Shuman Xu

Guest Researcher



PhD, Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University (2017-Present)

BSc, Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University (2013-2017)

Research Statement:

High-quality zeolite synthesis procedures and surface modification methods will be explored to achieve fine control in the surface structure and grain boundaries of hierarchical zeolites. Mass transport measurements, combined with catalytic evaluations, will provide a new opportunity to examine the nature of surface barriers on such zeolites.


Shuman joins the Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE) as a visiting researcher for one year from October 2019. She is a Ph.D. student from the Department of chemical and biological engineering and a team member of Prof. Fengqiu Chen and Prof. Dang-guo Cheng's research group at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China). Her current research interest is in the adsorption and diffusion process and its influence on catalytic properties in hierarchical zeolites. Her project in CNIE focuses on the nature of surface barriers to transport in hierarchical zeolites.


1. S. Xu, X. Zhang, D.-g. Cheng, F. Chen, X. Ren, Effect of hierarchical ZSM-5 zeolite crystal size on diffusion and catalytic performance of n-heptane cracking, Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering, 12 (2018) 780-789. (Link)

Shuman Xu