Alex Yip University Of Canterbury


  • Bachelor of Engineering (University of New South Wales)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Hong Kong Uni. of Science and Technology)
  • Master of Philosophy (Hong Kong Uni. of Science and Technology)

Research Interests

My research interests range widely, from the design of advanced nanomaterial to their structural determination to the application of the new catalyst that is both environmental and process economical benign. More specifically, I am interested in the synthesis of heterogeneous catalyst, photocatalysis and conversion of biomass to transportation fuels using acid catalysis.

  • Water-gas shift reaction
  • Environmental catalysis using advanced oxidation processes
  • Synthesis of microporous and mesoporous materials
  • Catalytic desulfurization processes
  • Synthesis of high-valued hydrocarbons over solid acid catalysts

Recent Publications

  • Baharudin L., Severinsen I., Yip ACK., Golovko VB. and Watson MJ. (2020) Kinetics and constraints of CO oxidation over hexameric copper nanocluster catalyst supported on carboxyl-functionalised MWCNT at high temperatures. Chemical Engineering Journal 389 124399
  • Ding Q., Khan WU., Lam FLY., Zhang Y., Zhao S., Yip ACK. and Hu X. (2020) Graphitic carbon nitride/copper-iron oxide composite for effective Fenton degradation of ciprofloxacin at near-neutral pH. ChemistrySelect 5(27): 8198-8206.
  • Khan W., Chen SS., Tsang DCW., Teoh WY., Hu X., Lam FLY. and Yip ACK. (2020) Catalytically active interfaces in titania nanorod-supported copper catalysts for CO oxidation. Nano Research 13: 533-542.
  • Li X., Ku C., Jeong Y., Curnow O., Sit PHL., Wu Z., Choi J. and Yip ACK. (2020) Ionic liquid-templated synthesis of 10-MR zeolites and its origin disclosure. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials 110346
  • Limlamthong M., Tesana S. and Yip ACK. (2020) Metal encapsulation in zeolite particles: a rational design of zeolite-supported catalyst with maximum site activity. Advanced Powder Technology 31(3): 1274-1279.