Photo-Electro: Transforming Chemical Synthesis, Discovery and Manufacture

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Sch of Chemistry

Abstract

Our vision is to use continuous photochemistry and electrochemistry to transform how fine chemicals, agrochemicals and pharmaceuticals are manufactured in the UK. We aim to minimize the amount of chemicals, solvents and processing steps needed to construct complex molecules. We will achieve this by exploiting light and/or electricity to promote more specific chemical transformations and cleaner processes. By linking continuous photochemistry and electro-chemistry with thermal flow chemistry and environmentally acceptable solvents, we will create a toolkit with the power to transform all aspects of chemical synthesis from initial discovery through to chemical manufacturing of high-value molecules.

The objective is to increase efficiency in terms of both atoms and energy, resulting in lower cost, low waste, low solvent footprints and shorter manufacturing routes. Historically photo- and electro-chemistry have been under-utilised in academia and industry because they are perceived to be complicated to use, difficult to scale up and engineer into viable processes despite their obvious environmental, energy and cost benefits. We will combine the strategies and the skills needed to overcome these barriers and will open up new areas of science, and deliver a step-change (i) providing routes to novel molecular architectures, hard to reach or even inaccessible by conventional methodologies, (ii) eliminating many toxic reagents by rendering them unnecessary, (iii) minimizing solvent usage, (iv) promoting new methodologies for synthetic route planning. Our proposal is supported by 21 industrial partners covering a broad range of sectors of the chemistry-using industries who are offering £1.23M in-kind support.

Therefore, we will study a broad range of reactions to provide a clear understanding of the most effective areas for applying our techniques; we will evaluate strategies for altering the underlying photophysics and kinetics so as to accelerate the efficiency of romising reactions; we will transform our current designs of photochemical and electrochemical reactors, with a combination of engineering, modelling and new fabrication techniques to maximize their efficiency and to provide clear opportunities for scale-up; we will exploit on-line analytics to accelerate the optimisation of continuous photochemical and electrochemical reactions; we will design and build a new generation of reactors for new applications; we will identify the most effective strategies for linking our reactors into integrated multi-step continuous processes with minimized waste; we will demonstrate this integration on at least one synthesis of a representative pharmaceutical target molecule on a larger scale; we will apply a robust series of sustainability metrics to benchmark our approaches against current manufacturing.

Planned Impact

Our Programme, Photo-Electro, will have substantial impact on chemists in academia and industry because we will demonstrate the value of continuous photo-, electro- and thermochemistry to make complex molecules. Making such molecules is a key activity in a wide range of UK chemistry-using industries. These include pharmaceutical and agrochemical manufacture as well as companies making speciality chemicals for fragrances and many other end products. Such industries are under constant regulatory and financial pressure to develop processes that are environmentally and economically more efficient than current methodologies. Therefore, our approach of replacing toxic and/or wasteful stoichiometric reagents by light, electricity and heat, has great attractions as demonstrated by the letters of support from our 21 industrial partners.

What makes our programme different is that we are using light, electricity and heat together to deliver integrated processes to carry out multi-step assembly of complex molecules. At the same time, we are designing and building new continuous reactors which, by the end of the Programme, will be available to non-specialist chemists in industry and academia. The designs will be informed by computer fluid modelling and chemical engineering so that we maximise the efficiencies of both mass and heat transfer. Our reactors are intended to be both reliable and scalable so as to simplify their eventual introduction into commercial chemical production. We have a robust strategy for impact. Our industrial partners will form a stakeholders' forum to engage with our research right from the start. The Forum is intended to be inclusive and new members will be warmly welcomed at any stage of our programme. Photo-Electro is particularly timely as it will deliver new methodologies which can increase the competivity of UK chemical manufacturing. And, in this period of post-referendum uncertainty, increasing that competivity must be a national priority.

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Poliakoff M (2018) UN sustainable development goals: How can sustainable/green chemistry contribute? By doing things differently in Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry

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Poliakoff M (2018) A New Approach to Sustainability: A Moore's Law for Chemistry. in Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)

 
Description Photo-Electro seeks to transform the manufacturing of fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals by using photochemistry and electrochemistry. We aim to reduce the use of solvents, chemicals, and processing steps needed to synthesize complex molecular structures. The objective is to increase efficiency in terms of both atoms and energy, resulting in lower cost, low waste, low solvent footprints and shorter manufacturing routes. Historically photo- and electro-chemistry have been under-utilised in academia and industry because they are perceived to be complicated to use, difficult to scale up and engineer into viable processes despite their obvious environmental, energy and cost benefits. We will combine the strategies and the skills needed to overcome these barriers and will open up new areas of science, and deliver a step-change (i) providing routes to novel molecular architectures, hard to reach or even inaccessible by conventional methodologies, (ii) eliminating many toxic reagents by rendering them unnecessary, (iii) minimizing solvent usage, (iv) promoting new methodologies for synthetic route planning.
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Ansys, Inc
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Arcinova
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation AstraZeneca
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Asynt Ltd
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Beta Technology Ltd
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Britest
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Cambridge Reactor Design
Country Unknown 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Eli Lilly & Company Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Enlumo Ltd
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Givaudan
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Hel Group
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Knowledge Transfer Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Merck
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Novartis
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Process Systems Enterprise Limited (PSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Sanofi
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Syngenta International AG
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Thomas Swan and Co Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders 
Organisation Uniqsis Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution PhotoElectro researchers presented pre-competitive research of interest to stakeholders at the annual Stakeholders Forum. Huvepharma, Mettler-Toledo AutoChem Inc. and Photodiversity joined as PhotoElectro Stakeholders in 2018.
Collaborator Contribution PhotoElectro Stakeholders attended and gave advice to PhotoElectro researchers on current research being conducted at the annual Stakeholders Forum.
Impact Five publications have come out of PhotoElectro: DOI: 10.1039/C7RE00193B, DOI 10.1016/j.tet.2017.11.048, DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.7b00360, DOI: 10.1021/acs.oprd.7b00153, DOI: 10.1039/C6GC02888H
Start Year 2017
 
Description Conference Presentation: Darren Lee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Darren Lee presented "Towards Greener Photochemistry" at the 2nd Green and Sustainable Chemistry conference in Berlin, Germany. The research lecture was aimed at increasing interest and furthering research ideas within the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description PhotoElectro Stakeholders Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PhotoElectro meets annually with all Stakeholders at a Stakeholders Forum. This event is meant to harbour two way communication between PhotoElecro researchers and industrial partners. Research is discussed leading to new ideas and collaborations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description PhotoElectro Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact PhotoElectro has developed a public facing website aimed at disseminating the research activity occurring within the programme. the website highlights the research impact, industrial partnerships, publications, and accomplishments of PhotoElectro. It is consistently updated with the latest news to provide up to date information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/photoelectro/photo-electro.aspx
 
Description Research Lecture: Katie Jolley 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Katie gave lectures on her research at the Eli Lilly 50 year Celebratory Symposium in Erl Wood in 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Research Lectures: Kevin Booker-Milburn 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Kevin Booker-Milburn gave lectures to industries including Charles Ricer (Cambridge, UK) and Evotec (Abingdon, UK) as part of the PhotoElectro Team.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Research Lectures: Martyn Poliakoff 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Sir Martyn Poliakoff has lectured "Towards Greener Chemistry" and "Continuous Green Chemistry" on local, national, and international levels. Since the start of PhotoElectro, Prof Poliakoff has given over 15 outreach lectures at venues including but not limited to: The Stokes Society, Imperial College, ENEQUI XXI (San Paulo, Brazil), industries including Givauden, Novartis and EPFL (Switzerland), and the Ashbourne Festival to name a few. Additionally, he was invited to give the James Walker Memorial Lecture and the University of Edinburgh. Each lecture was aimed at disseminating the importance and progress within green chemistry. Interest within the subject was increased after the lectures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Research Lectures: Michael George 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Michael George presented "Photochemistry, Spectroscopy and Supercritical Fluids: From Organometallic Alkane Complexes and C-H Activation to the Synthesis of Anti-Malarial Drugs" at the University of Otago, New Zealand. This lecture increased interest in photo-chemistry and exposed undergraduate and post-graduate researchers to the field. He also presented "Photochemistry, Spectroscopy, and Supercritical Fluids: From organometallic Alkane Complexes and C-H Activation to the synthesis of anti-malarial drugs" at ESPCI, Paris.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Research Lectures: Richard Brown 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Prof Richard Brown presented "Preparative Electrosynthesis Using Undivided, Extended Channel Length, Flow Reactors", "Practical Organic Electrosynthesis in Laboratory Flow Electrolysis Cells with Extended Channels: Milligrammes/Hour" and "Approaches to Preparative Electrosynthesis" at conferences and seminars across the UK. The lectures were aimed at increasing knowledge of and interest in electrochemistry. Additionally in 2018, that lectures were given to GSK (Stevenage, UK) and Charles River (Chesterford Research Park, UK).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description Training Session for Industrial Scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Richard Brown held training sessions for Industrial Scientists on flow organic electrosynthesis, and electrochemical techniques such as cyclic voltammetry. An introduction to some of the underpinning theory, and practical demonstrations were provided, and these were very well received.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018