Prof. Zhi-Jian Zhao

Zhi-Jian Zhao (赵志坚) received his BS(2006) and MS(2008) from Zhejiang University and PhD(2012) from Technical University of Munich. Currently Dr. Zhao is a faculty member in Energy and Catalysis Adventure TeamSchool of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University. Dr. Zhao’s research interest in mechanistic studies on heterogeneous catalyst using multi-scaling simulation methods, including density functional theory, molecular mechanics.

Link to group website
http://www.gonglab.org

2008-2012, Technical University of Munich, Department of Chemistry, supervisor Prof. N. Rösch, PhD
2006-2008, Zhejiang University, Department of Chemistry, supervisor Prof. Qi Wang, MS
2002-2006, Zhejiang University, Department of Chemistry, supervisor Prof. Qi Wang, BS

Work Experience
2019-now,  Tianjin University, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Professor
2019-2022, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Rotating Program Director
2015-2019, Tianjin University, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Associate Professor
2014-2015, Stanford University, School of Chemical Engineering, and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and supervisors Dr. F. Studt and Prof. J. Nøskov,  PostDoc
2013-2014, Purdue University, School of Chemical Engineering, supervisor Prof. J. Greeley, PostDoc
2012, Technical University of Munich, Department of Chemistry, supervisor Prof. N. Rösch, PostDoc

Selected Awards
2020  Emerging Investigators of Chemical Society Review 
2020  The Best Ten Graduate Advisors of Tianjin University
2019  Top Young talents of Ten Thousand talents Plan
2017  Beiyang Young Scholar of Tianjin University
2016  Beiyang Young Teacher of Tianjin University
2016  Excellent Paper Award, 6th National Youth Chemical Engineering Symposium
2008  Chu Kochen award, Zhejiang University
2008  Excellent Master Student of Zhejiang Province

Editorial Boards
2017-present, Associate Editor, Chemical Engineering Science
2021-present, Editorial Board, Chinese Chemical Letters
2021-present, Young Star Editor, Nano Research
2020-present, Youth Editorial Board, Green Chemical Engineering
2019-2021, Youth Editorial Board, Chinese Chemical Letters

个人简介:

赵志坚,本科(2006年)、硕士(2008年)毕业于浙江大学化学系。2012年博士毕业于德国慕尼黑工业大学催化研究中心,导师为研究中心主任Rösch教授。2013-2015年,分别在美国普渡大学Greeley课题组、斯坦福大学Nøskov教授(美国、丹麦工程院院士)课题组进行博士后研究工作。2015年11月回国,加入天津大学化工学院巩金龙老师课题组,负责课题组理论催化研究方向。目前任天津大学化工学院教授,天津市能源化工国际联合研究中心副主任。曾获天津大学“我心目中的十佳好导师”(2020)、“万人计划”青年拔尖人才(2019)、天津市自然科学一等奖(2017年,排名第五)、天津大学北洋青年学者(2017)、天津大学北洋青年骨干教师(2016)等荣誉。2017年起担任化工三大期刊Chemical Engineering Science的Associate Editor。

迄今为止在Nature Comm.、JACS、Angew. Chem.、Adv. Mater.、ACS Catal.、Chem. Sci.J. Catal.、Nature Rev. Mater.、Chem. Soc. Rev.等国际权威杂志发表发表SCI学术论文100余篇,撰写专著一章,累计引用5000余次。Angew. Chem.、Chem. Sci.、Nature Rev. Mater.等文章被遴选为封面重点报道。曾主持国家自然科学基金国际联合项目一项、面上项目一项、青年项目一项,科技部重点研发计划课题一项、政府间合作项目一项。

主要研究领域为计算机辅助催化反应机理的研究及新型催化剂的设计。从表面反应机理入手,理解催化反应过程,通过发展新型计算方法,筛选潜在的高活性、高选择性催化剂,并通过实验合成验证筛选结果。前期研究重点主要集中在石油化工方向,成功设计并发展了包括PtCu单原子合金、V基氧化物催化剂在内的丙烷脱氢制丙烯新型高效催化剂。

Other Links
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eFpT6UMAAAAJ&hl=en