Fenglian ZhangPh. D., Assistant Professor

Research Center for Environmental Material and Pollution 

Control Technology, National Engineering Laboratory for 

VOCs Pollution Control Material & Technology, University 

of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Address: No. 1 Yanqi Lake East Road, Huairou District, Beijing

Postcode: 101408

Research Areas

​The main research interests are industrial gas pollutant emission reduction control and resource conversion and utilization, environmental chemicals, nanomaterials and environmental catalysis. Current research mainly focuses on:

 (1) Development of catalytic materials for the controlling of sulfur-containing pollutants (H2S, organic sulfur)  and study on the reaction process and mechanism;

(2) Direct catalytic conversion of multi-component acidic gas (H2S+CO2/CH4) to high value-added sulfur derivatives and hydrogen production;

(3) Preparation of sulfur-resistant two-dimensional/high-entropy metal sulfide nanomaterials and their applications in environmental catalysis and energy catalysis.


2014.09-2019.12      Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD

2010.09-2014.07      School of Chemical Engineering, China University of Petroleum (East China), Bachelor


2020.01-2023.06       University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Special Research Assistant & Postdoctoral Fellow

2023.07-present       University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Assistant Professor



Oxygen vacancy-engineered titanium-based perovskite for boosting H2O activation and lower-temperature hydrolysis of organic sulfur, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2023, 120 (3), e2217148120. 

Synergistic conversion of acid gases (H2S and CO2) to valuable chemicals: Carbonyl sulfide synthesis over vacancy-defective CoMo sulfide catalysts, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2022, 319, 121912-121922. 

H2S selective catalytic oxidation over Ce-substituted La1-xCexFeO3 Perovskite oxides catalysts, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2018, 348, 831-839.

Insight into the H2S selective catalytic oxidation performance on well-mixed Ce-containing rare earth catalysts derived from MgAlCe layered double hydroxides, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2018, 342, 749-757.

High-temperature selective oxidation of H2S to elemental sulfur on a β‑SiC-supported cerium catalyst, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2021, 60, 12798-12810. 

Thermal decomposition of H2S at low temperature on Mo-Containing catalysts derived from MAlO (M = Mg, Co, and Ni) layered double hydroxides, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2023, 62(18), 7224–7234. 

Selective oxidation of H2S over Fe supported on Zr-intercalated Laponite clay mesoporous composite catalysts at low temperature, Catalysis Today, 2020, 355, 366-374. 

High temperature H2S selective oxidation on a copper-substituted hexaaluminate catalyst: A facile process for treating low concentration acid gas, Chinese Chemical Letters, 2022, 33, 1279-1282.

Selective catalytic oxidation of ammonia over LaMAl11O19−δ (M = Fe, Cu, Co, and Mn) hexaaluminates catalysts at high temperatures in the Claus process, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2020, 10, 1477-1491.

Efficient recovery of hydrogen and sulfur resources over non-sulfide based LaFexAl12-xO19 hexaaluminate catalysts by H2S catalytic decomposition, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, 263, 118354-118363.

Boosting carbonyl sulfide catalytic hydrolysis performance over N-doped Mg-Al oxide derived from MgAl-layered double hydroxide, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2021, 407, 124546-124554.

Defect enhanced CoMnNiOx catalysts derived from spent ternary lithium-ion batteries for low-temperature propane oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 309, 121231-121243. 

Surface properties enhanced MnxAlO oxide catalysts derived from MnxAl layered double hydroxides for acetone catalytic oxidation at low temperature, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2019,251, 121231-121243.

Modeling and simulation of an improved ammonia-based desulfurization process for Claus tail gas treatment, RSC Advances, 2017, 7, 23591-23599.


Patent authorizations:

Application of molybdenum-based sulfide composite catalyst derived from hydrotalcite in the co-catalytic conversion of H2S and CO2 to carbonyl sulfide, China, ZL201810796861.3

Application of hexaluminate composite oxide materials in H2S catalytic decomposition reaction, China, ZL201810797422.4

The preparation method and application of catalysts for synthesis of methylene mercaptan from CO2, H2S and H2, China, ZL202210040287.5

Silicon carbide supported cerium oxide catalysts and its application in selective oxidation of H2S to produce sulfur under medium and high temperature conditions, China, ZL202110105175.9

Application of hexaluminate high temperature resistant catalytic material in ammonia decomposition reaction, China, ZL202110105185.2

Pyrochlorite composite materials and its preparation method and application, China, ZL202210505726.5

The preparation method and application of organic sulfur hydrolysis catalyst suitable for the Claus process, China, ZL202110908079.8

Patent applications:

Hexaluminate catalysts and its application in selective oxidation of H2S to produce sulfur under medium and high temperature conditions, China, ZL202110105190.3

The preparation method and application of catalyst for low temperature catalytic oxidation of tail gas in  the Claus process, China, ZL202310041524.4


Hydrogen and carbon disulfide production by methane reforming with H2S over LaFexAl12-xO19 hexaaluminate

catalysts, Oral presentation, 2023 International Conference on Resource Sustainability (icRS 2023), Guildford, United Kindom.

Conversion of acid gas to CO2-free hydrogen and valuable chemicals, Invited presentation, 9th Asia-Pacific Congress on Catalysis (APCAT-9), Hangzhou, China