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Chemical Engineering Assistant

Richmond, CA
March 06, 2018

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• Significant research record in heterogeneous catalysis, materials science, chemical engineering

• Strong experience in the synthesis, screening, scale-up and post treatment (coating) of new catalysts

• Expertise in catalyst characterization techniques such as SEM, XRD, XPS, IR, GC, GC-MS, TGA, ICP, etc.

• Exceptional problem solving, collaboration and communication skills. EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Gabor Somorjai Group) 2015-2017

• Novel multi-interface nano-materials and tandem catalysis processes design and development

• Catalytic dimerization of light alkanes over super-acidic Metal Organic Framework materials

• Investigated surface/interface chemistry of metal, bimetal and metal oxide system Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Nevada, Reno, Chemical and Materials Department 2013-2015

• Cutting edge CO2 capture and conversion, biomass conversion and chemical hydrogen storage processes development

• Novel heteroatom mesoporous materials catalysts development

• Investigated metal/metal oxide catalytic mechanism in subcritical/supercritical water systems with NMR and EPR Research Director

Qiwangda Chemical Technology Co., Ltd. 2011-2012

• Zeolites TS-1 and ZSM-5 production/post treatment (coating), characterization and reaction evaluation

• Gas-phase propylene epoxidation and aromatic hydrocarbons production processes development and scale-up Research Assistant

Dalian University of Technology, China 2003-2012

• Ultra-pure plasma H2O2 production technology development

• Low-cost zeolite synthesis technology and gas-phase propylene epoxidation processes development

• Heteroatom structure of zeolite and surface reaction intermediate characterization with UV-Raman and FTIR Data Analysis Engineer

Regional Transportation Commission (Washoe County, Nevada State) 01/2013-10/2014

• Comparing the energy and environment influence of the electric bus and diesel bus (mathematical model building, date collection, analysis and reporting)

Assistant Instructor

University of Nevada, Reno 01/2014-06/2014

• Taught Process Control class (ChE 451) and associated requisite laboratory section for senior undergraduate of Chemical and Materials Department

Ji Su PhD

US Permanent Resident

Phone: 510-***-****;


UC Berkeley College of Chemistry

Materials Sciences Division

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Journal Referee

• Referee for 13 peer-reviewed journals:

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (IF=11.261); Nano Lett. (IF=13.592); ChemComm. (IF=6.834); Green Chem. (IF=8.020) Scientific Reports (IF=5.578); Journal of CO2 Utilization (4.764); Appl. Catal. A(IF=3.942); Catal. Today (IF=4.030) J. Mol. Catal. A (IF=3.615); Catal Commun (IF=3.699); Catal. Lett. (IF=2.307); Energy Technology (IF=2.824) ChemistrySelect (opening Jan. 2016)


• Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, 2012, Dalian University of Technology, China

• M.S. in Chemical Engineering, 2007, Dalian University of Technology, China

• B.S. in Environmental Engineering, 2003, Dalian Polytechnic University, China PATENTS

10. Catalyst for C4 liquefied petroleum gas aromatization and its preparing method. Chinese patent: ZL 200410050202.3

(Authorized and industrialized)

9. Modification method of titanium-silicalite zeolite based on the mixture of quaternary ammonium salt and inorganic alkali. US patent 9486790 B2 (Authorized)

8. Device and method for performing olefin gaseous phase epoxidation by using industrial hydrogen peroxide. Chinese patent: 201110366512.6 (Authorized)

7. Process for modifying TS-1 based on mixed solution of quaternary ammonium salt and inorganic base. US patent 201******** A1

6. Method for modifying titanium silicon molecular sieves WO patent 201-***-**** A1 5. Post-treatment of TS-1 zeolite with solution of quaternary ammonium salt and inorganic base. Chinese patent: 201110338451.2

4. Process for modifying TS-1 based on mixed solution of quaternary ammonium salt and inorganic base. WO patent 201-***-**** A1

3. Post-treatment method of TS-1 zeolite with solution of TPAOH and Sulfur salts. Chinese patent: 201110337609.4 2. Method for modifying titanium silicon molecular sieves US patent 201******** A1 1. A new post-treatment method for titanium silicalite zeolite. Chinese patent: 201********* PUBLICATIONS

21. Book Chapters: L. Yang, J. Su, X. Yang, H. Lin "Catalytic Oxidation Pathways for the Production of Carboxylic Acids from Biomass" in the book entitled "Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology", Springer, pp 171-202, 2016 20. Book Chapters: H. Lin*, J. Su, Y. Liu, L. Yang. "Catalytic Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Value-Added Organic Acids in Aqueous Media" in the book entitled "Application of Hydrothermal Reactions to Biomass Conversion" Springer, pp 109-138, 2014.

19. J. Su, G. Ding, C. Zhang, K. Tang, L. Yang and H. Lin. Coupling Glucose Dehydrogenation with CO2 Hydrogenation by Hydrogen Transfer in Aqueous Media at Room Temperature, (Submitted to Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.) 18. C.A. Trickett, T. M. Popp, J. Su, C. Yan, J. Weisberg, A. Huq, P. Urban, J. Jiang, M. J. Kalmutzki, Q. Liu, J. Baek, M. P. Head-Gordon, M. D. Fayer, G. A. Somorjai, J. A. Reimer, and O. M. Yaghi, Determination of the Brønsted Acid Site in Sulfated MOF-808 and its Highly Selective Dimerization of 1-Butene to 1-Isooctene (Submitted to Nature Chemistry) 17. C. Xie, C. Chen; Y. Yu, J. Su, Y. Li, G. A. Somorjai, P. Yang. Tandem Catalysis for CO2 Hydrogenation to C2-C4 Hydrocarbons, Nano Lett., 2017, 17 (6), 3798–3802

16. J. Su, C. Xie, C. Chen, Y. Yu, G. Kennedy, G. A. Somorjai, P. Yang. Insights into the Mechanism of Tandem Alkene Hydroformylation over a Nanostructured Catalyst with Multiple Interfaces, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 11568–11574 15. J. Su, L. Yang, M. Lu, and H. Lin. Highly Efficient Hydrogen Storage System Based on Ammonium Bicarbonate / Formate Redox Equilibrium over Palladium Nano-catalyst, ChemSusChem., 2015, 8, 813-816 14. J. Su, L. Yang, X. Yang, B. Luo, and H. Lin. Simultaneously Converting Carbonate/Bicarbonate and Biomass to Value- added Carboxylic Acid Salts by Aqueous-phase Hydrogen Transfer, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 2015, 3 (1), 195-203

(Cover paper)

13. J. Su, M. Lu, H. Lin L High Yield Production of Formate by Hydrogenating CO2 Derived Ammonium Carbamate / Carbonate at Room Temperature, Green Chem. 2015, 17 (5), 276*-****-**. L Yang, J. Su, S Carl, J. G Lynam, X Yang, H Lin Catalytic Conversion of Hemicellulosic Biomass to Lactic Acid in pH Neutral Aqueous Phase Media, Appl. Catal., B, 2015, 162, 149-157 11. J. Su, L. Yang, R. N Liu, H. Lin. Low-temperature Oxidation of Guaiacol to Maleic Acid over TS-1 Catalyst in Alkaline Aqueous H2O2 Solutions. Chin. J. Catal., 2014, 35, 622-630 10. Y. Yi, J. Zhou, H. Guo, J. Zhao, J. Su, L. Wang, X. Wang, W. Gong, Safe Direct Synthesis of High Purity H2O2 through a H2/O2 Plasma Reaction, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 8446-8449 9. J. Su, G. Xiong, J. Zhou, W. Liu, D. Zhou, G. Wang, X. Wang, H. Guo, Amorphous Ti species in titanium silicalite-1: Structural features, chemical properties, and inactivation with sulfosalt, J. Catal., 2012, 288, 1-7 8. L. Yang, G. Xiong, J. Su, P. Li, and H. Guo, In Situ UV Raman Spectroscopic Study on the Reaction Intermediates for Propylene Epoxidation on TS-1, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012, 116, 9122-9131 7. B. Dong, Y. Qin, Y. Ding, L. Duan, J. Su, H. Guo, Q. Xin, L. Song, Adsorption and Diffusion Behavior of Propylene and Propylene Oxide on TS-1 Zeolite, J. Petrochem. Universities, 2011, 04, 17-20 6. J. Su, J. Zhou, C. Liu, X. Wang, H. Guo, Gas Phase Epoxidation of Propylene with TS-1 and in Situ H2O2 Produced by a H2/O2 Plasma, Chin. J. of Catal., 2010, 31(10), 1095-1099 5. W. Liu, P. Guo, J. Su, J. Hu, Y. Wang, N. Liu, H. Guo, Acidity Characterization and Acid Catalysis Performance of Titanium Silicalite (TS-1), Chin. J. of Catal., 2009, 30(6), 482-484 4. J. Zhao, J. Zhou, J. Su, H. Guo, X. Wang, W. Gong, Scale-up synthesis of hydrogen peroxide from H2/O2 with multiple parallel DBD tubes, Plasma Sci. and Technol., 2009, 11, 181-186 3 J. Zhao, J. Zhou, J. Su, X. Wang, W. Gong, H. Guo, Energy efficiency of synthesis of H2O2 by H2/O2 plasma, Adv. Technol. of Electric. Engin. and Energy, 2008, 27, 44-48 2. J. Zhao, J. Zhou, J. Su, H. Guo, X. Wang, W. Gong 13. Propene epoxidation with in-site H2O2 produced by H2/O2 non- equilibrium plasma, AIChE, 2007, 53, 3204-3209

1. J. Gou, J. Zhou, H. Guo, J. Su, L. Chen, X. Wang, W. Gong, Synthesis of hydrogen peroxide via H2/O2 plasma under dielectric barrier discharge, Modern Chemical Industry, 2006, 194-197 Manuscripts in Preparation

4. J. Su, C. Xie, G. A. Somorjai, P. Yang. Tandem Catalysis: Hydroformylation and Carbonylation with CO Surrogates

(Prepare for Nature Chemistry)

3. J. Su, M. Lu, L. Yang, H. Lin. High Efficiency of Formate Production: Low Temperature Hydrogenation of Amine Captured CO2 over Pd NPs Catalyst (Prepare for Energy & Environmental Science) 2. J. Su, J. Zhou, G. Xiong, N. He, W. Gong, X. Wang, H. Guo, A Stable Gas-phase HPPO Process with Gaseous Hydrogen Peroxide on Highly Activated Titanium Silicalite-1. (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.) 1. J. Su, N. He, G. Xiong, L. Liu, X. Wang, H. Guo, The Framework Ti-O-Ti Linkages in Titanium Silicalite-1: a UV Raman Study. (J. Phys. Chem. C)

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