Dr. Hua Song

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

University of Calgary, Canada

Assistant Professor for Heterogeneous Catalysis


Research fields:

Carbon Nanomaterials, Catalysis and Reaction Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemical Synthesis,

Composite Materials, Fabrication of Nanomaterials, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience


2009 Ph.D., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University, USA

2004 M.S., Chemical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

2001 B.S., Chemical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China


  1. HE, P. and SONG, H., 2014. Catalytic Conversion of Biomass by Natural Gas for Oil Quality Upgrading. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, vol. 53, no. 41, pp. 15862-15870. ISSN 0888-5885. Available from:
  2. GUO, A., ZHOU, Y., CHEN, K., XUE, Z., WANG, Z., and SONG, H., 2014. Co-processing of Vacuum Residue/Fraction Oil Blends: Effect of Fraction Oils Recycle on the Stability of Coking Feedstock.Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, vol. 109, pp. 109-115. ISSN: 0165-2370. Available from:
  3. GUO, A., WEI, Z., ZHAO, B., CHEN K., LIU, D., WANG, Z., and SONG, H., 2014. Separation of Toluene-insoluble Solids in the Slurry Oil from an RFCC Unit: Determination of Solid Content and Sequential Selective Separation of Solid Components. Energy & Fuels, vol. 28, no. 5, pp. 3053-3065. ISSN: 0887-0624. Available from:
  4. SONG, H., ZHANG, L., and OZKAN, U.S., 2012. The effect of Surface Acidic and Basic Properties on Ethanol Steam Reforming Performance of Co-based Catalysts. Topics in Catalysis, vol. 55, no. 19-20, pp. 1324-1331. ISSN: 1022-5528. Available from:
  5. SONG, H. and OZKAN, U.S., 2011. Adsorption/Desorption Behavior of Ethanol Steam Reforming Reaction Products and Intermediates over Supported Cobalt Catalysts. Catalysis Letters, vol. 141, no. 1, pp. 43-54. ISSN: 1011-372X. Available from:
  6. SONG, H., ZHANG, L., and OZKAN, U.S., 2010. Investigation of the Reaction Network in Ethanol Steam Reforming over Supported Cobalt Catalysts. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Vol. 49, no. 19, pp. 8984-8989. ISSN: 0888-5885. Available from:
  7. SONG, H., Mirkelamoglu, B., Ozkan, U.S., 2010. Effect of Cobalt Precursor on the Performance of Ceria- Supported Cobalt Catalysts for Ethanol Steam Reforming. Applied Catalysis A: General. Vol. 382, no. 1, pp. 58-64. ISSN: 0926-860X. Available from:
  8. Song, H. and Ozkan, U.S., 2010. Changing the Oxygen Mobility in Co/Ceria Catalysts by Ca Incorporation: Implications for Ethanol Steam Reforming. Journal of Physical Chemistry A: General. Vol. 114, no.11, pp. 3796-3801. ISSN: 1089-5639. Available from:
  10. Song, H. and Ozkan, U.S., 2010. The Role of Impregnation Medium on the Activity of Ceria-supported Cobalt Catalysts for Ethanol Steam Reforming. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. Vol. 318, no.1-2, pp. 21-29. ISSN: 1381-1169. Available from:
  11. Song, H. and Ozkan, U.S., 2010. Economic Analysis of Hydrogen Production through a Bio-ethanol Steam Reforming Process: Sensitivity Analyses and Cost Estimations. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. Vol. 35, pp. 127-134. ISSN: 0360-3199. Available from:
  12. Song, H., Tan, B. and Ozkan, U.S., 2009. Novel Synthesis Techniques for Preparation of Co/CeO2 as Ethanol Steam Reforming Catalysts. Catalysis Letter. Vol. 132, no. 3-4, pp. 422-429. ISSN: 1011-372X. Available from:
  13. Song, H. and Ozkan, U.S., 2009. Ethanol Steam Reforming over Cobalt-based Catalysts: Role of Oxygen Mobility. Journal of Catalysis. Vol. 261, pp. 66-74. ISSN: 0021-9517. Available from:
  14. Song, H., Zhang, L. and Ozkan, U.S., 2007. Investigation of Bio-ethanol Steam Reforming over Cobalt-based Catalysts. Catalysis Today. Vol. 129, no. 3-4, pp. 346-354. ISSN: 0920-5861. Available from:
  15. Song, H., Zhang, L., and Ozkan, U.S., 2007. Effect of Synthesis Parameters on the Catalytic Activity of Co/ZrO2 for Bio-ethanol Steam Reforming. Green Chemistry. vol. 9, pp. 686-694. ISSN: 1463-9262. Available from:!divAbstract

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