Research Interests

​Design, synthesis, characterization and application of novel ultrahigh-performance nanomaterials for heterogeneous catalysis, especially for C1 chemistry. In situ and operational spectroscopy and microscopy for studying the working and deactivation mechanisms of catalyst under realistic conditions.


Selected Publications

  • Confined small-sized cobalt catalysts stimulate carbon-chain growth reversely by modifying ASF law of Fischer–Trops...
    Qingpeng Cheng, Ye Tian, Shuaishuai Lyu, Na Zhao, Kui Ma, Tong Ding, Zheng Jiang, Lihua Wa...
    Nature Communications, 9, 3250-3258, (2018)
  • Tuning interaction between cobalt catalysts and nitrogen dopants in carbon nanospheres to promote Fischer-Tropsch s...
    Q. Cheng, N. Zhao, S. Lyu, Y. Tian, F. Gao, L. Dong, Z. Jiang, J. Zhang, N. Tsubaki, X. Li
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 248, 73-83,, (2019)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Industrial Catalysis, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2019
  • M.Sc., Industrial Catalysis, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2015



Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • KAUST Catalysis Center (KCC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)