MOFs-based Bifunctional Catalysts for Efficient One-Pot Transformation of Biomas to Ethanol

quingwei mei

Open Data

Synthesis of ZIF-8 by using ammonia

DFT modelling with Prof. Haijun Jiao at LIKAT

Hydrogenation of ethyl glycol over Co(111) and Co(0001)

Project Information

Funding under
EXCELLENT SCIENCE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Type of action: MSCA-IF-EF-ST

The Fellow: Dr Qingwei Meng

Project abbreviation: MOFCatEthanol

Project agreement ID: 101026650

Project cost: € 224 933,76

Coordinated by

Other participating organizations Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) The University of the Basque Country (Basque)

Start date: 16 July 2021
End date: 26 August 2023

The experience as a Marie-Curie Fellow based on Aston University extended my research experience, exploited my potential and increased my international visibility. During the two years’ work, I learned how to design experiments more smartly and also learned how to conduct simple DFT calculation. The learning of theoretic calculation will open another area for my future career. Besides, I learned how to management project, including experiments trainings, finance management and communication within and out of the team. I established friendship with people from different countries and outstanding potential collaborator. Moreover, I experienced different cultures and learned how to think from an international view. The conducting of this Marie Skłodowska-Curie project is a really precious experience to further my innovative research in effective catalytic conversion of biomass after this project. Thus, it is really appreciated for the funding of the European Commission and the support from the host Aston University, the co-host Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT) and the University of the Basque Country.

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Figure 1

XRD patterns of the ZIF-8 samples

energy diagram

Figure 2

Potential energy diagram for the hydrogenation reaction of ethylene glycol on Co (001) and Co (111). Energies in eV are relative to gas phase ethyl glycol, plus the gas phase H2 and clean slab.