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   Xinhe Bao
Title: Professor, Group 502
Subject: Nano and Interfacial Catalysis
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Website: http://fruit.dicp.ac.cn/
Address: 457 Zhongshan Road,Dalian,China,116023
Professor Xinhe Bao received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Fudan University in 1987 and then worked as a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt in Frize-Haber institute of Max-Planck Society in Berlin/Germany. He became a full Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP, CAS) in China in 1995 and the group leader of Nano & Interface Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis later. He held the position of the institute director from 2000 to 2007, and was appointed the President of Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. Bao is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is currently the vice President of Chemistry Society of China and the President of Chinese Society of Catalysis. Bao is a co-editor-in-chief of Journal of Energy Chemistry (JEC, Elsevier). His name is listed in the editorial board or international advisory borad of several international scientific journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Env. Sci., Chem. Sci., Surf. Sci. Report, ChemCatChem, ChemPhysChem, Surf. Sci. and etc.

  Professor Xinhe Bao’s research focuses mainly on the fundamental understanding of catalysis, and its application to the development of new catalysts and catalytic processes related to energy conversion, in particular clean coal and natural gas utilization. His achievements in catalysis of nanoporous materials, nano-structured carbon materials and nano-sized oxide particles, as well as in the fundamental researches of understanding the nano-confined catalysis have been well recognized in the community worldwide. Bao has published more than 500 scientific papers and 1 book (Elsevier) with a citation over 11000 times, and filed 80 patents. He was awarded the prizes of National Science Award (second Class, 2005) and HLHL Prize (Hong Kong, 2012).   

   Research activity focuses mainly on the surface chemistry and energy-related catalysis, including:   

1. Surface chemistry and model Catalysis   

2. Catalysis of nano-confined systems, e.g. nano particles and porous materials   

3. Activation and conversion of methane   

4. Selective oxidation of hydrocarbons   

5. Conversion of coal-based syngas (CO/H2)   

6. Catalytically selective oxidation of CO 7. Fuel cell related catalysis


Honors and Awards 


Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany         


Distinguished Young Scientist Foundation, National Nature Science Foundation of China          


Guest Professor, Dalian University of Science and Technology    


Honorary Professor, Wuhan University      


Distinguished Young Scientist, QiuShi Foundation, Hong Kong           


Guest Professor of Fudan University 


Outstanding Expert of Liaoning Province  


Natural Science award of Liaoning Province 


National Natural Science Award(2nd class) 


Adjunct Professor of the Chinese University of Hong Kong  


Honorary Chair in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the Queen’s University of Belfast, UK 


Guest Professor of Peiking University 


Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry 


Natural Science award of Liaoning Province(1st class) 


Member of the Chinese Academy of Science 


Honorary Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology      


IMNI Distinguished Lecturer of Brown University 


Member of TWAS 


National Representative of IUPAC(ChemRAWN Committee) 


Visiting Professor of National University of Singapore          


HLHL Prize 


Distinguished University Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University 





1. Yunxi Yao, Qiang Fu*, Yuyang Zhang, Xuefei Weng, Huan Li, Mingshu Chen, Li Jin, Aiyi Dong, Rentao Mu, Peng Jiang, Li Liu, Hendrik Bluhm, Zhi Liu, Shengbai Zhang, Xinhe Bao Graphene cover promoted metal catalyzed reactions PNAS, in press

2. Xiaoguang Guo, Guangzong Fang, Gang Li, Hao Ma, Hongjun Fan, Liang Yu, Chao Ma, Xing Wu, Dehui Deng, Mingming Wei, Dali Tan, Rui Si, Shuo Zhang, Jianqi Li, Litao Sun, Zichao Tang, Xiulian Pan and Xinhe Bao* Direct, Non-Oxidative Conversion of Methane to Ethylene, Aromatics, and Hydrogen Science, 344(2014)616-619

3. Jiao Deng, Pengju Ren, Dehui Deng*,Liang Yu, Fan Yang, Xinhe Bao* Highly active and durable non-precious-metal catalyst encapsulated in carbon nanotubes for hydrogen evolution reaction Energy Environ. Sci., 7(2014)(6)1919-1923

4. Xiaojia Zheng, Jiao Deng, Nan Wang, Dehui Deng,* Wen-Hua Zhang,* Xinhe Bao, and Can Li Pod-like N-doped Carbon Nanotubes Encapsulating FeNi Alloy Nanoparticles: High Performance Counter Electrode Materials for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 53(2014)(27)7023-7027

5. Xingyun Li, Xiulian Pan*, Liang Yu, Pengju Ren, Xing Wu, Litao Sun, Feng Jiao, Xinhe Bao* Nitrogen-doped carbon materials substituting mercury for catalytic hydrochlorination of acetylene Nature Communications, in press

6. Fan Zhang , Xiulian Pan* , Yongfeng Hu , Liang Yu , Xiaoqi Chen , Peng Jiang , Hongbo Zhang , Shibin Deng ,Jin Zhang , Trudy B. Bolin , Shuo Zhang , Yuying Huang , and Xinhe Bao* Tuning the redox activity of encapsulated metal clusters via the metallic and semiconducting character of carbon nanotubes PNAS, 110(2013)14861-14866

7. Qiang Fu*, Fan Yang, Xinhe Bao* Interface-confined oxide nanostructures for catalytic oxidation reactions Acc. Chem. Res., 46(2013)(8)1692-1701

8. Dehui Deng, Liang Yu, Xiaoqi Chen, Guoxiong Wang, Li Jin, Xiulian Pan*, Jiao Deng, Gongquan Sun, Xinhe Bao* Iron encapsulated within Pod-like carbon nanotubes for oxygen reduction reaction Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 52(2013)(1)371-375

9. Kai Yan, Di Wu, Hailin Peng, Li Jin, Qiang Fu, Xinhe Bao, Zhongfan Liu Modulation-Doped Growth of Mosaic Graphene with Single-Crystalline p-n Junctions for Efficient Photocurrent Generation Nature Communications, 3(2012)1-7

10. Xiaoguang Guo, Qiang Fu, Yanxiao Ning, Mingming Wei, Mingrun Li, Shuo Zhang, Zheng Jiang,and Xinhe Bao Ferrous Centers Confined on Core-Shell Nanostructures for Low Temperature CO Oxidation J. Am. Chem. Soc., 134(2012)12350-12353

11. Rentao Mu, Qiang Fu, Li Jin, Liang Yu, Guangzong Fang, Dali Tan, Xinhe Bao Visualizing chemical reactions confined under graphene Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 51(2012)4856-4859

12. Libo Gao, Wencai Ren, Huilong Xu, Li Jin, Zhenxing Wang, Teng Ma, Lai-Peng Ma, Zhiyong Zhang, Qiang Fu, Lian-Mao Peng, Xinhe Bao, Hui-Ming Cheng Repeated growth and bubbling transfer of graphene with millimetre-size single-crystal grains using platinum Nature Communications, 3(2012)699

13. Hong Xu, Qiang Fu, Yunxi Yao, Xinhe Bao Highly active Pt-Fe bicomponent catalysts for CO oxidation in the presence and absence of H2 Energy Environ. Sci., 5(2012)6313-6320

14. Weiping Zhang, Shutao Xu, Xiuwen Han, Xinhe Bao In situ solid-state NMR for heterogeneous catalysis: a joint experimental and theoretical approach Chemical Society Reviews, 41(2012)192-210

15. Z. Yang, S. Guo, X. Pan, J. Wang, X. Bao FeN nanoparticles confined in carbon nanotubes for CO hydrogenation Energy Environ. Sci., 4(2011)(11)4500-4503

16. X. Pan, X. Bao The effects of confinement inside carbon nanotubes on catalysis Acc. Chem. Res., 44(2011)(8)553-562

17. Yongjun Gao, Ding Ma, Gang Hu, Peng Zhai, Xinhe Bao, Bo Zhu, Bingsen Zhang, and Dang Sheng Su Layered-Carbon-stabilized Iron Oxide Nanostructures as Oxidation Catalysts Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit., 50(2011)(43)10236-10240

18. Mu Rentao; Fu Qiang; Xu Hong; Zhang Hui; Huang Yuying; Jiang Zheng; Zhang Shuo; Tan Dali; Bao Xinhe Synergetic effect of surface and subsurface Ni species at Pt-Ni bimetallic catalysts for CO oxidation J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133(2011)1978-1986

19. Qiang Fu, WeiXue Li, Yunxi Yao, Hongyan Liu, HaiYan Su, Ding Ma, XiangKui Gu,Limin Chen, Zhen Wang, Hui Zhang, Bing Wang, Xinhe Bao Interface-Confined Ferrous Centers for Catalytic Oxidation Science, 328(2010)1141-1144

20. Dehui Deng, Xiulian Pan*, Hui Zhang, Qiang Fu, Dali Tan, and Xinhe Bao* Freestanding graphene via thermal splitting of silicon carbide granules Advanced materials, 22(2010)(19)2168-2171

21. Shutao Xu, Weiping Zhang, Xianchun Liu, Xiuwen Han, Xinhe Bao Enhanced in situ Continuous-flow MAS NMR for Reaction Kinetics in the Nanocages J. Am. Chem. Soc., 131(2009)(38)13722-13727



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