About the Author
Feng Shi received his B.S. degree in chemistry from ShanDong Normal University in 1998. In 2004, he completed his Ph.D. studies in catalysis/physical chemistry at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, in the group of Prof. Youquan Deng. After one year at Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics as research associate, he then spent a three-year postdoctoral research with Prof. Matthias Beller in Leibniz Institute for Catalysis as an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2005-2007) and Research Fellowship of Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (2007-2008). In the end of 2008, he joined the faculty of Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics and become full Professor for Catalysis, and group leader of nano-catalysis for fine chemical synthesis. Since 2016 Feng Shi is the deputy director of the State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation. His research interests are focused on preparation, characterization and catalytic performance exploration of nano-catalysts for N-/O- containing fine chemical synthesis via catalytic activation of alcohol, alkane, carbon dioxide and bio-mass based molecules. His scientific work has been published in more than 100 original publications and review articles, and cited by other research groups for more than 3700 times. In addition, > 20 patent applications have been filed in the last decade. Feng Shi has received several awards such as the President Scholarship of the CAS (2001/2003), CAS Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award (2005), National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award (2006), Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship (2005) and Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemist (2010). Xinjiang Cui received Ph.D. degree in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Cui has interests in the utilization of sustainable resources. During his Ph.D. degree, he did a lot of fundamental research on the green synthesis of N-alkyl amines using heterogeneous catalysts. And some novel methodologies are developed using sustainable bio-based alcohols and CO2. These results are also attractive in industry and industrial processes are developing with the cooperation with companies from French, Belgium and China. Since 2014, he starts postdoc research with Prof. Matthias Beller in Leibniz Institute for Catalysis. His research interests are focused on nano-catalysis and catalysis for sustainable valorization of bio-derived carboxylic acids and lignin. He is cooperating with Roche on these projects. More than 30 papers have been published on Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chem. Sci., Chem. Rev., etc. To honor his work, Dr. Cui became the Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association Program of CAS (2014), and got the President Scholarship of the CAS (2011) and Zhu Li Scholarship for Excellent Doctoral Candidate of CAS (2011).