Academic Profile

Dr Liu Wen (Paul) is a reaction engineer specialising in carbon capture, chemical looping and methane conversion processes.
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.
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Asst Prof Liu Wen Paul
Assistant Professor, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Chemical looping applications
Selective methane conversion
Carbon capture and utilisation
  • Catalytic Active Catalyst Support Using Incineration Ash

  • Development of a hydrogen liquefaction process unit onboard nearshore platform

  • Incinerator flue gas treatment and utilisation for microalgae food production

  • Selective oxidation of methane to hydrogen and carbon monoxide by chemical looping

  • Synergistic Effect between Nanostructured Catalysts and Ultrasound: Application in Biomass Conversion to Specialty Chemicals (SonoNanoCat)
  • Huang J, Liu W, Hu W, Metcalfe I, Yang Y, Liu B. (2019). Phase interactions in Ni-Cu-Al2O3 mixed oxide oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications. Applied Energy, 236, 635-647.

  • Huang J, Liu W, Yang Y, Liu B. (2018). High-Performance Ni–Fe Redox Catalysts for Selective CH4 to Syngas Conversion via Chemical Looping. ACS Catalysis, 8(3), 1748-1756.

  • Huang J, Liu W, Yang Y. (2017). Phase interactions in Mg-Ni-Al-O oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications. Chemical Engineering Journal, 326, 470-476.

  • Li P, Liu W, Dennis JS, Zeng HC. (2017). Synthetic architecture of MgO/C nanocomposite from hierarchical-structured coordination polymer toward enhanced CO2 capture. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(11), 9592-9602.

  • Martin SC Chan, Wen Liu, Mohammad Ismail, Yanhui Yang, Stuart A Scott, John S Dennis. (2016). Improving hydrogen yields, and hydrogen: steam ratio in the chemical looping production of hydrogen using Ca 2 Fe 2 O 5. Chemical Engineering Journal, 296, 406-411.