Et profilbilde

Professor
Zhixin Yu { "honorific-suffix": "Professor", "fn": "Zhixin Yu", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51832238 ", "email": "zhixin.yu@uis.no" }

Faculty Faculty of Science and Technology
Department Department of Petroleum Technology
Room KE E-383

Research fields

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology for clean energy production

Nanocatalysis: H2 production, CO2 conversion and utilization, biogas production and upgrading, syngas production, gas to Liquids, carbon nanomaterials synthesis and application

Nano EOR, Nano drilling fluids

CO2 capture and storage, CO2 EOR

Gas conditioning and processing, H2S and CO2 cleaning

Selected publications

Research in progress

CO2 methanation for power-to-gas technology and biogas upgrading

CO2 utilization for carbon-neutral methanol synthesis

Metallic nanoparticles for enhanced heavy oil recovery

CO2 reforming of methane for syngas production

Work experience

2013-              Professor, Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Stavanger (UiS)

2012-2013      Senior/Principle Researcher, Gas Treating Technologies, Statoil Research Centre

2008-2012      Senior Analyst, Technical Oil Analysis, Statoil ASA

2007-2008      Research Scientist, Gas and Energy, International Research Institute of Stavanger

2006-2007      Research Scientist, Catalysis and Kinetics, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

2005-2006      Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU

2001-2005      Doctoral Researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU

1998-1999      Research Director, R&D Institute, Kemwater (Yixing) Co., Ltd., China         

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Yu, Zhixin (2005). Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers and Carbon Nanotubes. NTNU. ISBN 82-471-6898-7. 160 p.
  • Guo, Kun; Li, Hailong; Yu, Zhixin (2017). Size-dependent catalytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane over monodispersed nickel nanoparticles. 2017-07-26 - 2017-07-29.
  • Guo, Kun; Yu, Zhixin (2017). Application of Metallic Nanoparticles as Catalysts for In-Situ Heavy Crude Oil Recovery. China University of Petroleum (Beijing);
  • Guo, Kun; Yu, Zhixin (2017). Nickel Decorated Carbon Nanocomposites as Catalysts for the Upgrading of Heavy Crude Oil. 2017-04-24 - 2017-04-27.
  • Guo, Kun; Zhang, Yahe; Shi, Quan; Yu, Zhixin (2017). Carbon-Supported Nickel Nanoparticles as Catalysts for In-Situ Heavy Crude Oil Recovery. 2017-04-24 - 2017-04-27.
  • Kalai, Dori Yosef; Stangeland, Kristian; Yu, Zhixin; Jin, Yiying (2017). Hydrotalcite-derived Ni-Mg-Al catalysts for CO2 reforming of methane. Shanghai Advanced Research Institute of Chinese Academy; 2017-08-17 - 2017-08-21.
  • Guo, Kun; Cuvillier, Priscille; Hansen, Vidar; Yu, Zhixin (2016). Synthesis and evaluation of monodispersed cobalt nanoparticles in the catalytic aquathermolysis of heavy crude oil. The National IOR Centre Norway; 2016-04-25 - 2016-04-27.
  • Guo, Kun; Yu, Zhixin; Hansen, Vidar Folke (2016). Synthesis and evaluation of monodispersed cobalt and nickel nanoparticles in the catalytic aquathermolysis of heavy crude oil. The Catalysis Society of China; 2016-07-03 - 2016-07-08.
  • Kalai, Dori Yosef; Stangeland, Kristian; Yu, Zhixin (2016). Dry reforming of methane: effect of noble metal on Ni based catalysts. 2016-09-11 - 2016-09-15.
  • Stangeland, Kristian; Kalai, Dori Yosef; Yu, Zhixin; Li, Hailong (2016). The effect of temperature and initial methane concentration on carbon dioxide methanation on Ni based catalysts. 2016-10-08 - 2016-10-11.
  • Sui, Dan; Langåker, Vebjørn; Yu, Zhixin (2016). Investigation of thermophysical properties of Nanofluids for application in geothermal energy. 2016-10-08 - 2016-10-11.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2015). CO2 Conversion and Utilization: Sustainable Fuels. E.ON Stipendienfonds and UiS; 2015-04-15 - 2015-04-16.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2015). Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS): Norwegian Experience and Research at IPT/UiS. PETRAD and UiS; 2015-05-08.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). CO2 Sequestration and Utilization. Petrad, Sinopec, CCOP, MLR China, China Geological Survey; 2014-06-11 - 2014-06-13.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). Gas pre-treatment and LNG liquefaction technology. China LNG Association; 2014-11-23 - 2014-11-24.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). Gas pre-treatment for LNG liquefaction and CO2 sequestration. Petrad, Sinopec, CCOP, MLR China, China Geological Survey; 2014-06-11 - 2014-06-13.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). H2S Handling Issues on Sichuan Shale Gas Development. University of Electronic Science and Technolgy of China; 2014-03-31 - 2014-04-01.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). Natural gas and biogas conversion. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China; 2014-03-30 - 2014-04-01.
  • Yu, Zhixin (2014). The National IOR Centre of Norway.
  • Halmø, Terje Martin; Yu, Zhixin (2013). HOW TO IMPROVE COMPANY BRAND AND ENHANCE RECRUITMENT CAMPAIGNS. ASCOPE; 2013-11-28 - 2013-11-30.
  • Borg, Øyvind; Yu, Zhixin; Rane, Shreyas Pandurang; Chen, De; Rytter, Erling; Holmen, Anders (2010). Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis on Co Catalysts Supported on Caron Nanofibers. Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS; 2010-11-07 - 2010-11-10.
  • Chen, De; Kvande, Ingvar; Hammer, Nina; Zhao, Tiejun; Yu, Zhixin; Rønning, Magnus; Holmen, Anders; Sanz-Navarro, Carlos; Åstrand, Per-Olof (2008). Engineering of metal nanoparticles on carbon nanofibers. NTNU Nanolab; 2008-09-11 - 2008-09-12.
  • Zhao, Tiejun; Zhu, Jun; Yu, Zhixin; Kvande, Ingvar; Chen, De; Zhou, Xinggui; Yan, Wei-Kang (2008). Universal mechanism in catalytic synthesis of carbon nanostructures. 2008-07-13 - 2008-07-18.
  • Zhao, Tiejun; Zhu, Jun; Yu, Zhixin; Kvande, Ingvar; Chen, De; Zhou, Xinggui; Yuan, Wei-Kang (2008). Universal Mechanism in Catalytic Synthesis of Bibrous Carbon Nanotructures. NTNU, Nanolab; 2008-09-11 - 2008-09-12.
  • Chen, De; Zhao, Tiejun; Yu, Zhixin; Hammer, Nina; Kvande, Ingvar; Rønning, Magnus; Holmen, Anders; Sanz-Navarro, Carlos; Åstrand, Per-Olof (2007). Carbon nanofibers as a platform in nanocatalysis engineering. 2007-08-26 - 2007-08-31.
  • Kvande, Ingvar; Hammer, Nina; Zhao, Tiejun; Yu, Zhixin; Rønning, Magnus; Chen, De (2007). Carbon Nanofibers/Nanotubes (CNFs/CNTs) in Composite Materials. NTNU - NanoLab;
  • Kvande, Ingvar; Briskeby, Stein Trygve; Yu, Zhixin; Tsypkin, Mikhail; Rønning, Magnus; Sunde, Svein; Tunold, Reidar; Chen, De (2006). Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibres (CNF) and preparation of Pt/CNF-catalysts. 2006-01-05 - 2006-01-06.
  • Kvande, Ingvar; Yu, Zhixin; Rønning, Magnus; Holmen, Anders; Chen, De (2006). Towards Large Scale Production of CNF for Catalytic Applications. 2006-07-11 - 2006-07-13.
  • Kvande, Ingvar; Yu, Zhixin; Rønning, Magnus; Holmen, Anders; Chen, De (2006). Towards Large Scale Prodution of CNF for Catalytic Applications. 2006-07-11 - 2006-07-13.
  • Yu, Zhixin; Chen, De; Fareid, Lars Erik; Rytter, Erling; Moljord, Kjell; Holmen, Anders (2006). Preparation of CNF Supported Cobalt Catalysts with High Metal Loading by Deposition-Precipitation. 2006-07-11 - 2006-07-13.
  • Huber, Florian; Yu, Zhixin; Walmsley, John; Venvik, Hilde Johnsen; Chen, De; Holmen, Anders (2006). Nanocrystalline Cu-Ce-Zr mixed oxide catalysts for clean fuel applications: Carbon nanofibers as dispersant for the mixed oxide particles. The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; 2006-06-18 - 2006-06-21.
  • Larsen, Sten Yngve; Foosnæs, Trygve; Øye, Harald Arnljot; Yu, Zhixin (2005). Carbon Nanofibres in Large-Scale Electrode Application. Korean Carbon Society; 2005-07-03 - 2005-07-07.
  • Yu, Zhixin; Borg, Øyvind; Chen, De; Frøseth, Vidar; Enger, Bjørn Christian; Rytter, Erling; Moljord, Kjell; Holmen, Anders (2005). Carbon nanofiber supported Co catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis with high activity and selectivity. Department of Chemical Engineering, NTNU;
  • Chen, De; Ochoa Fernandez, Esther; Kvande, Ingvar; Yu, Zhixin; Holmen, Anders (2003). Preparation, characterization and activity of carbon nanofiber supported Ni catalysts. [Mangler data];
  • Chen, De; Yu, Zhixin; Tøtdal, Bård; Holmen, Anders (2003). Carbon nanofiber production and applications in (electro)catalysis. [Mangler data];
  • Chen, De; Yu, Zhixin; Tøtdal, Bård; Holmen, Anders (2003). Large scale production of carbon nanofibers and applications. [Mangler data];
  • Yu, Zhixin; Chen, De; Tøtdal, Bård; Holmen, Anders (2003). Role of the Catalyst Structure in Large-Scale Carbon Nanotube Synthesis on Fe Catalysts. [Mangler data];
  • Chen, De; Yu, Zhixin; Holmen, Anders (2002). Carbon nanofiber production and application in hydrogen related processes. [Mangler data];
  • Yu, Zhixin; Chen, De; Holmen, Anders (2002). Carbon Deposition on Ni-Fe Hydrotalcite like Catlysts from Ethylene. [Mangler data];
  • Yu, Zhixin; Chen, De; Holmen, Anders (2002). Large scale production of carbon nanofiber. [Mangler data];
  • Yu, Zhixin; Chen, De; Tøtdal, Bård; Holmen, Anders (2002). Catalytic Growth of Carbon Nanofibers and The Characterization. [Mangler data];