Kairui Liu

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellows



B4/L3, 3315-WS08

Research Interests

Design and synthesis of novel catalytic sites specific heterogeneous catalysts, and the investigation of the reaction mechanisms.

Selected Publications

  • Accelerated Anti-Markovnikov Alkene Hydrosilylation with Humic-Acid-Supported Electron Deficient Platinum Single Atoms
    K. Liu, B. Badamdorj, F. Yang, M. J. Janik, M. Antonietti
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. (2021)
  • Genesis of electron deficient Pt1(0) in PDMS-PEG aggregates
    K. Liu, G. Hou, J. Mao, Z. Xu, P. Yan, H. Li, X. Guo, S. Bai, Z. C. Zhang
    Nat. Commun. (2019)
  • Silver initiated hydrogen spillover on anatase TiO2 creates active sites for selective hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol
    K. Liu, P. Yan, H. Jiang, Z. Xia, Z. Xu, S. Bai, Z. C. Zhang
    J Catal (2019)


  • Ph. D., Industrial Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Dalian, China, 2019
  • B. Sc., Chemical Engineering, Dalian University, Dalian, China, 2013

Professional Profile

2019-2022; Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany.

KAUST Affiliations

PSE - Physical and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogenous Catalysis DFT Hydrogenation Single atom catalyst Hydrosilylation Oxidation