Yue Liu

Postdoctoral Student

Catalysis Research Center and Chemistry Department

Technische Universität München

Lichtenbergstraße 4

85748 Garching, Germany



2013 - PresentPostdoctoral researcher at the Lehrstuhl für Technische Chemie II, Technische Universität München. (Prof. Johannes A. Lercher)
2008 – 2013PhD student at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering in Peking University. (Prof. Haichao Liu)
2004 – 2008Bachelor in Science at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering in Peking University.

Methanol to olefins (MTO) has been considered as an alternative to produce ethylene and propylene which are nowadays mainly from crude oil. Zeolite, especially H-ZSM-5 and SAPO-34, have been developed as efficient catalysts in MTO reaction during the last decades and several industrial plant based on these catalysts were built up in recent years. However, their catalytic performances are not thoroughly understood, such as reaction mechanism and deactivation. My work is focused on the reaction nature of methanol and olefin on zeolite acid site. By using in situ spectroscopy, adsorption/desorption and other characterization techniques together with reaction kinetic study, we intend to reveal the relation between reaction elementary step kinetic and zeolite acid site property and further design better catalyst rationally.

Yue Liu, Chen Luo, Haichao Liu, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3249-3253. “Tungsten trioxide promoted selective conversion of cellulose into propylene glycol and ethylene glycol on a ruthenium catalyst.”
Yue Liu, Yongxiang Wang, Jianyu Jin, Hao Wang, Ronghua Yang, Weihong Tan*, Chem. Comm., 2009, 6, 665-667. “Fluorescent assay of DNA hybridization with label-free molecular switch: reducing background-signal and improving specificity by using carbon nanotubes.”