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  • Biography


    Jul 2014 – Mar 2019, Ph.D., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Oct 2017 – Aug 2018, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University

    Aug 2010 – Jun 2014, B.Sc., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

    Professional Experience

    Aug 2022 – Present, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Assistant Professor

    Nov 2020 – Aug 2022, City University of Hong Kong, Postdoctoral Fellow

    Nov 2019 – Oct 2020, National Taiwan University, Postdoctoral Fellow

    Mar 2019 – Oct 2019, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Postdoctoral Fellow

    Additional Positions

    Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Young Editorial Board Member

    Journal of Hazardous Materials, Editorial Board Member

    Green Chemistry, Special Issue Guest Editor

    Reviewer: Journal of Hazardous Materials, ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering, Science of the Total Environment, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Chemosphere, Journal of Cleaner Production, Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Geochemistry & Health, Water Environment Research


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  • Current Courses

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    Organic waste to resources by heterogeneous catalysis, solar-driven catalysis of organic transformation coupled with hydrogen production


    Research Output

  • Selected Publications


    [1]. Yeh, J.Y., Chen, S.S., Li, S.C., Chen, C.H., Shishido, T., Tsang, D.C.W., Yamauchi, Y., Li, Y-P., Wu, K.C.W.*, 2021. Diels-Alder conversion of acrylic acid and 2,5-dimethylfuran to para-xylene over heterogeneous Bi-BTC metal-organic framework catalysts under mild conditions. Angewandte Chemie 133, 634-639. (Journal Cover)

    [2]. Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Tessonnier, J.-P.* 2020. Comparative Investigation of Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Brønsted Base Catalysts for the Isomerization of Glucose to Fructose in Aqueous Media. Applied Catalysis B: Environment 261, 118126.

    [3]. Chen, S.S., Cao, Y., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Tessonnier, J.-P., Shang, J., Hou, D., Shen, Z., Zhang, S., Ok, Y.S., Wu, K.C.-W.* 2020. Effective Dispersion of MgO Nanostructure on Biochar Support as a Basic Catalyst for Glucose Isomerization. ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering 8, 6990-7001. (Supplementary Journal Cover)

    [4]. Chen, S.S., Hu, C., Liu, C.-H., Chen, Y.-H., Ahamad, T., Alshehri, S.M., Huang, P.-H., Wu, K.C.W.* 2020. De Novo synthesis of platinum-nanoparticle-encapsulated UiO-66-NH2 for photocatalytic thin film fabrication with enhanced performance of phenol degradation. Journal of Hazardous Materials 397, 122431.

    [5]. Cao, Y., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Clark, J.H., Budarin, V.L., Hu C., Wu, K.C.-W., Zhang, S*. 2020. Microwave-assisted depolymerization of various types of waste lignins over two-dimensional CuO/BCN catalysts. Green Chemistry 22, 725-736.

    [6]. Chen, S.S., Carraher, J.M., Tuci, G., Rossin, A., Raman, C.A., Luconi, L., Tsang, D.C.W., Giambastiani, G.*, Tessonnier, J.-P.* 2019. Engineered Nitrogen-Decorated Carbon Networks for the Metal-free Catalytic Isomerization of Glucose to Fructose. ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering 7, 16959-16963.

    [7]. Chen, S.S., Yu, I.K.M., Cho, D.W., Song, H., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Tessonnier, J.-P., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S., 2018. Selective glucose isomerization to fructose via nitrogen-doped solid base catalyst derived from spent coffee grounds. ACS Sustainable Chemical Engineering 6, 16113-16120.

    [8]. Chen, S.S., Yu, I.K.M., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Yip, A.C.K., Khan, E., Wang, L., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S., 2017. Valorization of cellulosic food waste into levulinic acid catalyzed by heterogeneous Brønsted acids: Temperature and solvent effects. Chemical Engineering Journal 327, 328-335.

    [9]. Chen, S.S., Maneerung, T., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Ok, Y.S., Wang, C.H.*, 2017. Valorization of biomass to hydroxymethylfurfural, levulinic acid, and fatty acid methyl ester by heterogeneous catalysts. Chemical Engineering Journal 328, 246-273.

    [10]. Chen, S.S., Wang, L., Yu, I.K.M., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Hunt, A.J., Francois, J., Ok, Y.S., Poon, C.S., 2017. Valorization of lignocellulosic fibres of paper towel waste into levulinic acid over solid and aqueous Brønsted acid. Bioresource Technology 247, 387-394.

    [11]. Khan, W.U., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W., Hu, X., Lam, F.L.Y., Yip, A.C.K. 2020. Catalytically active interfaces in titania nanorod-supported copper catalysts for CO oxidation. Nano Research 13(2), 533-542.

    [12]. Matsagar, B.M., Hsu, C.Y., Chen, S.S., Ahamad, T., Alshehri, S.M., Tsang, D.C.W., Wu, K.C.W.*, 2020 Selective hydrogenation of furfural to tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol over a Rh-loaded carbon catalyst in aqueous solution under mild conditions. Sustainable Energy & Fuels 4, 293-301.

    [13]. Chen, S.S., Sun, Y., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Graham, N.J.D., Ok, Y.S., Feng, Y., Li, X.D., 2017. Insights into the subsurface transport of As(V) and Se(VI) in produced water from hydraulic fracturing using soil samples from Qingshankou Formation, Songliao Basin, China. Environmental Pollution 223, 449-456.

    [14]. Chen, S.S., Sun, Y., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Graham, N.J.D., Ok, Y.S., Feng, Y., Li, X.D., 2017. Potential impact of flowback water from hydraulic fracturing on agricultural soil quality: Metal/metalloid bioaccessibility, Microtox bioassay, and enzyme activities. Science of the Total Environment 579, 1419-1426.

    [15]. Rajapaksha, A.U., Chen, S.S., Tsang, D.C.W.*, Zhang, M., Vithanage, M., Mandal, S., Gao, B., Bolan, N.S., Ok, Y.S., 2016. Engineered/designer biochar for contaminant removal/immobilization from soil and water: Potential and implication of biochar modification. Chemosphere 148, 276-291.





  • Awards and Honors

    Hong Kong RGC Postdoc Fellowship 2020

    Fulbright Scholar 2017

    Hong Kong RGC PhD Fellowship 2014