Yuanshuai Liu

Postdoctoral Fellow
Employed since: September 2018
Phone: +31 30 253 7400
Email: y.liu@uu.nl
Room: 5.88



Current research focuses on the quantitative assessment of activity descriptors and structure-performance relationships in Ziegler-Natta catalyzed ethylene polymerization. A comprehensive structural study on the industry-relevant catalyst in conjunction with a systematic kinetic and mechanistic investigation of polymerization reactions will be met by applying the advanced in-situ and operando microscopy and spectroscopy under working conditions. With the in-depth insights, the researcher expects to rationally design a practically applicable catalyst with atomic precision, or bring forth significant improvements to an existing catalytic system for current polyolefins industry.


Hoeven, Van Der J E S; Wee, Van Der E B; Winter, De D A M; Hermes, M; Liu, Y; Fokkema, J; Bransen, M; Huis, Van M A; Gerritsen, H C; Jongh, De P E; Blaaderen, Van A

Bridging the gap: 3D real-space characterization of colloidal assemblies: Via FIB-SEM tomography Journal Article

Nanoscale, 11 (12), pp. 5304-5316, 2019, (cited By 3).

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Bruyn, De M; Sener, C; Petrolini, D D; McClelland, D J; He, J; Ball, M R; Liu, Y; Martins, L; Dumesic, J A; Huber, G W; Weckhuysen, B M

Catalytic hydrogenation of dihydrolevoglucosenone to levoglucosanol with a hydrotalcite/mixed oxide copper catalyst Journal Article

Green Chemistry, 21 (18), pp. 5000-5007, 2019, (cited By 0).

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Liu, Y; Meirer, F; Krest, C M; Webb, S; Weckhuysen, B M

Relating structure and composition with accessibility of a single catalyst particle using correlative 3-dimensional micro-spectroscopy Journal Article

Nature Communications, 7 , 2016, (cited By 27).

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Meirer, F; Morris, D T; Kalirai, S; Liu, Y; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Mapping metals incorporation of a whole single catalyst particle using element specific X-ray nanotomography Journal Article

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 137 (1), pp. 102-105, 2015, (cited By 36).

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Meirer, F; Kalirai, S; Morris, D; Soparawalla, S; Liu, Y; Mesu, G; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Life and death of a single catalytic cracking particle Journal Article

Science Advances, 1 (3), 2015, (cited By 33).

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Meirer, F; Kalirai, S; Weker, J N; Liu, Y; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

Agglutination of single catalyst particles during fluid catalytic cracking as observed by X-ray nanotomography Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 51 (38), pp. 8097-8100, 2015, (cited By 17).

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Cianchetta, I; Trentelman, K; Maish, J; Saunders, D; Foran, B; Walton, M; Sciau, P; Wang, T; Pouyet, E; Cotte, M; Meirer, F; Liu, Y; Pianetta, P; Mehta, A

Evidence for an unorthodox firing sequence employed by the Berlin Painter: Deciphering ancient ceramic firing conditions through high-resolution material characterization and replication Journal Article

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 30 (3), pp. 666-676, 2015, (cited By 14).

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Aramburo, L R; Liu, Y; Tyliszczak, T; Groot, De F M F; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

3D nanoscale chemical imaging of the distribution of aluminum coordination environments in zeolites with soft X-ray microscopy Journal Article

ChemPhysChem, 14 (3), pp. 496-499, 2013, (cited By 22).

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Cats, K H; Gonzalez-Jimenez, I D; Liu, Y; Nelson, J; Campen, Van D; Meirer, F; Eerden, Van Der A M J; Groot, De F M F; Andrews, J C; Weckhuysen, B M

X-ray nanoscopy of cobalt Fischer-Tropsch catalysts at work Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 49 (41), pp. 4622-4624, 2013, (cited By 32).

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Meirer, F; Liu, Y; Pouyet, E; Fayard, B; Cotte, M; Sanchez, C; Andrews, J C; Mehta, A; Sciau, P

Full-field XANES analysis of Roman ceramics to estimate firing conditions - A novel probe to study hierarchical heterogeneous materials Journal Article

Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 28 (12), pp. 1870-1883, 2013, (cited By 29).

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Gonzalez-Jimenez, I D; Cats, K; Davidian, T; Ruitenbeek, M; Meirer, F; Liu, Y; Nelson, J; Andrews, J C; Pianetta, P; Groot, De F M F; Weckhuysen, B M

Hard X-ray nanotomography of catalytic solids at work Journal Article

Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 51 (48), pp. 11986-11990, 2012, (cited By 48).

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