We are interested in design and synthesis of a wide range of nanostructured and porous materials, such as layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and mixed metal oxides, porous MOFs and derived carbon materials and composites, functionalized catalytic active porous polymers, for applications in heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering, such as catalytic conversion of fuels, environmental catalysts for air pollutants control, and clean conversion of gas and solid fuels.

One ongoing project is focused on developing nanostrcutured mixed metal oxides for CO2 capture and H2 production via thermochemical redox cycles, known as chemical-looping processes.  

Materials for Combustion


Q. Song, W. Liu, C. D. Bohn, R. N. Harper, E. Sivaniah, S. A. Scott and J. S. Dennis. A high performance oxygen storage material for chemical looping processes with CO2 capture, Energy & Environmental Science, 2013, 6, 288-298.

Nanostructured mixed metal oxides for clean combustion process and CO2 capture