Asst Prof Wen LIU (Paul)

Principal Investigator

Dr Liu Wen (Paul) is a reaction engineer specialising in carbon capture and fuel conversion processes. He completed his undergraduate training as a chemical engineering at University of Cambridge, where he stayed to do a PhD with Prof. John Dennis, who leads the Combustion Group at Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. After spending some time at the Department of Engineering as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Stuart Scott, Paul joined CARES in 2014, as a senior research fellow affiliated with NTU. He taught chemical engineering at Newcastle University's Singapore campus since 2016 and re-joined NTU in 2018.

Singapore - NTU


C4T extended projects

Research Interest

- Chemical looping processes
- Methane activation
- CO₂ activation

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Yan, Y., Wong, R.J., Ma, Z., Donat, F., Xi, S., Saqline, S., Fan, W, Du, Y., Borgna, A., He, Q, Müller, C.R., Chen, W., Lapkin, A.A., Liu, W., 2022. CO2 Hydrogenation to methanol on tungsten-doped Cu/CeO2 catalysts. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 306, 121098. doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2022.121098

Qian, K., Yan, Y., Xi, S., Wei, T., Dai, Y., Yan, X., Kobayashi, H., Wang, S., Liu, W., Li, R., 2021. Elucidating the strain-vacancy-activity relationship on structurally deformed Co@CoO nanosheets for aqueous phase reforming of formaldehyde. Small. 17. 2012970. doi:10.1002/smll.202102970

Li, R., Liu, Z., Trinh Q.T., Miao, Z., Chen, S., Qian, K., Wong, R.J., Xi, S., Yan, Y., Borgna, A., Liang, S., Wei, T., Dai, Y., Wang, P., Tang, Y., Yan, X., *Choksi, T.S., *Liu W., 2021. Strong metal-support interaction for 2D materials: application in noble metal/TiB2 heterointerfaces and their enhanced catalytic performance for formic acid dehydrogenation. Advanced Materials, . 2101536. doi:10.1002/adma.202101536

Huang, J., Liu, W., Hu, W., Metcalfe, I., Yang, Y., Liu, B., 2019. Phase interactions in Ni-Cu-Al2O3 mixed oxide oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications. Applied Energy, 236, 635–47. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.12.029

Huang J, Liu W, Yang Y, Liu B. (2018). High-Performance Ni–Fe Redox Catalysts for Selective CH4 to Syngas Conversion via Chemical Looping. ACS Catalysis, 8(3), 1748-1756.

Dunstan MT, Liu W, Pavan AF, Kimpton JA, Ling CD, Scott SA, Dennis JS, Grey CP. (2017). Reversible CO₂ Absorption by the 6H Perovskite Ba4Sb2O9. Chemistry of Materials, 25(24), 4881-4891.

Huang J, Liu W, Yang Y. (2017). Phase interactions in Mg-Ni-Al-O oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 326, 470-476.

Li P, Liu W, Dennis JS, Zeng HC. (2017). Synthetic architecture of MgO/C nanocomposite from hierarchical-structured coordination polymer toward enhanced CO₂ capture. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(11), 9592-9602.

Martin SC Chan, Wen Liu, Mohammad Ismail, Yanhui Yang, Stuart A Scott, John S Dennis. (2016). Improving hydrogen yields, and hydrogen: steam ratio in the chemical looping production of hydrogen using Ca2Fe2O5. Chemical Engineering Journal, 296, 406-411.