Jie Ren

M. Sc.
Jie Ren
Lehrstuhl für Heterogene Katalyse und Technische Chemie


Building: Sammelbau Chemie

Room: 38C 330

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 26595
Fax Fax: +49 241 80 22561

Research topic:

1. Advanced design and characterization of metal-based catalysts.

2. Value-added chemicals production from thermal conversion of CO2 or biomass.

Curriculum Vitae:

2018 – Present PhD student, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.

2015 – 2018 M. Se. Student, China University of Mining and Technology, China.

2011 – 2015 B. Sc. Student, Anqing Normal University, China.


  1. J. Ren, C. Mebrahtu, L. van Koppen, F. Martinovic, J.P. Hofmann, E.J.M. Hensen, R. Palkovits. Enhanced CO2 methanation activity over La2-xCexNiO4 perovskite-type catalysts: understanding the structure-performance relationships. Chemical Engineering Journal. In press
  2. J. Ren, C. Mebrahtu, R. Palkovits. Ni-based catalysts supported on Mg-Al hydrotalcites with different morphologies for CO2 methanation: Exploring the effect of metal-support interaction. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2020, 10, 1902-1913.
  3. J. Ren, J.P. Cao, X.Y. Zhao, Y.L. Liu. Fundamentals and applications of char in biomass tar reforming. Fuel Processing Technology, 2021, 216, 106782.
  4. J. Ren, J.P. Cao, F.L. Yang, X.Y. Zhao, X.Y. Wei. Recent advances in syngas production from biomass catalytic gasification: A critical review on reactors, catalysts, catalytic mechanisms and mathematical models. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019, 116, 109426-109451.
  5. J. Ren, J.P. Cao, F.L. Yang, X.Y. Zhao, W. Tang, X. Cui, Q. Chen, X.Y. Wei. Layered uniformly delocalized electronic structure of carbon supported Ni catalyst for catalytic reforming of toluene and biomass tar. Energy Conversion and Management. 2019, 183, 182-192.
  6. J. Ren, J.P. Cao, X.Y. Zhao, F. Wei, T.L. Liu, X. Fan, Y.P. Zhao, X.Y. Wei. Preparation of high-dispersion Ni/C catalyst using modified lignite as carbon precursor for catalytic reforming of biomass volatiles. Fuel, 2017, 202, 345-351.
  7. J. Ren, J.P. Cao, X.Y. Zhao, F. Wei, C. Zhu, X.Y. Wei. Extending catalyst lifetime by doping of Ce in Ni loaded on acid-washed lignite char for biomass catalytic gasification. Catalysis Science & Technology. 2017, 7, 5741-5749.


1. Jie Ren, Jing-Pei Cao, Xiao-Yan Zhao, Xian-Yong Wei. The 18th Chinese National Congress Catalysis. 16-20/2017, 2017, Tianjin, China. Poster

2. Jie Ren, Jing-Pei Cao, Xiao-Yan Cao, Xian-Yong Wei. 14th Japan-China Symposium on Coal and C1 Chemistry (JCSCC1) Hokkaido, 25-29/9/2018, Japan. Poster

3. Jing-Pei Cao, Fei Long Yang, Jie Ren, Xiao-Yan Cao, Xian-Yong Wei. The 6th International Symposium on Gasification and its Applications (ISGA-6). 25-28/10/2018, Chengdu, China. Oral

Awards and Fellowships:

2018 China Scholarship Council Scholarship

2018 Excellent students of Jiangsu province

2018 University-level excellent and innovative master scholarship

2017 National scholarship

2017 University-level outstanding student cadres