Dr Xiaodong WangSenior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Xiaodong has been a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Lancaster University (UK) since September 2019. Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen (UK, 01/2015-08/2019), Postdoctoral Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University (UK), where he also obtained his PhD (06/2014). He completed both MSc and BEng studies in Tianjin University (China, 2002-2009).
Xiaodong’s research interest ranges from reaction engineering, renewable energy and chemicals to materials, where heterogeneous catalysis is the core discipline. He has been the author of over 40 peer-reviewed publications and his research has been funded mainly by The Royal Society, EPSRC (The UK Catalysis Hub), The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland and Industry.
Xiaodong’s recent work focuses on the innovative use of heterogeneous catalysts (e.g., supported metals) in enzymatic transformations via cofactor NAD(P)H regeneration. A list of publications on this line of research can be seen below.
 Wang, X., & Yiu, H. H. P. (2016). Heterogeneous catalysis mediated cofactor NADH regeneration for enzymatic reduction. ACS Catalysis, 6(3), 1880–1886. 10.1021/acscatal.5b02820
 Wang, X., Saba, T., Yiu, H. H. P., Howe, R. F., Anderson, J. A., & Shi, J. (2017). Cofactor NAD(P)H regeneration inspired by heterogeneous pathways. Chem, 2(5), 621–654. 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.04.009
 Zhou, Q., Zhang, J., Saba, T., Yue, Z., Li, W., Anderson, J. A., & Wang, X. (2019). Electric-field-assisted facile synthesis of metal nanoparticles. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 7(1), 1271–1278. 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b04927
 Yang, D., Zhang, Y., Zhang, S., Cheng, Y., Wu, Y., Cai, Z., Wang, X., Shi, J., & Jiang, Z. (2019). Coordination between electron transfer and molecule diffusion through a bioinspired amorphous titania nanoshell for photocatalytic nicotinamide cofactor regeneration. ACS Catalysis, 9(12), 11492–11501. 10.1021/acscatal.9b03462
 Saba, T., Burnett, J. W. H., Li, J., Kechagiopoulos, P. N., & Wang, X. (2020). A facile analytical method for reliable selectivity examination in cofactor NADH regeneration. Chemical Communications, 56(8), 1231–1234. 10.1039/C9CC07805C
 Saba, T., Burnett, J. W. H., Li, J., Wang, X., Anderson, J. A., Kechagiopoulos, P. N., & Wang, X. (2020). Assessing the environmental performance of NADH regeneration methods: A cleaner process using recyclable Pt/Fe3O4 and hydrogen. Catalysis Today, 339, 281–288. 10.1016/j.cattod.2019.01.049
 Zhang, S., Shi, J., Chen, Y., Huo, Q., Li, W., Wu, Y., Sun, Y., Zhang, Y., Wang, X., & Jiang, Z. (2020). Unraveling and manipulating of NADH oxidation by photo-generated holes. ACS Catalysis, 10(9), 4967–4972. 10.1021/acscatal.0c00471
 Burnett, J. W. H., Howe, R. F., & Wang, X. (2020). Cofactor NAD(P)H regeneration: how selective are the reactions? Trends in Chemistry, 2(6), 488-492. 10.1016/j.trechm.2020.03.002
 Jones, W., Burnett, J. W. H., Shi, J., Howe, R. F., & Wang, X. (2020). Improving photocatalytic energy conversion via NAD(P)H. Joule, 4(10), in press. 10.1016/j.joule.2020.07.024
A list of all publications is available at “Publications” below.