energy and Environmental Materials, Beijing, China, May 21-23, 2012.

2. Lijing Gao, Guomin Xiao and Yang Xiao, Study on Intrinsic Kinetics of Transesterification Reaction Catalyzed by Solid Base in Fixed Bed Reactor, The 6th National Conference on Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry, Changsha, China, October 29-31, 2010.

1. Yang Xiao, Lijing Gao, Guomin Xiao and Jianhua Lv, Kinetics of Transesterification Reaction Catalyzed by Solid Base in Fixed Bed Reactor, International Conference on Chemical and Biological Utilization of Biomass Resources (ICCUB2010), Nanjing, China, October 22-26, 2010.

Ph. D. Thesis

Yang Xiao, Heterogeneous Catalysis for Biodiesel Production and Utilization of its Byproduct Crude Glycerol by Selective Oxidation, Southeast University (China), November 2014, 137 + xii pages. Co-advised by Dr. Guomin Xiao (Southeast University) and Dr. Arvind Varma (Purdue University) PDF

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