Xian Wu

PhD Candidate
Employed since: December 2020
Phone: +31683585263
Email: x.wu3@uu.nl
Room: David de Wied, 5th floor study area



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

Jul. 1993
Born in Jiangsu, P.R.China