2021 ex situ BAG call open

We would like to invite you to apply for beamtime as part of our Block allocation group (BAG) access to the Core XAFS beamline B18 at Diamond Light source. Because of COVID-19 restrictions no external users are allowed at DLS but we have been in conversation with our colleagues at B18 and…

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JMT 2020 Award Winner Announced!!

The UK Catalysis Hub have named Prof. Adrian Mulholland from the University of Bristol as person of outstanding achievement in catalysis for pioneering computational modelling of enzyme-catalysed reactions to reveal catalytic mechanisms and analyse the effects of protein dynamics at the UK Catalysis Hub Winter Conference on the 7th of December…

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Queen’s Birthday Honours – Congratulations to Sir Richard Catlow

The UK Catalysis Hub and Research Complex at Harwell would like to Congratulate Richard Catlow on being awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020. Sir Charles Richard Arthur Catlow FRS FRSC FInstP is a British chemist and professor with a joint appointment at University College London and Cardiff University. He is also the…

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Congratulations to Prof. Charlotte Williams on receiving OBE

The UK Catalysis Hub congratulates Prof. Charlotte Williams on being awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 for outstanding services in Chemistry. She is recognised internationally for her work on the development of sustainable polymers, including plastics which are biodegradable, recyclable and sourced from waste plants. Charlotte received the…

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Insight into the effects of confined hydrocarbon species on the lifetime of methanol conversion catalysts published in Nature Materials

A new article has been published in Nature Materials with members of UCL and the UK Catalysis Hub. Authors included: I. Lezcano-Gonzalez, E. Campbell, A. E. J. Hoffman, M. Bocus, I. V. Sazanovich, M. Towrie, M. Agote-Aran, E. K. Gibson, A. Greenaway, K. De Wispelaere, V. Van Speybroeck and A. M. Beale. So as we contemplate a new way of working remotely…

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Synchrotron Radiation Techniques in Catalytic Science themed issue

A number of UK Catalysis Hub members have been involved in the editing and are authors of articles in the themed collection of articles Synchrotron Radiation Techniques in Catalytic Science in PCCP. Techniques employing Synchrotron Radiation (SR) have had a transformative effect on catalytic science. The unique properties of SR have…

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Diamond Light Source PhD Studentships

There will be up to two opportunities for PhD positions through the Central Facilities on the Harwell Campus and the UK Catalysis Hub. In each case half the funding will generously be provided by the facilities. Diamond Light Source – up to two studentships The allocation of these awards will be…

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New call for UK Catalysis Hub projects deadline extended

Due to the Current situation and research climate the UK Catalysis Hub has made the decision to extend the deadline for Proposals from May 8th to August 15th. This is to allow fruitful discussions between industry and academics and to allow academics to adjust to the additional complexities of moving to remote teaching and assessment. We will continue to…

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