Tao Zhang

Sex male
Professional Title Professor
Designation Academician of Chinese Academy of science
Education PhD Degree
Tel +86-0411-84379015 84691570(FAX)
Address 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023

Tao Zhang received his PhD in physical chemistry from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1989 under the supervision of Prof. Liwu Lin. After graduation, he worked as a postdoc with Prof. Frank Berry at Birmingham University for one year. He founded his own group at Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in 1995. He was appointed as an associated professor in 1993 and then promoted to full professor in 1995. Dr. Zhang was an invited professor at Univesity of Poitiers (France) in the period of 2006-2007 and has been a guest professor at University of Namur (Belgium) since 2011. Dr. Zhang wasthe director of DICP in the period of 2007-2017 and has been the director representing the China aside of the China-France Joint laboratory for Sustainable Energy since 2008.And he was officially selected as Academician by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. In 2017, he is promoted as a vice president of Chinese academy of sciences.

Over the past decades, Prof. Zhang has successfully designed a great number of nano and subnano metallic catalysts for applications in energy conversion (such as biomass catalytic conversion and propellant decomposition) and environmental control (such as NOx-SCR and CO removal). He authored and coauthored more than 400 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He has applied more than 200 patents and 150of them were licensed.

Prof. Zhang is an associate editor-in-chief of Chinese Journal of Catalysis (since 2015) and is serving on the advisory boards of Applied Catalysis B (since 2008), ChemPhysChem (since 2010), ACS Sustainable Chemistry &Engineering(since 2013), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (2014).

Prof. Zhang has also received several research awards, including Science China Materials Innovation Award (2018),the Science and Technology Progress Award of HLHLFoundation (2016), Distinguished Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2010), Zhou Guang Zhao Foundation Award for Applied Science (2009), Excellent Young Scientist Award of Chinese Catalysis Society (2008), andNational Award of Technology Invention (Second Grade, 2008, 2006, 2005).

Research Areas:

1、Single-atom catalysis

2、Biomass conversion

3、Environmental catalysis

Representative Publications:

1.  Heterogeneous Single-atom Catalysis, Nat. Rev. Chem., 2018, 2, 65-81

2.  Discriminating Catalytically Active FeNx Species of Atomically Dispersed Fe-C-C Catalyst for Selective Oxidation of the C-CH Bond, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,  2017, 139, 10790-10798

3.  Single-atom Dispersed Co-N-C catalyst: Structure Identification and Performance for Hydrogenative Coupling of Nitroarenes, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 5758-5764

4.  Catalytic Transformation of Lignin for the Production of Chemicals and Fuels, Chem. Rev., 2015, 115, 11559-11624.

5.  FeOx-supported Platinum Single-atom and Pseudo-single-atom Catalysts for Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Functionalized Nitroarenes, Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 5634.

6.  Remarkable Performance of Ir1/FeOx Single-atom Catalyst in Water Gas Shift Reaction, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 15314-15317.

7.  Single-Atom Catalysts: A New Frontier in Heterogeneous Catalysis, Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 1740-1748

8.  One-pot Conversion of Cellulose to Ethylene Glycol with Multifunctional Tungsten-based Catalysts, Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46, 1377-1386.

9.  Single-atom Catalysis of CO Oxidation using Pt-1/FeOx, Nat. Chem., 2011, 3, 634-641.

10. Direct Catalytic Conversion of Cellulose into Ethylene Glycol Using Nickel-Promoted Tungsten Carbide Catalysts, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 8510-8513

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