UK Catalysis Hub Summer Conference 2022

When: 20 & 21 June 2022Where: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0QX On the 20th and 21st of June 2022  the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual summer conference and networking  meeting.  The Conference will take place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire. The event will be a hybrid event so…

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CO2 Capture, Concentration, and Conversion

Addressing the rising levels of anthropogenic CO2 in our atmosphere is a major scientific challenge. The Yang group has focused on capture, concentration and conversion of CO2 using electrochemical techniques. The seminar will discuss thermodynamic considerations for electrochemical CO2 reduction, including considerations for designing selective and low overpotential transition metal…

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Past Webinar: 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). Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are a unique class of materials in terms of the tuneability of their pore geometry, chemistry, and flexibility,…

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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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Past Webinar: Patents for Chemists: Protecting your invention

When: 15 June 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 GMTWhere: Virtual Following on from their 2020 “Introduction to Patents” webinar, Abel + Imray will be hosting a “Patents for Chemists” webinar with details of some further key considerations to keep in mind when you want to protect your ideas. Obtaining adequate protection…

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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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