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                                                               

[38]  Jie Zhu, Ryota Osuga, Ryo Ishikawa, Naoya Shibata, Yuichi Ikuhara, Junko N. Kondo, Masaru Ogura, Jihong Yu, Toru Wakihara,* Zhendong Liu* and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Encapsulation of Metal Nanoclusters into MFI Zeolite in the Course of Its Crystallization: Catalytic Application for Propane Dehydrogenation. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2020, in press, DOI: 10.1002/anie.202007044. (*corresponding author)

[37]  Jie Zhu, Vitaly Sushkevich, Amy Knorpp, Mark Newton, Stefanie C. M. Mizuno, Toru Wakihara, Tatsuya Okubo, Zhendong Liu* and Jeroen A. van Bokhoven*. Cu-Erionite Zeolite Achieves High Yield in Direct Oxidation of Methane to Methanol by Isothermal Chemical Looping. Chemistry of Materials, 2020, 4, 1448-1453. (*corresponding author)

[36] Che Tan,# Zhendong Liu,# Yasuo Yonezawa, Sohei Sukenaga, Mariko Ando, Hiroyuki Shibata, Yukichi Sasaki, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Unique Crystallization Behavior in the Zeolite Synthesis under External High Pressure. Chemical Communications, 2020, 56, 2811-2814. (#equal contribution)

[35] Tatsushi Yoshioka, Zhendong Liu, Kenta Iyoki, Tsuneji Sano, Mariko Ando, Sohei Sukenaga, Hiroyuki Shibata, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Rapid Synthesis of Hydrothermally Stable ZSM-5 in the Presence of 1-butanol. Chemistry Letters, 2020, in press, DOI: 10.1246/cl.200201.

[34] Ce Peng, Zhendong Liu, Yasuo Yonezawa, Noemi Linares, Yutaka Yanaba, Carlos Alexander Trujillo, Tatsuya Okubo, Taiji Matsumoto, Javier Garcia-Martinez and Toru Wakihara. Testing the Limits of Zeolite Structural Flexibility: Ultrafast Introduction of Mesoporosity in Zeolite. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2020, 2, 735-742.

[33] Hiroki Yamada, Satoshi Tominaka, Koji Ohara, Zhendong Liu, Tatsuya Okubo and Toru Wakihara. Structural Evolution of Amorphous Precursors toward Crystalline Zeolites Visualized by an in situ X-ray Pair Distribution Function Approach. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2019, 46, 28419-28426.

[32] Zhendong Liu,* Jie Zhu, Ce Peng, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Continuous Flow Synthesis of Ordered Porous Materials: From Zeolites to Metal-Organic Frameworks and Mesoporous Silica. Reaction Chemistry & Engineering, 2019, 4, 1699-1720 (published as a cover story). (*corresponding author)

[31] Toyohiro Usui,# Zhendong Liu,# Hirokazu Igarashi, Yukichi Sasaki, Yuji Shiramata, Hiroki Yamada, Koji Ohara, Tetsuro Kusamoto and Toru Wakihara. Identifying the Factors Governing the Early-Stage Degradation of Cu-Chabazite Zeolite for NH3-SCR. ACS Omega, 2019, 4, 3653-3659. (#equal contribution)

[30] Zhendong Liu, Jie Zhu, Toru Wakihara and Tatsuya Okubo. Ultrafast Synthesis of Zeolites: Breakthrough, Progresses and Perspective. Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers, 2019, 6, 14-31.

[29] 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.

[28] 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.

 

[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.