Ph.D. Xiang Zhang

Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems
Process Systems Engineering
+49 391 6110390

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
  • Computer-aided material (ionic liquid and MOF) and process design
  • Energy systems engineering (CO2 capture, techno-economics, LCA)
  • Multiscale modeling for chemical product and process design
  • Data-driven and gray-box optimization


  • 2015-2019    PhD in Process Systems Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
  • 2012-2014    MSc in Chemical and Energy Engineering, Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany
  • 2008-2012    BEng in Product-oriented Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China

Scientific Career

  • Since 2020    Ernst Dieter Gilles Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI Magdeburg, Germany
  • 2019-2020    Postdoctoral Fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • 2014-2015    Research assistant, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • 2013-2014    Research assistant, MPI Magdeburg, Germany

Recent Publications

  • Zhang X, Zhou T, Ng KM. Optimization-based cosmetic formulation: Integration of mechanistic model, surrogate model, and heuristics. AIChE Journal. 2020.
  • Zhang X, Zhang L, Fung KY, Bakshi BR, Ng KM. Sustainable product design: A life-cycle approach. Chemical Engineering Science. 2020;217:115508.
  • Zhang X, Song Z, Gani R, Zhou T. Comparative Economic Analysis of Physical, Chemical, and Hybrid Absorption Processes for Carbon Capture. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. 2020;59(5):2005-2012.
  • Zhang X, Song Z, Zhou T. Rigorous design of reaction-separation processes using disjunctive programming models. Computers & Chemical Engineering. 2018;111:16-26.
  • Zhang X. Kätelhön A, Sorda G, Helmin M, Rose M, Bardow A, Madlener R, Palkovits R, and Mitsos A. CO2 mitigation costs of catalytic methane decomposition. Energy. 2018;151:826-838.

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