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Weiqun Chen, Materials & Catalysis
Weiqun

Email: wqchen@peeri.org

Education:

-Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California -- Davis
-M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, University of California -- Davis
-B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.

Research Interest:

Dr. Chen's research interest mainly focuses on catalytic chemistry (especially homogenous catalysis of natural gases involving application of novel ionic liquids) and energy-related materials science & technology (fuel cells, batteries and hydrogen storage materials).

Selected publications:

W. Chen, A. Navrotsky, Y. P. Xiong, and H. Yokokawa, "Energetics of cerium-zirconium substitution in the xCe0.8Y0.2O1.9 - (1-x) Zr0.8Y0.2O1.9 system", Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 90, 584-89 (2007).

W. Chen and A. Navrotsky, "Thermochemical study of trivalent-doped ceria systems: CeO2-MO1.5 (M = La, Gd and Y)", Journal of Materials Research, 21 [12], 3242-51 (2006).

W. Chen, U. Anselmi-Tamburini, J.E. Garay, J.R. Groza, and Z.A. Munir, "Fundamental investigations on the spark plasma sintering/synthesis process - I. Effect of dc pulsing on reactivity", Materials Science and Engineering A- Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 394 [1-2], 132-138 (2005).