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Zhijun Wang Postgraduate
Edward Booth Postgraduate
Jen Smith Postgraduate
Dinesh Talwar Postgraduate
Angela Gonzalez de Castro Postgraduate
Thomas MD White Postgraduate
Ziyu Wang Postgraduate
Xiaofeng Wu R.A.
   
 
Professor Jianliang Xiao
 
Former Members
 
 
 
Professor Jianliang Xiao received his B.Sc in chemical engineering at the Northwest University in Xian in 1982. This was followed by a M.Sc in catalytic engineering with Profs Chi Wu and JunYu Wang at the Research Institute of Petroleum Processing in Beijing. Feeling a chemistry background would benefit his then interest in heterogeneous catalysis, he went to the University of Alberta for a PhD in organometallic chemistry under Prof Martin Cowie. After a two-year postdoctoral appointment with Prof Richard J. Puddephatt, he joined the ERATO Molecular Catalyst Project as a Researcher to learn homogeneous catalysis under Prof Noyori (Noble Laureate 2001). In 1996, he took up a Principal Scientist position at the Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis in the University of Liverpool. He was appointed to a Lectureship in the Chemistry Department in 1999; this was followed by promotion to Reader and then full Professor in early 2005. He is now Professor of Catalysis.
 
Professor Xiao is also a visiting professor at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics(in collaboration with Prof Can Li of the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis) and Northwest University and serves on the Advisory/Editorial Boards of several organizations including J. Mol. Catal., ChemSusChem, Lett. Org. Chem., and the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Green Chemistry and Chemical Processes. Apart from searching-researching in catalysis, he enjoys reading and music.
       
B. Sc. Chemical Engineering Northwest University
M. Sc. Catalytic Engineering Research Institute of Petroleum Processing
Ph. D. Organometallic Chemistry University of Alberta
Postdoc
Postdoctoral research fellow
University of Western Ontario
Research chemist
the ERATO Molecular Catalysis Project directed by Prof Ryoji Noyori
   
Tel: 44-151-7942937
Fax: 44-151-7943589
Email: j.xiao@liv.ac.uk

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