Metal-organic frameworks for catalysis and energy
报告名称：Metal-organic frameworks for catalysis and energy
报告人：Qiang Xu （National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan）
We have developed new applications of porous MOFs, especially for energy conversion and storage. Novel porous metal-organic frameworks have been synthesized, which present stable catalytic activities for the oxidation of CO to CO2. Metal nanoparticles (NPs) have been immobilized to MOFs by the solid-grinding method, impregnation method and double-solvents approach in combination with the H2 reduction, liquid-phase concentration-controlled reduction and the CO-directed reduction at the solid-gas interface, which exhibit excellent catalytic performances for various reactions, including hydrogen generation from chemical hydrides. Porous carbons have been synthesized by using MOFs as templates/precursors and the resultant carbons display high specific surface areas and excellent electrochemical properties as electrode materials for electric double-layered capacitor (EDLC) and as catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction (ORR).
Dr. Qiang Xu is a professor of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). He was selected as fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2009), the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) (2017), National Academy of Sciences of India (NASI) (2018) and the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ) (2019). He received his PhD in 1994 from Osaka University. He is the Director of AIST-Kyoto University Chemical Energy Materials Open Innovation Laboratory (ChEM-OIL), Distinguished Professor at Yangzhou University, Adjunct Professor at Kobe University/Kyoto University, and a Distinguished Honorary Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He received the Thomson Reuters Research Front Award in 2012 and was recognized as a highly cited researcher (2014~2018) in both Chemistry and Engineering/Materials Science by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He also received the Ichimura Prize in Science against Global Warming. His research interests include the chemistry of nanostructured materials and their applications, especially for catalysis and energy. He has published more than 390 papers with citations > 29000 and an h-index = 88 (Web of Science). He is on a number of editorial/advisory boards of journals, including EnergyChem (Elsevier, Editor-in-Chief), Coordination Chemistry Reviews (Elsevier, Associate Editor), Chem (Cell Press), Matter (Cell Press), Chemistry-an Asian Journal (Wiley), Advanced Sustainable Systems (Wiley) and ChemNanoMat (Wiley).