Welcome to the Xiao Research Group


Dr. Yang Xiao is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Institute for Micromanufacturing of Louisiana Tech University. If you are interested in joining the group as an undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral researcher, please send your CV to Dr. Xiao's email at yxiao@latech.edu.

Research Projects

  • Safety analysis of chemical reactors
  • Catalytic methane activation
  • Catalytic bio-oil upgrading


    June 2022:

    Dr. Xiao joined the Topical Advisory Panel for the journal of Catalysts. He will regularly review manuscripts and set up one Special Issue (SI) for the journal.

    Dr. Xiao will be presenting a poster entitled "A New Elective Course at Louisiana Tech University: Sustainable Chemical Processes" at ASEE/AIChE Summer School for Engineering Faculty at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO during the week of July 24-29, 2022. Please check more info at here.

    Mr. Tobias K. Misicko has officially joined the Xiao Group as a graduate student. He receives B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He will be working on catalytic methane activation. Welcome to the group.

    April 2022:

    Glad to know a technology for converting glycerol to fuels that I developed at Purdue is chosen as one of the ten green-related innovations by Purdue University for April 22 - Earth Day. Please find the news link here. Please also find more info of the technology here.

    My paper entitled "Guaiacol Hydrodeoxygenation and Hydrogenation over Bimetallic Pt-M (Nb, W, Zr)/KIT-6 Catalysts with Tunable Acidity" has been published online in the journal of ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.1c07071). Please find the paper link here. "It is a pleasure to be invited to contribute to this Festschrift honoring Professor James Dumesic, whose impactful contributions to the fields of catalysis and biomass processing we greatly admire"

    Please check a paper on solution combustion synthesis from my collaborator entitled "One-step solution combustion synthesis of micro/nano-scale porous Cu/CeO2 with enhanced photocatalytic properties" in the journal of Journal of Rare Earths (DOI: 10.1016/j.jre.2022.02.013). Please find the paper link here.

    March 2022:

    I am thrilled to officially join the faculty of Louisiana Tech University as a tenure-track assistant professor of chemical engineering on March 1st, 2022.

    January 2022:

    I am in transition to Louisiana Tech University. Please use my new email: yxiao@latech.edu to contact me. My research group has two positions of fully-funded Ph.D. students. If you are interested in joining my Catalysis Science and Reaction Engineering Group, please send me an email with your CV/resume. check my profile at Tech.

    My paper on methane activation to chemicals and fuels is accepted by the 2022 AIChE Spring Meeting. I will be presenting the paper at 4:14 PM - 4:36 PM on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 210AB in San Antonio, Texas. I look forward to seeing you there!

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Contact Details

Email: yxiao@latech.edu
Website: www2.latech.edu/~yxiao/

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