Lang Xu

B. Eng. Chemical Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

2725 Engineering Hall


  • Roland A. Ragatz Discussion Award
  • 2016 AIChE CRE Division Travel Award
  • 2017 North American Catalysis Society Kokes Travel Award

  1. Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Ni(111)”, Y. Bai, D. Kirvassilis, L. Xu, and M. Mavrikakis, Surface Science. [DOI]
  2. Synthesis of Ru Icosahedral Nanocages with a Face-Centered-Cubic Structure and Evaluation of Their Catalytic Properties”, M. Zhao, L. Xu, M. Vara, A. O. Elnabawy, K. D. Gilroy, Z. D. Hood, S. Zhou, L. Figueroa-Cosme, M. Chi, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, ACS Catalysis 8, 6948 (2018). [DOI]
  3. The role of iron-oxide aerosols and sunlight in the atmospheric reduction of Hg(II) species: A DFT+U study”, S. A. Tacey, T. Szilvási, L. Xu, J. J. Schauer, and M. Mavrikakis, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 234, 347 (2018). [DOI]
  4. Quantum chemical calculations to determine partitioning coefficients for HgCl2 on iron-oxide aerosols”, S. A. Tacey, L. Xu, T. Szilvási, J. J. Schauer, and M. Mavrikakis, Science of the Total Environment 636, 580 (2018). [DOI]
  5. Ethylene versus ethane: A DFT-based selectivity descriptor for efficient catalyst screening”, L. Xu, E.E. Stangland, and M. Mavrikakis, Journal of Catalysis 362, 18 (2018). [DOI]
  6. Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Cu(111)”, L. Xu, J. Lin, Y. Bai, and M. Mavrikakis, Topics in Catalysis 61, 736 (2018). [DOI]
  7. A DFT study of chlorine coverage over late transition metals and its implication on 1,2-dichloroethane hydrodechlorination”, L. Xu, E. E. Stangland, and M. Mavrikakis, Catalysis Science and Technology 8, 1555 (2018). [DOI]
  8. Ethylene Dimerization and Oligomerization to 1-Butene and Higher Olefins with Chromium-Promoted Cobalt on Carbon Catalyst”, Z. Xu, J. P. Chada, L. Xu, D. Zhao, D. C. Rosenfeld, J. L. Rogers, I. Hermans, M. Mavrikakis, and G. W. Huber, ACS Catalysis 8, 2488 (2018). [DOI]
  9. Facile Synthesis of Ru-Based Octahedral Nanocages with Ultrathin Walls in a Face-Centered Cubic Structure”, M. Zhao, A. O. Elnabawy, M. Vara, L. Xu, Z. D. Hood, X. Yang, K. D. Gilroy, L. Figueroa-Cosme, M. Chi, M. Mavrikakis, and Y. Xia, Chemistry of Materials 29, 9227 (2017). [DOI]
  10. Atomic and molecular adsorption on Fe(110)”, L. Xu, D. Kirvassilis, Y. Bai, and M. Mavrikakis, Surface Science 667, 54 (2018). [DOI]
  11. Chloroform Hydrodechlorination over Palladium–Gold Catalysts: A First-Principles DFT Study”, L. Xu, X. Yao, A. Khan, and M. Mavrikakis, ChemCatChem 8, 1739 (2016). [DOI]
  12. Heterogeneous Reduction Pathways for Hg(II) Species on Dry Aerosols: A First-Principles Computational Study”, S. A. Tacey, L. Xu, M. Mavrikakis, and J. J. Schauer, Journal of Physical Chemistry A 120, 2106 (2016). [DOI]