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Yong Wang

Yong Wang

Laboratory Fellow
Associate Director, Institute for
Integrated Catalysis
Voiland Distinguished Professor
in Chemical Engineering,
Washington State University

Yong Wang is the Hierarchical Framework Materials Thrust Lead within the Materials Synthesis and Simulation Across Scales (MS3) Initiative at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).  He received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University.  Dr. Wang joined PNNL in 1994 and became a Laboratory Fellow in 2005. He led the Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Team from 2000 to 2007, and has served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis since 2008. In 2009, Dr. Wang was appointed as Voiland Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering a full professorship with tenure, a position he holds jointly with his positions at PNNL.  Dr. Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering for the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals.  Dr. Wang has authored more than 160 peer reviewed publications, co-edited 7 books/special journal issues, and given more than 100 invited presentations. He is the inventor of many catalytic technologies, resulting in 86 U.S. issued patents.

Selected Publications

  1. Li W, L Kovarik, D Mei, J Liu, Y Wang, and CHF Peden.  “Anti-sintering Pt nanoparticles stabilized by MgAl2O4 spinel {111} facets.” Nature Communications (accepted).
  2. Chase Z, J Fulton, D Camaioni, D Mei, M Balasubramanian, V Pham, C Zhao, R Weber, Y Wang, and J Lercher.  “State of Supported Pd during Catalysis in Water.”  J.Phy.Chem.C  (accepted).
  3. Liu CJ, J Sun, C Smith, and YWang.  2013.  “A study of ZnxZryOz mixed oxides for direct conversion of ethanol to isobutene”, Appl.Catal.A: General, doi:10.1016/j.apcata.2013.07.011.
  4. Lebarbier VM, RA Dagle, L Kovarick, KO Albrecht, CE Taylor, X Bao, and Y Wang. “Sorption-enhanced synthetic natural gas from syngas: a novel process combining CO methanation, water-gas-shift, and CO2 capture.” Appl.Catal.B, doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2013.06.034.
  5. Sun J, AM Karim, H Zhang, L Kovarik, X Li, JS McEwen, AJ Hensley, and Y Wang.  2013.  “Vapor phase hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol on carbon supported metal catalysts.”  Journal of Catalysis, doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2013.05.020.
  6. Halevi B, S Lin, A Roy, H Zhang, E Jeroro, J Vohs, Y Wang, H Guo, and A Datye.  2013.  “High CO2 selectivity of ZnO powder catalysts for methanol steam reforming.”  J.Phy.Chem.C, 117(13): 6493-6503.
  7. Liu C, J Sun, V Lebarbier, A Karim, and Y Wang.  2013.  “Vapor phase ketonization of acetic acid on ceria based metal oxides.”  Topics in Catalysis, doi:10.1007/s11244-013-0114-2.
  8. Wang H and Y Wang.  2013.  “Recent advances in hydrotreating of pyrolysis bio-oil and its oxygen-containing model compounds.” ACS Catalysis, 3:1047-1070, (invited review).
  9. Li Y, Z Wei, J Sun, F Gao, CHF Peden, and Y Wang.  2013.  “The effect of sodium on the catalytic properties of VOx/CeO2 catalysts for oxidative dehydrogenation of methanol.” J.Phy.Chem.C, 117(11):5722-5729, doi:10.1021/jp310512m.
  10. X Yan, Y Liu, B Zhao, Y Wang, and CJ Liu.  2013.  “Methanation over Ni/SiO2: Effect of the Catalyst Preparation Methodologies.” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38(5):2013 2283-2291.
  11. Ramasamy KK and Y Wang.  2013.  “Catalyst activity comparison of alcohols over zeolites.”  Journal of Energy Chemistry, 22(1)65-71,
  12. Sun J, D Mei, A Karim, A Datye, and Y Wang.  2013.  “Minimizing the formation of coke and methane on Co nanoparticles in steam reforming of biomass-derived oxygenates.”  ChemCatChem, doi:10.1002/cctc.201300041.
  13. Shao Y, F Ding, J Xiao, J Zhang, W Xu, S Park, J Zhang, Y Wang, and J Liu.  2013.  “Making Li-air batteries rechargeable: material challenge.”  Advanced Functional Materials, 23(8):987-1004.  doi:10.1002/adfm.201200688.
  14. Karim A, C Howard, B Roberts, L Kovarik, L Zhang, DL King, and Y Wang.  2012. “In situ EXAFS studies on the effect of pH on Pt electronic density during aqueous phase reforming of glycerol.” ACS Catalysis, doi:10.1021/cs3005049, 2012, 2, 2387-2394.
  15. Wei Z, J Sun, H Zhang, Y Li, and Y Wang.  2012.  “Bimetallic nanocatalysts hydrogen generation.”  Chem.Soc.Review, doi:10.1039/C2CS35201J (invited review).
  16. Park S, Y Shao, J Liu, and Y Wang.  2012.  “Oxygen electrocatalysts for water electrolyzers and reversible fuel cells: status and perspective.”  Energy & Environmental Science, doi:10.1039/c2ee22554a (invited review).
  17. She X, JH Kwak, J Sun, .Hu, MY Hu, C Wang, CHF Peden, and YWang.  2012.  “A comparative study of SBA-15 mesoporous silica supported tungsten oxide and rhenium oxide catalysts for 2-butanol dehydration”, ACS Catalysis, 2(6):1020-1026, DOI:10.1021/cs2006444.
  18. Halevi B, EJ Peterson, A Roy, A DeLariva, E Jeroro, F Gao, Y Wang, JM Vohs, B Kiefer, E Kunkes, M Havecker, M Behrens, R Schlogl, and A Datye.  “Catalytic reactivity of face centered cubic PdZna for the steam reforming of methanol.” J.Catal.doi:10.1016/j.jcat.2012.04.002.
  19. Shao Y, S Park, J Xiao, J Zhang, Y Wang, and J Liu.  2012.  “Electrocatalysts for nonaqueous lithium-air batteries: status, challenges, and perspective”, ACS Catalysis, 844-857, (invited review).
  20. Candelaria SL, Y Shao, Y Zhou, X Li, J Xiao, J Zhang, Y Wang, J Liu, J Li, and G Cao.  2012.  “Nanostructured carbon for energy storage and conversion.” Nano Energy, 1:195-220.
  21. Lebarbier VMC, D Mei, DH Kim, A Andersen, JL Male, JE Holladay, RJ Rousseau, and Y Wang.  2011.  “Effects of La2O3 on the mixed higher alcohols synthesis from syngas over Co catalysts: A combined theoretical and experimental study.”  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115(35):17440-17451.  doi:10.1021/jp204003q.
  22. Zhang L, AM Karim, Z Wei., DL King, and Y Wang.  2012. “Correlation of Pt-Re surface property with reaction pathways in aqueous phase reforming of glycerol.”  J.Catal.  doi:10.1016/j.jact.2011.11.015.
  23. Lebarbier VM , AM Karim, MH Engelhard, Y Wu, B-Q Xu, E Petersen, AK Datye, and Y.Wang.  2011.  “The effect of Zn addition on oxidation state of cobalt for Co/ZrO2 catalysts.”  ChemSusChem, 4(11):1679-1684. doi:10.1002/cssc.201100240.
  24. Sun J, K Zhu, F Gao, C Wang, J Liu, CHF Peden, and Y Wang.  2011. “Direct conversion of bio-ethanol to isobutene on nanosized ZnxZrxOz mixed oxides with balanced acid-base sites.”  J.Am.Chem.Soc., 2011, 133(29):11096-11099. doi: 10.102/ja204235v.

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