Invited Talks

  • ACS 2017 Spring
    April 2-6, 2017
    Symposium: Advanced X-ray Techniques for Catalyst Characterization
    Title: Application of lab-based AP-XPS to operando studies of catalysis
  • ACS 2017 Spring
    April 2-6, 2017
    Symposium: C1 Catalysis
    Title: Chemical transformations of shale gas components under mild conditions in liquid
  • MRS 2017 Spring
    March 17-21, 2017
    Symposium: Novel Catalytic Materials in Energy and Environment”
    Title: Tuning Surface Structure of Transition Metal Oxide for Higher Selectivity in Partial Oxidation of Hydrocarbons
  • University of Rutgers-Newark, New Jersey
    February 23, 2017
    Department Seminar
    Title: Catalysis for chemical transformations of shale gas components
  • University of Rutgers-Piscataway, New Jersey
    February 24, 2017
    Department Seminar
    Title: Application of Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Fundamental Studies of Catalysis
  • MRS 2016 Fall
    Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2016
    Symposium: EC3: Catalytic Materials for Energy and Sustainability
    Title: Synthesis and Catalysis of Isolated Bimetallic Sites for Chemical Transformations
  • MRS 2016 Fall
    Nov. 27-Dec. 2, 2016
    Symposium: EM3: Electronic and Ionic Dynamics at Solid-Liquid Interfaces
    Title: In-situ/operando studies of surface of a catalyst under a reaction condition and during catalysis using AP-XPS
  • ACS Midwest Regional Meeting
    October 26, 2016
    Session: Heterogeneous Catalysis
    Title: Synthesis, catalysis and in situ/operando characterizations of catalysts for understanding catalysis at a molecular level
  • ACS 2016 Fall
    August 19-25, 2016
    Symposium: In Situ & Operando Spectroscopy of Catalysts
    Title: Selective hydrodeoxygenation of anisole on a cobalt oxide-based bi-functional catalyst
  • ACS 2016 Fall
    August 19-25, 2016
    Symposium: USA-China Symposium on Energy
    Title: Application of ambient pressure x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to studies of catalysis: Surface of catalysis in reactants
  • International Workshop on Single-Atom-Catalysis
    June 30 – July 2, 2016
    Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics
    Title: Catalysis on Singly Dispersed Bimetallic Sites
  • World Congress on Petroleum and Refinery
    July 21-23, 2016, Brisbane, Australia
    Title: Promising Application of Single-site Catalysts to Catalytic Cracking
  • Wichita State University
    April 27, 2016
    Chemistry Department Seminar
    Title: Role of Step Edge of Transition Metal Oxide in Chemical Transformation of Methane
  • ACS 2016 Spring
    March 13-17, 2016
    Symposium: Novel Materials for Energy and Fuels
    Title: Tuning Catalytic Selectivity on Metal Oxide through Doping Nonmetallic Atoms
  • ACS 2016 Spring
    March 13-17, 2016
    Symposium: In-situ & Operando Characterization & Modelling of Reaction Kinetics
    Title: Surface Faceting of Transition Metal Oxide for Significant Promotion of Catalytic Selectivity in Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane.
  • Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS) and Chemistry Meeting at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)
    November 12-13, 2015
    Brookhaven National Laboratory
    Title: Integration of Synchrotron Sources to Development of Catalytic Process
  • University of California, Riverside, Department of Chemistry
    October 12, 2015
    Departmental seminar
    Title: Understanding Complete Oxidation of Methane at a Molecular Level.
  • SCIX 2015
    September 27 – October 2, 2015 (Rhode Island)
    Symposium: In-situ surface science
    Title: Correlation of Surface Chemistry of Catalysts with Catalytic Performance.
  • University of Kansas, Department of Chemistry
    September 4, 2015
    Departmental seminar
    Title: Studies of Materials in Environment with Ambient Pressure X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
  • ACS 2015 Fall
    August 16-20, 2015
    Symposium: Nanocatalysis
    Title: Singly dispersed bimetallic sites for H2 production from CH3OH partial oxidation
  • NIMS Conference 2015: Materials Innovation Driven by Advanced Characterization
    July 14-16, 2015 (Tsukuba, Japan)
    Title: In-situ/operando studies for designing new catalysts
  • University of North Texas, Department of Chemistry
    April 3-4, 2015
    Departmental seminar
    Title: Incorporation of ambient pressure XPS to catalysis studies
  • ACS 2015 Spring
    March 22-26, 2015
    Symposium: Catalytic materials and technologies for upgrading of CO2 and natural gas
    Title: Catalytic conversion of methane to methanol and acetic acid on singly dispersed oxide species on internal surface of ZSM5
  • University of Kansas, Department of Physics
    March 6, 2015
    Title: Surface of materials in reactive gas phase
  • AVS 2014 61st International Symposium
    November 11-13, 2014
    Scanning Probe Microscopy Focus Topic
    Title: Tracking Surface Structure of Catalysts under Reaction Condition and during Catalysis
  • University of Oklahoma
    October 2, 2014
    School of Chemical, Biological & Materials Engineering
    Department Seminar
  • The 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Electron Microscopy for Catalysis 
    September 3-6, 2014
    Title: Understanding of Surface and Near Surface Region of Metal Catalysts under Reaction Conditions
  • ACS 2014 Fall
    August 10-14, 2014
    Advances in In-situ and Operando Studies of Catalysts from Nanoscale to Mesoscale
    Title: In-situ Studies of Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts.
  • APS 2014 March Meeting 
    March 3-7, 2014
    Symposium: Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
    Title: Exploration of Surface Chemistry and Structure of Catalysis under Reaction Condition and during Catalysis with Surface Sensitive In-situ Techniques
  • University of PittsburghDepartment of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
    October 11, 2013
    Departmental seminar
    Title: Tuning Catalysis through Phase Transition of Singly Dispersed Metal Atoms
  • ACS 2013 Fall Indianapolis
    September 7-12, 2013
    Symposium: Frontiers in energy conversion and fuel production
    Title: Catalytic performances and in-situ surface chemistries of ceria doped with palladium, platinum, and rhodium in methane partial oxidation for production of syngas
  • ACS 2013 Spring New Orleans 
    April 7-11, 2012
    Symposium: Nanostructured Catalysts and Catalysis
    Title: Operando and In-situ Studies of Bimetallic Catalysts
  • American Vacuum Society 59th International Symposium and Exhibition
    Oct 28-Nov 2, 2012
    Paul Holloway Award Talk: Surface Chemistry and Structure of Alloy Thin Films under Reaction Conditions and their Correlations to Catalytic Performances of CO2 Conversion and Methane Partial Oxidation.
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis 2012
    July 29-August 2, 2012
    Symposium: Surface and Subsurface Analysis.
    Title: Design of Ambient Pressure XPS (AP-XPS) Using Bench-Top X-Ray Source and High-Pressure High-Temperature STM and Applications to Operando Studies of Catalysis.
  • University of Science and Technology of ChinaDepartment of Chemistry
    June 13, 2012
    Departmental Seminar
    Title: Action of Nanocatalysts under Reaction Conditions.
  • 7th Sino-US Nano Forum
    June 8-11, 2012
    Title: Action of Nanocatalysts under Reaction Conditions and Characterization using New Ambient Pressure Techniques.
  • Uppsala University, SwedenDepartment of Chemistry
    April 19, 2012
    Department Seminar
    Title: Exploration of Restructuring of Nanocatalysts Using Ambient Pressure XPS
  • ACS 2012 Spring San Diego 
    March 29, 2012.
    Symposium: Catalysis for Clean Energy Technologies.
    Title: Operando studies of catalyst surfaces toward energy conversion and environmental remediation.
  • ACS 2012 Spring San Diego
    March 28, 2012
    Symposium: CO2 Capture, Sequestration, Conversion and Utilization
    Title: Studies of CO2 reduction with H2 on oxide-based catalysts.
  • National University of SingaporeInstitute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) 
    Sep 3-5, 2011
    Institute Seminar
    Title: Catalysis at Nanoscale toward Energy Applications
  • Argonne National Laboratory
    April 28-29, 2011
    Workshop: Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles and Catalysis.
    Title: Integration of Ambient Pressure Photoelectron Spectroscopy into Studies of Nanocatalysts
  • 33rd Annual Symposium on Applied Surface Analysis, American Vacuum Society
    April 11-13, 2011
    Title: Application of In-situ Photoelectron Spectroscopy to Studies of Materials

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