Xinglong Dong, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Chemical Sciences​​

Research Interests

​My research interests at KAUST include the catalytic conversion of naphtha/methanol to light olefins and other chemicals.

Selected Publications

  • Investigating the influence of mesoporosity in zeolite beta on its catalytic performance for the conversion of methanol to hydrocarbons
    Z. Liu, X. Dong, Y. Zhu, A.-H. Emwas, D. Zhang, Q. Tian, Y. Han
    ACS Catalysis, 5837-5845, (2015)
  • Catalytic pyrolysis of microalga Chlorella pyrenoidosa for production of ethylene, propylene and butene
    X. Dong, Z. Chen, S. Xue, J. Zhang, J.Zhou, Y. Liu, Y. Xu, Z. Liu
    Rsc Advances, 3: 25780, (2013)
  • The production of light olefins by catalytic cracking of the microalga Isochrysis zhanjiangensis over a modified ZSM-5 catalyst
    X. Dong, S. Xue, J. Zhang, W. Huang, J. Zhou, Z. Chen, D. Yuan, Y. Xu, Z. Liu
    Chinese Journal of Catalysis, 35, (2014)
  • Selective synthesis of para-cresol by conversion of anisole on ZSM-5 zeolites
    K. Wang, X. Dong, Z. Chen, Y. He, Y. Xu, Z. Liu
    Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 185, 61-65, (2014)


​​• Ph.D., Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2008-2014
• B.Sc., Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University, China, 2004-2008


Professional Profile

• Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Current


• Tarim Oilfield Award for outstanding students by Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China.
• Excellent Student Award by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
• Procter & Gamble Award for outstanding students by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
• Yanchang Petroleum outstanding doctoral scholarship by Yanchang Petroleum Group.


KAUST Affiliations

  • Advanced Menbranes and Porous Materials Center (AMPM)
  • Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE)