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Welcome to the UK Catalysis Hub blog. Find blog posts from our project PIs, Post docs and students.


Prof David Lennon

Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Glasglow What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist?  After leaving School at 16, I trained to be a laboratory technician in a paint factory before taking up a position as an Experimental Assistant in the Polythene Research Section of…

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Dr Andrew C. Marr

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Head of Year 1 Chemistry, Queen’s University Belfast. What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist? I grew up in Edinburgh with my elder brother. We both ended up doing PhDs in chemistry in St Andrews in catalysis. I think…

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Prof. Asterios Gavriilidis

Dept of Chemical Engineering, University College London What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist? My background is in chemical engineering, while my PhD focused on catalytic reaction engineering and specifically on catalyst activity optimisation in pellets and reactors. The inspiration to become a scientist came…

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Dr. Sherry Yiping

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Durham I did my undergraduate degree in the University of Bristol and then obtained a PhD degree in the University of St Andrews working under the supervision of Prof. Paul Kamer and Prof. David Cole-Hamilton. My PhD was in the area of homogeneous catalysis, and…

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Dr. James McGregor

Senior Lecturer and Director of Student Recruitment, University of Sheffield, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering I’m currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Sheffield and one of the co-investigators on the UK Catalysis Hub grant. My route into science and…

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Prof. Adisa Azapagic

Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering, The University of Manchester What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist? I am a chemical engineer by background. I was always technically-inclined and liked technical subjects in school, including maths and science, so studying engineering seemed only natural to me.…

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Dr. Andrew Logsdail

School of Chemistry, Cardiff University What is your background? What made you decide to become a scientist? I was always much better with numbers than words, and the core of my education was a combination of maths, computer science and chemistry. At school, I was really inspired by the capabilities of…

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