Ray Xu

Co-advisor: Charles Liotta

Email: rzx0001@gmail.com

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  • Kinetic Modeling of Dimerization Reactions
  • Synthesis of Energetic Polymers via Continuous Flow Technology



2007 – 2013 Auburn University
PhD in Chemical Engineering
Thesis: Synthesis of Methanol and Higher Alcohols from Syngas over K Prompted Cu Based Catalyst in Supercritical Solvent
Supervisor: Christopher B. Roberts


Journal Papers:

  1. Xu R., Vengsarkar P., Roe D., Roberts C.B., “Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis Performance of Supported Nano-Iron Catalysts Synthesized By a Gas-Expanded Liquid Deposition Technique” Energy and Fuels, 31, 4, 4343-4352, 2017.
  2. Vengsarkar P., Xu R., Roberts C.B., “Scalable Fractionation of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Using a CO2 Gas-Expanded Liquid System” Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17 (10), 1-12, 2015.
  3. Vengsarkar P., Xu R., Roberts C.B., “Deposition of iron oxide nanoparticles onto an oxidic support using a novel gas-expanded liquid process to produce functional Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis catalysts” I&EC, 54 (47), pp 11814–11824, 2015.
  4. Xu R., Zhang S., Roberts C.B., “Mixed alcohol synthesis over a K promoted Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst in supercritical hexanes” I&EC, 52(41), pp 14514–14524, 2013.
  5. Xu R., Zhang S., Stewart C., Durham E., Eden M., Roberts C.B., “Effect of Reaction Conditions on Supercritical Hexanes Mediated Higher Alcohol Synthesis over a Cu-Co-Zn Catalyst” AIChE Journal, 60(5), pp 1786-1796, 2014.
  6. Durham E., Xu R., Zhang S., Eden M., Roberts C.B., “Supercritical Adiabatic Reactor for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis” I&EC, 52(9), pp 3133-3136, 2013.
  7. Zhang S., Xu R., Durham E., Roberts C.B., “Production of Middle Distillate Range Hydrocarbons via Iron-based Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with Integrated Product Upgrading under Supercritical Phase Conditions” AIChE Journal, 60(7), pp 2573-2583, 2014.
  8. Durham E., Stewart C., Roe, D., Xu. R., Zhang S., Roberts C.B., “Supercritical Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Heavy Aldehyde Production and the Role of Process Conditions” I&EC, 53(23), pp 9695-9702, 2014.