Xian’s research focuses on detailed spectroscopic investigations into the working principles of nano-iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts while they work (i.e. reaction mechanism and carbon deposition process) using in-situ and operando spectroscopy and microscopy.
Dec. 2020 – Present
Visiting PhD student of Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Supervisor: Bert Weckhuysen and Ward van der Stam
Project: Spectroscopic investigations of high-temperature nano-iron-based Fischer-Tropsch catalysts for synthesis of light olefins.
Sep. 2016 – Present
PhD candidate in East China University of Science and Technology, P.R.China
Supervisor: Prof. Weiyong Ying and Prof. Dianhua Liu.
Project: High-temperature Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of light olefins over nano-iron-based catalysts.
Sep. 2012 – Jun. 2016
Bachelor’s degree in Chemical engineering and technology, Changzhou University, P.R.China
Born in Jiangsu, P.R.China