Educational Background

  • M.Sci., Ph.D. Imperial College London, UK
  • Postdoctoral: City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; The University of Sydney, Australia

Current Research Interests

  • Biomaterials, Homogeneous Catalysis, Sustainable Chemistry.
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Selected Publications

  1. Lui, M.Y.; Masters, A.F.; Maschmeyer, T.; Yuen, A.K.L. "Molybdenum Carbide, Supercritical Ethanol and Base: Keys for Unlocking Renewable BTEX from Lignin.", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 325, 122351 (2023)
  2. Lui. Y.W.; Chan, B.; Lui, M.Y. "Methylation with Dimethyl Carbonate/Dimethyl Sulfide Mixtures: An Integrated Process without Addition of Acid/Base and Formation of Residual Salts.", ChemSusChem, 15, e202102538 (2022)
  3. Lui, M.Y.; Chan, B.; Yuen, A.K.L.; Masters, A.F.; Maschmeyer T."Hydrothermal Liquefaction of α-O-4 Aryl Ether Linkages in Lignin.", ChemSusChem, 13, 2002-2006 (2020)
  4. Lui, M.Y.; Wong, C.Y.Y.; Choi, A.W-T.; Mui, Y.F.; Qi, L.; Horváth, I.T. "Valorization of Carbohydrates of Agricultural Residues and Food Wastes: A Key Strategy for Carbon Conservation. ", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. , 7, 17799-17807 (2019)
  5. Player, L.C.; Chan, B.; Lui, M.Y.; Masters, A.F.; Maschmeyer, T. "Toward an Understanding of the Forces Behind Extractive Desulfurization of Fuels with Ionic Liquids.", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 7, 4087–4093 (2019)
  6. Lui, M.Y.; Noè, M.; Masters, A.F.; Maschmeyer, T. "Selective Catalytic Methylation of Phloroglucinol with Dimethyl Carbonate in the Presence of Heterogeneous Acids.", Eur. J. Org. Chem., 6249–6255 (2018)
  7. Cattelan, L.; Yuen, A.K.L.; Lui, M.Y.; Masters, A.F.; Selva, M.; Perosa, A.; Maschmeyer, T. "Renewable Aromatics from Kraft Lignin with Molybdenum-Based Catalysts.", ChemCatChem, 9, 2717–2726 (2017)
  8. Lui, M.Y.; Chan, B.; Yuen, A.K.L.; Masters, A.F.; Montoya, A.; Maschmeyer, T. "Unravelling Some of the Key Transformations in Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Lignin." ChemSusChem, 10, 2140–2144 (2017)
  9. Lui, M.Y.; Cattelan, L.; Player, L.C.; Masters, A.F.; Perosa, A.; Selva, M.; Maschmeyer, T. "Extractive Denitrogenation of Fuel Oils with Ionic Liquids: A Systematic Study.", Energy Fuels, 31, 2183–2189. (2017)
  10. Lui, M.Y.; Yuen, A.K.L.; Masters, A.F.; Maschmeyer, T. "Masked N-Heterocyclic Carbene-Catalyzed Alkylation of Phenols with Organic Carbonates.", ChemSusChem, 9, 2312–2316 (2016)
  11. Fábos, V.; Lui, M.Y.; Mui, Y.F.; Wong, Y.Y.; Mika, L.T.; Qi, L.; Cséfalvay, E.; Kovács, V.; Szűcs, T.; Horváth, I.T. "Use of Gamma-Valerolactone as an Illuminating Liquid and Lighter Fluid.", ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 3, 1899–1904 (2015)
  12. Qi, L.; Lo, S.W.; Mui, Y.F.; Lui, M.Y.; Akien, G.R.; Horváth, I.T. "Catalytic Conversion of Fructose, Glucose, and Sucrose to 5-(Hydroxymethyl)furfural and/or Levulinic and Formic Acids in Gamma-Valerolactone as a Green Solvent.", ACS Catal., 4, 1470–1477 (2014)