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Dr. Bernard Baffour Asare-Bediako




Chemical and Petrochemical Engineering

Research Interest

Green Chemistry

Green Engineering


CO2 utilization

Porous materials

Ionic liquids

Dr. Asare-Bediako has postgraduate interdisciplinary education training and research experience in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry. His research interest focuses on catalytic utilisation of renewable resources (including CO2, biomass-based molecules) to chemicals and the synthesis of porous materials. He is passionate about using ionic liquids as reaction media for reactions. Overall, he focuses on applying green chemistry and green engineering principles to make contributions towards a sustainable future.

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PhD (Chemistry)
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing)
MEng (Chemical Engineering)
Xiamen University (Xiamen)
University of Education, Winneba
BSc (Agricultural Engineering)
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xiamen University
University of Education, Winneba
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE)
Chinese Chemical Society (CCS)
Awardee, Excellent International Graduates, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)
Bronze Award (Best Students, Physical Chemistry), Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS)
Best Poster Presentation Award, The 1st International Green and Sustainable Chemistry Conference, Beijing- China
Chinese Academy of Sciences-The World Academy of Sciences (CAS-TWAS) Fellowship
Distinguished International Graduate Students, Xiamen University
Awardee, Chinese Scholarship Council
  1. Asare Bediako, B. B., Qian, Q., Wang, Y., Zhang, J., Wang, Z., Li, S., Liu, H., Wu, T., Ge, M. & Han B. (2021), "Synthesis of Higher Carboxylic Acids via Reaction of Biomass-derived Polyols with CO2 and H2", Chem Catalysis, 2 1, 114-124

  2. Asare Bediako, B. B., Qian, Q. & Han B. (2021), "Synthesis of C2+ Chemicals from CO2 and H2 via C-C Bond Formation", Accounts of Chemical Research, 54 10, 2467–2476

  3. Cui, M., Qian, Q., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Asare Bediako, B.B. , Liu, H. & Han B. (2021), "Liquid fuel synthesis via CO2 hydrogenation by coupling homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis", Chem, 7 , 726−737

  4. Chen, C., Sun, X., Yan, X., Wu, Y., Asare Bediako B.B. & Han, B. (2020), "Boosting CO2 Electroreduction on N,P-Co-doped Carbon Aerogels", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 59 , 11123

  5. Asare Bediako, B.B., Qian, Q., Zhang, J., Wang, Y., Shen, X., Shi, J., Cui, M., Yang, G. & Han B. (2019), "Ru-Catalyzed Methanol Homologation with CO2 and H2 in Ionic Liquid", Green Chemistry, 21 , 4152-4158

  6. Asare Bediako, B.B., Cao, J., Liu, Q. & Li, J. (2019), "An antisolvent crystallization involved process for drying silica hydrogel", Drying Technology, 13 , 1605-1614

  7. Asare Bediako B.B., Zhou P., Rugabirwa B., Liu Q., Su Y., Wang H. & Li J. (2019), "A switchable hydrophilicity solvent-mediated process to prepare fine silica aerogel powder as an excellent flatting agent", Advanced Powder Technology, 30 , 565–571

  8. Wang, Y., Qian, Q., Zhang, J., Asare Bediako, B.B., Liu, H. & Han, B. (2019), "Synthesis of Higher Carboxylic acids from Ethers, CO2 and H2", Nature Communications, 10 , 5395

  9. Zhang, J., Qian, Q., Wang, Y., Asare Bediako, B.B., Yang, J. & Han, B. (2019), "Synthesis of Ethanol from Aryl Methyl Ether/Lignin, CO2 and H2", Chemical Science, 10 , 10640-10646

  10. Wang, Y., Qian, Q., Zhang, J., Asare Bediako B.B., Cui, M., Yang, G., Yan, J., & Han, B. (2018), "Efficient synthesis of Ethanol by Methanol Homologation using CO2 at lower temperature", Green Chemistry, 21 , 589-596

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B. B. Asare Bediako, Q. Qian & B. Han(2022), Reduction of CO2 to Formic acid The Chemical Transformations of C1 Compounds, 1003-1026
Inorganic Chemistry