Reflections on an Asymmetric Career Path

This talk will provide short vignettes across my career, which began in academic heterogeneous catalysis research, moved though pharmaceutical process R&D, and back into academia, exploring homogeneous catalysis in the origin of biological homochirality. Research across chemistry and chemical engineering positions in three different countries led me from autocatalysis (automotive)…

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Gender Diversity and Inclusion in Academia

Diversity and inclusion, with respect to gender, nationality, culture, sexuality, etc… is unfortunately still missing in most places, and universities are definitely not a front runner. Research has shown that increased diversity in the working place, adding diversity in methods, approaches, etc… leads to increased performance and output overall. Whereas…

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3 PhD positions with H2020-MSCA-ITN-EID project CHASS: Cu-CHA zeolite-based catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx in exhaust diesel gas

3 PhD positions available within H2020-MSCA-ITN-EID project CHASS: Cu-CHA zeolite-based catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx in exhaust diesel gas: addressing the issue of Sulfur Stability. Do you want to conduct applied research in heterogeneous catalysis within a network bringing together leading European groups in the field of…

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Research Assistant/Associate in Chemical Engineering with Newcastle University

We are seeking you to join our team as a researcher as part of the UK’s prominent Chemical Engineering groups headed by Professor Ian Metcalfe, FREng.  Based in the School of Engineering, our group are experts in supported molten-salt membranes for gas separation, as well as advanced catalysis preparation methodologies, e.g. exsolution. You will work in…

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Senior Research Chemist position at BP

We are delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for a Senior Research Chemist to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for fundamental and exploratory studies in chemistry to support BP group operations and to appraise and develop new low carbon technology opportunities for business renewal.  Reporting…

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Past Webinar: Cascading Towards New Biocatalytic Methodology

When: Tuesday 18th May, 15:00 GMT Catalytically reversible reactions, including alkene metathesis and transfer hydrogenation, have had an enormous impact on the development of synthetic strategies for the synthesis of bioactive compounds and important materials. However, the vast majority of chemically catalysed processes are non-reversible. In contrast, many enzyme-catalysed processes…

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Past Webinar: PhD Students Webinar on catalysis

When: 26 April 2021, 15:00 GMT A joint webinar from 3 PhD students on catalysis. Alex Hawkins (Glasgow), Gareth Davies (Sheffield) and Gregory Sulley (Oxford) will talk about their PhD projects. Gareth Davies (Sheffield) – Operando studies of aerosol-assisted sol-gel (AASG) catalyst synthesis via combined optical trapping and Raman spectroscopy Aerosol-assisted heterogeneous catalyst…

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