Kai Cui

Visiting Doctoral Candidate

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Artistic and research interests

I have a deep understanding on biomass (especially lignin) catalytic transformation. I participated in the researches of lignin depolymerization over molybdenum carbide, tungsten phosphide, metallic molybdenum and molybdenum oxide catalysts successively. I have been engaged in a pilot plant test of Kraft lignin decomposion in a factory for two years. Recently, in-situ mechanism research of lignin depolymerization and upgrading has been attracting me. I am waiting for a platform to realize the utilization of biomass. I think lignin is the key point to reverse the profit-free situation of biomass refining.

I have expertise in:

  • Biomass conversion in supercutical fluid.
  • Transtion metal catalysts development and preparation.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds using GC, GC-MS, GPC, HPLC.
  • Learning Operando ATR-IR in high-temperature-pressure for lignin conversion.

Professional Qualifications

  • Successive Master and Doctor Programs in Tianjin University,

    1 Sep 2013 - 31 Dec 2019
  • Bechelor in Shanghai University,

    1 Sep 2009 - 1 Jun 2013


  • Biomass, Hydrodeoxygenation, Lignin, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Supercritical alcohols, Operando

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