Your chance to help shape the future of The Hub

Request for illustrative areas of catalysis to demonstrate the priorities for UK catalytic science and engineeringĀ Ā 

We invite the UK catalysis community to help develop the case for the scientific challenges which will be addressed in the EPSRC application to support the UK Catalysis Hub Phase III.  We seek illustrative areas of science, engineering and technology development where catalysis can be used to deliver net zero, sustainable and/or digital chemistry.  If you are interested to engage,  please send a paragraph (no more than  half a page) – with an additional figure or image, if relevant ā€“ outlining the challenges and approach to the project manager: Josie Goodall. The deadline for these illustrative paragraphs is the 25th March at 5pm

Please note, if the Hub funding application is successful the UK Catalysis Hub III will aim to fund proof of concept (12 month) projects, delivered by postdoctoral researchers which add-value to UK community led larger-scale and longer-term research proposals using the mechanisms we have developed in Phase I and Phase II of the Hub.  Our funding model has always been highly multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional and this model will continue in Phase III.  We will strongly encourage co-development of projects with diverse partners, including business, catapults and third sector.  We strongly encourage ideas from across the UK community and from the diverse sub-fields of catalysis. 

To submit an illustrative scientific area, please send a one paragraph overview or summary to Josie Goodall by the 25thĀ March at 17.00.Ā 

UK Catalysis Hub Vision and Ethos

  • To establish a world-leading, comprehensive and coordinated programme of catalytic science in the UK.
  • To develop new knowledge and promote innovation in and translation of catalytic science and technology.
  • Enabling the UK to regain and retain a world leading position in catalysis.

A key feature of The Hub ethos is that all projects involve multiā€“institutional, multidisciplinary collaborations developing international leading scientific research. Research projects should address major catalysis challenges relevant to solving problems associated with net zero, sustainability and/or digital chemistry.  Research support is not suitable for projects which are conducted by one investigator and postdoctoral researchers only. 

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