Xueli Yao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

​My research interests focus on design, synthesis, characterization and application of nano composite materials including electrolytes (fluorite/perovskite) and anodes (cermet/perovskite) applied to Solid Oxide Fuel Cell and nano composite catalyst applied to heterogenous catalysis reaction.

Selected Publications

  • Coking resistant Ni-La0.8Sr0.2FeO3 composite anode improves the stability of syngas-fueled SOFC 
    X. Yao, M. I. Asghar, Y. Li, P. D. Lund
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, (2020)
  • Carbonate dual-phase improves the ionic conductivity and performance of mixed ionic and semiconductor single-layer . 
    S. Jouttijärvi, X. Yao (Co-first author), M. I. Asghar, P. D. Lund
    BMC Energy,  2, 1-10, (2020)
  • Coking-resistant NbOx-Ni-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 anode material for methanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells 
    X. Yao, Y. Zhao, Y. Li
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 43, 12748-12755, (2018)
  • Hydrothermally synthesized NiO-samarium doped ceria nano-composite as an anode material for intermediate-temperatur... 
    X. Yao, Y. Zhao, Y. Li
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 22192-22200, (2017)
  • Intriguing electrochemistry in low-temperature single layer ceramic fuel cells based on CuFe2O4 
    M. I. Asghar, X. Yao, P. D. Lund
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45, 24083-24092 , (2020)
  • A-site ordered double perovskite with in situ exsolved core–shell nanoparticles as anode for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells 
    N. Hou, T. Yao, P. Li, X. Yao, Y. Zhao, Y. Li
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11, 6995-7005, (2019)
  • Improved activity and stability of Ni-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 anode for solid oxide fuel cells fed with methanol through add... 
    P. Li, B. Yu, J. Li, X. Yao, Y. Li
    Journal of Power Sources, 320, 251-256, (2016)

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial catalysis, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2020
  • MSc, Industrial catalysis, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, 2015

Professional Profile

  • 2017-2019: Visiting Ph.D., Aalto University, Espoo, Finland.

Awards

  • ​Outstanding graduate student, School of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tianjin University

KAUST Affiliations

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


Research Interests Keywords

C-H Activation Catalyst Synthesis Catalyst deactivation Electrocatalysis