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Fanglin Che


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Dr. Fanglin CheAssistant Professor

Research Interests

(Electro)-Catalysis, Multi-Scale Modeling, Electric Field, Microwave Heating, CO2 Conversion, Light Alkane Activation

Multi-Scale Simulations on (1) Light-Alkane Activation; (2) Carbon Dioxide Electroreduction to Multicarbon Hydrocarbons; (3) Scaling Relationship and Microkinetic Modeling of Heterogeneous Catalysis; (4) Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Heterogeneous Catalysis Reactor.

Education

  • Postdoc: Chemical Engineering, (2019), University of Delaware
    Supporting Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Postdoc: Electrical and Computational Engineering, (2018), University of Toronto - Toronto
    Supporting Area: CO2 Electroreduction
  • Ph D: Chemical Engineering, (2016), Washington State University - Pullman
    Supporting Area: Computational Catalysis
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Methane Steam Reforming Over Ni-Based Catalysts: Using Electric Fields to Enhance Catalytic Performance
  • BS: Chemical Engineering, (2012), Dalian University of Technology

Selected Publications

  • Kim, Y., Che, F., Jo, J.W., Choi, J., Garc\'\ia de Arquer, F Pelayo, ., Voznyy, O., Sun, B., Kim, J., Choi, M., Quintero-Bermudez, R., others, . (2019). A Facet-Specific Quantum Dot Passivation Strategy for Colloid Management and Efficient Infrared Photovoltaics. Advanced Materials, 31(17) 1805580.
  • Liu, M., Che, F., Sun, B., Voznyy, O., Proppe, A., Munir, R., Wei, M., Quintero-Bermudez, R., Hu, L., Hoogland, S., others, . (2019). Controlled Steric Hindrance Enables Efficient Ligand Exchange for Stable, Infrared-Bandgap Quantum Dot Inks. ACS Energy Letters.
  • Bkour, Q., Che, F., McEwen, J., Norton, M.G., Ha, S. (2019). Enhancing the performance of partial oxidation of gasoline over Ni catalysts with Mo addition for SOFCs application: An experimental and DFT study (257:).
  • Gray, J., Che, F., McEwen, J., Ha, S. (2019). Exploring electric field assisted steam reforming of methane (257:).
  • Hu, S., Che, F., Khorasani, B., Jeon, M., Yoon, C.W., McEwen, J., Scudiero, L., Ha, S. (2019). Improving the electrochemical oxidation of formic acid by tuning the electronic properties of Pd-based bimetallic nanoparticles. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 254 685--692.
  • Li, Jun*, ., Che, Fanglin*, ., Pang, Yuanjie*, ., Zou, Chengqin*, ., Howe, J.Y., Burdyny, T., Edwards, J.P., Wang, Y., Li, F., Wang, Z., others, . (2018). Copper adparticle enabled selective electrosynthesis of n-propanol. Nature communications, 9(1) 4614.
  • Tan, H., Che, F., Wei, M., Zhao, Y., Saidaminov, M.I., Todorovi\'c, Petar, ., Broberg, D., Walters, G., Tan, F., Zhuang, T., others, . (2018). Dipolar cations confer defect tolerance in wide-bandgap metal halide perovskites. Nature communications, 9(1) 3100.
  • Zhou, Y., Che, F., Liu, M., Zou, C., Liang, Z., De Luna, P., Yuan, H., Li, J., Wang, Z., Xie, H., others, . (2018). Dopant-induced electron localization drives CO 2 reduction to C 2 hydrocarbons. Nature chemistry, 10(9) 974.
  • Che, F., Gray, J.T., Ha, S., Kruse, N., Scott, S.L., McEwen, J. (2018). Elucidating the roles of electric fields in catalysis: A perspective. ACS Catalysis, 8(6) 5153--5174.
  • Che, F., Gray, J., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2018). Methane steam reforming: Using external electric fields to enhance the catalytic performance of Ni (255:).
  • Bray, J., Hensley, Alyssa JR, ., Collinge, G., Che, F., Wang, Y., McEwen, J. (2018). Modeling the adsorbate coverage distribution over a multi-faceted catalytic grain in the presence of an electric field: O/Fe from first principles. Catalysis Today, 312 92--104.
  • Zhuang, T., Liang, Z., Seifitokaldani, A., Li, Y., De Luna, P., Burdyny, T., Che, F., Meng, F., Min, Y., Quintero-Bermudez, R., others, . (2018). Steering post-C--C coupling selectivity enables high efficiency electroreduction of carbon dioxide to multi-carbon alcohols. Nature Catalysis, 1(6) 421.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Catalytic Reaction Rates Controlled by Metal Oxidation State: C- H Bond Cleavage in Methane over Nickel-Based Catalysts. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 129 3611--3615.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Hydrogen Oxidation and Water Dissociation over an Oxygen-Enriched Ni/YSZ Electrode in the Presence of an Electric Field: A First-Principles-Based Microkinetic Model. Industrial \& Engineering Chemistry Research, 56(5) 1201--1213.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Innenr\"ucktitelbild: Catalytic Reaction Rates Controlled by Metal Oxidation State: C- H Bond Cleavage in Methane over Nickel-Based Catalysts (Angew. Chem. 13/2017). Angewandte Chemie, 129(13) 3777--3777.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Inside Back Cover: Catalytic Reaction Rates Controlled by Metal Oxidation State: C- H Bond Cleavage in Methane over Nickel-Based Catalysts (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 13/2017). Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 56(13) 3723--3723.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Oxidation State Controlled Catalytic Reaction Rates: A Case Study of the CH Bond Cleavage in Methane over Ni-Based Catalysts. Angew. Chem., Int. Ed, 56 3557--3561.
  • Che, F., Gray, J.T., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2017). Reducing reaction temperature, steam requirements, and coke formation during methane steam reforming using electric fields: A microkinetic modeling and experimental study. ACS Catalysis, 7(10) 6957--6968.
  • Che, F., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2016). Elucidating the Field Influence on the Energetics of the Methane Steam Reforming Reaction: A Density Functional Theory Study. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 195 77--89.
  • Che, F., Gray, J., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2016). Improving Ni Catalysts Using Electric Fields: A DFT and Experimental Study of the Methane Steam Reforming Reaction. ACS Catalysis, 7 551--562.
  • Che, F. (2016). Methane steam reforming over Ni-based catalysts: Using electric fields to enhance catalytic performance. Washington State University
  • Che, F., Gray, J.T., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2015). Catalytic water dehydrogenation and formation on nickel: Dual path mechanism in high electric fields. Journal of catalysis, 332 187--200.
  • Che, F. (2015). Methane Steam Reforming on Ni Catalysts: Using External Electric Fields to Enhance Catalytic Performance.
  • Che, F., Hensley, A.J., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2014). Decomposition of methyl species on a Ni (211) surface: investigations of the electric field influence. Catalysis Science \& Technology, 4(11) 4020--4035.
  • Che, F., Zhang, R., Hensley, A.J., Ha, S., McEwen, J. (2014). Density functional theory studies of methyl dissociation on a Ni (111) surface in the presence of an external electric field. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16(6) 2399--2410.