Zeng-xi Li , Ph.D,

Prof. of Applied Chemistry and chemical Engineering 
College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing, 100049, P.R.China
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Tel. : +86-10-88256322
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Address : 19A, Yu Quan Lu, Shi Jing Shan District, Beijing, P.R.China
Zipcode : 100049

Research Areas

Research fields are focused on the environmental protection, effective recycling of solid wastes and liquids, development of new chemical processes. Research contents are based on the investigation of new catalytic materials, the properties of surfaces, new catalytic reactions, and catalyst characterization techniques. The emphasis is on the preparation of the materials, catalytic technology, reaction mechanisms and kinetics .
Up to now, more than 60 papers have been published in journals, among which 40 papers were published in the SCI/EI citation journals.


12.1991-02.1996: Ph.D. degree  
                                Department of Chemical Technology, D. Mendeleyev  
                                University of  Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow, 
09.1989-12.1991: Master Course
                                Institute of Coal Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of 
                                Sciences,Beijing, China
09.1983-07.1987: B.S. degree 
                                 Department of Chemistry, University of Lanzhou, China


Work Experience
2006.06-                   Professor, 
                                   Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

2003.07- 2006.05  associate Professor,
                                  Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
05.1998-04.2001  Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering  
                                 and Technology, Karsruhe University / Research Center of 
                                 Environment and Technology, Karsruhe, Germany
05.1996-06.2003  Lecturer and associate Professor, Department of Chemical 
                                 Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University, China,
07.1987-08.1989: Assistant Engineer,
                                 Institute of Chemical Metallurgy, Beijing, China


  1. Fei Dai, Hongyan Wang, Maoming Gong, Chunshan Li, Yaseen Muhammad,  Zengxi Li, Modeling of kinetic-based catalyst grading for upgrading shale oil hydrogenation, Fuel, 2016, 166: 19-23

  2. Dan Yang, Dan Li, Haoyu Yao, Guoliang Zhang, Tiantian Jiao, Zengxi Li,Chunshan Li, and Suojiang Zhang,Reaction of Formalin with Acetic Acid over Vanadium−Phosphorus Oxide Bifunctional Catalyst, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2015,  54(27): 6865-6873

  3. Hongyan Wang, Fei Dai, Zengxi Li, and Chunshan Li, Upgrading Shale Oil Distillation to Clean Fuel by Coupled Hydrogenation and Ring Opening Reaction of Aromatics on W−Ni/γ-Al2O3 Catalysts, Energy Fuels, 2015, 29(8): 4902-4910

  4. Wenjun Hao, Shimou Chen, Yingjun Cai, Lan Zhang, Zengxi Li and Suojiang Zhang, Three-dimensional 1 hierarchical pompon-like Co3O4 porous spheres for high-performance lithium-ion batteries,Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2: 13801-13804

  5. Bin Li, Ruiyi Yan, Lei Wang, Yanyan Diao, Zengxi Li, and Suojiang Zhang,  SBA-15 Supported Cesium Catalyst for Methyl MethacrylateSynthesis via Condensation of Methyl Propionate with Formaldehyde, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2014,  53: 1386-1394

  6. Li Jiang, Chunshan Li, Zengxi Li, Suojiang Zhang, Effect of Additives on the Activity of CuO/Ce0.6Zr0.4O2 Catalysts for the Water-Gas Shift,  Chem. Eng. Technol. 2013, 36 ( 11): 1-9  

  7. Bin Li, Ruiyi Yan, Lei Wang, Yanyan Diao, Zengxi Li , Suojiang Zhang,  Synthesis of methyl methacrylate by aldol condensation of methyl propionate with formaldehyde over acid-base bifunctional catalysts, Catalysis Letter, 2013, 143(8): 829-838

  8. Li Jiang , Hongwei Zhu , Rauf Razzaq , Minlin Zhu , Chunshan Li, Zengxi Li ,  Effect of zirconium addition on the structure and properties of CuO/CeO2 catalysts for high-temperature wateregas shift in an IGCC system, International Journal of hydgogen Energy, 2012, 37: 15914-15924

  9. Minli Zhu , Zengxi Li, Qian Wang , Xueyuan Zhou and Xingmei Lu,Characterization of Solid Acid Catalysts and Their Reactivity in the Glycolysis of Poly(ethylene terephthalate), Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (36): 11659–11666

  10. Long Liu, Zengxi Li, Chunshan Li, Suojiang Zhang,Structural and thermal behavior of imidazolium N, N′-dinitrourea,Journal of Molecular Structure, 2012, 1015: 67-73 

  11. Minli Zhu, Shan Li , Zengxi Li, Xingmei Lu, Suojiang Zhang,Investigation of solid catalysts for glycolysis of polyethylene terephthalate,Chem. Eng. J. 2012, 185-186: 168–177  

  12. Long Liu, Kun Dong, Xiaoqian Yao, Zengxi Li, Chunshan Li, Jian Sun, Xiangping Zhang, Suojiang Zhang,The unimolecular thermal decomposition mechanism of syn,  anti-N, N′-Dinitrourea (DNU), Combust. Flame, 2012, 159: 1393-1398

  13. Zhen Liu, Hui Wang, Zengxi Li , Xingmei Lu, Xiangping Zhang, Suojiang Zhang,  Kebin Zhou, Characterization of the Regenerated Cellulose Films in Ionic Liquids and Rheological Properties of the Solutions, Material Chemistry and Physics,  2011, 128 (1-2 ): 220-227    

  14. Long Liu , Chunlin He , Hui Wang , Zengxi Li , Song Chang , Jian Sun , Xiangping Zhang and Suojiang Zhang, Synthesis and Characterization of Ethylenediaminium Nitrophenolate, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2011, 989 (1-3): 136-143

  15. Ruiyi Yan, Zengxi Li, Yanyan Diao, Chao Fu, Hui Wang, Chunshan Li, Qiong Chen, Xiangping Zhang and Suojiang Zhang, Green Process for Methacrolein Separation with Ionic Liquids in the Production of Methyl Methacrylate, AIChE, 2011,  57(9): 2388-2396   

  16. Maoming Gong, Chunshan Li, Zengxi Li, Numerical analysis of flow in a highly efficient flotation column, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2015,  10(1): 84-95

  17. Tao Zhang, Long Liu, Chunshan Li, Yanqiang Zhang, Zengxi Li, Suojiang Zhang,Synthesis and characterization of energetic salts based on the new propan-2-ylidene methanetriamium cations, Journal of Molecular Structure, 2014, 1067: 195-204   

  18. Li. Jiang, Hongwei Zhu, Rauf Razzaq, Chunshan Li und Zengxi Li,Effect of Structural and Lattice Oxygen Changes on the Properties of CuO/CeO2 Catalysts for High-Temperature Water-Gas shift of H2-rich Coal-Derived Synthesis Gas,Z. Phys. Chem, 2013, 227( 4): 371-388  

  19. Qian Wang,  Lei Wang,  Hui Wang,  Zengxi Li*,   Hui Wu,  Guangming Li,  Xiangping Zhang  and Suojiang Zhang, Synthesis,  Characterization and Catalytic Performance of SAPO-34 Molecular Sieves for Methanol-to-Olefin (MTO) Reaction,Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering,2011, 6(4):596-605         ISSN:1932-2143

  20. Hui Wang,  Ruiyi Yan,  Zengxi Li* ,  Xiangping Zhang ,  Suojiang Zhang,Fe-containing magnetic ionic liquid as an effective catalyst for the glycolysis of poly(ethylene terephthalate),Catalysis Communications 2010,  11(8),  763-76

  21.  Hui Wang,  Zengxi Li*, Yanqing Liu,  Xiangping Zhang,  Suojiang Zhang,  Yanqiang Zhang,Degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) using ionic liquids,Green Chemistry  2009,  45(11),  1568~1575








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