Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Liu Wen Paul
Assistant Professor, School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
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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
  • Catalytic Active Catalyst Support Using Incineration Ash
  • Design and synthesis of novel oxygen carriers for chemical looping applications
  • Development of a hydrogen liquefaction process unit onboard nearshore platform
  • Energy-efficient water disinfection by catalysis-assisted sonochemistry
  • Incinerator flue gas treatment and utilisation for microalgae food production
  • 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)
  • Nanostructured Catalysts for Direct CO2 Hydrogenation to Higher Alcohols and Fuels
  • Orchestrating Chemistry in a Bubble to Upcycle Food Waste into Specialty Chemicals
  • Sounding out Bacteria - Understanding the bioeffects of therapeutic ultrasound on medical biofilms
  • Study of Carbonation Kinetics and Fundamental Reaction Mechanisms
  • Synergistic Effect between Nanostructured Catalysts and Ultrasound: Application in Biomass Conversion to Specialty Chemicals (SonoNanoCat)
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