When: 7 – 8 December 2020
After careful consideration of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19 we decided it was best to postpone the UK Catalysis Hub summer conference that was due to take place in July.
The conference took place on the 7th and 8th of December 2020 and was a virtual event.
The conference included the presentation of the JMT Medal for Catalysis and a poster session showcasing work from the Hub postdocs.
Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher, (TUM)
Dr. Marietjie Ungerer, Visiting Researcher, (Cardiff)
Prof. Johannes de Vries, (Rostock)
Click on the talk titles to watch recordings of the talks and view abstracts
Day One: 7/12/20
Chair: Christopher Hardacre, UK Catalysis Hub Director
11:00 -11:05 Welcome & Instructions – Prof. Christopher Hardacre
11:05 -11:35 Impact of aqueous phase on acid-base and metal catalyzed reactions – Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Lercher, (TUM)
11:35 -11:45 Catalytic Depolymerisation of Polycarbonates: Towards Chemical Recycling – Frances Singer, (Bath)
11:45 -11:55 Integrating Catalysis Through Cascade Processes: Bio-derived Butanol to Propene via Dehydration, Isomerisation and Metathesis – Yiping Shi, (Durham)
11:55 -12:05 Q & A session
12:05 -13:00 Lunch Break
Chair: Professor Richard Catlow, (UCL, Cardiff)
13:00 -13:05 Welcome & Instructions – Prof. Richard Catlow
13:05 -13:15 Improved In-situ Catalytic Reactor Design at Central Facilities – Shaojun Xu, (Cardiff)
13:15 -13:25 Q & A session
13:25 -14:05 Sir John Meurig Thomas Medal Presentation – Special winner announcement and talk – Watch a recording of the JMT Medal presentation and winning lecture
14:05 -15:00 Virtual Poster Session – Posters presenters set up individual Zoom meetings so attendees can join with the poster presenter that interests them the most. Visit https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/poster-list-december-2020/ for a poster list and the meeting links. Posters will also be shared via Twitter using #CatHubConfPoster during the conference
Day Two: 8/12/20
Chair: Professor Nick Turner, (Manchester)
9:00 -9:05 Welcome & Instructions – Prof. Nick Turner
9:05 -9:35 New monomers and polymers based on levulinic acid – Prof. Johannes de Vries, (Rostock)
9:35 -09:45 Energy-efficient destruction of organics in shale gas brines – probing the chloride resistance of plasmonic catalysts – William Dlamini, (Cardiff)
09:45 -10:15 Academic Publishing Q&A Session: A brief presentation and opportunity to ask a leading scientific publisher about the process and benefits of academic publishing – Stephen Soehnlen (World Scientific) – Watch recording
10:15 -10:30 Q & A session
10:30 -11:00 Tea and Coffee Break
Chair: Professor Matthew Davidson, (Bath)
11:00 -11:05 Welcome & Instructions – Prof. Matthew Davidson
11:05 -11:35 Interaction of SO2 and H2O with the Platinum (001), (011),and (111) Surfaces: A DFT Study. – Dr. Marietjie Ungerer, Visiting Researcher, (Cardiff)
11:35 -11:45 Understanding structure-function relationship in NH3-SCO using combined spatially resolved operando techniques – Donato Decarolis, (Cardiff)
11:45 -11:55 The Nature and Reactivity of Sulfur containing Species on Sulfated Zirconia Surface – Maicon Delarmelina, (Cardiff)
11:55 -12:05 Q & A session
12:05 -12:15 Poster Prize handout
12:15 -13:15 EDI session: Careers in Science – routes to success no matter your background – Dr. Miriam O’Duill (Nottingham), Dr. Tanvir Hussain (Nottingham) & Dr. Nelson Dzade (Cardiff) – Watch recording
Join the 2020 #CatHubConfPoster event:
- Register to submit a poster – Email AnyikaC@cardiff.ac.uk with your poster title and abstract
- Tweet your poster with a title, #CatHubConfPoster and relevant subject hashtag(s) – during the 24h conference beginning 09:00 BST 7 December 2020
- Discuss and engage – throughout the 24h conference; make sure to answer the questions from the community, committee and comment on other #CatHubConfPosters
- The virtual poster session will take place on the 7th December at 14:05 -15:00 BST. Please set up a Zoom meeting (via your university Zoom) for that time and send me the link and I will send out a list of all the poster session links to all the meeting attendees so they can join the poster presenter that interests them the most.
- Win prizes if your #CatHubConfPoster is deemed best by poster competition Chairs at the end of the conference on the 8 December 2020.
The deadline for poster abstracts is 17:00 BST, Friday 27th November 2020.