(1.)Basic Information


Address: School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xian Jiaotong University, P. R. China, 710001

Email: nbogao@xjtu.edu.cn

Telephone: (+86) 029-82668572.



1. First prize of natural science academic achievement of Liaoning province, 2014.

2. Outstanding Faculty Award of Dalian University of Technology, 2014 and 2013.

3. Outstanding Advisor Award for college innovation annual meeting, 2012.

(5.)Scientific Research

Research Fields

1. Solid Waste Treatment and Recycling

2. Biomass/Coal Gasification and Pyrolysis

3. Oil Recycling from Oily Sludge

4. Hydrogen Production with Tar Catalysis Reforming 

5. Manicipal Solid Waste to Fuel

6. Sewage Sludge Treatment and Recycling

7. Drying Technology of High Moisture Materials

8. Microbial Technology for Solid Waste Treatment



[125] Cui Quan,Hua Chu, Yingying Zhou, Sheng Su, Ruirui Su, Ningbo Gao⁎, Amine-modified silica zeolite from coal gangue for CO2 capture. Fuel, 2022, In press.  (SCI, IF=6.609, Top). 

[124] Ningbo Gao⁎, Mwenya Humphrey Milandile, Ayesha Tariq Sipra, Sheng Su, Norbert Miskolczi, Cui Quan. Co-pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW) and biomass with Co/sludge fly ash catalyst. Fuel, 2022, 322, 124127. (SCI, IF=6.609, Top). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124127https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1ew1J_Ne6r1WO

[123] Gartzen Lopez*, Laura Santamaría, Angeliki Lemonidou, Shuming Zhang, Chunfei Wu, Ayesha T. Sipra, Ningbo Gao. Hydrogen generation from biomass by pyrolysis and in line steam reforming integrated process, Nature Reviews Methods Primers, 2022, https://doi.org/10.1038/s43586-022-00097-8. 论文链接:https://rdcu.be/cJIwO 

[122] Shuming Zhang,Su He, Ningbo Gao*,Jianqiao Wang,Yihang Duan, Cui Quan,Boxiong Shen, Chunfei Wu*, Hydrogen production from autothermal CO2gasification of cellulose in a fixed-bed reactor: Influence of thermal compensation from CaO carbonation. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2022, In press. (SCI/EI, IF= 5.816) 

[121] 张喻, 高宁博*,全翠,王凤超.低阶煤热解高温油气除尘技术进展.化工进展, 2021, Doi:10.16085/j.issn.1000-6613. 卓越期刊.

[120] Shuming Zhang, Shuzhuang Sun, Ningbo Gao*, Cui Quan, Chunfei Wu*. Effect of auto thermal biomass gasification on the sintering of simulated ashes  Author links open overlay panel. Applications in Energy and Combustion Science, 2022, 9: 100054.

[119] Fengchao Wang, Ningbo Gao*, Aneta Magdziarz, Cui Quan. Co-pyrolysis of biomass and waste tires under high-pressure two-stage fixed bed reactor, Bioresource Technology, 2021, 126306. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2021.126306  (SCI, IF=9.642, Top). 

[118] Fengchao Wang, Ningbo Gao*, Cui Quan, Xiaoyong Lai. Product Distribution from Oil Sludge and Waste Tires under High Pressure Pyrolysis, Fuel, 2021, 112511, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.122511.  (SCI, IF=6.609, Top).  

[117]Wojciech Jerzak, Ningbo Gao, Izabela Kalemba-Rec, Aneta Magdziarz. Catalytic intermediate pyrolysis of post-extraction rapeseed meal by reusing ZSM-5 and Zeolite Y catalysts.  Catalysis Today. 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cattod.2021.10.023. (SCI/EI, IF= 6.766)

[116] Maria Cortazar, Ningbo Gao, Cui Quan, Mayra Alejandra Suarez, Gartzen Lopez, Santiago Orozco, Laura Santamaria, Maider Amutio, Martin Olazar, Analysis of hydrogen production potential from waste plastics by pyrolysis and in line oxidative steam reforming, Fuel Processing Technology, 2021, 225, 107044. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2021.107044. (SCI/EI, IF= 7.033)

[115]Yihang Duan , Ningbo Gao*, Ayesha Tariq Sipra, Kun Tong, Cui Quan, Characterization of heavy metals and oil components in the products of oily sludge after hydrothermal treatment, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022, 424, 127293. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2021.127293. (SCI/EI, IF= 10.588, Top)  

[114] Shiyong Wang, Ningbo Gao, Gang Wang*, Chi He, Sihao Lv, Jieshan Qiu*. Three-dimensional hierarchical Na3Fe2(PO4)3/C with superior and fast sodium uptake for efficient hybrid capacitive deionization, Desalination, 2021, 520, 115341. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.desal.2021.115341. (SCI/EI, IF= 9.501)  

[113] Yuwei Wang, Xuehan Hu, Haoran Song, Yang Cai, Zhuo Li, Daoyuan Zu, Peixin Zhang, Daotong Chong, Ningbo Gao, Yongming Shen, Changping Li, Oxygen vacancies in actiniae-like Nb2O5/Nb2C MXene heterojunction boosting visible light photocatalytic NO removal. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2021, 299, 120677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2021.120677. (SCI/EI, IF= 19.503)  

[112] Quan, Cui; Jia, Xiangyu; Zhang, Kouer; Zhang, Yilin; Naqvi, Salman Raza; Amin, Nor Aishah Saidina; Gao, Ningbo*;  Amine-impregnated silica zeolite from microalgae ash at different calcination temperatures for CO2 capture, International Journal of Energy Research, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1002/er.7241. (SCI/EI, IF= 5.164)

[111] Ningbo Gao*, Kailun Chen, Xiaoyong Lai, Cui Quan. Catalytic Steam Reforming of Real Tar under High-Efficiency Ni/USY Catalyst for H2 Production, Fuel, 2021, 306, 121676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121676 (SCI, IF=6.609, Top). 

[110] Ningbo Gao*, Mwenya Humphrey Milandile, Cui Quan, Rundong Li, Critical assessment of plasma tar reforming during biomass gasification: A review on advancement in plasma technology, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022, 421, 126764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazm at.2021.126764 (SCI/EI, IF= 10.129, Top)

[109] Cui Quan; Huihui Wang,Xiangyu Jia, Ningbo Gao*, Effect of carbonization temperature on CO2 adsorption behavior of activated coal char, Journal of the Energy Institute, 2021, 97, 92-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joei.2021.04.003 (SCI/EI, IF=4.748)

[108] Jamilu Salisu, Ningbo Gao*, Cui Quan, Techno-economic Assessment of Co-gasification of Rice Husk and Plastic Waste as an Off-grid Power Source for Small Scale Rice Milling - an Aspen Plus Model, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2021, 158: 105157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2021.105157 (SCI/EI, IF=5.541).

[107] Fengchao wang; Ningbo Gao*; Cui Quan, Effect of hot char and steam on products in waste tire pressurized pyrolysis process, Energy Conversion and Management, 2021, 237(1): 114105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2021.114105 (SCI/EI, IF=8.208, Top)

[106] Ningbo Gao*, Jamilu Salisu, Cui Quan, Paul Williams, Modified nickel-based catalysts for improved steam reforming of biomass tar: A critical review. 2021, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2021, 145: 111023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111023 (SCI/EI, IF= 14.982, Top)

[105] Ningbo Gao*, Kailun Chen, Cui Quan, Shixi Wu, Nickel Supported over MCM-41 Coated Ceramic Membrane for Steam Reforming of Real Tar, 2021, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2021, 46(40): 20882-20892. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2021.03.213(SCI/EI, IF=5.816, Top) 

[104] Shiyong Wang, Gang Wang*, Chi He, Ningbo Gao, Bing Lu, Lin Zhao,Enabling superior hybrid capacitive deionization performance in NASICON-structured Na3MnTi(PO4)3/C by incorporating a two-species redox reaction, Journal of Materials Chemistry. A, 2021, 9, 6898. https://doi.org/10.1039/d0ta11042f (SCI, IF=12.732, Top). 

[103] Ningbo Gao*, Changxiang Chen, Aneta Magdziarz, Liheng Zhang, Cui Quan, Modeling and simulation of pine sawdust gasification considering gas mixture reflux, Journal of Analyticaland Applied Pyrolysis, 2021, 155: 105094. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2021.105094 (SCI, IF=3.905, Top). 

[102] Lijie cheng, Ningbo Gao*, Cui Quan, Hua Chu, Guojuan Wang. Promoting the production of methane on the co-digestion of food waste and sewage sludge by aerobic pre-treatment, Fuel, 2021, 292: 120197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2021.120197 (SCI, IF=5.578, Top). 

[101] Ningbo Gao*, Cui Quan, Z. Eller, O. Toth, N. Miskolczi*, M. Al-asadi. Thermo-catalytic pyrolysis of wastes using bimetal-modified ZSM-5 catalyst: investigations of the reaction kinetic parameters. International Journal of Energy Research, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1002/er.6406 (SCI, IF= 5.164, Top).

[100] Ningbo Gao*, Maciej Śliz*, Cui Quan, Artur Bieniek, Aneta Magdziarz, Biomass CO2 gasification with CaO looping for syngas production in a fixed bed reactor, Renewable Energy, 2021,167:652-661. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.11.134 (SCI/EI, IF= 6.274, Top).



11. 2019, Janpan-China-Korea Joint Symposium, Development of activated biochar supported Ni catalyst for enhancing tar steam reforming, 2019.9.4-7, Tokyo, Japan. Best Poster.

10. 2018年,The 6th International Symposium on Gasification and its Application (ISGA-6), 2018.10.25-28,Chengdu, China. Best Poster.

9. 2014年,学术论文“Characteristics of hydrogen-rich gas production of biomass gasification with porous ceramic reforming“,获辽宁省自然科学学术成果一等奖;

8. 2010年,学术论文上吸式固定床生物质水蒸气气化多孔陶瓷重整制氢研究获辽宁省自然科学学术成果二等奖;

7. 2010年,学术论文“Modeling and simulation of combined pyrolysis and reduction zone for a downdraft biomass gasifier”,获大连市自然科学优秀学术论文三等奖;


Conference and Symposium

1.    Ningbo Gao and Aimin Li, Preparation and characterization of Ni-based porous ceramic catalyst and bio-gas steam reforming for hydrogen production, Jun.3, 21st  European Biomass Conference, Demark, Copenhagen. Visual presentation.

2.     Ningbo Gao and Aimin Li, Emissions of SO2, NO and NO2 in biogas incinerator during solid waste gasification. Environmental Pollution and Public Health, Jun 14-16, 2009: 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ICBB- E.2009.5162770, Beijing. Oral presentation. 

3.     Ningbo Gao, Aimin Li, Proposal of A Semi-empirical parameter groups model of organic solid waste gasification, The 12th Asian Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress, Aug. 2008, Dalian, ISBN: 978-7-5611-4285-1. Oral presentation.

4.    Ningbo Gao, Aimin Li, Experimental study on solid waste gasification in fixed beds, 2nd International Conference on Cooling and Heating Technologies, July 26, 2006, Dalian, China, 260-268. Oral presentation.

5.    Ningbo Gao, Aimin Li, The characteristic parameters model on pyrolysis of solid waste, 1st Korea-China Joint Symposium on Incineration/Pyrolysis and Environmental Management, September 22, 2005, Seoul, Korea, 39-46. Oral presentation.


1. A method and device of organic liquid pulverization catalysis reforming. Authorized. 2014

2. A device of catalysis ceramic membrane for gasification/pyrolysis gas reforming. Authorized, 2014. 

3. A method and device of drying, pyrolysis and incineration for organic solid fuels. Authorized, 2012.

4. A method and device of magnetism stabilization bed for gas reforming. Authorized, 2012.

5. An integrative method and device of two stages drying and gasification of organic solid fuels. Authorized, 2011.

6. A method of organic solid materials pryolysis for active carbon production. Authorized, 2011.

7. A method and device of active carbon production from organic solid wastes. Authorized, 2009.

8. A device of solid heat carrier pyrolysis rotary bed reactor. Authorized, 2009.

9. A method and device of superadiabatic partial oxidization for tar and char elimination and producer gas reforming. Authorized, 2008.

10. A device of regenerative high temperature pressured steam generation. Authorized, 2007.


Funded Projects

1.        Foam Ceramic Nanocatalyst System Preparation and Mechanism Investigation of Its Partial Catalytic Oxidation of Tars for Hydrogen, Sponsor: National Science Foundation of China, 2015-2018.

2.        Mechanism study of Biomass tar auto-thermal catalysis reforming General Program for Young Scientists, Sponsor: National Science Foundation of China, 2011-2013.

3.        The Research of Energy Conversion and Biogas Purification Technologies in Biomass Thermo-chemical Process, International Cooperation and Exchange Project, Sponsor: National Science Foundation of China, 2011-2012.

4.        Study of Tar Reforming of Biomass Gasification, Sponsor: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, General Program, 2009-2011.

5.        Tar Near Zero Emission of Biomass Gasification Catalysis for Hydrogen Production. Sponsor: China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, General Program for Special Supporting, 2011-2013.

6.        Research of Tar Thermal Removal and the Effects on Gasification Product Gas. Sponsor: Foundation of Liaoning Educational Committee, 2013-2015.

7.        Biomass High Temperature Steam Gasification and catalysis reforming for Hydrogen Production, Sponsor: Open Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Complex Systems, 2011-2013.

8.        Sewage Sludge Two Stages Gasification with High Temperature Steam. Sponsor: Open Foundation of State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, 2015-2016.

9.        Catalysis Pulverization Bio-oil from Sludge Pyrolysis for Hydrogen Production, Sponsor: Open Foundation of Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering (MOE), 2013-2015.



  • Solid Waste Treatment and Disposal

  • Air Pollution Control Engineering

  • Solid Waste Recycling Technology

  • Environmental Management