Deputy Director in General of Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Vice Director of State Key Laboratory of Multi-phase Complex System, IPE, CAS
Beijing, 100190, P. R. China
Tel/Fax: 86-10-82627080 Email: email@example.com
l 1991.4~1994.3 Doctoral Course
Chem. Dept., Zhejiang Univ., Hangzhou, China
Main research: Thermodynamic properties of aqueous electrolytic solutions.
l 1986.9~1989.7 Master Course
Chem. Dept., Henan Normal Univ., Xinxiang, China
Main research: Thermodynamic properties of non-aqueous electrolytic systems.
l 1982.9~1986.7 Bachelor Course
Chem. Dept., Henan Univ., Kaifeng, China
l 2001.8~now Professor, Deputy Director in General of IPE, CAS ( since 2008.1)
State Key Lab. of Multi-phase Complex System, Institute of Process Eng., CAS
Main research: Ionic liquids and green process engineering, including molecular simulations, properties, preparation and applications of ionic liquids.
l 1997.3~2001.8 Senior Engineer / Senior Consultant
Process Eng. R&D Center, Mitsubishi Chem. Co., Japan
Main research: Thermodynamics and phase equilibria for process design. Through a number of industrial processes, the thermodynamic based process simulation and optimization methods were developed.
l 1995.9~1997.3 Research Fellow of Japanese Government Scholarship
Chem. Eng. Dept., Nihon Univ., Tokyo, Japan
Main research: Measurement and modeling of infinite dilution activity coefficients for organic compounds in water.
l 1994.4~1995.9 Postdoctoral Fellow
Chem. Eng. Dept., Beijing Univ. of Chem. Technol., Beijing, China
Main research: Phase equilibria of organic compounds and water systems.
l 1989.7~1991.4 Assistant Prof.
Chem. Dept., Henan Univ., Kaifeng, China
Main research: Thermodynamic modeling of electrolytic solutions.
General Description on Research Interests and Specialties
Prof. Zhang’s research interests focus on the fundamental and application of ionic liquids. His research objective is to develop a DPPAI platform of ionic liquids, which includes Molecular Design, Structure-Properties, Large Scale Preparation, Industrial Applications, and Green Integrations. A comprehensive database of ionic liquids is established by directly collecting from the journals, and a periodical rule and roadmap of ionic liquids are proposed. The hydrogen bond networks and its extension in three dimensions have been extensively investigated. The molecular force fields are developed for a series of ionic liquids, and a molecular design method of functional ionic liquids is established. A novel ionic bed reactor is invented so as to extremely utilize the characteristics of ionic liquids. Furthermore, a number of innovative processes are developed, such as, the fixation and conversion of CO2 to carbonate and production of ethylene glycol by using ionic liquids as catalysts, the clean process for producing MMA (methyl methacrylate) by using ionic liquids as absorbent and solvent, and the novel de-acidification process of lube base oil in terms of the ionic switchable principle.
Zhang has secured and solely managed a number of important projects, such as the Key Program of National Natural Science Funding, National Science Funding for Distinguished Young Scholars, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program), 863 High-tech Project, international cooperation projects with Mitsubishi Material Co. and so on. He was invited to present a number of plenary or keynote lectures, such as 1st Joint China-US Green Chemistry Workshop, 4th International Symposium on Molecular Thermodynamics and Molecular Simulation (MTMS), NSFC and DNRF Joint Symposium on Renewable Energy Technologies and so on.
Contributions and Achievements
To date, the nominee has published 116 papers in journals, among which 60 papers were published in the SCI citation journals, the total number of SCI citation by others is 376. He edited 4 books and 1 chapter; and filed 52 patents for invention, among which 14 were authorized. He earned 3 awards in the field of ionic liquids and green process engineering.