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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

Faculty & Staff

Hao Xu, PhD

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Hao Xu, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Working with Dr. Yong Wang

Office: Wegner G9

The Gene and Linda Voiland
School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
1505 Stadium Way, Room 105
P.O. Box 646515
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6515

Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA (10/2022 – Present)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada (09/2019 – 09/2022)
  • Visiting Scholar, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA (03/2017 – 09/2017)
  • Project Intern, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (06/2013 – 08/2013)

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Technology, Tsinghua University (08/2014 – 07/2019)
  • B.Sc., Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tsinghua University (08/2010 – 07/2014)

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Green Chemistry
  • Reactor Design
  • Reaction Kinetics
  • Industrialization
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Petroleum and Natural Gas Valorization
  • Oil Analysis

Selected Awards

  • Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship, 09/2020
  • Gao Yingshi Scholarship, Tsinghua University, 09/2018
  • Excellent individual in social practice, Tsinghua University‚ 12/2016
  • Mei Yiqi Scholarship, Tsinghua University‚ 09/2016
  • Sino Petro Scholarship for excellent students, Tsinghua University, 09/2015
  • Excellent individual in summer vacation social practice, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University‚ 09/2015
  • Excellent undergraduate student, Tsinghua University‚ 07/2014
  • Excellent graduation thesis of undergraduate students, Tsinghua University‚ 06/2014
  • Baogang Scholarship for excellent students, Tsinghua University, 06/2013
  • Scholarship for technological innovation, Tsinghua University‚ 06/2013
  • First prize, 1st Innovation Competition of Engineering Ability, Tsinghua University, 12/2012
  • Scholarship for good academic records, Tsinghua University, 06/2012
  • 1st prize, 30th Extracurricular Academic and Technology Work Competition of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University‚ 04/2012
  • 1st prize, 2011 Beijing Physical Experiment Competition, Beijing‚ 03/2012