Previous Visiting Scientists
Dr. Juanqin Li
College of Chemical Engineering, Sichuan University, P.R. China
Dr. Juanqin Li completed her Ph.D in the College of Chemical Engineering at Sichuan University in 2008, majoring in Physical Chemistry. She continued at Sichuan University as a lecturer post graduation. Juanqin mostly worked on intramolecular photoinduced electron transfer of organic systems and nonequilibrium solvation theory during her combined Masters-PhD program. In late 2010, she began to work on reaction mechanisms for hydrocarbon fuels, focusing on combustion and pyrolysis.
Currently, she is a visiting scholar in the Green Group at MIT. She is focused on the pyrolysis and combustion of fulvenallene, which has assumed a prominent role in combustion chemistry.
Professor Guozhu Liu
School of Chemical Engineering & Technology, Tianjin University, P.R. China
Dr. Guozhu Liu, Associate Professor, completed his Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at Tianjin University in 2006. After two years of postdoctoral work, he worked as an associate professor in the School of Chemical Engineering and Technology of Tianjin University in 2008 and was appointed vice director of the Key Lab for Advanced Fuel in the Ministry of Education in 2013. He has published more than 60 papers in academic journals such as Fuel, Energy & Fuels, AIChE J, Chem Eng Sci, Ind Eng Chem Res, and has been awarded five Chinese patents. He has been honored with several awards including the New Century Excellent Talents in Chinese University (Ministry of Education, 2013), Peiyang Young Scientist (2014), Excellent Young Faculty of Tianjin University (2012, 2013), as well as several awards for best conference papers on Chinese Petroleum Chemistry (2010, 2012), and Chinese Chemistry Society (2013). He is a member of the American Chemistry Society (ACS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and International Zeolite Association (IZA), and has also served a the reviewer for more than 30 international journals.
His research while visiting the Green Group at MIT is focused on the direct kinetic measurement and theoretical study of several important radical reactions involving cyclopentadiene, which is helpful for understanding soot and coke formation during the combustion and pyrolysis of hydrocarbon fuels.
Mr. Mitsutoshi Nakatani, Chief Researcher, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company, Japan
Dr. Rehab Elsamra, Fulbright Scholar, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt
Ms. Miasser Al-Ghamdi, Research Engineer, SABIC Corporate Research and Innovation Center, Saudi Arabia