2 positions at Durham University – closing date 30th September

Postdoctoral Research Associate Chemistry (Heterogeneous Catalysis)  Phil Dyer and Simon Beaumont have a joint PDRA post available on an industrially funded research project in Durham. The project involves the selection, synthesis, characterization and development of a range of heterogeneous catalysts for an industrially important reaction. The work is funded by Sinopec, a…

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New call for UK Catalysis Hub projects 2021 open (SEPT 2021)

The Call will close on the 20 December 2021 at 12.00.  Please send a 2 page (A4, Arial 11 point, margins 2.0 cm) proposal for these projects to The Project Manager, Josie Goodall josie.goodall@rc-harwell.ac.uk before 12.00 on the closing date .  Please use the Subject line: ‘Application for New Call 2021’.  It is strongly advised…

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Catalyst Characterisation Specialist at BP

We are delighted to present this fantastic opportunity for a Catalyst Characterisation Specialist 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. Advanced Bio and…

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Metal-organic framework templates and hosts of nanocatalysts

When: 25 October 2021, 15:00 GMT Metal-organic framework templates and hosts of nanocatalysts: geometry, surface chemistry and performance webinar with Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi (Queen Mary University of London) Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/metal-organic-framework-templates-and-hosts-of-nanocatalysts-tickets-178703505997 to register.

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CLF PhD Studentship

There is an opportunity for a PhD position through the Central Laser Facility (CLF) on the Harwell Campus and the UK Catalysis Hub. For the PhD studentship, half the funding will generously be provided by the facilities. THE applicant must have confirmation of the other half of the funding. The…

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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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Role of the Support in my Career and in Catalysis

In this lecture, I will discuss the role of the support in directing the nanostructures of monometallic and bimetallic nanoparticles. The role of support in relation to the catalytic properties of monometallic and bimetallic nanoparticles using different liquid phase reactions will be discussed in detail. The reactions include aerobic oxidation…

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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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