Lang Xu

Position title: Post-Doctorate

Email: lxu52@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-3775

Address:
2725 Engineering Hall

Education:

Ph. D. Chemical Engineering
University of Wisconsin – Madison

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

Awards:

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

Publications:

  1. Chloroform Hydrodechlorination on Palladium Surfaces: A Comparative DFT Study on Pd(111), Pd(100), and Pd(211)”, L. Xu, S. Bhandari, J. Chen, J. Glasgow, and M. Mavrikakis, Topics in Catalysis 63, 762 (2020). [DOI]
  2. Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Ni(111)”, Y. Bai, D. Kirvassilis, L. Xu, and M. Mavrikakis, Surface Science 679, 240 (2019). [DOI]
  3. 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]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]
  6. 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]
  7. Atomic and Molecular Adsorption on Cu(111)”, L. Xu, J. Lin, Y. Bai, and M. Mavrikakis, Topics in Catalysis 61, 736 (2018). [DOI]
  8. 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]
  9. 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]
  10. Atomic and molecular adsorption on Fe(110)”, L. Xu, D. Kirvassilis, Y. Bai, and M. Mavrikakis, Surface Science 667, 54 (2018). [DOI]
  11. 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]
  12. 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]
  13. 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]