Importance of Catalysis for Achieving Net Zero

It is critical to develop a broad portfolio of affordable and efficient technologies that can manage and ultimately overcome the climate crisis. The burden of developing such technologies to reverse the adverse effects of emissions without compromising the living standards lie with the scientific and engineering community in both academia…

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Watch now – On The Mechanism of Catalytic Methanol Synthesis

When: 28 April 2023, 15:00 BSTWhere: Online Methanol is an important platform chemical and is made on the industrial scale using heterogeneous catalysts. It is currently made in an extremely unsustainable manner, and new routes are needed, utilising ‘green’ hydrogen. The mechanism of the surface reactions involved and work relating‚Ķ

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PhD Studentship – Iridium-free Catalysts for Water Electrolysis with Manchester Metropolitan University

The clean and sustainable production of hydrogen offers an essential pathway to decarbonisation of numerous industries and technologies.  Electrolysers, which split water into hydrogen and oxygen using electricity are expected to play a critical role in achieving such ambitions. Today, commercial proton exchange membrane electrolysers utilise precious metal catalysts such as‚Ķ

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Watch now – Catalysing green hydrogen generation

When: 25 November, 15:00 GMT Hydrogen will be a key energy carrier as we transition at scale to renewable sources of energy. Additionally, hydrogen is also a vital industrial chemical critical for food processing, fertiliser manufacturing, metal refining and oil upgrading. Electrochemical water splitting is the most mature and promising…

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New UK Catalysis Hub Research Associate position in Hydrogen Technologies with Manchester Metropolitan University

The successful candidate will work on hydrogen technologies within the £4m Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre (MFCIC), part of the Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering (AMSE) Research Centre. The centre is home to electrochemists, materials scientists and engineers who use state-of-the-art electrochemical techniques to investigate materials and diagnostic tools for…

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Simone Morra

Keywords: Enzymes Metalloproteins Protein engineering Hydrogen Hydrogenases Expertise: My expertise is in protein biochemistry and enzymatic catalysis. Within this field, I have a keen interest in the discovery of novel enzymes, in protein engineering and in enzyme characterisation. This requires a broad spectrum of experimental techniques including: recombinant protein expression…

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