Alex Hawkins; firstname.lastname@example.org
The application of neutron scattering techniques to investigate hydrocarbon conversion over zeolite catalysts
Andrea Zachariou; email@example.com
Diffusion, reactivity and structural change in micro-porous materials.
Daniel Dervin; firstname.lastname@example.org
Combined neutron and theoretical investigations into confined hydrocarbons
Daniela Farmer; email@example.com
The preparation, activation and operation of promoted copper-based low-temperature water-gas shift catalysts
Dorota Matras; firstname.lastname@example.org
Development of chemical imaging methods with application to the study of working catalytic membrane reactors
Ellie Dann; email@example.com
Joined the UK Catalysis Hub as a PhD student in 2015 to study improved methods for heterogeneous catalyst characterisation using in situ synchrotron techniques. This iCASE studentship is in collaboration with Johnson Matthey’s advanced catalyst characterisation to provide knowledge of structure-function relationships of heterogeneous nanoparticle catalysts. The project has involved development of a new reactor for combined, in situ XAFS/DRIFTS/MS of supported nanoparticle catalysts during operation for gas phase emissions control technology.
Emma Campbell; firstname.lastname@example.org
Uncovering the role of hydrocarbon pool species in catalytic reactions using Kerr-gated Raman spectroscopy
Jennifer Herbert; email@example.com
Development of combined X-ray methods to study deactivation processes in catalysts used for Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
Naomi Omori; firstname.lastname@example.org
Advanced optical fluorescence imaging techniques for catalysis
Peixi Cong; email@example.com
Structural factors affecting the (hydro) thermal stability of zeolites
Pip Hellier; firstname.lastname@example.org
Segregation and reactivity in bi-cationic oxide catalysts
Rachel Blackmore; email@example.com
Understanding mechanochemical synthesis of mixed oxides using synchrotron and neutron techniques
Monik Panchal; firstname.lastname@example.org
Multiscale imaging and in situ studies for the investigation of industrially relevant materials. Involved in a collaborative iCASE studentship with UCL and Johnson Matthey. The project is based on multi scale imaging for the investigation of catalysts, where primary research will be conducted at the UK Catalyst Hub, Oxfordshire. Particularly, this project involves atomic scale analysis using high resolution TEM instruments at the ePSIC centre, Harwell and synchrotron based XAS, to characterised on industrially relevant materials provided by Johnson Matthey.
Jay Pritchard; email@example.com
Jay completed his Masters in Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, and has a background in Fischer-Tropsch Catalysis. He joined the Cat Hub in 2017 as a PhD student to study the manipulation of Fischer-Topsch catalysts for selectivity control, utilising XRD-CT to study catalysts In-Situ. Supervised by Prof. Andy Beale, the project is a collaboration with BP.