General

Dr. Prof. Xuefeng Zhu
Email: zhuxf@dicp.ac.cn
Telephone: 86-411-84379182 
Mobile phone:  13889543437
Address: 457Zhongshan Road, Dalian, China 
Postcode: 116023

Research Areas

  • Mixed conducting membranes for O2, H2 separation and production

  • Catalytic membrane reactors for process intensification

  • Electrochemical oxygen reduction and evolution reactions for electrolyzing water and metal-air batteries; electro-catalytic reactions for chemicals production

  • High selectivity catalytic oxidation of light hydrocarbons to olefins

Education and Professional Career


2015 –       Ph.D student supervisor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS

2014 –       Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS

2009 – 2014  Associate Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS

2008         Postdoctoral researcher at the Arizona State University in Tempe, USA (Dr. Jerry Lin’s group)

2007 2009  Assistant Professor of State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, DICP, CAS,

2001 – 2006  DICP, CAS, Ph.D with a thesis on Development and applications of novel high stability oxygen permeable ceramic membranes

1997 – 2001  Beijing Normal University, diploma study of Chemistry

Publications

2016

[69] Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Lili Cai, Lixiao Zhang, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, H2S-tolerant oxygen-permeable ceramic membrane for hydrogen separation with performance comparable to palladium-based membranes, Energy Environ. Sci., doi: 10.1039/C6EE02967

[68] Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Hydrogen separation using an oxygen transport membrane reactor, AIChE J., doi: 10.1002/aic.15502

[67] Kaiyue Zhu, Mingrun Li, Xuning Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Junhu Wang and Weishen Yang*, Enhancement of oxygen evolution performance through synergetic action between NiFe metal core and NiFeOx shell, Chem. Commun., 52 (2016) 11803–11806

[66] Lili Cai, Wenping Li, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu* and Weishen Yang*, Improving oxygen permeation of MIEC membrane reactor by enhancing the electronic conductivity under intermediate-low oxygen partial pressures, J. Membr. Sci., 520 (2016) 607–615

[65]Wei Fang*, Frank Steinbach, Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu* and Armin Feldhoff*, A highly effective sandwich-like symmetrical dual-phase oxygen-transporting membrane reactor for hydrogen production via water splitting, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55 (2016) 8648 –8651

[64] Wenping Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Shuguang Chen, Weishen Yang*, Integration of nine steps for producing ammonia and liquid-fuel synthesis gases in one membrane reactor, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 55 (2016) 8566 –8570

[63] Yan Liu, Yue Zhu, Mingrun Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen transport kinetics of MIEC membrane with different catalysts, AIChE J. 62 (2016) 2803-2812

[62] Feng Ge, Mingrun Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Gel-type shell contributing to the high proton conductivity of pyrophosphates, Ceramics International, 42 (2016) 9913-9920

[61] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Stability of sulfate doped SrCoO3-δ MIEC membrane, J. Membr. Sci., 501 (2016) 53-59

2015

[60] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Ryan P. O’Hayre, Weishen Yang*, Nanoparticles at grain boundaries inhibit the phase transformation of perovskite membrane, Nano Lett., 15 (2015) 7678−7683

[59] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Wenping Li, Weishen Yang*, Degradation and stabilization of perovskite membranes containing silicon impurity at low temperature, J. Membr. Sci., 492 (2015)173–180

[58] Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Weishen Yang*, Degradation mechanism analysis of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δmembranes at intermediate-low temperatures, AIChE J., 61 (2015) 3879-3888

[57] Bing Xu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhongwei Cao, Lina Yang*, Weishen Yang, Catalytic oxidative dehydrogenation of n-butane over V2O5/ MO-Al2O3(M = Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba) catalysts, Chin. J. Catal., 36 (2015) 1060–1067

[56] Zhongwei Cao, Xuefeng Zhu*, Wenping Li, Bing Xu, Lina Yang*, Weishen Yang, Asymmetric dual-phase membranes prepared via tape-casting and co-lamination for oxygen permeation, Mater. Lett., 147(2015)88–91

[55] Kaiyue Zhu, Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yan Liu, Weishen Yang*, Enhanced performance of solid oxide fuel cells by introducing a transition layer between nanostructured cathode and electrolyte, Int. J. Hydro. Energy, 40 (2015) 501-508

[54] Wenping Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhongwei Cao, Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang*, Mixed ionic-electronic conducting (MIEC) membranes for hydrogen production from water splitting, Int. J. Hydro. Energy, 40 (2015) 3452-3461

2014


[53] Hongbo  Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yan Liu,  Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang*, Comparative investigation of dual-phase  membranes containing cobalt and iron-based mixed conducting perovskite for  oxygen permeation, J. Membr. Sci., 462(2014)170177  

[52] Huanying  Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Mingrun  Li, Qiwen Tang, Gongquan Sun, Weishen Yang*, Single Crystal (Mn,Co)3O4  Octahedra for Highly Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reactions, Electrochim.  Acta 144 (2014) e31–e41

 

2013

 

[51] Xuefeng  Zhu*, Yan Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Ce0.85Sm0.15O1.925–  Sm0.6Sr0.4Al0.3Fe0.7O3 dual-phase membranes: One-pot  synthesis and stability in a CO2 atmosphere, Solid  State Ionics, 253 (2013) 57 63

[50] Yan Liu Xuefeng  Zhu*, Mingrun Li, Weishen Yang*, Stabilization of  Low-Temperature Degradation in Mixed Ionic and Electronic Conducting  Perovskite Oxygen Permeation Membranes, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52  (2013) 3232– 3236

[49] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Electrochemical  performances of spinel oxides as cathodes for intermediate temperature solid  oxide fuel cells, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 1052 –  1057

[48] Hongbo Li, Yan Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Shuping Xu, Weiqing Xu*Weishen Yang, Oxygen permeation through Ca-contained dual-phase  membranes for oxyfuel CO2 capture, Sep. Purif. Technol., 114 (2013) 31–37

[47] Dandan Cai,  Dongdong Li, Suqing Wang, Xuefeng  Zhu, Weishen Yang, Shanqing Zhang, Haihui Wang*, High rate capability of TiO2/nitrogen-doped graphene  nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, J. Alloys Compounds 561 (2013) 5458  

[46] Le Zhang, Suqing  Wang, Dandan Cai, Peichao Lian, Xuefeng  Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Li3V2(PO4)3@C/graphene  composite with improved cycling performance as cathode material for  lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 91 (2013) 108-113

[45] DandanCai, Suqing Wang, Peichao  Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Dongdong  Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Super high capacity and rate capability of high-level  nitrogen-doped graphene sheets as anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 90 (2013) 492-497

 

2012

 

[44] Xuefeng Zhu*, Huanying Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Permeation model and experimental investigation of mixed conducting membranes, AIChE J., 58 (2012) 1744-1754

[43] Dandan Cai, Lian Peichao, Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, High specific capacity of TiO2-graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries in an enlarged potential window, Electrochim. Acta, 74 (2012) 65-72

[42] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Tianyu Zhang, Weishen Yang*, Remarkable dependence of electrochemical performance of SrCo0.8Fe0.2O3-deltaon A-site nonstoichiometry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (2012) 7234-7239

[41] Xuefeng Zhu*, Huanying Liu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Novel dual-phase membranes for CO2 capture via an oxyfuel route, Chem. Commun., 48 (2012) 251–253

[40] Le Zhang, Hongfa Xiang, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Synthesis of LiFePO4/C composite as a cathode material for lithium-ion battery by a novel two-step method, J. Mater. Sci., 47 (2012) 3076-3081

[39] Xuefeng Zhu*, Minrun Li, Huanying Liu, Tianyu Zhang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Design and experimental investigation of oxide ceramic dual-phase membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 394-395 (2012) 120–130

[38] Shijing Zhan*, Xuefeng Zhu, Weiping Wang, Weishen Yang, Stability and transport conductivity of Perovskite type BaZrxCe0.8-xNd0.2O3-delta,Adv. Mater. Res., 554-556 (2012) 404-407 

[37] Shijing Zhan*, Xuefeng Zhu, Weiping Wang, Feisi Huang, Weishen Yang, Permeation Properties and Stability of Ni-BaCe0.4Zr0.4Nd0.2O3-deltamembrane for Hydrogen Separation, Adv. Mater. Res., 512-515 (2012) 1422-1425 

2011

[36] Peichao Lian, Shuzhao Liang, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, A novel Fe3O4-SnO2-graphene ternary nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteriesElectrochim. Acta, 58 (2011) 81-88.

[35] Shuzhao Liang, Xuefeng Zhu, Peichao Lian, WeishenYang, Haihui Wang*, Superior cycle performance of Sn@C/graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, J. Solid State Chem., 184 (2011) 1400-1404

[34] Xuefeng Zhu*, Qiming Li, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Unsteady state permeation of ceria based dual-phase composite membranes in initial stage, Solid State Ionics, 185 (2011) 2731

[33] Huanying Liu, Xuefeng Zhu*, Christine Sun, Mojie Cheng, Weishen Yang*, Novel Mn1.5Co1.5O4spinel cathodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Chem. Commun., 47 (2011) 23782380

[32] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu*, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of sintering temperature on properties of dual-phase oxygen permeation membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 367 (2011) 134-140

[31] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, Weishen Yang, The role of A-site ion nonstoichiometry in the oxygen absorption properties of Sr1+xCo0.8Fe0.2O3oxides, AIChE J., 57 (2011) 87–95

[30] Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang, High reversible capacity of SnO2/graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim. Acta, 56 (2011) 4532-4539

2010

[29] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Investigation of structure and oxygen permeability of Ba-Ce-Co-Fe-O system, Mater. Res. Bull., 45 (2010) 11121117

[28] Xuefeng Zhu*, Qiming Li, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeation and partial oxidation of methane in dual-phase membrane reactors, J. Membr. Sci., 360 (2010) 454460

[27] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu,Yufeng He, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeability and stability of BaCe0.1Co0.4Fe0.5O3-deltaoxygen permeable membrane, Sep. Purif. Techn., 73 (2010) 3843

[26] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu,Yufeng He, Weishen Yang*, Partial oxidation of methane in BaCe0.1Co0.4Fe0.5O3-deltamembrane reactor, Catal. Today, 149 (2010) 185190

[25] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu*, Zhenfang Guo, Weishen Yang*, Phase transitions in Sr1+xCo0.8Fe0.2O3-deltaoxides, Mater. Lett., 64 (2010) 16181621

[24] Shumin Sun, M. Rebeilleau-Dassonneville, Xuefeng Zhu, Wenling Chu, Weishen Yang*, Ammonia oxidation in Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δmembrane reactor, Catal. Today, 149 (2010) 167171

[23] Xuefeng Zhu, Haibing Wang, Y.S. Lin*, Effect of the Membrane Quality on Gas Permeation and Chemical Vapor Deposition Modification of MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes, Ind. & Eng. Chem. Res., 49 (2010) 10026-10033

[22] Peichao Lian, Xuefeng Zhu, Hongfa Xiang Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Enhanced cycling performance of Fe3O4-graphene nanocomposite as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim., Acta, 56 (2010) 834-840

[21] Peichao Lian,Xuefeng Zhu, Shuzhao Liang, Zhong Li, Weishen Yang, Haihui Wang*, Large reversible capacity of high quality graphene sheets as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, Electrochim., Acta, 55 (2010) 3909-3914

2009

[20] Xuefeng Zhu, Shumin Sun, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Operation of perovskite membrane under vacuum and elevated pressures for high-purity oxygen production,J. Membr. Sci., 345 (2009) 4752

[19] Yufeng He, Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, Weishen Yang*, Perovskite oxides for use in a high- temperature oxygen pressure swing absorption process for oxygen separation, AIChE J., 55 (2009) 31253133

[18] Shijing Zhan, Xuefeng Zhu, Baofeng Ji, Weiping Wang, Xiaoliang Zhang, Jibo Wang, Weishen Yang*, Liwu Lin, Preparation and hydrogen permeation of SrCe0.95Y0.05O3-deltaasymmetrical membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 340 (2009) 241248

[17] Baofeng JI, Jibo Wang, Wenling Chu, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Liwu Lin, In situ monitoring of the oxygen activity on a Mg2V2O7catalyst during the oxidative dehydrogenation of propane, Chin. J. Catal., 30 (2009) 375-377

[16] Jibo Wang, Baofeng Ji, Xuefeng Zhu*, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of synthesis methods of BICUVOX.10 membranes on oxygen permeation at moderate temperatures, Chin. J. Catal., 30 (2009) 926-932

[15] 朱雪峰*, 杨维慎*, 混合导体透氧膜反应器,催化学报, 30 (2009) 801816. (特邀综述庆祝林厉吾院士80华诞)

[14] 詹世景,朱雪峰*王卫平,计宝峰,杨维慎*林励吾Ni-BaCe0.6Zr0.2Nd0.2O3-δ金属陶瓷双相膜的氢渗透性与稳定性, 催化学报,30 (2009) 986-990

2008

[13]Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Composite membrane based on ionic conductor and mixed conductor for oxygen permeation, AIChE J., 54 (2008) 665-672

[12] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, Weishen Yang*, Relationship between homogeneity and oxygen permeability of composite membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 39 (2008) 120-127

[11] Xuefeng Zhu, Shumin Sun, Yufeng He, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, New concept on air separation, J. Membr. Sci., 323 (2008) 221-224.

[10] Qiming Li, Xuefeng Zhu,Weishen Yang*, Single-step fabrication of asymmetric dual-phase composite membranes for oxygen separation, J. Membr. Sci., 325 (2008) 11-15.

[9] Xuefeng Zhu, Qiming Li, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Syngas generation in a membrane reactor with a highly stable ceramic composite membrane, Catal. Commun., 10 (2008) 309–312

2006~2007

[8] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Oxygen permeability and structural stability of BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-dmembranes, J. Membr. Sci., 283 (2006) 38-44

[7] Xuefeng Zhu, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Effects of synthesis methods on the oxygen permeable BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-dceramic membranes, J. Membr. Sci., 283 (2006) 158-163

[6] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Structure and oxygen permeation of cerium light doped BaFeO3-d ceramic membranes, Solid State Ionics, 117 (2006) 2917-2921

[5] Xuefeng Zhu, Haihui Wang, You Cong, Weishen Yang*, Partial oxidization of methane to syngas in BaCe0.15Fe0.85O3-dmembrane reactor, Catal. Lett., 111 (2006) 179-185

2003~2005

[4] Weishen Yang*, Haihui Wang, Xuefeng Zhu, Liwu Lin, Development and application of oxygen permeable membrane in selective oxidation of light alkanes, Topics in Catal., 35 (2005) 155-167

[3] Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Novel cobalt-free oxygen permeable membrane, Chem. Commun., (2004) 1130-1132

[2] Haihui Wang, You Cong, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Oxidative dehydrogenation of propane in a dense tubular membrane reactor, Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters, 79 (2003) 351

[1] Haihui Wang, You Cong, Y.S.Lin, Xuefeng Zhu, Weishen Yang*, Structure and oxygen permeability of a dual-phase membrane, J. Membr. Sci., 224 (2003) 107