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GAI Chao
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  18 Shuangqing Road, Haidian District, Beijing, China
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Education and Appointments:
 Dr. Gai is currently an associate professor at the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received Ph.D degree from Shandong University in 2014. Research interests encompass thermo-conversion conversion and recycling of biomass waste, remediation of contaminated soils. He has presided several projects in terms of National Natural Science Foundation, sub-project of National Key R&D project and Beijing Natural Science Foundation. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers.

Research Interest:
Thermo-chemical conversion of biomass waste for sustainable fuels and chemicals production
Public Services:
Editorial Board of《Sustainability》 

Selected Publications:
  1.  Chao Gai, Fang Zhang, Qianqian Lang, Tingting Liu, Nana Peng, Zhengang Liu. Facile one-pot synthesis of iron nanoparticles immobilized into the porous hydrochar for catalytic decomposition of phenol. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2017, 204, 566-576.
  2. Chao Gai, Fang Zhang, Tianxue Yang, Zhengang Liu, Wentao Jiao, Nana Peng, Tlingting Liu, Qianqian Lang, Yu Xia. Hydrochar supported bimetallic Ni-Fe nanocatalysts with tailored composition, size and shape for improved biomass steam reforming performance. Green Chemistry, 2018, 20, 2788-2800.
  3. Chao Gai, Fang Zhang, YanchuanGuo, Nana Peng, Tingting Liu, Qianqian Lang, Yu Xia, Zhengang Liu. Hydrochar-supported, in-situ generated nickel nanoparticles for sorption-enhanced catalytic gasification of sewage sludge. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2017, 5, 7613-7622.
  4. Chao Gai, Xia Wang, Jinghai Liu, Zhengang Liu, Yong Sik Ok, Wen Liu, Alex C. K. Yip. Ni/hydrochar nanostructures derived from biomass as catalysts for H2 production through aqueous-phase reforming of methanol. ACS Applied Nano Materials. 2021, 4, 8958-8971.
  5. Chao Gai, Nengmin Zhu, S. Kent Hoekman, Zhengang Liu, Wentao Jiao, Nana Peng. Highly dispersed nickel nanoparticles supported on hydrochar for hydrogen-rich syngas production from catalytic reforming of biomass. Energy Conversion and Management. 2019, 183, 474-484.
  6. Chao Gai, Yuping Dong, Pengfei Fan, Zhaoling Zhang, Jingcui Liang, Pengju Xu. Kinetic study on thermal decomposition of toluene in a micro fluidized bed reactor. Energy Conversion and Management, 2015, 106: 721-727.
  7. Chao Gai, Yuanhui Zhang, Wan-Ting Chen, Peng Zhang, Yuping Dong. An investigation of reaction pathways of hydrothermal liquefaction using Chlorella pyrenoidosa and Spirulinaplatensis. Energy Conversion and Management, 2015, 96: 330-339.
  8. Chao Gai, Yi Li, Nana Peng, Aonan Fan, Zhengang Liu. Co-liquefaction of microalgae and lignocellulosic biomass in subcritical water. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 185: 240-245. 
  9. Chao Gai, Yuanhui Zhang, Wan-Ting Chen, Yan Zhou, Lance Schideman, Peng Zhang, GiovanaTommaso, Chih-Ting Kuo, Yuping Dong. Characterization of aqueous phase from the hydrothermal liquefaction of Chlorella pyrenoidosa. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 184: 328-335.
  10. Chao Gai, Zhengang Liu, Guanghua Han, Nana Peng, Aonan Fan. Combustion behavior and kinetics of low-lipid microalgae via thermogravimetric analysis. Bioresource Technology, 2015, 181: 148-154.

Supported Projects:
National Natural Science Foundation of China:"Mechanism research on enhancing the low-temperature tar reforming performance of Ni/biochar catalyst via hydrothermal carbonization reconstruction ", preside.
Sub-project of National Key R&D Program:" Remediation of organic pollutants contaminated soil with low permeability by low-temperature thermal enhanced soil vapor extraction", preside.
Beijing Natural Science Foundation:" Evolution and reduction of sulfides in gasification of sewage sludge via organic calcium ", preside. 
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