Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Liu Wen Paul

Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Asst Prof Liu Wen Paul

Dr Liu Wen (Paul) is a reaction engineer specialising in carbon capture, chemical looping and methane conversion processes.
Dr Liu completed his undergraduate training as a chemical engineering at University of Cambridge. He stayed on to do a PhD with 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 Stuart Scott, Paul joined the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (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.
Research Interests
Chemical looping applications
Selective methane conversion
Carbon capture and utilisation
Current Projects
  • Hypothesis-driven Synthesis of Capacity-Enhanced Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion
  • Multifunctional Perovskite-Type Catalysts for Poison-Tolerant Conversion of Municipal Solid Waste Syngas to Methanol
  • Selective oxidation of methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide by chemical looping
Selected Publications
  • 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, 635-647.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ca 2 Fe 2 O 5. Chemical Engineering Journal, 296, 406-411.

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