The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 1 - Optimising, predicting and designing new Catalysts

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: Chemistry

Abstract

Catalysis is a core area of science that lies at the heart of the chemicals industry - an immensely successful and important part of the overall UK economy, where in recent years the UK output has totalled over £50B annually and is ranked 7th in the world. This position is being maintained in the face of immense competition worldwide. For the UK to sustain its leading position it is essential that innovation in research is maintained, to achieve which the UK Catalysis Hub was established in 2013; and has succeeded over the last four years in bringing together over 40 university groups for innovative and collaborative research programmes in this key area of contemporary science. The success of the Hub can be attributed to its inclusive and open ethos which has resulted in many groups joining its network since its foundation in 2013; to its strong emphasis on collaboration; and to its physical hub on the Harwell campus in close proximity to the Diamond synchrotron, ISIS neutron source and Central Laser Facility, whose successful exploitation for catalytic science has been a major feature of the recent science of the Hub.
The next phase of the Catalysis Hub will build on this success and while retaining the key features and structure of the current hub will extend its programmes both nationally and internationally. The future hub structure will comprise a core programme which will coordinate the scientific themes of the Hub, which in the initial stages of the next phase will comprise:
- Optimising, predicting and designing new catalysts -
- Water - energy nexus
- Catalysis for the Circular Economy and Sustainable Manufacturing
- Biocatalysis and bio-transformations.

The present project concerns the first of these themes whose overall aim is to develop a fundamental mechanistic understanding of catalysis thereby leading to the optimisation of existing and development of new catalytic systems. As in the current "Design" theme of the hub, which this project will succeed, there is a strong emphasis on the use of neutron, synchrotron and laser central facilities and on the concerted use of computation with experiment. The project will comprise the following main work packages:
- Future developments in catalysis using synchrotrons;
- Novel applications of neutron scattering in catalysis;
- Future developments in catalysis using lasers;
- New areas and opportunities for catalysis;
- integrating catalysis through cascade processes;
- Modelling in catalytic science;
- Changing the philosophy of catalysis design.

The project will interact strongly with the other hub science projects.The Hub structure is intrinsically multidisciplinary including extensive input from engineering as well as science disciplines and with strong interaction and cross-fertilisation between the different themes. The thematic structure will allow the Hub to cover the major areas of current catalytic science

Planned Impact

Phase 2 of the UK Catalysis Hub will have wide ranging benefits and impact on the academic community and on industrial and manufacturing sectors in the UK; it will also have broader economic, environmental and social impact. The chemical sector is a major component of UK industry, and includes global players such as GSK, Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, Johnson Matthey, BP and Unilever. Catalysis is at the heart of these industries and the underpinning fundamental science developed by the UK Cataysis Hub will be of key importance in the development of future technologies.

The impact on the academic community will be broad. The programme will promote further collaborations between leading groups in catalytic science, but will also have impact on other disciplines including biosciences, materials, medicine and computational science. By contributing to facilities development, the project will also benefit the broader user community.

Societal impact will follow from advances enabled by the research in sustainable manufacturing, leading to greener and cleaner processes and products with reduced environmental impact. Contributions will also be made to the provision of sustainable energy and reductions in energy demands of manufacturing sectors. Additional societal impact will follow from the role of the fundamental research undertaken by UK Catalysis Hub in developing the circular economy and enabling recycle and reuse of waste streams.

The UK economy will benefit from the role of the Hub in assisting innovation in catalysis manufacture. The large and successful chemical sector, including over 3200 companies and a dynamic SME component, faces intense international competition. The collaborations and interactions both within the Hub and between the Hub and Industry will promote economic impact, which will extend beyond the chemical sector to industries that rely on advances in materials and processes, including automotive, aerospace and electronics sectors. All letters of support across the Core and Science Themes 1, 2 and 3 have been attached to the Core proposal

Knowledge exchange will be vigorously promoted by the programme through greater integration between the participating research groups and their extensive networks of collaborations and with scientists and facilities on the Harwell campus. This exchange will lead to scientific advances not only in the development of state-of-the-art equipment but also in sustainable chemical processes.

The impact on recruitment will be substantial by the provision of trained research workers whose skills will be necessary for R&D programmes required for market innovation to occur.

The management and dissemination plans are designed to maximise impact. The Management Group of the Hub will monitor and together with the IAP and EAB will advise on impact, while the conferences and workshops will be aimed at the key beneficiaries.

The collaborating team has wide ranging experience in the dissemination of their science and the promotion of its impact to a wide range of stakeholders including the general public, schools, business and government. We will undertake industrial stakeholder engagement at the Hub as well as visiting the industrial sites. A strong outreach programme is planned which will develop the Hub researchers as well provide In order to inform the community in its broadest sense the importance and impact of catalysis.

Publications

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Description Catalysis underpins so many of the key processes that are required for the well-being of society. Without effective catalysts life as we currently know it would not be possible. Designing new and improved catalysts is a key requirement to enable our life quality to be enriched further. This scientific programme is aimed at optimising, predicting and designing new catalysts. The programme will largely be based at the Research Complex at Harwell and will make full use of the facilities located there. Based on the initial success of the first phase of the Hub programme on design (see previous section) we now set out an adventurous programme in seven work packages that cover all aspects of the design of new catalysts. In line with the Hub philosophy all the work packages will utilise expertise across a wide spectrum and from several universities. The nature of the problems is such that they focus on major catalyst design problems that require the real depth and breadth of expertise we have at our disposal. The new programme will continue our successful work with major facilities with a growing emphasis on exploitation of laser facilities including XFEL technology. Computational modelling will remain a major component of our programme with new directions in modelling hybrid systems and in engaging with data curation and processing. We will also initiate new themes including exploratory high risk projects and our science will have a strong engagement with chemical engineering.
Exploitation Route The outcomes will be disseminated to industry and to the UK catalysis Community
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport

URL http://www.ukcatalysishub.co.uk
 
Description Catalysis is crucially important to the UK economy as it provides lower energy processes, reduced waste and pollution thereby selectively making added value products for all sectors. Around 90% of chemical processes are catalysed and the economic impact is estimated at a minimum of 30-40% global GDP. It is estimated that 85% of products have utilised catalysis in their production. Catalysis has major impacts in all areas of life including transport, healthcare, quality of life, security, construction and energy. Catalysis aligns with all four aspects of the EPSRC strategy ie the Productive Nation through new catalysts and improved productivity, the Connected Nation through the design of new materials, the Resilient Nation through designing new sustainable routes engendering the circular economy and the Healthy Nation through providing improved route to pharmaceuticals. Collaborative research The Hub has run over 135 collaborative, multi-institution, multi-disciplinary projects since 2013. Over 91 PDRAS have been employed by the hub and have moved on to other positions and 33 are currently still employed. Of the PDRAs hired the Hub has maintained good equality and diversity across its projects with a 3:2 male to female ratio and PDRAS being hired from backgrounds across the globe. In addition to project within the Hub, The UK Catalysis Hub has supported over £40 million of other research working in collaboration with the Hub. The Hub has supported a broad range of projects in biocatalysts, chemo-catalysis and engineering from first grants and fellowships to programme grants and strategic equipment. Publications The Hub has published over 500 publications over since 2013, with an average of 3 institutions involved in each publication demonstrating the collaborative nature and breadth of the hub projects. Papers have been published with institutions across the globe (figure below - more details in appendix X) Outreach We have invited 15 EU and 3 international speakers at the UK Catalysis Hub conferences, the Hub has run 4 international bilateral workshops, including South Korea, USA, Russia and South Africa and contributes to the annual UK catalysis conference which invites international keynote speakers and attracts international attendees. The Hub runs two conferences annually, contributes to the organisation and speakers for the UK Catalysis Conference. In addition the Hub runs a number specialist and technical workshops Topics have included neutron and laser techniques, emissions, EPR, solar fuels and plasmonics and emissions control The Hub has organised and run a range of events and since Covid has hit has been active in running a host of virtual events including training, webinars and conferences. (see section XXX) As covid restrictions ease the Hub is committed to continuing to support the community in safe networking and dissemination and is running its first Hybrid conference in December following on from a successful celebration of 10 Years of Catalysis at Harwell. The event which was held in person and on Zoom included talks from academics, Past PDRAS and founding members of the UK catalysis Hub The UK Catalysis Hub also has £17 mil of funding arising from projects through the Hub ( leveraged or follow on funding) workshops leading to grants ( e.g the EPR event which facilitated a grant for High Resolution ESR Spectroscopy for Catalysis Research, Other grants arising from Hub activities include impact activities and strategic equipment grants. The Hub has fostered new collaborations from community interaction - e.g projects involving Kamer and Aldridge; and the developing collaboration between O'Malley (Hub ECR, Bath) and Speybroeck (Ghent and presenter at Catalysis Hub conference, 2016), Thomspon (QUB) and Beale (RCaH, UCL) on partial oxidation of methane. Industrial Support UK catalysis Hub Projects have been supported by industry via a number of ways over 58 projects have had Industiral support including 33 with industrial Co-Investigators who have had direct involvement with development and running of projects. In addition to input of expertise into projects many projects have had in kind support e.g. access to equipment's, techniques and samples. Many projects have also had direct support from industry, and this is over £2million in phase 2 of the hub. Notable achievements include: Development of an Ambient Pressure Microreactor for In Situ Soft XAS In situ soft X-ray absorption spectroscopy (NEXAFS) is capable of providing behaviour/structure of the surface or species at the surface under operating conditions. Further to the surface sensitivity, spectra recorded at the L-edge offer 3-5 times greater energy resolution compared to those recorded at the K-edge, resulting in sharper spectral features. Transitions at the L-edge (2p-3d) are dipole-allowed, providing spectra that are more intense and structured than those from the dipole forbidden K-edge (1s-3d transitions). As a consequence, L-edge XAS spectra are more sensitive to oxidation and spin-states. A new microreactor for the Ambient Pressure (AP) soft X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS) at the B07 VERSOX beamline at Diamond has been designed and commissioned. It has the volume of ~0.4 cm3 and be operational at pressure 1-3 bars in the temperature range 273 - 650 K. The microreactor was tested using hydrogen, CO, helium gases and their mixture. The new cell has extended the in situ capability available for NEXAFS analysis at Diamond from 20 mbar to 1-3 bar pressure. The proof of principle experiments have been successfully performed using industrial catalysts for waste to energy conversion. Setup is suitable not only for model 2D catalysts (previously reported in the literature for the same system) but also for industrially relevant powdered catalysts. New microreactor will become a part of the standard beamline equipment and will be available to the broader scientific community providing access to measurements of major importance that are currently unavailable in the UK. His project was co funded by the UK catalysis Hub, Diamond Lightsource, UCL and Johnson Matthey Application of modulation excitation method for neutron scattering techniques Many commercially important chemical and pharmaceutical processes often involve liquid phase reactions which require large amounts of solvent as compared to the reactants and solid catalyst. Such a catalytic system presents a great challenge to monitor the reaction kinetics and mechanisms by conventional characterisation techniques due to a huge contribution of the solvent to the spectra that may envelop the crucial information. To circumvent this problem, transient methods, such as Modulation Excitation (ME), have been applied to improve the detection limits of the characterisation techniques. Application of ME method to neutron scattering techniques enables us to improve detection limit of the techniques and, signal to noise ratio of the spectra by filtering off contribution arising from the large amounts of solvent that may be "static" during the reaction. A completely integrated and synchronised reaction setup has been established for conducting ME experiments in the event mode on NIMROD instrument, which is available for a wider scientific community X-Ray spectroscopy in catalytic science; where the Catalysis Hub in association with Diamond has led a highly successful Block allocation Group (BAG) on the Core XAFS beamline and has supported more than 20 research groups across ten institutions including new users, resulting in more than 32 publications. The Hub has also developed a number of in situ analysis techniques including operando XAFS/DRIFTS technique, which has been widely used by the catalysis community. Development of tomographic imaging: A novel and significant development using both DIAMOND and ESRF facilities which has allowed the imaging of real catalytic system in operando. Growth in the application of neutron scattering techniques; especially neutron spectroscopy. Here our strong relationship with ISIS has focused on community engagement as well as scientific research through conference and workshops (e.g. neutrons for catalysis in November 2015) and has led to a large increase in the use of neutron techniques for catalysis. Particularly notable has been the rapid growth in the use inelastic neutron scattering (INS) for in situ spectroscopy and Quasi Elastic Neutron Scattering (QENS) and small angle scattering probing molecular transport, surface speciation and confined liquid structures for a range of catalytic systems. Exemplar studies have been highlighted in a recent special issue of PCCP on "Neutron scattering in catalysis and energy materials," (Phys Chem Chem Phys 18 2016) which was edited by Hub scientists (Silverwood, Parker and Catlow). The Hub is also incentivising instrument upgrades and is the major driver for the proposed catalysis laboratory within ISIS. Development of laser techniques in catalytic science, where McGregor (Sheffield) has led a Hub project on Optical tweezers for interrogation of catalysts and Beale, (RCaH, UCL) has developed techniques including Kerr gated Raman and Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM) for catalysis applications. The applications of Laser techniques for catalysis was disseminated to the community in a workshop organised in collaboration with the CLF (Lasers for catalysis in May 2016). Development of Kerr Gate Raman as a technique for catalyis The Beale group including Ines Lezcano-Gonzalez and Emma Campbell have worked on the application of Kerr-gated Raman spectroscopy to catalytic systems, working with Igor Sazanovich and Mike Towrie at the Central Laser Facility. Raman spectroscopy is a powerful probe for catalytic mechanisms but strong sample fluorescence often inhibits the collection of signals. The Kerr-gated spectrometer (KGS) at ULTRA, Central Laser Facility, allows for picosecond time-gating so that the Raman signal can be separated from fluorescence according to their different lifetimes. The KGS combines a visible wavelength pulsing laser (typically 400 nm) with a system comprising a Kerr-medium, two cross-polarisers open at 90 ° with respect to one-another, and a second laser operating to activate the Kerr-medium (known as the gating pulse). Using this technique, the group has been able to identify important intermediate species in the reaction of methanol, furan, and other oxygenated hydrocarbons over zeolite catalysts to link their presence with catalytic activity.
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic

 
Description Chair Royal Society Policy Briefing
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://royalsociety.org/topics-policy/projects/low-carbon-energy-programme/sustainable-synthetic-ca...
 
Description C*Change Catalysis Network south africa 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Department Department of Oceanography
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Organisation of network meeting between C*Change members and the Catalysis Hub leading to at least one Diamond beam line experiment as a collaboration (results pending)
Collaborator Contribution intellect input and samples of collaborative experiments for Catalysis using Diamond lightsource
Impact succesful beam time applications
Start Year 2015
 
Description Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design: A Process Systems Orientated Approach Project Leaders: J. Blacker (Leeds), A. Gavriilidis (UCL) Co-Is: R. Catlow (Cardiff), F. Galvanin (UCL), D. Gobby (Johnson Matthey), G. Hutchings (Cardiff), E. Sorensen (UCL) 
Organisation Drocaid Research Services Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design: A Process Systems Orientated Approach Project Leaders: J. Blacker (Leeds), A. Gavriilidis (UCL) Co-Is: R. Catlow (Cardiff), F. Galvanin (UCL), D. Gobby (Johnson Matthey), G. Hutchings (Cardiff), E. Sorensen (UCL) 1. Scientific quality. This Hub project aims to achieve the ambitious objectives of WP7: Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design of the Science 1: Optimising Predicting and Designing new Catalysis theme. The global catalyst market size was valued at USD 33.9 billion in 2019 [1]. Even though thousands of academic papers are published each year on catalyst design, there are only around 300 commercial catalysts available currently [2]. To a certain extent this is due to the traditional design approach, which starts with identifying a useful candidate catalyst for the desired chemical transformation, then iteratively synthesises, modifies, and tests to improve the activity, selectivity and range of applications. The major weakness of this approach is that it is likely to be both inefficient and unsuccessful in identifying a catalyst with the key characteristics required to manufacture a specific product. Even the "best" catalyst might never find its way to industrial practice, as the processes that use it might employ solvents, reagents, and conditions that may be partially or fully incompatible [3]. Additional reasons could be catalyst availability, cost, process safety, process control, or the change in behaviour during scale-up. The design of the overall process, including both catalytic reaction and separation steps, although defined by the chemical route, are often developed on a similarly impromptu basis relying on the available catalyst. A change in the catalyst might alter the design of separation operations completely [4]. The aim of this work is to develop a modular software tool, which is based on the integration of catalyst and catalytic process design, to find the optimum ranges of catalyst attributes (e.g. activity, selectivity, operating temperature) to guide the chemist in their search for a practical catalyst in a faster and more cost-effective manner. Our proposed approach starts with a specific target product and evaluates
Collaborator Contribution catalysits, testing, critique, validation,case studies
Impact This work proposes a systematic methodology that aids the translation of catalysts developed in academia to industrial end-users. This remains a challenge due to a lack of knowledge about the impact of catalyst attributes on the whole process during the catalyst development or screening stage and this work tries to bridge this gap by assessing the impact of catalysts on a process in terms of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)."
Start Year 2019
 
Description Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design: A Process Systems Orientated Approach Project Leaders: J. Blacker (Leeds), A. Gavriilidis (UCL) Co-Is: R. Catlow (Cardiff), F. Galvanin (UCL), D. Gobby (Johnson Matthey), G. Hutchings (Cardiff), E. Sorensen (UCL) 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design: A Process Systems Orientated Approach Project Leaders: J. Blacker (Leeds), A. Gavriilidis (UCL) Co-Is: R. Catlow (Cardiff), F. Galvanin (UCL), D. Gobby (Johnson Matthey), G. Hutchings (Cardiff), E. Sorensen (UCL) 1. Scientific quality. This Hub project aims to achieve the ambitious objectives of WP7: Changing the Philosophy of Catalyst Design of the Science 1: Optimising Predicting and Designing new Catalysis theme. The global catalyst market size was valued at USD 33.9 billion in 2019 [1]. Even though thousands of academic papers are published each year on catalyst design, there are only around 300 commercial catalysts available currently [2]. To a certain extent this is due to the traditional design approach, which starts with identifying a useful candidate catalyst for the desired chemical transformation, then iteratively synthesises, modifies, and tests to improve the activity, selectivity and range of applications. The major weakness of this approach is that it is likely to be both inefficient and unsuccessful in identifying a catalyst with the key characteristics required to manufacture a specific product. Even the "best" catalyst might never find its way to industrial practice, as the processes that use it might employ solvents, reagents, and conditions that may be partially or fully incompatible [3]. Additional reasons could be catalyst availability, cost, process safety, process control, or the change in behaviour during scale-up. The design of the overall process, including both catalytic reaction and separation steps, although defined by the chemical route, are often developed on a similarly impromptu basis relying on the available catalyst. A change in the catalyst might alter the design of separation operations completely [4]. The aim of this work is to develop a modular software tool, which is based on the integration of catalyst and catalytic process design, to find the optimum ranges of catalyst attributes (e.g. activity, selectivity, operating temperature) to guide the chemist in their search for a practical catalyst in a faster and more cost-effective manner. Our proposed approach starts with a specific target product and evaluates
Collaborator Contribution catalysits, testing, critique, validation,case studies
Impact This work proposes a systematic methodology that aids the translation of catalysts developed in academia to industrial end-users. This remains a challenge due to a lack of knowledge about the impact of catalyst attributes on the whole process during the catalyst development or screening stage and this work tries to bridge this gap by assessing the impact of catalysts on a process in terms of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)."
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with Johnson Matthey 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team have approached Johnson Matthey in order to gain an industrial input, as part of an ongoing collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Contact between Johnson Matthey and the investigators of this project are helping to direct research towards areas of industrial interest.
Impact This collaboration has lead to the inclusion of industrial expertise into our research planing.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Cooperative Bio-Hetero Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenation 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Scientific Quality: This project explores a completely new concept in catalytic hydrogenation by combining expertise of the Vincent and Freakley groups in bio/heterogeneous catalysts. We will develop a new class of hybrid bio-hetero catalytic materials containing electronically connected and cooperative active sites. By using a robust hydrogenase enzyme to activate H2 under ambient conditions, together with metal nanoparticles (NPs) which typically have low H2 activation rates but high selectivity to certain functional group conversions (e.g. Au, Ag) we will facilitate hydrogenation without requirement for high pressure/high temperature.1 Electrons from biocatalytic H2 oxidation are provided via a conductive support to the metal catalyst to facilitate reduction of unsaturated organic reagents. Thus, we exploit the inherent selectivity of many non-Pt group metal NPs which show limited H2 activation, and turn them into hydrogenation catalysts that can operate in mild conditions. We have already established successful co-immobilisation of enzymes and metals such that both remain active, and we have a strong track record in bio and hetero hydrogenation. We aim to demonstrate this new mode of reactivity as an alternative to Pd or Pt/C. Johnson Matthey (JM) are enthusiastic (see letter).
Collaborator Contribution time experise and lab space
Impact interdisciplinary - chemistry , biology and enzymatics
Start Year 2020
 
Description Cooperative Bio-Hetero Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenation 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Scientific Quality: This project explores a completely new concept in catalytic hydrogenation by combining expertise of the Vincent and Freakley groups in bio/heterogeneous catalysts. We will develop a new class of hybrid bio-hetero catalytic materials containing electronically connected and cooperative active sites. By using a robust hydrogenase enzyme to activate H2 under ambient conditions, together with metal nanoparticles (NPs) which typically have low H2 activation rates but high selectivity to certain functional group conversions (e.g. Au, Ag) we will facilitate hydrogenation without requirement for high pressure/high temperature.1 Electrons from biocatalytic H2 oxidation are provided via a conductive support to the metal catalyst to facilitate reduction of unsaturated organic reagents. Thus, we exploit the inherent selectivity of many non-Pt group metal NPs which show limited H2 activation, and turn them into hydrogenation catalysts that can operate in mild conditions. We have already established successful co-immobilisation of enzymes and metals such that both remain active, and we have a strong track record in bio and hetero hydrogenation. We aim to demonstrate this new mode of reactivity as an alternative to Pd or Pt/C. Johnson Matthey (JM) are enthusiastic (see letter).
Collaborator Contribution time experise and lab space
Impact interdisciplinary - chemistry , biology and enzymatics
Start Year 2020
 
Description HIgh pressure DRIFTS/XAFS reactor 
Organisation University of New South Wales
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of A HIgh pressure DRIFTS CELL for operando DRIFTS measurements for catalysis
Collaborator Contribution Development of A High pressure DRIFTS CELL for operando DRIFTS measurements for catalysis A high-pressure hybrid photothermal catalytic system was employed in CO2 hydrogenation to methanol, exhibiting 32% increase in methanol yield only under full spectrum (300-800 nm) irradiation. Irradiation of UV-rich (200-500 nm) light and visible (420-800 nm) light resulted in enhanced CO production. The synergistic nature of UV and visible light irradiation is attributed to the dual catalytic sites of Cu/ZnO/Al2O3, where Cu:ZnO perimeter interface is the main active site. The improved catalytic performance originated from the photoenhanced CO2 activation on ZnO surface under UV irradiation and H2 activation on Cu surface under visible light irradiation. The roles of ZnO and Cu are revealed by DRIFTS, XAS, XPS, and DFT, showing a more dynamic change in ZnO as well as stronger orbital overlapping in the valence band spectrum. The simultaneous irradiation of UV and visible light successfully decreases the reaction temperature by 50? without sacrificing methanol yield and selectivity. The present work also provides a new perspective on catalyst design by manipulating the valence band electronic structure. This work was completed in collaboration with UNSW Sydney during the visit of Roong Jien Wong as Visiting Research Fellow, with direct contribution from Emma Gibson, June Callison, Michael Higham, Donato Decarolis, Prof Michael Bowker, and Prof Richard Catlow.
Impact NEw high pressure DRIFTS CEL for Operando DRIFTS measurements as a resource for the catalysis community
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Almac Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Arvia Technologies
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation AstraZeneca
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Axion Recycling Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation BP (British Petroleum)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation CatScI
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Eastman Chemical
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Econic
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department Research and Development GSK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Invista (UK)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Johnson Matthey
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Knowledge Transfer Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Lucite International
Department Lucite International UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation PlasticsEurope
Country Belgium 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Ricardo UK Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Saudi Basic Industries Corporation
Country Saudi Arabia 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Seldon Research Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Solvay
Country Global 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation The Co-operative Group Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation Welsh Water
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description IAP 
Organisation inov-8
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Networking The UK Catalysis Hub organises many networking events throught the year inclding confernences, seminars workshops and discussions. These range ffomr broad conferences to themed meetings Workshops The Hub aims to facilitate the development of new approaches and techniques in catalytic science as well as developing a new generation of researchers, The Hub can co-orginaise focused workshops and bring together expertise to discuss challenges facing the catalysis an catalysis using industries. Workshops on techniques are aimed at challenges facing industry and academia, to inform the catalysis community on new techniques in spectroscopy and analysis ot to train scietists in new areas. Workshops have included Laser techniques, EPR, Neutrons, Working at the bio-chemo interface, biocataysis modelling, Solar fuels, Free electron Lasers, Emissions Control and Advanced Characterisation of Materials Collaboration on Projects Typically up to years in length hub reserch projects involve multi disciplinary projects involving team of industiral and academic researchers to tackle challenges in catalyssis or utilising catalysis with internationaly leading scietific excelleine. Industry support for a research project close to a company's technical interests and under the direction of a particular academic can bring immense benefit to a company. The project will include the support of highly motivated and excellent postgraduate researchers. A call for projects is currently open (till May 2020) and we welcome industrial invlovment in the development and execution of these projects. For more information https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/new-call-for-uk-catalysis-hub-projects-open/ Studentships The Hub is always pleased to hear from companies who will provide support for PD projects. Harwell provides the ideal location for projects interaction with large scale facilities and advanced techniques. The hub is happy to discuss hosting students from any institution whose projects would be benefited by spending time or being located at the Harwell Campus. The hub can facilitate access to new academic collaborations for example through competitions for projects. Consultancy Have you a specific problem which you need to solve? Please enquire and we will help you find a suitable consultant to help you solve your problem. Industrial Fellows The hub has hosted industrial researchers at its facilities at harwell to facilitate networking with the UK Catalysis Hub and the scientific research in the Hub. Hosting industrial fellows provides the industry and Hb with a vibrnt patthway for exchange of knowledge, access to extended networks and expertise across the Advanced facilites on the Harwell Campus
Collaborator Contribution The Industrial Advisory Panel Chaired by a senior industrialist. The IAP will meet biannually to advise the MG on areas for research and ensure that the activities of the Hub are relevant to the requirements of industry. Key Roles: Providing input on the needs of industry Provide advice in identifying and commercialising IP resulting from the Hub
Impact ongoing
Start Year 2018
 
Description Induction Heating After Treatment Solutions for Hybrid Vehicle Emissions Control with Ferari 
Organisation Ferrari
Country Italy 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The introduction of Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests that started in September 2017 represents the single largest change to emissions legislation for decades. It increased the emphasis on emissions generated during the cold start phase of the cycle, while also taking into consideration the fact that most journeys are short compared to the NEDC test. This represents a real challenge as, when the temperature of a catalytic converter is below its "light-off temperature", a large portion of the raw engine-out emissions remains untreated (e.g. >50% for NOx). The move to renewable fuels such as ethanol or biogas will not improve the cold start situation since the former burns cooler than gasoline while the later is more stable. This is even more problematic in the case of spark-ignition, turbocharged engines. In these cases, the three-way catalyst (TWC) needs to be extremely efficient during light load and cold start which requires a very close coupling of the catalyst to the engine exhaust since, under such conditions, the exhaust gases remain at relatively low temperatures. Consequently, under high load events, this close coupling leads to the catalyst being exposed to very high exhaust temperatures which is detrimental to its durability. Finally, in the case of hybrid vehicles the engine is used intermittently creating numerous "cold-start" occurrences for the after-treatment system. Consequently, a solution allowing independent control over the catalyst temperature, thereby enabling it to be moved to a safe distance from the engine, is desirable. Proposed work plan: Our aim, during this 24-month project, is to develop a catalytic solution that addresses cold start and catalyst / exhaust temperature dependence. This will be based on a novel catalyst and catalytic reactor configuration utilizing induction heating. It will allow pre-heating of the catalyst as well as external control over the catalyst's temperature. Induction heating is efficient and sufficiently fast to allow the light-off temperature to be attained within seconds. Since heating of the catalyst can be achieved in the absence of gas flow, the catalyst can be heated prior to the engine starting, thereby potentially removing all of the cold start emissions. To this aim, the work will consist of four work packages as summarised below:
Collaborator Contribution I am sending this mail to confirm that Ferrari supports the project application called "Induction Heating After Treatment Solutions for Hybrid Vehicle Emissions Control" by Prof. Goguet, Dr. McCullough, Dr. Poulidi, Dr. Gibson and Dr Wells to the UK Catalysis Hub Projects call. As agreed Ferrari commits to a financial support to this project amounting to £82,435. including funding PDRA time
Impact Magnetic nanoparticle material has been synthesised, successfully impregnated with a platinum group metal and characterised. This step is fundamental to the success of the project. • Experimental apparatus has been configured to carry out induction heating and thermal heating work. This work has recently been initiated with experimental results to be generated imminently. 97
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project with Rosalind Franklin INstitute 
Organisation Rosalind Franklin Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution PDRA time for Project Protein Repair Catalysis (lead Davis (Franklin / Oxford), Hutchings (Cardiff), Catlow (Cardiff) ..) Theme: Science 1 WP4 Exemplar Project: Optimising, Predicting and Designing New Catalysts Background: During the past 18 months we have addressed and completed primary goals for Science 1 WP4 in the original exploration of a) new catalysts in prodrug therapies, b) exploring catalytic antagonists and completed associated projects in c) protein remodeling and d) catalytic phototherapy.1 During this successful work we have adventitiously discovered a new pathway in protein repair - this now suggests a broad new strategy for catalytic repair of proteins may be a powerful new method in both biology and medicine. This proposal (in collaboration with Rosalind Franklin Institute) seeks to explore this new mode of medical catalysis at Harwell. Introduction: A broadly applied current strategy in manipulating protein targets in disease has been to remove or destroy targets that mediate disease (through so-called Protacs).2, 3 Strikingly, however, new methods in gene medicine4, 5 exploit instead repair catalysis - until now no parallel in protein repairs medicine or biology has existed. As well as targeted destruction of proteins and cells described above - which are the crudest forms of modulation of function in Biology - we can envisage even more sophisticated approaches to modulate, change and alter biomolecules in a more programmed and deterministic manner. One of those is to repair damaged function.
Collaborator Contribution PI time as institutional contribution
Impact 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07517 multicdiscisplinary - CHemistry - catalysis bicatalysis and medical
Start Year 2020
 
Description Project with Rosalind Franklin INstitute 
Organisation University of Oxford
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PDRA time for Project Protein Repair Catalysis (lead Davis (Franklin / Oxford), Hutchings (Cardiff), Catlow (Cardiff) ..) Theme: Science 1 WP4 Exemplar Project: Optimising, Predicting and Designing New Catalysts Background: During the past 18 months we have addressed and completed primary goals for Science 1 WP4 in the original exploration of a) new catalysts in prodrug therapies, b) exploring catalytic antagonists and completed associated projects in c) protein remodeling and d) catalytic phototherapy.1 During this successful work we have adventitiously discovered a new pathway in protein repair - this now suggests a broad new strategy for catalytic repair of proteins may be a powerful new method in both biology and medicine. This proposal (in collaboration with Rosalind Franklin Institute) seeks to explore this new mode of medical catalysis at Harwell. Introduction: A broadly applied current strategy in manipulating protein targets in disease has been to remove or destroy targets that mediate disease (through so-called Protacs).2, 3 Strikingly, however, new methods in gene medicine4, 5 exploit instead repair catalysis - until now no parallel in protein repairs medicine or biology has existed. As well as targeted destruction of proteins and cells described above - which are the crudest forms of modulation of function in Biology - we can envisage even more sophisticated approaches to modulate, change and alter biomolecules in a more programmed and deterministic manner. One of those is to repair damaged function.
Collaborator Contribution PI time as institutional contribution
Impact 10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c07517 multicdiscisplinary - CHemistry - catalysis bicatalysis and medical
Start Year 2020
 
Description Stable and economic iridium catalysts for renewable energy technologies 
Organisation Added Value Solutions
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The oxygen evolution reaction (OER) is pertinent to sustainable energy technologies including water electrolysis, electrochemical biomass upgrading and batteries.1, 2 However, only iridium based OER catalysts (IrOx) at high loadings (>2 mg/cm2) are sufficiently stable and active in proton exchange membrane electrolysers (PEM-ELs). Indeed, catalyst costs and sustainability are the primary barriers for the grid-scale (kW to GW) PEM-ELs.2 One strategy to improve IrOx utilisation is to support platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts on high surface area conductive supports that can withstand the PEM-EL operating conditions. Indeed, some catalyst-support interactions have been shown to enhance catalyst activity and stability.3 Furthermore, some oxides are stable supports,4 however metal oxide supported catalysts require high IrOx loadings (75 wt%) to maintain conductivity. Strategies such as doping (e.g. Sn and Nb doped TiO2),3 or alloying (e.g. IrNiOx)5 have yielded promising beginning of life activities. However, the stability of such architectures remains a challenge as dopants and alloyed elements can rapidly leach out, increasing cell resistance. Our recent investigations reveal that IrOx supported on Pt or Au (M) conductive layer (CL) coated titanium dioxide (IrOx-TiO2@M, Fig 1) exhibit superior OER mass activity to commercial IrOx-TiO2 catalysts. Furthermore, Pt and Au are magnitudes more abundant than Ir, a by-product of Pt mining.6 Thus, replacing Ir and reducing the total PGM costs represents a pathway to improved economic viability for PEM-EL. The postulation, demonstrated by rotating disk electrode (RDE) studies, is that the thin CL allows higher dispersion of Ir catalysts on the support, and thus, improves PGM mass activity. Recent investigations also indicate that supported and core-shell Ir catalysts show higher activity compared with unsupported IrOx due to the longer Ir-O bond in Ir(III)Ox than in Ir(IV)Ox.4 However, much is unknown of the active phase during operando OER, and how the different catalyst-support motifs participate in synergy to enhance activities. We propose the development of an innovative electrochemical flow cell for operando investigations on the electronic and local structural properties of the IrOx supported on Pt or Au coated TiO2 (Fig 1) under PEM-EL conditions. Generating protons from biomass conversion instead of OER is more efficient because the anodic potentials are lower.1,7 Thus, we will test the catalysts for reductive and oxidative electrochemical biomass conversion (EBC) of model compounds phenol7 and glycerol1, respectively. Novel in situ EBC investigations using synchrotron based XAFS, XES and SAXS will probe catalyst geometric and electronic structure under lower applied potentials (<1.23 V) relative to water splitting potentials (>1.23 V). In collaboration with AVS UK, we will uncover commercially viable break through catalysts and device technologies to be deployed in reversible fuel cells for space aviation technologies.2 The innovative design of the proposed flow cell will allow in situ operation to probe electrochemical water splitting, biomass upgrading and reversible fuel cell operations under synchrotron radiation, mimicking operando conditions
Collaborator Contribution We envision the following scenario: - AVS UK will support the PDRA for 6-months - There will be an opportunity for the PDRA to continue with AVS UK beyond the project lifetime if the PDRA and AVS UK can come to an agreement - The PDRA will integrate the materials developed during the project into a reversible fuel cell for space aviation technologies - The PDRA will have access to AVS UK facilities and technicians during the lifetime of the project - AVS UK will also participate in electrochemical flow cell designing and testing stage - AVS UK and MFCIC at Manchester Metropolitan University have a memorandum of understanding in place to collaborate on several fuel cell and electrolyser projects
Impact Development og electrolysers for fuel cell aplication for satelite technologies
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaboration with Lennon Group From Glasgow university 
Organisation University of Glasgow
Department Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosting mentoring and consulting on the projects of two CASE Students from Glasgow who are seconded to Harwell with the Catalysis Hub. Providing access to Catalysis hub analysis and testing equipment
Collaborator Contribution Aligning two case Students with the Hub research portfolio and ethos.
Impact ongoing leading to two PHDs
Start Year 2016
 
Description A talk or presentation - Webinar Program /- monthly webinars from divers catalytic scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The hub has a diverse and dynamic webinar program implemented at the start of the Covid 19 crisis to maintain scientific discourse. it has have been continued due to interest and attendance
talks have included training for students PDRAS ECRS, academic dissemination, industrial talks, and information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021,2022
URL https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/webinars/
 
Description A talk or presentation - Talks at UKCC2022 from hub PDRAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact a number of talks were given by Hub PDRAS at the annual UK Catalysis conference 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
 
Description Talks at UKCC2021 from hub PDRAS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact a number of talks were given by Hub PDRAS at the annual UK Catalysis conference 2021
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description UK catalysis hub town Hall: Catalysis to enable net Zero 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The town hall meeting aims to discuss and identify the challenges and innovations needed to deliver Net Zero through innovation in catalysis. Challenges include the replacement of i) fossil fuel carbon with renewable carbon, ii) replacing fossil carbon based energy with renewable energy and iii) development of efficient and sustainable energy storage and conversion. It will include presentations from both academic and industrial members of the Hub community and from key stakeholders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Webinar Program - monthly webinars from divers catalytic scientists 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact The hub has a diverse and dynamic webinar program implemented at the start of the Covid 19 crisis to maintain scientific discourse. it has have been continued due to interest and attendance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021
URL https://ukcatalysishub.co.uk/webinars/