Leilei Xu,Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest

​One-step crude oil to chemicals. 

Selected Publications

  • Methanation of CO2 over nickel catalysts: Impacts of acidic/basic sites on formation of the reaction intermediates 
    Chuanfei Liang, Lijun Zhang, Yan Zheng, Shu Zhang, Qing Liu, Guanggang Gao, Dehua Dong, Yi...
     Fuel,262:116521, (2020)
  • A comparative study of catalytic behaviors of Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn–Based catalysts in steam reforming of metha... 
    Jiaojiao Li, Xueli Mei, Lijun Zhang, Zhenjie Yu, Qing Liu, Tao Wei, Weibing Wu, Dehua Dong...
     International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(6):3815-32., (2020)
  • Ordered mesoporous titanium phosphate material: A highly efficient, robust and reusable solid acid catalyst for ac... 
    Zhichao Miao*, Zhenbin Li, Manfen Liang, Jian Meng, Yuzhen Zhao, Leilei Xu, Jinglin Mu, J...
     Chemical Engineering Journal,1;381:122594, (2020)
  • Impacts of Alkali or Alkaline Earth Metals Addition on Reaction Intermediates formed in Methanation of CO2 over Cob... 
    Zhanming Zhang, Xiao Zhang, Lijun Zhang, Jingxu Gao, Yuewen Shao, Dehua Dong, Shu Zhang, Q...
    Journal of the Energy Institute, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2020.01.020, (2020)


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2019-now: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2017: Research fellow, Institute for Basic Sciences, South Korea
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral fellow, National University of Singapore, Singapore

KAUST Affiliations

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


Research Interests Keywords

Zeolites Metal oxides Metal cluster Core-shell materials Hollow nanomaterials