Qiang Liu



Paul Scherrer Institut
Forschungsstrasse 111
5232 Villigen PSI

Nanocatalysts design and synthesis, green chemistry, heterogeneous catalysis, reaction mechanism.

Mar 2020 - present Postdoc in the van Bokhoven Group, Laboratory of Catalysis and Sustainable Chemistry at Paul Scherrer Institut and Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Nov 2018 - Feb 2020 Postdoc student at The Johannes Lercher Group, Department of Technical Chemical II, Technical University of Munich, Garching, Germany
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018 PhD student, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China
Sep 2009 - Jun 2013 B.S. Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China
  1. A. Fu, Q. Liu, M. Jiang, G. Xu. Selective N-Monomethylation of Amines and Nitroarenes using Methanol over an Encapsulated Iridium Nanocatalyst. Asian J. Org. Chem, 2019, 131, 5471-5475. DOI: 10.1002/ajoc.201900140
  2. Q. Liu, G. Xu, Z. Wang, X. Liu, X. Wang, L. Dong, X. Mu, and H. Liu. Iridium Clusters Encapsulated in Carbon Nanospheres as Nanocatalysts for Methylation of (Bio)Alcohols. ChemSusChem, 2017, 10, 4748-4755. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201701607
  3. Q. Liu, G. Xu, X. Wang, X. Mu. Selective upgrading of ethanol with methanol in water for the production of improved biofuel-isobutanol. Green Chem., 2016, 18, 2811-2818. DOI: 10.1039/C5GC02963E
  4. Q. Liu, G. Xu, X. Wang, X. Liu, and X. Mu. Highly Selective Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Alcohol Mixtures for Jet/Diesel Fuel Components. ChemSusChem, 2016, 9, 3465-3472. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201601152
  5. G. Xu, T. Lammens, Q. Liu, X. Wang, L. Dong, A. Caiazzo, N. Ashraf, J. Guan, X. Mu. Direct self-condensation of bio-alcohols in the aqueous phase. Green Chem., 2014, 16, 3971-3977. DOI: 10.1039/C4GC00510D
  6. G. Xu, Q. Li, J. Feng, Q. Liu, Z. Zhang, X. Wang, X. Zhang, and X. Mu. Direct α-alkylation of ketones with alcohols in water. ChemSusChem, 2014, 7, 105-109. DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201300815
  7. X. Liu, X. Wang, Q. Liu, G. Xu, X. Li, X. Mu. A sustainable process for the production of 2-methyl-1,4-butanediol by hydrogenation of biomass-derived itaconic acid. Catal. Today, 2016, 274, 88-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2016.01.041
  8. X. Liu, X. Wang, G. Xu, Q. Liu, X. Mu, H. Liu. Tuning the catalytic selectivity in biomass-derived succinic acid hydrogenation on FeOx-modified Pd catalysts. J. Mater. Chem. A, 2015, 3, 23560-23569. DOI: 10.1039/C5TA03843J