Kairui Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Heterogeneous catalysis 

Selected Publications

  • Accelerated Anti-Markovnikov Alkene Hydrosilylation with Humic-Acid-Supported Electron Deficient Platinum Single Atoms.
    K. Liu, B. Badamdorj, F. Yang, M. J. Janik, M. Antonietti.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 60 24220-24226, 2021.
  • Genesis of electron deficient Pt1(0) in PDMS-PEG aggregates.
    K. Liu, G. Hou, J. Mao, Z. Xu, P. Yan, H. Li, X. Guo, S. Bai, Z. C. Zhang.
    Nat. Commun. 10,  996 2019.
  • Silver initiated hydrogen spillover on anatase TiO2 creates active sites for selective hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol.
    K. Liu, P. Yan, H. Jiang, Z. Xia, Z. Xu, S. Bai, Z. C. Zhang.
     J Catal. 369 396-404 2019.


  • Ph. D., Industrial Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Dalian, China, 2019 B. Sc., Chemical Engineering, Dalian University, Dalian, China, 2013 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2022; Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany. 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Single atom catalyst DFT HDO