Heterogeneous Catalysis: The Future of Organic Synthesis?

When: 1 October, 15:00 Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller (LIKAT Rostock) will give a seminar on recent advancements in catalysis. Prof. Dr. Matthias Beller (LIKAT Rostock) will give a 40 minute seminar followed by questions and discussion. Matthias Beller studied chemistry at the University of Göttingen, where he completed his PhD…

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Maria Olea

Keywords: heterogeneous catalysis volatile organic compounds elimination and biomass waste polymers municipal solid waste conversion environmentally friendly fuels Expertise: Maria, who is originally from Romania and has more than 37 years’ experience in teaching and research, came to Teesside University in January 2007. After leaving Romania in 1999, where she,…

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Xiaodong Wang

Keywords: Heterogeneous catalysis Cofactor regeneration NADH/NAD+ Hydrogenation Cooperative/tandem catalysis   Expertise: Xiaodong has recently been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at Lancaster University (September 2019). Prior to this, he was a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen (2015-2019), Postdoctoral Research Associate at Heriot-Watt University, where he…

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Philip W. Dyer

Keywords: Homogeneous/heterogeneous catalysis Olefin oligomerisation Organophosphorus chemistry Gas-to-liquids Carbonylation Expertise: Phil Dyer undertakes research broadly spanning a number of areas of synthetic inorganic chemistry including organometallic, organophosphorus and co-ordination chemistry, as well as homo- and hetero-geneous catalysis. His group’s work focuses on the preparation and characterisation of molecular transition metal complexes and functionalised organic and heteroatom-containing ligands. Additionally, his group have interests in…

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Simon Beaumont

Keywords: Heterogeneous catalyst In situ spectroscopy Raman X-ray absorption spectroscopy Fischer-Tropsch Expertise: My research focusses on in situ characterization of solid catalysts and controlled synthesis of nanoparticle catalysts as model systems (e.g. from colloids or organometallic precursors). Catalytic systems tackled using these approaches span a very broad range from Fischer-Tropsch and…

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Russell Taylor

Keywords: Alkane conversion Renewable processes Homogeneous catalysis Heterogeneous catalysis Zeolites Expertise: Dr Russell Taylor was awarded his PhD from Imperial College London in 2007, having worked on homogeneous methane oxidation by platinum complexes. After a one year postdoctoral stay in the group of Prof. V. Gibson, Russell worked for BP Chemicals (Hull)…

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Alberto Roldan

Keywords: Computational Chemistry Heterogeneous Catalysis Surface Science Energy and Environment  Contact: Website: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/102465-roldan-martinez-alberto

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James Mcgregor

Keywords: Heterogeneous catalysis Waste valorisation  Coking and catalyst deactivation  Biomass conversion  Fuels and petrochemicals  Contact: Website: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/cbe/people/academic-staff/james-mcgregor

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