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Name: Abuliti Abudula

Telephone: +81-172-39-3719

E-mail: abuliti@hirosaki-u.ac.jp

Current Position:

Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology and Department of Sustainable Energy, Hirosaki University


Year               Degree           Institution and location
1981-1985 B.S. Dalian University of Technology
1992-1997 Dr.Eng The University of Tokyo

Professional experiences

2016-present Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology and Department of Sustainable Energy, Hirosaki University
2009-2016 Professor, Graduate School of Science and Technology and North Japan Research Institute for Sustainable Energy, Hirosaki University
2004-2009 Chief Engineer, Aomori Prefectural Industrial Technology Research Center, Japan
1991-2004 Associate Professor, School of Science and Technology, Hirosaki University
1997-1999 Postdoctoral Fellow, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Japan
1985-1992 Assistant Professor, Xinjiang Institute of Technology, P.R.China

Society membership:

The Society of Chemical Engineers of Japan, Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, The Japan Institute of Energy, The Electrochemical Society of Japan

Major Research Interests:

Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Electric vehicles (Battery), Biomass conversion, Environmental technology/ environmental material, Energy analysis

Main and recent publications:


  • “Facile fabrication of CuO microcube@Fe-Co3O4 nanosheet array as a high-performance electrocatalyst for oxygen evolution reaction ,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A 5 (2017) 21740-21749.
  • “One-Pot Fabrication of Hydrophobic Nanocellulose-Silica Film for Water Resistant Packaging Application ,” Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy 96 (2017) 261-265.
  • “In-situ catalytic upgrading of bio-oil derived from fast pyrolysis of lignin over high aluminum zeolites ,” Fuel Processing Technology 167 (2017) 730-737.
  • “CuO nanowire@Co3O4 ultrathin nanosheet core-shell arrays: An effective catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction ,” Electrochimica Acta 250 (2017) 77-83.
  • “Removal of biomass tar by steam reforming over calcined scallop shell supported Cu catalysts ,” Journal of Energy Chemistry 26 (2017) 660-666.
  • “Decomposition of formic acid for hydrogen production over metal doped nanosheet-like MoC1-x catalysts ,” Energy Conversion and Management 147 (2017) 166-173.
  • “Quantifying the dynamic density driven convection in high permeability packed beds ,” Magnetic Resonance Imaging 39 (2017)168-174.
  • “High selectivity and stability of Mg-doped Al-MCM-41 for in-situ catalytic upgrading fast pyrolysis bio-oil ,” Energy Conversion and Management 142 (2017) 272-285.
  • “A facile one-step way for extraction of nanocellulose with high yield by ball milling with ionic liquid ,” Celluose 24 (2017) 2083-2093.
  • “In-situ intercalation of NiFe LDH materials: an efficient approach to improve electrocatalytic activity and stability for water splitting ,” Journal of Power Sources 347 (2017) 193-200.
  • “In situ unipolar pulse electrodeposition of nickel hexacyanoferrate nanocubes on flexible carbon fibers for supercapacitor working in neutral electrolyte ,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds 695 (2017) 294-301.
  • “Preparation of Sn-b-zeolite via Immobilization of Sn/Choline chloride Complex for Glucose-Fructose Isomerization Reaction ,” Chinese Journal of Catalysis 38 (2017) 426-433.


  • “Silver-doped Molybdenum Carbide Catalyst with High Activity for Electrochemical Water Splitting,” Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18(2016)32780-32785.
  • “(Bi0.15La0.27Sr0.53)(Co0.25Fe0.75)O3-δ perovskite: a novel cathode material for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells,” Journal of Power Sources, 344 (2016)137-145.
  • “A Novel Electroactive λ-MnO2/PPy/PSS Core-Shell Nanorods Coated Electrode for Selective Recovery of Lithium Ions with Low Concentration,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4(2016)13989-13996.
  • “Preparing hydrophobic nanocellulose-silica film by facile one-pot method,” Carbohydrate Polymers, 153(2016)266-274.
  • “Selectively catalytic upgrading of bio-oil to aromatic hydrocarbons over Zn, Ce or Ni-doped mesoporous rod-like alumina catalysts,” Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, 421(2016)235-244.
  • “Controlled Self-Assembly of Oligomers-Grafted Fibrous Polyaniline/Single Zirconium Phosphate Nanosheet Hybrids with Potential-Responsive Ion Exchange Properties,” Chemical Engineering Journal, 302(2016)516-525.
  • “Fabrication of Ni0.5Cu0.5Ox coated YSZ anode by hard template method for solid oxide fuel cells,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 669(2016)46-54.
  • “Selective production of aromatic hydrocarbons from catalytic pyrolysis of biomass over Cu or Fe loaded mesoporous rod-like alumina,” RSC Advances, 6(2016)50618-50629.

  • “Fabrication of Cu(OH)2@NiFe-layered double hydroxide catalyst array for electrochemical water splitting,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(2016)14553-14561.

  • “Reaction kinetics study of all cis-polyaniline nanotube film modified electrode for fast ascorbic acid detecting,” Journal of Chemical Engineering of Japan, 49(2016)937-942.

  • “Fast co-pyrolysis of low density polyethylene and biomass residue for oil production,”Energy Conversion and Management, 120(2016)422-429.

  • “Steam reforming of biomass tar over calcined egg shell supported catalysts for hydrogen production,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 41(2016)6699-6705.

  • “Reaction intermediate species during the steam reforming of methanol over metal modified molybdenum carbide catalysts,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 189(2016)12-18.

  • “Binder-Free Electrodes of Coal Layered Double Hydroxide on Carbon Fibers for All-Solid-State Flexible Yarn Supercapacitors,” Energy Technology, 4(2016)997-1004.

  • “Catalytic synthesis of levulinic acid and formic acid from glucose in choline chloride aqueous solution,” Chemistry Select, 2(2016)180-188.

  • “Catalytic upgrading of bio-oil over Cu/MCM-41 and Cu/KIT-6 prepared by β-cyclodextrin-assisted co-impregnation method,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120(2016)3396-3407.

  • “Amphiphobic Nanocellulose-modified Paper: Fabrication and Evaluation,” RSC Advances, 6(2016)13328-13334.

  • “Upgrading of bio-oil from biomass pyrolysis over Cu-modified β-zeolite catalyst with high selectivity and stability,” Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 186(2016)166-172.

  • “Effect of ball milling on the production of nanocellulose using mild acid hydrolysis method,” Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 60(2016)617-622.

  • “Catalytic steam reforming of biomass tar: Prospects and challenges,” Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 58(2016)450-461.

  • “Oxide ion conductors based on niobium-doped bismuth vanadate: conductivity and phase transitions features,” Ionics, 22 (1)(2016)93-97.

  • “Mg-modified ultra-stable Y type zeolite for the rapidly catalytic copyrolysis of low-rank coal and biomass,” RSC Advances, 6(2016)2096-2105.

  • “Ultrathin nanoflakes of Cobalt-Manganese layered double hydroxide with high reversibility for asymmetric supercapacitor,” Journal of Power Sources, 306(2016)526-534.


  • “Mechanisms of methane decomposition and carbon species oxidation on Pr0.42Sr0.6Co0.2Fe0.7Nb0.1O3-σ electrode with high catalytic activity,” Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 45(2015)22816-22823.
  • “A green way to increase yield and quality of bio-oil: ultrasonic pretreatment of biomass and catalytic upgrading of bio-oil over metal (Cu, Fe and/or Zn)/γ-Al2O3,” RSC Advances, 5(2015) 83494-83503.
  • “Homogeneous nanosheet Co3O4 film prepared by novel unipolar pulse electro-deposition method for electrochemical water splitting,” RSC Advances, 5(2015)76026-76031.
  • “Extraction of nanocellulose from raw apple stem,” Journal of the Japan Institute of Energy, 94(8)(2015)787-793.
  • “A sea anemone-like CuO/Co3O4 composite: an effective catalyst for electrochemical water splitting,” Chemical Communications, 51(2015)15012-15014.
  • “Performance assessment of Bi0.3Sr0.7Co0.3Fe0.7O3?δ-LSCF composite as cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells with La0.8Sr0.2Ga0.8Mg0.2O3?δ electrolyte,” Journal of Power Sources, 298(2015)269-279.
  • “Efficient recovery of high-purity aniline from aqueous solutions using pervaporation-fractional condensation coupling system,” AIChE Journal, 61(12)(2015)4445-4455.
  • “A facile potential-induced in-situ ion removal trick: Fabrication of high-selective ion-imprinted film for trivalent Yttrium ion separation,” Electrochimica Acta, 176(2015)1313-1323.

  • “Evaluation of (Bi0.4Sr0.6)xCo0.3Fe0.7O3-δ (x = 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1.0, 1.1) perovskite-type oxide as potential cathode for intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(2015)11011-11021.

  • “Cobalt hydroxide [Co(OH)2] loaded carbon fiber flexible electrode for high performance supercapacitor,” RSC Advances, 5(2015)56942-56948.

  • “Oil production from mild pyrolysis of low-rank coal in molten salts media,” Applied Energy, 154(2015)944-950.

  • “Hydrogen production by steam reforming of biomass tar over biomass char supported molybdenum carbide catalyst,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 40(2015)7974-7982.

  • “Silicalite-1 monolith with vertically aligned mesopores templated from carbon nanotube array,” Materials Letters, 154(2015)55-59.

  • “Catalytic steam reforming of tar derived from steam gasification of sunflower stalk over ethylene glycol assisting prepared Ni/MCM-41,” Energy Conversion and Management, 98(2015)359-368.

  • “Embedded structure catalyst: a new perspective from noble metal supported on molybdenum,” RSC Advances, 5(2015)15002-15005.

  • “Biodiesel production from waste cooking oil using calcined scallop shell as catalyst,” Energy Conversion and Management, 95(2015)242-247.

  • “Selective catalytic conversion of bio-oil over high-silica zeolites,” Bioresource Technology, 179(2015)518-523.

  • “B-site Mo-doped perovskite Pr0.4Sr0.6 (Co0.2Fe0.8)1-xMoxO3-σ (x = 0, 0.05, 0.1 and 0.2) as electrode for symmetrical solid oxide fuel cell,” Journal of Power Sources, 276(2015)347-356.

  • “Simultaneous separation of iodide and cesium ions from dilute wastewater based on PPy/PTCF and NiHCF/PTCF electrodes using electrochemically switched ion exchange method,” Separation and Purification Technology, 139(2015)63-69.


  • “Steam reforming of methanol for hydrogen production over nanostructured wire-like molybdenum carbide catalyst,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy,39(33)(2014)18803-18811.
  • “Highly-efficient steam reforming of methanol over copper modified molybdenum carbide,” RSC Advances, 4, 44175-44184,2014.
  • “Mo doped Pr0.4Sr0.6Co0.2Fe0.8O3-δ cathode material with high catalytic activity for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells,” Electrochimica Acta, 146, 591-597, 2014.
  • “A novel electroactive hybrid film electrode with proton buffer effect for detection of hydrogen peroxide and urine acid,”Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2(2014)15035-15043.
  • “Promoting effect of various biomass ashes on the steam gasification of low-rank coal,” Applied Energy, 133(2014)282?288.
  • “Fabrication of nickel hexacyanoferrate film on carbon fibers by unipolar pulse electrodeposition method for electrochemically switched ion exchange application,” Electrochimica Acta, 139(2014)36-41.
  • “Facile preparation of ion-imprinted composite film for selective electrochemical removal of nickel(II) ions,”ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6(12)(2014)9543-9549.
  • " Effect of biomass type on the performance of cogasification of low rank coal with biomass at relatively low temperatures" Fuel, 134(2014)414?419.
  • “Steam reforming of tar derived from Fallopia Japonica stem over its own chars prepared at different conditions” Fuel,132(2014)204-210.
  • “Evaluation of performances of solid oxide fuel cells with symmetrical electrode material,” Journal of Power Sources, 266(2014)241-249.
  • “Catalytic activity and stability of nickel modified molybdenum carbide catalysts for steam reforming of methanol,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118(18)(2014)9485-9496.
  • “An intelligent displacement pumping film system: A new concept for enhancing heavy metal ion removal efficiency from liquid waste,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 274(2014)436-442.
  • “Enhancement of heavy metals removal efficiency from liquid wastes by using potential-triggered proton self-exchange effects”Electrochimica Acta, 130(2014)40-45.
  • “Electroactive NiHCF/PANI hybrid films prepared by pulse potentiostatic method and its performance for H2O2 detection”Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 717-718(2014)69-77.
  • “Steam co-gasification of brown seaweed and land-based biomass,” Fuel Processing Technology, 120(2014)106-112
  • “Structural and conductivity characteristics of Bi4MgxV2-xO11- (0 ? x ? 0.3) as solid electrolyte for intermediate temperature SOFC application,” Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 589(2014)29-36.
  • “Low-temperature steam reforming of methanol to produce hydrogen over various metal-doped molybdenum carbide catalysts,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39(2014)258-266.
  • “Properties of A-site nonstoichiometry (Pr0.4)xSr0.6Co0.2Fe0.7Nb0.1O3-σ (0.9?x?1.1) as symmetrical electrode material for SOFCs, ” Journal of Power Sources, 248(2014)163-171.


  • “Steam reforming of tar derived from the steam pyrolysis of biomass over metal catalyst supported on zeolite,” Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 144(2013)1022-1066
  • “Performance comparison of three solid oxide fuel cell power systems,” International Journal of Energy Research, 137(2013)1821-1830
  • “Highly stable polypyrrole film preparedby unipolar pulse electro-polymerization method as electrode for electrochemical supercapacitor,” Synthetic Metals, 175(2013)138-145
  • “Steam reforming of tar derived from lignin over pompom-like potassium-promoted iron-based catalysts formed on calcined scallop shell,” Bioresource Technology, 139(2013)280-284
  • “Promoting effect of potassium addition to calcined scallop shell supported catalysts for the decomposition of tar derived from different biomass resources,” Fuel, 109(2013)241-247
  • “An all cis-polyaniline nanotube film: Facile synthesis and applications,” Electrochimica Acta, 99(2013)38-45
  • “Effects of dry methane concentration on the methane reactions at Ni-YSZ anode in solid oxide fuel cell ,” Journal of Fuel Chemistry and Technology , 99(2013)38-45
  • “DMFC Performance of Cross-Linked Sulfoethylcellulose/Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Blend Electrolyte Membranes”, ECS Trans. 50(2013)2039-2047


  • “An experimental study on CO2/water displacement in porous media using high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Vol.10, pp.501-509
  • “Measurement of Fluid Flow in Pipe and Porous Media by High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, China Ocean Eng., Vol.26, No.2, pp.317-327
  • “Performances of cathode-supported SOFC with Ni0.5Cu0.5-CGO anode operated in humidified hydrogen and in low concentration dry methane”, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, Vol.16 No.6, pp.2071-2077
  • “Catalytic steam reforming of biomass tar over iron-or nickel-based catalyst supported on   calcined scallop shell”, Applied Catalysis B:Environmental,Vol.115-116 No.5, pp.159-168(2012)
  • “Nickel volatilization phenomenon on the Ni-CGO anode in a cathode-supported SOFC  operated at low concentrations of H2”, International Journal of hydrogen energy, Vol.37 No.1, pp.477-483(2012)


  • “Rapid degradation phenomenon of NiCu-Ce0.8Gd0.2O1.9 anode at high p(H2O) in different concentrations of dry methane”, Electrochimica Acta,Vol.56 No.27, pp.9868-9874(2011)
  • “Degradation mechanism of Ni-based anode in low concentrations of dry methane”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.196 No.15, pp.6022-6028 (2011)
  • “Rapid degradation mechanism of Ni-CGO anode in low concentrations of H2 at a high current density”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.36 No.14, pp.8461-8467(2011)
  • “The real time dynamic water transport investigation due to Net Water Transport coefficient (NWTC) based on measurement of water content in the outlet gas in a PEFC”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol.36 No.12, pp.7183-7190(2011)

  • “Characterization of planer cathode-supported SOFC prepared by a dual dry pressing method”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol.509 No.16, pp.5159-5162 (2011)
  • “The conversion among reactions at Ni-based anodes in solid oxide fuel cells with low concentrations of dry-methane”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.196 No.5, pp.2779-2784(2011)
  • “Effects of gas recycle on performance of solid oxide fuel cell power systems”, Energy, Vol.36 No.2, pp.1068-1075(2011)


  • “Polymer Electrolyte Membranes Based on Sulfoethylcellulose and poly(vinyl-alcohol) for Direct   Methanol Fuel Cells”, ECS Transactions Vol.33 No.1, pp.755-762(2010)
  • “Power generating performances of ethanol on the SOFC with Ni-ZnO-ZrO2-YSZ anode”,Jounal of Fuel  Chemistry and Technology,Vol.38 No.1,pp.116-120(2010)
  • “A three-dimensional analysis of the effect of anisotropic gas diffusion layer(GDL) thermal conductivity on teh heat transfer and two-phase behavior in a proton exchange membrane fuel cell(PEMFC)”,Journal of Power Sources,Vol.195 No.6,pp.1551-1560(2010)
  • “The real-time determination of net water transport coefficient based on measurement of woter content in the outlet gas in a polymer electrolyte fuel cell,”Journal of Sources,Vol.195 No.15,pp.4722-4726(2010)
  • “Imaging of Single phase flow in porous media by high resolution MRI”,Advanced Materials Research,Vol.113-114,pp126-131(2010)
  • “The effect of wall roughness on the liquid removal in micro-channels related to a proton exchange membrane fuel cell(PEMFC)”,Journal of Power Sources,Vol.195 No.6,pp.1561-1568(2010)


  • “A droplet size dependent multiphase mixture model for two phase flow in PEMFCs”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol.194, No.1, pp.190-198(2009)
  • “A Droplet Size Dependent Multiphase Mixture Model and Three-dimensional Simulation of PEM Fuel Cells”, ECS Transactions, Vol.19 No.1, pp.51-64
  • “Proton Conductivity and Methanol Permeability of Cross-Linked Sulfoethylcellulose Membranes”, KOBUNSHI RONBUNSHU, Vol.66 No.9, pp.373-380(2009)
  • “Performance comparison of solid oxide fuel cells with different structural parameters of electrode”, Journal of the Energy Institute, Vol.82 No.2, pp.64-68(2009)
  • “Preparation and electrochemical properties of NiO-CGO anode support solid oxide fuel cell with ScSZ/CGO compo-site electrolyte. Journal of The Chinese Ceramic Society”, Vol.37 No.8, pp.35-39(2009)
  • “Proton Conductivity and Methanol Permeability of Cellulose Sulfate Membrancew”, KOBUNSHI RONBUNSHU, Vol.66, No.4, pp.130-135(2009)


  • “Numerical Simulation for Effect of Combustion Zone on Performance of Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, Journal of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering,Vol.28 No.35, pp.120-126(2008)
  • “Effect of operation conditions on reaction over anode in SOFC, Chemical Industry and Engineering Progress”, Vol.27 No.10, pp.1624-1628(2008)
  • “Fabrication and evaluation of a ScSZ/CGO composite electrolyte by a dual dry pressing method”, Journal of Energy and Power Engineering,Vol.2 No.8, pp.27-32(2008)
  • “Preparation and Electrochemical Properties of Alginate Sulfate Electrolyte Membranes”, KOBUNSHI RONBUNSHU, Vol.65, No.4, pp.554-546(2008)
  • “Effect of operation parameters on performance of tubular solid oxide fuel cell”, AIChE Journal, Vol.54 No.2,pp.554-564(2008)
  • “Three-dimensional analysis of two-layer gas diffusion layer characteristics of proton exchange membrane fuel cell”, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering(China),Vol.59 No.1,pp.182-188(2008)


  • “A Mathematical model of a tubular solid oxide fuel cell with specified combustion Zone”, Journal of Power Source, Vol.171 No.2, pp.696-705(2007)
  • “Transient Numerical Simulation for a Tubular Solid Oxide Fuel Cell”, Journal of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering,Vol.27 No.20, pp.91-98(2007)
  • “Three-dimensional simulation of heat and mass transfer in proton exchange membrane fuel cell”, Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering(China), Vol.58 No.6,pp.1371-1377(2007)
  • “Reactions of low and middle concentration dry methane over Ni/YSZ anode of solid oxide fuel cell”, Journal of Power Source, Vol.165 No.2, pp.722-727(2007)
  • “A two-fluid model for two-phase flow in PEMFCs”, Journal of Power Source, Vol.163 No.2, pp.864-873(2007)
  • “A fractal model for predicting permeability and liquid water relative permeability in the gas diffusion layer (GDL) of PEMFCs, Journal of Power Source” ,Vol.163 No.2, pp.846-852(2007)