Name: Bingsi Liu

Gender: male

Title: Professor

Position: Professor of Chemistry        

Subject: Physical Chemistry

Department: Chemistry

Tel: 86-22-27892471




Research Direction 1: Complex utilization of Natural Gas and Development of Catalysts; Reaction Kinetic Model.

Research Direction 2: Membrane Separation and Membrane Reactor; Solid Film materials.

Research Direction 3: Fabrication and Application of Sorbents for Desulfurization of Hot Coal Gas or Fuels, Surface Chemistry.


Education and Employment History:


Ph. D.:  Physical Chemistry (Surface Chemistry and Catalysis), 1995-1998: Fudan University, Shanghai, P. R. China.

M. Eng.: Applied Chemistry (Surface Technology, Electrochemistry) 1989-1991: Northeast University, Shenyang, P. R. China.

Training: Coordination Chemistry, 1985-1986:  Wuhan University, Wuhan, P. R. China.

B. Sc.:  Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), 1978-1982: Shandong University, Jinan, P. R. China.


Employment History:

2004-2015, Worked for 2-3 months every year as visiting Professor

Address: Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, HK


2003.2-present, Professor of chemistry (Ph D supervisor)

Address: Department of Chemistry, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China


2002.12-2003.2, KISTEP visiting scientist

Address: Catalysis Center for Molecular Engineering, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Yusung, Taejon 305-600, Republic of Korea.


2000.10-2002.1, Post-doctoral fellow, Address: Hong Kong Baptist University, HK


1999-2000, Post-doctoral Fellow

Address: Department of Chemical Engineering, University Laval, Quebec, Canada


Academic Society & Position: Editorial board for JournalsRecent Patents on Nanotechnology》,《Advances in Physical Chemistry


Selected publications (2011-present):

1. H. Xia, F.M. Zhang, Z.F. Zhang B.S. Liu* Synthesis of functional xLayMn/KIT-6 and features in hot coal gas desulphurization

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2015, 17, 20667 (IF. 4.493).

2. Z. F. Zhang, B. S. Liu*, F. Wang, S. Zheng, High-temperature desulfurization of hot coal gas on Mo modified Mn/KIT-1 sorbents,

Chem. Eng. J. 272 (2015) 69–78. (IF. 4.321).

3. Z.F. Zhang, B.S. Liu*, F. Wang, W.S. Wang, C. Xia, S. Zheng, R. Amin, Hydrogen sulfide removal from hot coal gas by various mesoporoussilica supported Mn2O3 sorbents,

Appl. Surf. Sci. 313 (2014) 961–969. IDS:AN6EZIF. 2.711.

4. Yong Son Hong, Z. F. Zhang, Z. P. Cai, X. H. Zhao,B. S. Liu*, Deactivation Kinetics Model of H2S Removal over Mesoporous LaFeO3/MCM-41 Sorbent during Hot Coal Gas Desulfurization

Energy Fuels,  28 9 (2014)  6012−6018. IDS: AP5KNIF: 2.790

5. J.F. Li, C. Xia, C.T Au, B.S. Liu*Y2O3-promoted NiO/SBA-15 catalysts highly active for CO2/CH4 reforming

Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 3 9 (21) (2014) 10927-10940. IDS: AL3PA , IF. 3.313

6. B.S. Liu*, Z.Y. Wan, F. Wang, Y.P. Zhan, M. Tian, A.S.C. Cheung, 18O2 label mechanism of sulfur generation and characterization inproperties over mesoporous Sm-based sorbents for hot coal gasdesulfurization,

J. Hazard. Mater., 267 (2014.2) 229– 237. IDS: AC8VF, IF. 4.529.

7. C. Xia, B. S. Liu*, Y. H. Guo, LaxNiyOz/MAS9 Catalysts with High Ni0 Dispersion and Hydrothermal Stability for CH4/CO2 Reforming,

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 53 (6) (2014) 2189-2196. IDS: AA8KE, IF. 2.587

8. Y.H. Guo, C. Xia, B.S. Liu*Catalytic properties and stability of cubic mesoporous LaxNiyOz/KIT-6 catalysts for CO2 reforming of CH4

Chem. Eng. J. 237 (2014) 421–429. IDS: 292HD, (IF. 4.321)

9. Z.F. Zhang, B.S. Liu*, F. Wang, J.F. Li, Fabrication and performance of xMnyCe/hexagonal mesoporous silica sorbents with wormhole-like framework for hot coal gas desulfurization,

Energy Fuels 27(12) (2013) 7754-7761. IDS: 278WO (IF. 2.790)

10. M. Tian, B. S. Liu, M. Hammonds, N. Wang, P. J. Sarre, A. S.-C. Cheung, Catalytic conversion of acetylene to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) over particles of pyroxene and alumina

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 2013, 371, 20110590, IDS: 156FV   IF.2.147

11. Y. Zhang, B.S. Liu*, F.M. Zhang, Z.F. ZhangFormation of (FexMn2-x)O3 solid solution and high sulfur capacity properties of Mn-based/M41 sorbents for hot coal gas desulfurization

J. Hazard. Mater. 248– 249 (2013) 81– 88 (SCI: 124DK) (IF. 4.529).

12. Fazle Subhan, B.S. Liu*, Q.L. Zhang, W.S. WangProduction of ultra-low-sulfur gasoline: An equilibrium and kinetic analysis on adsorption of sulfur compounds over Ni/MMS sorbents

J. Hazard. Mater. 239– 240 (2012) 370– 380. (SCI: 033AC ), (IF. 4.529)

13. F.M. Zhang, B.S. Liu*, Y. Zhang, Y.H. Guo, Z.Y. Wan, F. Subhan, Highly stable and regenerable Mn-based/SBA-15 sorbents for desulfurization of hot coal gas,

J. Hazard. Mater. 233-234 (2012) 219-227. (SCI: 998ZB), (IF. 4.529).

14. B. S. Liu*, Y. H. Guo, and F. YuanNovel modification of a macroporous stainless steel tube by electroless Ni plating for use as a substrate for preparation of nanoporous carbon membranes,

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, 2012, 51, 9007−9015. (SCI: 967BB )(IF. 2.587).

15. M. Tian, B.S. Liu, M. Hammonds, N. Wang, P.J. Sarre, A.S.-C. Cheung* Formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from acetylene over nanosized olivine/forsterite-type silicates

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14 (2012) 6603-6610. (SCI928AI ,IF: 4.493).

16. B.S. Liu*, Z.Y. Wan, Y.P. Zhan, C.T. Au, Desulfurization of hot coal gas over high-surface-area LaMeOx/MCM-41 sorbents,

Fuel 98 (2012) 95-102.(SCI: 957HF, IF. 3.520).

17. Fazle Subhan, B.S. Liu*, Y. Zhang, X.G. Li, High desulfurization characteristic of lanthanum loaded mesoporous MCM-41 sorbents for diesel fuel,

Fuel Processing Technology 97 (2012) 7178. (SCI915QN, IF. 3.352).

18. Fazle Subhan, B.S. Liu*Acidic sites and deep desulfurization performance of nickel supported mesoporous AlMCM-41 sorbents,

Chem. Eng. J., 178 (2011) 69– 77. (SCI875JF, IF. 4.321)

19. B.S. Liu*, Y. Zhang, J.F. Liu, M. Tian, F.M. Zhang, C.T. Au, A. S.-C. Cheung*, Characteristic and mechanism of methane dehydroaromatization over Zn-Based /HZSM-5 catalysts under conditions of atmospheric pressure and supersonic jet expansion,

J. Phys. Chem. C 115 (2011), 16954-16962. (SCI: 810SF, IF. 4.772)

20Z.Y. Wan, B.S. Liu*, F.M. Zhang, X.H. Zhao, Characterization and performance of LaxFeyOz/MCM-41 sorbents during hot coal gas desulfurization

Chem. Eng. J. 171 (2011), 594-602. (SCI797GQ  IF. 4.321)

21. B.S. Liu*, X.N. Wei, Y.P. Zhan, R.Z. Chang, Fazle Subhan, C.T. Au, Preparation and desulfurization performance of LaMeOx/SBA-15 for hot coal gas,

Appl. Catal. B  102 (1-2)(2011) 27-36  (SCI:718EG, IF. 7.435)

22. B.S. Liu, L. Tian, L. Li, C.T. Au et al.

Performance of 3%Mo/ZSM-5 catalyst in the presence of water during methane aromatization in supersonic jet expansion,

AIChE J , 57 (2011) 1852-1859 (SCI779TA, IF. 2.748).

23. F. Wang, B. S. Liu,* Z. F. Zhang, S. Zheng, High-Temperature Desulfurization of Coal Gas over Sm Doped Mn-based/MSU-S Sorbents

Ind. Eng. Chem. Res, (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.5b01145. IF. 2.587.

24. B.S. Liu*, Y.H. Guo, Q.L. Zhang,  F.M. Zhang, X.H. ZhaoSynthesis of Highly Ordered Nanorod Arrays 9Mn1CeMOs and Character of High Sulfur Capacity for Hot Coal Gas Desulfurization,

Environ. Progr. & Sustain. Energy, 33 (4) (2014):1266-1273. IDS: AR9CD, WOS:000343867900024, IF. 1.403.

25. Bingsi Liu*, Wenshuo Wang, Na Wang, (Peter) Chak Tong Au, Preparation of activated carbon with high surface area for high-capacity methane storage, J Energy Chem. 23 (5) (2014) 662–668. IDS: AQ7AZ.

26. Z.B. Huang, B.S. Liu*., F. Wang, R. AminPerformance of Zn-Fe-Mn/MCM-48 sorbents for high temperature H2S removal and analysis of regeneration process Appl. Surf. Sci. 353 (2015) 1–10. IF. 2.711.

27. M. Tian, T.Q. Zhao, P.L. Chin, B.S. Liu, A.S.-C. Cheung*, Methane and propane co-conversion study over zinc, molybdenum and gallium modified HZSM-5 catalysts using time-of-flight mass-spectrometry,

Chem. Phys. Lett. 592 (2014) 36–40. IDS: 295IS. IF.1.991.

28. Zheng, S; Liu B.S*; Wang, WS; Wang, F; Zhang, ZF. Mesoporous and Macroporous Alumina-Supported Nickel Adsorbents for Adsorptive Desulphurization of Commercial Diesel

Adsorp. Sci. Technol. 33(4),(2015): 337-353. (IF. 0.669).


Major Research Findings:

1. B.S. Liu, W.F. Yuan, G.B. Wang, A novel method of electroless Ni-plating on localized surface of dielectric ceramic capacity.

   China Patent: CN 1057300A, (1991)

2. B.S. Liu, Q. Wang, C.B. Lai, D.C. Tang, W.D. Zhang, A.M. Liao, L. Tian. Industrial catalysts of CH4/CO2 reforming to synthesis gas.

   China Patent: CN 101462058A, (2009)Grant of patent in 2013.

3. B.S. Liu, X.Y. Yang. Febracation of ohmic contact electrodes on BaTiO3-based thermistors by localized electroless NiP-Cu-plating

China Patent: CN 101429655A (2009)Grant of patent in 2010.

4. B.S. Liu, Y.P. Zhan, X.N. Wei, X.H. Zhao, Z.Y. Wan, W.D. Zhang. Preparation procedures of mesoporous rare-earth complex oxide sorbents for the hot coal gas desulfurization.

China Patent: CN 101805640 A, (2010), Grant of patent in 2012.

5. B.S. Liu, X.H. Zhao. A isolated roller for electroless plating on localized surface of dielectric ceramics.

China Patent: No. 201020218544.2 (2010)Grant of patent in 2011.

Honors and Awards:

1.      2014年获天津市优秀硕士论文指导教师

2.      2013年天津市自然科学三等奖“Structure, properties of nanocatalysts and hydrogen/oxygen shifts mechanism” (2013ZR-3-007-R1) (排名第一).

3.      2009年天津市自然科学三等奖“Performance of catalysts and reaction mechanism for natural gas conversion” (2009ZR-3-004-R1). (排名第一).

4. 2014年获天津大学来华留学研究生指导,优秀导师



Undergraduate courses:Surface Chemistry,Practice in Physical Chemistry,Inorganic Chemistry,College Chemistry

Postgraduate courses: Interface Chemistry, Spectroscopy in Materials and Catalysis》,《Topic on Physical ChemistryCatalysis Section,《Advanced Instrumental Analysis and PracticeXPS and TEM Section, Chemistry of Catalysts and Catalytic Process