Our research group has focused on the "energy" and "environmental" related catalysis researches with the series of bulk and supported metal oxide catalysts (MOx and MOx/support. M=Transition metal). To investigate the fundamental molecular and electronic structure of the catalysts (fresh and used), several characterization techniques (Ex-situ, In-situ, and Operando conditions), such as Raman, FTIR, XRD, XPS, and XAS, have been applied at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory with strong research collaboration. The research group's main research objective is the understanding of catalytic activity relationship with the structure (surface species and support).  

Current research topics: 

1. NO reduction by CO over MOx/CeO2  catalysts (M=Ni, Co, Cu, Fe)

2. Synthesis, Characterization, and Activity test of supported and bulk h-boron nitride (BN) / (boron nitride nanotube) BNNT catalysts

3. Dry reforming and CO2 hydrogenation reaction over MOx/CeO2 (collaboration with BNL)

4. Furfuryl alcohol conversion (previous topic)