New £10million EPSRC grant investigating light-driven energy-conversion

Ludwig Hüttenhofer ‘GaP disks on a photoelectrode for enhanced water splitting

UK Catalysis Hub researchers including; Prof. Richard Catlow, Prof. Graham Hutchings, Prof. Christopher Hardacre and Prof. Andrew Beale are collaborating with Prof. Anatoly Zayats from King’s College London to investigate steering of chemical processes with plasmonic nanostructures. This multidisciplinary research programme combines the expertise of King’s and Imperial College London and UK Catalysis…

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Photocatalytic Foams for Organic Micropollutant Degradation 

When: 29 March 2022, 15:00 GMT The presence of micropollutants – pharmaceuticals, pesticides, phthalates and hormones – in water is a major global health and environmental challenge. Conventional wastewater processes are not capable of effectively removing these compounds, often found at very low concentrations, µg L-1 or even ng L-1, leading…

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Fernando J Russo Abegão

Keywords: Biorefining Biofuels Process intensification Photocatalysis Catalyst manufacturing Expertise: I am a member of the Process Intensification Group and my research focus on heterogeneous catalysis and reaction engineering. My main interest is gaining a fundamental understanding of the synthesis processes for catalytic materials and how to translate that into optimal catalyst activity and…

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Philip Davies

Keywords: XPS STM Surface science  Photocatalysis Carbon  Expertise: Surface Chemistry:Interested in the fundamental surface processes that underlie phenomena such as catalysis, corrosion and adhesion. These are influenced by many different factors and our work therefore encompasses aspects such as the elemental composition, chemistry and topography of a surface. Our expertise…

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Alex Cowan

Keywords: Electrocatalysis Photocatalysis Catalytic Mechanisms SFG/surface spectroscopy Expertise:  The Cowan group at the University of Liverpool has expertise in the design and testing of photocatalysts, electrocatalysts and semiconductor photoelectrode materials for water oxidation, hydrogen evolution and carbon dioxide reduction. The group also has a strong track record in studying the…

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Junwang Tang

Keywords: Photocatalysis CH4 Ammonia Microwave catalysis Process intensification Expertise:  My research expertise include:  Photocatalysis for methane conversion, water splitting, CO2 conversion and ammonia synthesis; Time resolved spectroscopies; Microwave catalysis for plastic recycling Microwave intensified chemical process.  Contact: Website:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/solar-energy-advanced-materials

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Michael Bowker

Professor Michael Bowker has worked in both industry and academia. He is currently Deputy Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI), and is a senior member of the UK Catalysis Hub network, working both at Cardiff and at RCAH, Harwell. He has been involved in research across a spectrum of activities…

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