Assistant Professor Zhendong Liu

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Zhendong Liu, Ph.D.

Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
liuzd[at]chemsys.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Professional Experiences  

  • 2017 Oct. – Present: Assistant Professor
    Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 2016 Jul. – 2017 Sep.: Postdoctoral Associate (Advisors: Profs. Michael Tsapatsis and Andreas Stein)
    Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • 2015 Oct. – 2016 Jul.: Postdoctoral Researcher (Advisor: Prof. Tatsuya Okubo)
    Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo
  • 2009 May – 2009 Jul.: Researcher Assistant (Advisors: Profs. Yangcheng Lu & Guangsheng Luo)
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University
  • 2005 Jul. – 2008 Aug.: Assistant Chemical Engineer
    Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co., LTD, Ningbo, China

Education                                                                  

  • 2012 Oct. – 2015 Sep.: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (Supervisor: Prof. Tatsuya Okubo)
    Department of Chemical System Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2009 Aug. – 2012 Jul.: Master of Engineering (Supervisor: Prof. Yangcheng Lu)
    Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
  • 2001 Sep. – 2005 Jul.: Bachelor of Engineering
    School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shandong University (Jinan, China)

Honors & Awards      

  • Dean’s Award for Research, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, (Feb. 2016)
  • Japanese Government Scholarship, The University of Tokyo (Oct. 2012 – Sept. 2015)
  • Best Master Thesis Award, Tsinghua University (Jul. 2012)
  • Outstanding Graduate of Beijing, Municipal Government of Beijing (Jul. 2012)
  • Best Paper Award, The 8th Annual Meeting on Particuology (Sept. 2012)

Publications                                                               

[30] Ce Peng, Zhendong Liu, Yasuo Yonezawa, Yutaka Yanaba, Naonobu Katada, Ikuma Murayama, Sakura Segoshi, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Ultrafast Post-Synthesis Treatment to Prepare ZSM-5@Silicalite-1 as A Core-Shell Structured Zeolite Catalyst. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2019, 277, 197-202.

[29] Zhendong Liu, Wenyang Zhao, Prashant Kumar, Xinyu Li, Yasser Al Wahedi, Michael Tsapatsis and Andreas Stein. Direct Synthesis and Pseudomorphic Transformation of Mixed Metal Oxide Nanostructures with Non-Close-Packed Hollow Sphere Arrays. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 15707-15711.

[28] Zhendong Liu, Jie Zhu, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Synthesis of Zeolites: Breakthrough, Progresses and Perspective. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2018, Advanced Article (DOI: 10.1039/C8QI00939B).

[27] Jie Zhu, Zhendong Liu, Yasuo Yonezawa, Kazuto Honda, Satoshi Okada, Shigeru Deguchi, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Addressing the Viscosity Challenge: Ultrafast, Stable-Flow Synthesis of Zeolites with An Emulsion Method. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2018, Advanced Article (DOI: 10.1039/c8re00139a).

[26] Prashant Kumar, Zhendong Liu, Michael Tsapatsis, K Andre Mkhoyan. Sulfidation-Oxidation Cycling of a H2S Adsorbing Hollow Sphere Array. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2018, S1(24), 1800-1801.

[25] Toyohiro Usui,# Zhendong Liu,# Sayoko Ibe, Jie Zhu, Chokkalingam Anand, Hirokazu Igarashi, Naoki Onaya, Yukichi Sasaki, Yuji Shiramata, Tetsuro Kusamoto and Toru Wakihara. Improve the Hydrothermal Stability of Cu-SSZ-13 Zeolite Catalyst by Loading a Small Amount of Ce. ACS Catalysis, 2018, 8, 9165-9173. (#equal contribution)

[24] Jie Zhu, Zhendong Liu, Sohei Sukenaga, Mariko Ando, Hiroyuki Shibata, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Ultrafast Synthesis of *BEA Zeolite Without the Aid of Aging Pretreatment. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2018, 268, 1-8.

[23] Ce Peng, Zhendong Liu, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Fast Synthesis of SSZ-24: A Pure Silica Zeolite with AFI Framework. Chemistry Letters, 2018, 47, 654-656.

[22] Ce Peng, Zhendong Liu, Aoki Horimoto, Chokkalingam Anand, Hiroki Yamada, Koji Ohara, Sohei Sukenaga, Mariko Ando, Hiroyuki Shibata, Takahiko Takewaki, Rino R Mukti, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Preparation of nanosized SSZ-13 zeolite with enhanced hydrothermal stability by a two-stage synthetic method. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2018, 255, 192-199.

[21] Jie Zhu, Zhendong Liu, Kenta Iyoki, Anand Chokkalingam, Kaname Yoshida, Yukichi Sasaki, Sohei Sukenaga, Mariko Ando, Hiroyuki Shibata, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Synthesis of High-Silica Erionite Zeolite with Improved Hydrothermal Stability. Chemical Communications, 2017, 53, 6796-6799.

[20] Jie Zhu, Zhendong Liu, Akira Endo, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast, OSDA-free synthesis of mordenite zeolite. CrystEngComm, 2017, 19, 632-640.

[19] Sibel Sogukkanli, Kenta Iyoki, Shanmugam P Elangovan, Keiji Itabashi, Miku Takano, Zhendong Liu, Satoshi Inagaki, Toru Wakihara, Yoshihiro Kubota and Tatsuya Okubo. Rational Seed-Directed Synthesis of MSE-Type Zeolites Using a Simple Organic Structure-Directing Agent by Extending the Composite Building Unit Hypothesis. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2017, 245, 1-7.

[18] Zhendong Liu, Kotatsu Okabe, Chokkalingam Anand, Yasuo Yonezawa, Jie Zhu, Hiroki Yamada, Akira Endo, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Koji Ohara, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Continuous Flow Synthesis of ZSM-5 Zeolite on the Order of Seconds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2016, 113, 14267-14271.
Highlighted by Press Releases at The University of Tokyo:
https://www.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp/soee/press/setnws_20161129110759892294625558.html
Highlighted by Press Releases at SPring-8:
http://www.spring8.or.jp/ja/news_publications/press_release/2016/161129
Highlighted by Japan Financial Times (in Japanese):
http://release.nikkei.co.jp/detail.cfm?relID=429634&lindID=5

[17] Zhendong Liu,# Toru Wakihara,# Naoki Nomura, Chokkalingam Anand, Takeshi Matsuo, Shanmugam P. Elangovan, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast and Continuous Flow Synthesis of Silicoaluminophosphates. Chemistry of Materials, 2016, 28, 4840-4847. (#equal contribution)

[16] Chokkalingam Anand, Yudai Yamaguchi, Zhendong Liu, Sayoko Ibe, Shanmugam P. Elangovan, Toshihiro Ishii, Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Akira Endo, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Pioneering In Situ Recrystallization during Bead Milling: A Top-down Approach to Prepare Zeolite A Nanocrystals. Scientific Report, 2016, 6, Article #: 29210.

[15] Hiroki Yamada, Takayuki Iida, Zhendong Liu, Yusuke Naraki, Koji Ohara, Shinji Kohara, Tatsuya Okubo, Toru Wakihara. Downsizing AFX Zeolite Crystals to Nanoscale by a Postmilling Recrystallization Method. Crystal Growth & Design, 2016, 16, 3389-3394.

[14] Grandprix T. M. Kadja, Rino R. Mukti, Zhendong Liu, Mita Rilyanti, Ismunandar, I Nyoman Narsih, Masaru Ogura, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Mesoporogen-Free Synthesis of Hierarchically Porous ZSM-5 below 100 o Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2016, 226, 344-352.

[13] Zhendong Liu, Toru Wakihara, Chokkalingam Anand, Sye Hoe Keoh, Daisuke Nishioka, Yuusuke Hotta, Takeshi Matsuo, Takahiko Takewaki and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Synthesis of Silicalite-1 Using a Tubular Reactor with a Feature of Rapid Heating. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 2016, 223, 140-144.

[12] Zhendong Liu, Toru Wakihara, Kazunori Oshima, Daisuke Nishioka, Yuusuke Hotta, Shanmugam P. Elangovan, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Watcharop Chaikittisilp, Takeshi Matsuo, Takahiko Takewaki and Tatsuya Okubo. Widening Synthesis Bottlenecks: Realization of Ultrafast and Continuous-Flow Synthesis of High-Silica Zeolite SSZ-13 for NOx Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 5683-5687.
Selected as a Hot Paper of Angewandte Chemie: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201501160/abstract;
Highlighted by Chemistry Views:
http://www.chemistryviews.org/details/ezine/7705851/Fastest_Synthesis_of_a_Zeolite.html;
Highlighted by Wiley-Japan: http://www.wiley.co.jp/blog/pse/?p=31982.

[11] Zhendong Liu, Naoki Nomura, Daisuke Nishioka, Yuusuke Hotta, Takeshi Matsuo, Kazunori Oshima, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Koji Ohara, Shinji Kohara, Takahiko Takewaki, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. A Top-Down Methodology for Ultrafast Tuning of Nanosized Zeolites. Chemical Communications, 2015, 51, 12567-12570.

[10] Takaaki Ikuno,# Watcharop Chaikittisilp,# Zhendong Liu, Takayuki Iida, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Shinji Kohara, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Structure-Directing Behaviors of Tetraethylammonium Cations toward Zeolite Beta Revealed by the Evolution of Aluminosilicate Species Formed during the Crystallization Process. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137,14533-14544.

[9] Xiying Li, Watcharop Chaikittisilp, Zhendong Liu, Yutaka Yanaba, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Synthesis of (Silico)aluminophosphate Molecular Sieves Using an Alkanolamine as a Novel Organic Structure-Directing Agent. Chemistry Letters, 2015, 44, 1300-1302.

[8] Zhendong Liu, Toru Wakihara, Daisuke Nishioka, Kazunori Oshima, Takahiko Takewaki and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Continuous-Flow Synthesis of Crystalline Microporous Aluminophosphate AlPO4-5. Chemistry of Materials, 2014, 26, 2327-2331.

[7] Zhendong Liu, Toru Wakihara, Daisuke Nishioka, Kazunori Oshima, Takahiko Takewaki and Tatsuya Okubo; One-Minute Synthesis of Crystalline Microporous Aluminophosphate (AlPO4-5) by Combining Fast Heating with A Seed-Assisted Method, Chemical Communications, 2014, 50, 2526-2528.
Highlighted by Chemistry World:
http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2014/01/microporous-aluminophosphate-one-minute-synthesis.

[6] Takayuki Iida, Mitsutaka Sato, Zhendong Liu, Chiya Numako, Atsushi Nakahira, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Synthesis of MCM-41 with High Manganese Content by Mechanochemical Pretreatment of the Starting Materials. Chemistry Letters, 2014, 8, 1346-1348.

[5] Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Man Zhang, Weiming Wan and Guangsheng Luo. Controllable Preparation of Uniform Polystyrene Nanospheres with Premix Membrane Emulsification. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 3, 1202-1211.

[4] Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Bodong Yang and Guangsheng Luo. Free Radical Polymerization of Butyl Acrylate in Monodispersed Droplets: Comparison between Two Heating Strategies. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 1, 628-635.

[3] Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Jiawei Wang and Guangsheng Luo. Mixing Characterization and Scaling-up Analysis of Asymmetrical T-shaped Micromixer: Experiment and CFD Simulation. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2012, 181, 597-606.

[2] Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Bodong Yang and Guangsheng Luo. Controllable Preparation of Poly (butyl acrylate) by Suspension Polymerization in Coaxial Capillary Microreactor. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011, 2, 225-234.

[1] Jing Tan, Zhendong Liu, Yangcheng Lu, Jianhong Xu and Guangsheng Luo. Process Intensification of H2O2 Extraction Using Gas-Liquid-Liquid Microdispersion System. Separation and Purification Technology, 2011, 80, 225-234.