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Asst Prof Liu Wen Paul
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
Assistant Chair (CET), School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (CCEB)
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Dr Liu Wen (Paul) is a reaction engineer specialising in carbon capture, chemical looping and heterogeneous catalysis for C1 chemistry.
Dr Liu completed his undergraduate training as a chemical engineering at University of Cambridge. He stayed on to do a PhD with John Dennis, who leads the Combustion Group at Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. After spending some time at the Department of Engineering as a postdoctoral researcher under the supervision of Stuart Scott, Paul joined the Cambridge Centre for Advanced Research and Education in Singapore (CARES) in 2014, as a senior research fellow affiliated with NTU. He taught chemical engineering at Newcastle University's Singapore campus since 2016 and re-joined NTU in 2018.
Chemical looping applications
C1 chemistry
Carbon capture and utilisation
CO2 conversion
Sonochemistry
 
  • Carbon footprint analysis, quantification of greenhouse gases emission, life cycle assessment and alternative technology screening for decarbonisation of Singapore’s used water management system
  • Catalytic Active Catalyst Support Using Incineration Ash
  • Development of a hydrogen liquefaction process unit onboard nearshore platform
  • Development of Gas Liquid Solid Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Energy-efficient water disinfection by catalysis-assisted sonochemistry
  • Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) Technology for Singapore
  • Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) Technology for Singapore (Chiyoda)
  • Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) Technology for Singapore (LWP_SCBE)
  • Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers (LOHCs) Technology for Singapore (PSA)
  • Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carriers Technology for Singapore (Renovation grant)
  • Nanostructured Catalysts for Direct CO2 Hydrogenation to Higher Alcohols and Fuels
  • Study of Carbonation Kinetics and Fundamental Reaction Mechanisms
  • Topic 1: Biomass conversion to low emission fuels (WP4) (ExxonMobil)
  • Topic 1: Biomass conversion to low emission fuels (WP4) (IAF-ICP)
  • Topic 2: Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) through CO2 mineralization and carbonates production with the streams of Ca and Mg containing industrial waste brine (ExxonMobil)
  • Topic 2: Carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) through CO2 mineralization and carbonates production with the streams of Ca and Mg containing industrial waste brine (IAF-ICP)
  • Valorization of sewage sludge pyrolysis gas for solid carbon capture and storage
Awards
2021. Emerging Investigator, Reaction Chemistry and Engineering. Royal Society of Chemistry
2021. Outstanding Young Principal Investigator, The American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Singapore Local Section
 
Courses Taught
CH2010 Engineering Statistics
CH7003 Advanced Reaction Engineering