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De Chen
De Chen
NTNU (Norway)
Molecular Approach Designed Catalysts in Carbon Catalysis
About Me

Dr. De Chen is a professor in catalysis at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2001 (associate professor 1998-2001). He earned his PhD in industrial catalysis at NTNU, Norway, in 1998. He was a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley (2009-2010) and East China University of Science and Technology (2017-2018).  His research is mainly on a multiscale approach at the interface between catalysis science and industrial chemical processes. His work on combined theoretic and experimental heterogeneous catalysis has in several instances led to the development of new catalysts for gas to liquids, monomer production for polyvinyl chloride (PVC), biomass to liquids, natural gas to olefins, hydrogen production and fuels, as well as materials for CO2 capture technologies, plastic waste recycling and energy storages. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Science and the Royal Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, as well as the Academy of Europe. He is the director of the innovation hub for the upcycling of wastes.