团队首要面向化工行业转型晋级和动力、环境、新资料等战略性新兴产业展开的严重需求，环绕绿色新式催化资料与高效反响技能领域的关键问题展开研讨。研讨方向包含：杂化纳米结构金属催化剂及其高效协同催化作用；新式分子筛及碳资料与环境友好催化；微波催化作用及微波催化反响技能；高效微波催化的使用根底；螺旋通道型旋转床超重力法制备纳米催化资料与功用资料及其使用等。团队拓荒了微波催化作用新方向：发现微波是加快化学反响的新动力，提醒和阐明晰微波催化作用，发现了微波挑选催化作用，创建了微波催化反响技能和微波催化氧化反响技能；创始了纳米金属和纳米半导体协同催化作用新方向，发现并提醒了其协同催化作用；创建了制备纳米功用资料超重力反响技能，并取得产业化使用。近年来，团队承当和参加了国家自然科学基金、湖南省自科基金要点项目、湖南省科技厅攻关项目、中石化总公司横向课题等一批科研课题，相关研讨成果在Chem Commun、Chem Eng J、Ind &Eng Chem Res、J Hazard Mater、ChemCatChem、Catal Sci Technol、Energy Convers Manage等期刊宣布SCI论文100多篇，请求发明专利70项，已获授权43项，其间美国发明专利2 项。培养了多名博士和硕士研讨生，获湖南省优异博士结业论文1篇，湖南省优异硕士结业论文1篇。
团队担任人周承继，湘潭大学化工学院二级教授，博士生导师，1999年结业于大连理工大学工业催化专业，获工学博士学位。当选湖南省新世纪121人才工程，湖南省高等学校青年骨干教师， “环境友好催化与绿色化工工艺” 湖南省高校科技立异团队带头人，湖南省化学工程要点学科方向带头人，工业催化学位点担任人。
The research group for “Green Catalysis & Microwave Catalysis” of Xiangtan University
The research group for “Green Catalysis & Microwave Catalysis” of Xiangtan University was established with fundamental supports from several important platforms including “The Subject of Chemical Engineering & Technology”, “National & Local United Engineering Research Centre for Chemical Process Simulation and Optimization”, “The University Key Laboratory of Green Catalysis & Reaction Engineering of Hunan Province”, and “The University Innovation Team of Science &Technology for Environment-Friendly Catalysis &Green Chemical Process of Hunan Province”. The group leader was Prof. Jicheng Zhou, and the main researchers in the group include Associated Prof. Fanghua Xie, Associated Prof. Jinjun Cai, Dr. Zhimin You and Dr. Wentao Xu, in addition to more than 40 PhD./Master candidates and undergraduates.
The group mainly focused on the key issues in the field of new green catalysts for the efficient catalytic reaction technologies, which is based on the transformation and upgrading of chemical industry and the great needs from the development of strategic emerging industries such as energy, environment, and new materials, performing the series of original basic researches with high-novelty. The present major research interests of the group are listed as follows: (a) Hybrid nanostructured metal catalysts and their synergistic catalytic effect, (b) New materials of molecular sieves & carbons for environment-friendly catalysis, (c) Microwave catalysis and microwave catalytic reaction technology, (d) Application of high-efficiency microwave catalysis, and (e) Spiral channel type rotating bed supergravity method for the preparation of new functional materials and their applications. The group opened up a new direction for the microwave catalysis with the main contribution to the new understanding about microwave catalysis: (a) demonstrating the new discovery of microwave as new power to accelerate the chemical reactions; (b) revealing and illustrating microwave catalysis effect and discovering the selectivity effect of microwave catalysis; and (c) pioneering the creation of microwave catalytic reaction & microwave catalytic oxidation reaction technology. Moreover, the group also opened up the new direction of synergistic catalysis effect of nanostructured metal and semiconductor, discovering and revealing the synergistic catalysis effect of complex catalyst. Last but not the least, the group also opened up a supergravity reaction technology for the preparation of nanostructured functional materials, which has already been tentatively applied for some detailed industries. In recent years, the group members have already undertaken or participated in large number of scientific projects supported from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the key project of Natural Science Foundation of Hunan Province, the key Technology Research program from the Department of Science and Technology of Hunan Province, and also several industrial projects from Sinopec Corporation. To date, the related researches were published in some specialized journals like Chem Commun, Chem Eng J, Ind & Eng Chem Res, J Hazard Mater, ChemCatChem, Catal Sci Technol, Energy Convers Manage, and etc. The group members have already published more than 100 SCI papers, applied 70 invention patents and granted 43 patents including 2 US invention patents. The group members have also cultivated many outstanding students achieving the doctor and master degrees, and one of the PhD thesis and master thesis were wined excellence awards of Hunan Province.
Prof. Jicheng Zhou (second grade professor of School of Chemical Engineering, Xiangtan University) as the group leader is a supervisor for PhD candidates. He obtained his engineering PhD degree of industrial catalysis from the Dalian University of Technology in 1999. He has been selected as a famous researcher from the project of New Century 121 Talent of Hunan Province, and he is also honorable as one of the youth core teachers for universities of Hunan Province. Prof. Jicheng Zhou is also a leader for the team of University Innovation Science & Technology for Environment-Friendly Catalysis &Green Chemical Process of Hunan Province; a leader for the area of chemical engineering as the key subject of Hunan Province; and the head of academic degree for industrial catalysis.