Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

​My research interests at KAUST include the catalytic conversion of naphtha/methanol to light olefins and other chemicals, and gas separation.

Selected Publications

  • Investigating the Influence of Mesoporosity in Zeolite Beta on Its Catalytic Performance for the Conversion of Meth... 
    Z. Liu, X. Dong, Y. Zhu, A.-H. Emwas, D. Zhang, Q. Tian, Y. Han
    ACS Catalysis, 5, 5837-5845 , (2016)
  • Catalytic pyrolysis of microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa for production of ethylene, propylene and butene 
    Xinglong Dong, Zhaoan Chen, Song Xue, Jinling Zhang, Jiannan Zhou, Yanan Liu, Yunpeng Xu, ...
    Rsc Advances, 3: 25780, (2013)
  • Selective synthesis of para-cresol by conversion of anisole on ZSM-5 zeolites 
    . Kunyuan Wang, Xinglong Dong, Zhaoan Chen, Yanli He, Yunpeng Xu, Zhongmin Liu
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 185, 61-65, (2014)


  • ​Ph.D., Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2008-2014
  • B.Sc., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2004-2008

Professional Profile

  • ​Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Current


  • Tarim Oilfield Award for outstanding students by Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China.
  • Excellent Student Award by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Procter & Gamble Award for outstanding students by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Yanchang Petroleum outstanding doctoral scholarship by Yanchang Petroleum Group.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

catalysis zeolite naphtha olefins gas separation