Bo Hu

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CNES and ES&T 3308
Mailing Address: 

School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
311 Ferst Dr. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332-0100

Current Position: 
Phillips 66
Educational Background: 
Post-Doctoral Fellow 2015-2017

Research Position

Educational Background
B.S. Chemistry, Sichuan University
Ph.D. Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry), Illinois Institute of Technology

Prof. Adam S. Hock (Ph.D.)
Prof. Christopher W. Jones and Prof. Sankar Nair (Postdoc)

Project Title
Preparation of solid materials as catalysts for alkane dehydrogenation
Preparation of solid adsorbents for CO2 capture.


1. B. Hu, A. “Bean“ Getsoian, N. M. Schweitzer, U. Das, H. S. Kim, J. Niklas, O. Poluektov, L. A. Curtiss, P. C. Stair, J. T. Miller, and A. S. Hock, “Selective Propane Dehydrogenation with Single Site CoII on SiO2 by a Non-redox Mechanism.” J. Catal. 2015, 322, 24-37

2. B. Hu, N. M. Schweitzer, G. H. Zhang, S. J. Kraft, D. J. Childers, M. P. Lanci, J. T. Miller, and A. S. Hock, “Isolated FeII on Silica As a Selective Propane Dehydrogenation Catalyst.” ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 3494-3503

3. N. M. Schweitzer, B. Hu, U. Das, H. S. Kim, J. Greeley, L. A. Curtiss, P. C. Stair, J. T. Miller, and A. S. Hock, “Propylene Hydrogenation and Propane Dehydrogenation on Heterogeneous, Single-Site Zn(II) Lewis Acid Catalytic Sites.” ACS Catal. 20144, 1091–1098

4. S. J. Kraft, B. Hu, G. H. Zhang, J. T. Miller and A. S. Hock,In Situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy and Nonclassical Catalytic Hydrogenation with an Iron(II) Catecholate Immobilized on a Porous Organic Polymer." Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2013, 3972-3977

5. U. Das, G. H. Zhang, B. Hu, A. S. Hock, P. C. Redfern, J. T. Miller, L. A. Curtiss, “Effect of Siloxane Ring Strain and Cation Charge Density on the Formation of Coordinately Unsaturated Metal Sites on Silica: Insights from Density Functional Theory (DFT) Studies” ACS Catal., 2015, 5, 7177-7185

6. A. S. Hock, J. T. Miller, N. M. Schweitzer, B. Hu, “Selective Alkane Activation with Single-Site Atoms on Amorphous Support.” US Patent, 2013, US9192919 B2

Favorite sports team
Manchester United

Favorite molecule