Professional Summary

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering

Education

  • B.S.: Zhejiang University of Technology, 1988
  • Ph.D.: Nanjing University of Technology, 1995

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Microporous inorganic membranes, solid ionic thin films, and nanostructured catalysts for applications in molecular separation, catalytic reactions, fuel cells, and novel optical chemical sensors. Research focuses on developing material synthesis methodologies, studying material structure-performance relationships, and understanding molecular and ionic transport phenomena and reactions in microporous membranes and nanocrystalline thin films.
    • Molecular sieve zeolite membranes and surface-modified nanoporous ceramic membranes – applications in gas and liquid separations, catalytic reactions, and WGS membrane reactors.
    • Nanocrystalline solid oxide thin film-incorporated optical fiber sensors for high temperature gas monitoring in coal and biomass gasification and hydrogen production processes.
    • Zeolite-fiber integrated micro optical sensors in-situ chemical detections in gas and liquid phases – applications in environmental management.
    • Membranes for fuel cells and energy storage batteries.

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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2006-2012,Associate professor ,Dept. of Chemical & Materials Eng., University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2005-2006,Associate Professor ,Dept. of Petro. & Chem. Eng., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,Socorro, New Mexico
  • 2001-2005,Assistant Professor ,Dept. of Petro. & Chem. Eng., New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology,Socorro, New Mexico
  • 1998-2001,Postdoctoral Research Associate ,Chemical Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory,Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • 1997-1998,Postdoctoral Fellow ,Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1995-1997,Lecturer/Associate Professor ,Department of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology,Nanjing, China
  • 1988-1990,Process Development Engineer ,Hangzhou Fuyang Industrial Corp.,Zhejing, China
  • 2012-to Present,Professor,Chemical Engineering/CEAS,University of Cincinnati, OH
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Research Grants
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  • DE-FC-05NT4243907/01/2006-12/31/2011. Department of Energy. Development of Nanocrystalline Doped-Ceramic Enabled Optical Fiber Sensors for High Temperature In-Situ Monitoring of Fossil Fuel Gases, PI, Closed.
  • Sandia Doc 77845202/07/2008-09/30/2008. Department of Energy. Exploratory Research: Development of Novel Catalytic Membranes for Biomass-Derived Liquids to Hydrogen and Simultaneous Capture of C02, PI, Closed.
  • ARO 54778 / W911NF-08-C-010407/18/2008-03/31/2009. Department of the Army. A Novel Oxygen Separation and Storage Apparatus for Underwater and High Altitude Fuel Cell Applications, PI, Closed.
  • OCRC AY08-09-A2-C08/01/2008-09/30/2010. Ohio Department of Development. High Temperature Water Gas Shift Membrane Reactors for Production of Hydrogen from Ohio Coals, PI, Closed.
  • 000221-1 / W911NF-07-006209/15/2008-12/31/2009. Department of the Army. Networked Zeolite-Capacitive Sensors for Distributed and Ubiquitous Detection of Chemical/Biological Threats, PI, Closed.
  • DE-NT000806204/01/2009-09/30/2012. Department of Energy. Development Of Novel Ceramic Nanofilm-Fiber Integrated Optical Sensors For Rapid Detection Of Coal Derived Synthesis Gas, PI, Closed.
  • CBET-085420309/01/2009-08/31/2014. National Science Foundation. Study of Molecular Diffusion in Zeolites by Time Resolved Microscopic Laser Refractometry, PI, Active.
  • 00026229-01-U / DE-FE000112710/01/2009-09/30/2013. Department of Energy. Micro-Structured Sapphire Fiber Sensors for Simultaneous Measurements of High Temperature and Dynamic Gas Pressure in Harsh Environments, PI, Active.
  • 00031041-01 / W911NF-10-2-007708/04/2010-07/31/2013. Department of the Army Research Laboratory. Development of Zeolite Materials for Fiber Optical Sensors for Distributed Explosive Detection, PI, Active.
  • W911NF-11-C-003511/05/2010-08/05/2013. Department of the Army Research, Development and Engineering Command. A Novel Oxygen Separation and Storage Apparatus for Underwater and High Altitude Fuel Cell Applications (Phase II), PI, Active.
  • C34-N08/01/2010-12/31/2012. Ohio Air Quality Development Authority. Ultrathin Hydrophobic Zeolite Membranes for Efficient Oxygen Separation From Air, PI, Closed.
  • C-C21-C08/01/2010-12/31/2011. Ohio Air Quality Development Authority. High Temperature WGS Membrane Reactors for Production of Hydrogen from Ohio Coals, PI, Closed.
  • DE-SC000617906/17/2011-08/07/2013. Department of Energy. Test of Inorganic Membranes for H2 Separation, PI, Active.
  • SRS 007878 \ Prime IIP-114269501/01/2012-10/31/2012. National Science Foundation. Zeolite Thin Films as Novel High Efficiency Electrolyte Membranes for Red-Ox Flow Batteries, PI, Closed.
  • SRS 00839001/01/2013-06/30/2013. National Science Foundation. Nano-Materials Preparation, Characterization, and Data Analysis, PI, Active.
  • 131306401/08/2013-09/30/2013. Department of Energy. Study on MOF Material Properties for CO2 Separation, PI, Active.
  • CBET 126386003/01/2013-02/29/2016. National Science Foundation. COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Zeolite Thin Films as Efficient and Robust Ion Exchange Membranes in Redox Flow Batteries for Renewable Energy Storage, PI, Active.
  • SBIR Phase II / NSF 132973009/15/2013-08/31/2015. National Science Foundation. ION GATE MEMBRANE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE REDOX FLOW BATTERIES, PI, Active.
  • 00042083-02 / DE-FE001227210/01/2013-09/30/2016. Department of Energy. Smart Liner Block with Embedded Sensors for In Situ Multi-Parameter Monitoring (Tentative), PI, Active.
  • D-13-2807/19/2013-07/31/2015. Ohio Department of Development. High Efficiency Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture Membrane Reactor during Gasification of Ohio Coals, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • DE-FE002299307/01/2014-06/30/2017. Department of Energy. Robust Metal-Ceramic Coaxial Cable Sensors for Distributed Temperature Monitoring in Fossil Energy Power Systems, PI, Awarded.
  • Bettergy SBIR _ NSF IIP-143055210/01/2014-09/30/2016. National Science Foundation. Novel Zeolite Membrane for Olefin/Pariffin Seperation, PI, Awarded.
  • ASU 16-866 sub / DE-FE002643510/01/2015-09/30/2018. Department of Energy. Zeolite Membrane Reactor for Pre-Combustion Carbon Dioxide Capture, PI, Awarded.
  • OER-CDO-D-15-1603/16/2016-04/30/2018. Ohio Coal Development Office. Integrating H2-Perm-selective WGS Membrane Reactor with CO2 membrane Separator For Efficient Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture, PI, Awarded.
  • D-17-1304/01/2017-03/31/2019. Ohio Coal Development Office. Integrating H2-Perm-selective WGS Membrane Reactor with CO2 membrane Separator For Efficient Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture, PI, Awarded.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • 4. H. Jiang, R. Yang, X. Tang, A. Burnett, X. Lan, H. Xiao, J. Dong, (2013). Multilayer Structured Fiber Optic Sensors for High Temperature Fuel Gas Measurements. . Sensors & Actuators B-Chem., 177 , 205-212.
  • 3. S.J. Kim, S. Yang, G.K. Reddy, J. Dong, P. Smirniotis, (2013). (In Press). Zeolite membrane reactor for high temperature water gas shift reaction: experimental and simulation studies. . Fuels and Energy.
  • 7. S.J. Kim, Z. Xu, G.K. Reddy, J. Dong, P. Smirniotis, (2012). Effect of Pressure on High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction in Microporous Zeolite Membrane Reactor.. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 51, 1364−1375.
  • 6. K.R. Gunugunuri, S.J. Kim, J. Dong, J.B. Jasinski, P. Smirniotis, (2012). . Applied Catalysis A, 415-416, 101-110.
  • 5. X. Lan, J. Huang, Q. Han, T. Wei, Z. Gao, H. Jiang, J. Dong, H. Xiao, (2012). Fiber Ring Laser Interrogated Zeolite Coated singlemode-multimode-singlemode Structure for Trace Chemical Detection. . Opt. Lett., 37 (12), 122-125.
  • K. Remmel, H. Jiang, X. Tang, J. Dong, X. Lan, H. Xiao (2011). (In Press). Investigation on Nanocrystalline Copper-Doped Zirconia Thin Films for Optical Sensing of Carbon Monoxide at High Temperature. . Sens. Actuators B-Chem., 160, 533-541.
  • G. K. Reddy, K. Gunasekara, P. Boolchand, J. Dong and P. G. Smirniotis (2011). High temperature water gas shift reaction over nano crystalline copper co-doped modified ferrites. J. Phys. Chem., C 115, 7586-7595.
  • X. Cao, W. Jing, X. Xing, Y. Fan, Y. Kong, J. Dong (2011). Fabrication of Visible-light Response Mesoporous TiO2 Membrane with Superior Water Permeability via Weak Alkaline Sol-gel Process. Chem. Comm., 47, 3457-3459.
  • X. Tang, J. Provenzano, Z. Xu, J. Dong, H. Guan, H. Xiao (2011). Acidic ZSM-5 Zeolite-Coated Long Period Fiber Grating for Optical Sensing of Ammonia. J. Mater. Chem., 21, 181-186.
  • Z. Tang, S.-J. Kim, J. Dong, K. Randy, P. Smirniotis (2010). Modified Zeolite Membrane Reactor for High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction. J. Membr. Sci., 354, 114-122.
  • X. Tang, K. Remmel, X. Lan, J. Deng, H. Xiao, J. Dong (2009). Perovskite-Type Oxide Thin Film Integrated Fiber Optic Device for High Temperature Hydrogen Measurement. Anal. Chem., 81, 7844-7848.
  • Z. Tang, T.M. Nenoff, J. Dong (2009). Internal Surface Modification of MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes for High Selectivity and High Flux for Hydrogen. Langmuir, 25, 4848-4852.
  • Z. Tang, J. Monroe, J. Dong, T. M. Nenoff, D. Weinkauf (2009). Platinum-Loaded NaY Zeolite for Aqueous-Phase Reforming of Methanol and Ethanol to Hydrogen. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 48, 2728-2733.
  • Z. Tang, S.-J. Kim, X. Gu, J. Dong (2009). Microwave Synthesis of MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes by Seeded Secondary Growth without the Use of Organic Structure Directing Agents. Micropor. Mesopor. Mater, 118, 224-231.
  • J. Zhang, J. Dong, T. Wei, H. Xiao (2009). A Zeolite Thin Film-Coated Long Period Fiber Grating Sensor for Measuring Trace Organic Vapors. Sensors and Actuators B-Chem, 165, 420-425.
  • J. Dong, Y.S. Lin, M. Kanezashi, Z. Tang (2008). Microporous Inorganic Membranes for High Temperature Hydrogen Purification. J. Appl. Phys., 104, 121301-1-17.
  • Y. Li, T. Wei, J.A. Montoya, S.V. Saini, X. Lan, X. Tang, J. Dong, H. Xiao (2008). Measurement of CO2 Laser Irradiation Induced Refractive Index Modulation in Singlemode Fiber towards LPFG Design and Fabrication. Appl. Opt., 47,29, 5296-5304.
  • J. Zhang, X. Tang, J. Dong, T. Wei, H. Xiao (2008). Zeolite Thin Film-Coated Long Period Fiber Grating Sensor for Measuring Trace Chemical. Opt. Express, 16 (11), 8317-8323.
  • X. Gu, Z. Tang, J. Dong (2008). On-Stream Modification of MFI Zeolite Membranes for Enhancing Hydrogen Separation at High Temperature. Micropor. Mesopor. Mater., 111 (441-448).
  • L. Li, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff (2007). Transport of Alkaline metal ions in MFI zeolite membranes during reverse osmosis. Sep. Purif. Tech., 53, 42-48.
  • X. Gu, J. Dong, T. M. Nenoff, D. E. Ozokwelu (2007). Separation of p-Xylene from Multicomponent Vapor Mixtures Using Tubular MFI Zeolite Membranes. Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., 170A, 949-954.
  • H. Verweij, Y.S. Lin, J. Dong (2006). Micro-Porous Silica and Zeolite Membranes for Hydrogen Purification. MRS Bulletin, 31, 756-764.
  • N. Liu, J. Hui, C. Sun, J. Dong, L. Zhang, H. Xiao (2006). Nanoporous Zeolite Thin Film-Based Fiber Intrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometric Sensor for Detection of Dissolved Organics in Water. Sensors, 6, 835-847.
  • J. Zhang, M. Luo, H. Xiao, J. Dong (2006). An Interferometric Study on the Adsorption-Dependent Refractive Index of Silicalite Thin Films Grown on Optical Fibers. Chem. Mater., 18, 4-6.
  • X. Gu, J. Dong, T. M. Nenoff , D. E. Ozokwelu (2006). Separation of p-Xylene from Multicomponent Vapor Mixtures Using Tubular MFI Zeolite Membranes. J. Membr. Sci., 280, 624-633.
  • A. Kulkarni, A. Bourandas, J. Dong, P.A. Fuierer, H. Xiao (2006). Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline (Zr0.84Y0.16)O1.92-(Ce0.85Sm0.15)O1.925 Heterophase Thin Films. J. Mater. Res., 21 (2), 500-504.
  • H. Xiao, J. Zhang, J. Dong. M. Luo, R. Lee, V. Romero (2005). Synthesis of MFI zeolite films on optical fibers for detection of chemical vapors. Optics Letters, 30 (11), 1270-1272.
  • J. Zhang, J. Dong, M. Luo, H. Xiao, S. Murad, R. A. Normann (2005). Zeolite-Fiber Integrated Optical Chemical Sensors for Detection of Dissolved Organics in Water. Langmuir, 21, 8609-8612.
  • M. Price, J. Dong, X. Gu, S. A. Speakman, E.A. Payzant, T.M. Nenoff (2005). Formation of YSZ-SDC Solid Solution in a Nanocrystalline Heterophase System and Its Effect on the Electrical Conductivity. J. Am Ceram. Soc., 88 (7), 1812-1818.
  • X. Gu, J. Zhang, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff (2005). A Platinum-Cobalt-Loaded NaY Zeolite Membrane for Nonoxidative Conversion of Methane to Higher Hydrocarbons and Hydrogen. Catal. Lett., 102 (1-2), 9-13.
  • X. Gu, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff (2005). Synthesis of defect-free FAU-type zeolite membranes and separation for dry and moist CO2/N2 mixtures. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44, 937-944.
  • L. Li, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff, R. Lee (2004). Desalination by Reverse Osmosis Using MFI Zeolite Membranes. J. Membr. Sci., 243, 401-404.
  • L. Li, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff, R. Lee (2004). Reverse Osmosis of Ionic Aqueous Solutions on A MFI Zeolite Membrane. Desalination, 170 (3), 309-316.
  • L. Li, J. Dong, R. Lee (2004). Preparation of alpha-alumina-supported mesoporous bentonite membranes for reverse osmosis desalination of aqueous solutions. J. Colloid. Interf. Sci., 273, 540-546.
  • J. Dong, E. A. Payzant, M.Z.C. Hu, D. W. DePaoli (2003). Synthesis of MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes on Porous a-Alumina supports by Wet Gel Crystallization in the Vapor Phase. J. Mater. Sci., 38 (5), 979-985.
  • J. Dong, M. Z. Hu, E. A. Payzant, T. R. Armstrong, and P. F. Becher (2002). Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Yttrium-Stabilized-Zirconia Thin Films Synthesized by Spin Coating of Polymeric Precursors. J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 2, 161-169.
  • J. Dong, V. F. de Almeida, and C. Tsouris (2002). Effect of Applied Electric Fields on Drop-Interface and Drop-Drop Coalescence. J. Dispersion Sci. Technol., 23, 155-166.
  • M. Pan, J. Dong, Y.S. Lin (2002). Zirconia and Alumina Supported MFI Zeolite Membranes Effects of Support Materials on Membrane Properties. J. Chem. Eng. Chn. Univ., 16, 650-654.
  • J. Dong, V. F. de Almeida, and C. Tsouris (2001). Formation of Liquid Columns on A Liquid-Liquid Interface under an Applied Electric Field. J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 242, 327-336.
  • C. Tsouris, K.D. Blankenship, J. Dong, and David. W. DePaoli (2001). Enhancement of Distillation Efficiency by Application of an Electric Field. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 40, 3843-3847.
  • J. Dong and C. Tsouris (2001). Phase Inversion of Liquid-Liquid Dispersions under Applied Electric Fields. J. Dispersion Sci. Technol., 22, 57-69.
  • J. Dong, Y.S. Lin, W. Liu (2000). Multicomponent Hydrogen/Hydrocarbon Separation by MFI-Type Zeolite Membranes. AIChE J, 46, 1957-1966.
  • C. Tsouris and J. Dong (2000). Effects of Electric Fields on Phase Inversion of Liquid-Liquid Dispersions. Chem. Eng. Sci., 55, 3571-3574.
  • J. Dong, Y. S. Lin, M. Z.C. Hu, R. A. Peascoe, and E. A. Payzant (2000). Template Removal Associated Microstructural Development of Ceramic Supported MFI Zeolite Membranes. Micropor. Mesopor. Mater, 34, 241-253.
  • K. Wegner, J. Dong, Y.S. Lin (1999). Polycrystalline MFI Zeolite Membranes: Xylene Pervaporation and Its Implication on Membrane Microstructure. J. Membr. Sci., 158, 17-27.
  • N. Xu, Z. Shi, Y. Fan, J. Dong, J. Shi (1999). M.Z.C. Hu, Effects of particle size of TiO2 on photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue in aqueous suspensions. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38, 373-379.
  • J. Dong, K. Wegner and Y. S. Lin (1998). Synthesis of Submicron Silicalite Membranes on Porous Ceramic Supports. J. Membr. Sci., 148, 233-241.
  • J. Dong, and Y. S. Lin (1998). In-Situ Synthesis of P-Zeolite Membranes on Porous alpha-Alumina Support. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37, 2404-2409.
  • J. Dong, P. Wang, N. Xu, J. Shi and Y. S. Lin (1998). Modeling of the relationship between pore size distribution and the thickness of ceramic MF membrane. Chn. J. Chem. Eng., 6, 222-232.
  • Z. Wang, J. Dong, N. Xu and J. Shi (1997). Pore Modification Using the Supercritical Solution Infiltration Method. AIChE J., 43, 2359-2367.
  • Z. Wang, J. Dong, N. Xu and J. Shi (1997). Solubilities and Micronization of Aluminum Isopropoxide in Supercritical Propane. J. Chem. Ind. Eng. Chn., 43, 257-263.
  • N. Xu, Z. Wang, J. Dong and J. Shi (1997). Prediction of Solubility of Solid in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide. Chinese J. Chem. Eng., 5, 29-37.
  • Z. Wang, J. Dong, N. Xu and J. Shi (1997). Solubilities and Micronization of Aluminum Isopropoxide in Supercritical Propane. J. Chem. Ind. Eng., 43, 257-263.
  • J. Dong, Z. Wang, N. Xu and J. Shi (1997). Researches and Applications of Cubic Equation of State for High Pressure Phase Equilibria. J. Nanjing Univ. Chem. Tech., 19, 86-93.
  • J. Dong, N. Xu, Y. Wang, J. Shi and B. C. Y. Lu (1996). A Further Investigation on the Parameters of vdW type Equations of State. Chinese J. Chem. Eng., 4, 183-188.
  • J. Dong, Z. Wang, N. Xu and J. Shi (1996). Simplified Local Composition Mixing Rules Based on the UNIFAC Equation. Petrochemical Technology, 25, 95-98.
  • J. Dong, N. Xu, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1995). Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties for Saturated Liquids by Peng-Robinson Equation of State. J. Nanjing Inst. Chem. Tech., 17, 16-20.
  • B. Bian, N. Xu, J. Dong, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1993). Determination of Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for R22/R142b and R152a/R142b Mixtures at 348 K. J. Engineering Thermophysics, 14, 238-241.
  • J. Dong, N. Xu, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1993). Experimental Determination and Simulation of Room Temperature Flash Evaporation for Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Gas. J. Chem. Eng. Chinese Universities, 7, 304-308.
  • J. Dong, N. Xu, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1993). Correlation and Estimation of Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for N2-CH4-CO2 Ternary System by Modified Peng-Robinson Equations. J. Nanjing Inst. Chem. Tech., 15, 12-16.
  • W. Xing, J. Dong, N. Xu, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1993). Simulation Calculation for Carbon Dioxide Reservoir Gas Distillation. Petrochemical Technology, 22, 842-846.
  • N. Xu, J. Dong, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1993). High Pressure Vapor-Liquid Equilibria at 293 K for Systems Containing Nitrogen, Methane and Carbon Dioxide. Fluid Phase Equilibria, 81, 175-186.
  • N. Xu, J. Dong, Y. Wang and J. Shi (1992). Vapor-Liquid Equilibria for N2-CH4-CO2 System Near Critical Region. J. Chem. Ind. Eng., 38, 641-644.
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Other Publications
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  • J. Dong, L. Li, T.M. Nenoff (2008). Modification of Intercrystalline Pores in MFI Zeolite Membranes by Deposition of Ionic Oligomers for Enhancing Ion Rejection in Reverse Osmosis. Desalination Research Progress. .
  • T.M. Nenoff and J. Dong (2008). Highly Selective Zeolite Membranes,” in “Ordered Porous Solids: Recent Advances and Prospects. .
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Patents and Inventions
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  • ,6,495,617 ,Methods to Control Phase Inversions and Enhance Mass Transfer in Liquid-Liquid Dispersions ,C. Tsouris and J. Dong ,2002
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