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  Kake Zhu
Ph.D, Professor

Faculty of Chemical Engineering,
UNILAB, 130 Mei Long Road,
200237, Shanghai,
P. R. China
E-mail: kakezhu[at]


l Education

  • 2000-2003

Ph.D Physical Chemistry, Fudan University, China

Dissertation: The controlled synthesis of mesoporous materials and their functionalization as catalysts.

Advisor: Prof. Heyong He

  • 1997-2000

M.Sc Physical Chemistry, Northwest University, China

Dissertation: On the ab initio theoretical reaction mechanism of CH free radical and NO2.

Advisors: Prof. Yubin Wang and Prof. Zhenyi Wen

  • 1993-1997

B.Sc Chemistry Department, Northwest University, China

l Academic Career

  • 2010-Present

Professor of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China

  • 2007-2009

Research associate, Pacific Northwest National Lab, USA, With Dr. Jun Liu

  • 2006-2007

Visiting scholar, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA, With Prof. Yu Qiao

  • 2005-2006

Postdoctor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark, With Prof. Claus Hviid Christensen

  • 2003-2005

Postdoctor, Jacobs University Bremen (JUB), Germany, with Prof. Ryan. M. Richards

l  Research interest

  • l Hierarchical zeolite synthesis and catalytic applications

  • l Catalytic methane and carbon dioxide dry reforming

  • l Nano material surface control and related catalysis

  • l Surface reaction mechanism, kinetics

l Publications

Prof. Kake Zhu has published over 62 scientific publications on peer reviewed journals, with a total citations above 1500 times. Some representative ones are:

1. Fan X. L. , Liu Z. T., Zhu Y-. A., Tong G. S., Zhang J. D., Engelbrekt C., Ulstrup J., Zhu K.*, Zhou X. G., Tuning the Composition of Metastable CoxNiyMg100-x-y(OH)(OCH3) Nanoplates for Optimizing Robust Methane Dry Reforming Catalyst, J. Catal., 2015, 330, 106-119. Link to content

2. Hutchings, G. S., Zhang, Y., Li, J. , Yonemoto, B. T., Zhou X. G., Zhu K.*, Jiao F.*, In situ Formation of Non-supported Cobalt Oxide Nanocubanes as Efficient Oxygen Evolution Catalysts, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2015, 137, 4223-4229. Link to content

3. Yu M. J., Zhu Y. A., Lu Y., Tong G. S., Zhu K.*, Zhou X. G., The promoting role of Ag in Ni-CeO2 catalyzed CH4-CO2 dry reforming reaction, Applied Catalysis B- Environmental, 2015, 165, 43-56 . Link to content

4. Chen J., Hua W. M., Xiao Y., Huo Q. S., Zhu K.*, Zhou X. G., Tailoring the Structure of Hierarchically Porous Zeolite Beta through Modified Orientated Attachment Growth in a Dry Gel System, Chemistry-A European Journal, 2014, 20, 14744 – 14755. Link to content

5. Yu M. J., Zhu K.*, Liu Z. C., Xiao H. P., Deng W., Zhou X. G., Carbon dioxide reforming of methane over promoted NixMg1−xO(1 1 1) platelet catalyst derived from solvothermal synthesis, Applied Catalysis B- Environmental, 2014, 148-149, 177-190. Link to content

6. Xiao, H.P., Liu, Z. C., Zhou, X. G., Zhu, K., A unique method to fabricate NixMg1-xO (111) nano-platelet solid solution catalyst for CH4-CO2 dry reforming, Catalysis Communications, 2013, 34, 11-15. Link to content

7. Zhu K., Hua W., Deng W. R. Richards, Preparation of MgO Nanosheets with Polar (111) Surfaces by Ligand Exchange and Esterification - Synthesis, Structure, and Application as Catalyst Support, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2012, 17, 2869-2876.(Cover story) Link to content

8. Sun, J., Zhu K., Gao F., Wang C., Liu, J., Peden, C. H. F., Wang, Y., Direct Conversion of Bio-ethanol to Isobutene on Nanosized ZnxZryOz Mixed Oxides with Balanced Acid–Base Sites, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2011, 133, 11096-11099. Link to content

9. Zhu, K.; Sun J. M., Liu J., Wang L. Q., Wan H. Y., Hu J. Z., Wang Y., Peden C. H. F. , Nie Z., Solvent Evaporation Assisted Preparation of Oriented Nanocrystalline Mesoporous MFI Zeolites, ACS Catalysis, 2011, 1, 682-690. Link to content

10. Zhu, K.; Hu, J.; She, X.; Liu, J.; Nie, Z.; Wang, Y.; Peden, C. H. F.; Kwak, J. Characterization of Dispersed Heteropoly Acid on Mesoporous Zeolite using Solid State 31P NMR Spin-Lattice Relaxation, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2009, 131, 9715-9721. Link to content

11. Zhu, K.; Hu, J. C.; Kubel, C.; Richards, R. Efficient preparation and catalytic activity of MgO(111) nanosheets, Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 2006, 45, 7277. Link to content

12. Zhu, K.; Yue, B.; Zhou, W. Z.; He, H. Y. Preparation of three-dimensional chromium oxide porous single crystals templated by SBA-15 Chemical Communications 2003, 98. Link to content

13. Zhu, K.; He, H. Y.; Xie, S. H.; Zhang, X.; Zhou, W. Z.; Jin, S. L.; Yue, B. Crystalline WO3 nanowires synthesized by templating method, Chemical Physics Letters 2003, 377, 317. Link to content

14. Zhu, K.; Ma, Z. N.; Zou, Y.; Zhou, W. Z.; Chen, T.; He, H. Y. Mesoporous VOx-SbOx/SBA-15 synthesized by a two-stage grafting method and its characterization, Chemical Communications 2001, 2552. Link to content

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