Yimeng Lyu

Email: lvyimeng@gatech.edu


  • Catalytic conversion of methane to high value products

 Research summary:

Yimeng Lyu’s research focuses on the catalytic conversion of methane to high value products. The research is a continuation of the previous study on NiO/CZ catalysts which is capable of a directly converting methane into alcohols under moderate conditions in a single reactor. Recent research reveals that NiO/CZ also catalyzes steam reforming and methane combustion with different pretreatment conditions applied. Current study includes investigation of the effect of nickel morphology on the reactivity; investigation of the mechanism of the reaction and detailed kinetic study of the reaction.


2016 – present Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD in Chemical Engineering
Advisor: Prof. Carsten Sievers
2013- 2015 University of Michigan
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering
2011 – 2016 Shanghai Jiaotong University
B.Sc. Computer and Electrical Engineering


  1. Okolie, C.; Belhseine, Y. F.; Lyu, Y. M.; Yung, M. M.; Engelhard, M. H.; Kovarik, L.; Stavitski, E.; Sievers, C., Conversion of Methane into Methanol and Ethanol over Nickel Oxide on Ceria-Zirconia Catalysts in a Single Reactor. Angew. Chem.-Int. Edit. 2017, 56 (44), 13876-13881.
  2. Okolie, C.; Lyu, Y.; Kovarik, L.; Stavitski, E.; Sievers, C., Coupling of Methane to Ethane, Ethylene, and Aromatics over Nickel on Ceria–Zirconia at Low Temperatures. ChemCatChem 2018, 10 (12), 2700-2708.
  3. Lyu, Y.; Chen, X.; Nwabara, U.; Schwank, J., Reactivity study of CO+NO reaction over Pd/Al2O3 and Pd/CeZrO2 Catalysts. Catal. Today 2018, Accepted.


  1. Chun Lv, Licai Wang, Juwei Song, Yimeng Lv, “Catalyst for use in preparation of acrylonitrile by performing ammonia oxidation on propylene”, 2012, Publication number: CN102658167 A.