Min Tang

Min Tang

Postdoctoral Fellow

Employed since: September 2020
Phone: +31 68 453 62 56
Email: M.Tang@uu.nl
Room: 4.76

Research: TEM and HR-TEM ex situ and in situ studies of supported catalysts

Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has the necessary resolution and flexibility to characterize catalysts at magnifications spanning five orders of magnitude, from micrometer- to atomic-level, via imaging, electron diffraction and spectroscopy. It can provide detailed structural information of catalysts, e.g., particle size distributions, shape of metal NPs, composition of NP surfaces, surface structure, crystal structure. With the analytical accessories of energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), chemical information can be examined at the atomic scale. Combined with in situ techniques, it even enables scientists to characterize the structure changes of the catalysts during reaction in gas or liquid phase. My research focuses on using high resolution TEM (HR-TEM) and in situ TEM to study supported catalysts at atomic- and nanometer- scale.


September 2020 – present
Postdoc researcher under the supervision of Prof. dr. ir. Krijn de Jong and Prof. dr. Petra de Jongh. Project: “TEM and HR-TEM ex situ and in situ studies of supported catalysts.”

September 2015 – June 2020
PhD degree, Zhejiang University, China
Thesis: TEM Studies of the Structure and Performance of Pd-based Catalysts under External Environment

August 2018 – February 2019
Visiting PhD student in National Centre for Nano Fabrication and Characterization (DTU Nanolab), Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Project: “ETEM studies of the initial oxidation of Pd (100), Pd (110), and Pd (111) surfaces of nanoparticles during water exposure”

September 2011 – June 2015
Bachelor degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, China. Thesis: A First-principles Study of Oxygen Diffusion Process on Fe (001) Surface

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