Product-resistant biocatalysts for bio-based acrylics manufacturing

Lead Research Organisation: University of Nottingham
Department Name: Faculty of Engineering

Abstract

This project aims to develop bio-based manufacturing within the Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Sector (214K direct jobs, £55Bn), thus enabling growth of the UK Bioeconomy. The project addresses the UK Industrial Strategy (UKIS) by cultivating this world leading industrial sector. The project falls within the Manufacturing and materials of the future challenge, by delivering a new, sustainable bio-based manufacturing process for acrylic monomers, thus ensuring sustainable provision of advanced materials for the automotive and aviation industries, and a wide range of other sectors.

Publications

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
BB/R506308/1 01/12/2017 30/11/2021
1981198 Studentship BB/R506308/1 01/12/2017 30/11/2021 Clemency Tilley
 
Description Family Discovery Day 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Schools from areas of Nottingham less likely to pursue careers in STEM were invited to an open day hosted by the University of Nottingham, at this event (one of several similar events, each with a different career theme) several life sciences focussed research groups ran activities based around the work their groups do, as well as to demonstrate the variety of careers and avenues available with a career in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/schoolsliaison/services/primary/discovery-days/discovery-days.aspx
 
Description Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity 
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Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact City-wide STEM festival that spends a week putting on free events and interactive activities across the city of Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020
URL https://nottsfosac.co.uk/
 
Description Science in the Park 
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Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A free family event hosted at several park-based locations across Nottingham, aimed at making STEM interesting and accessible to younger children.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/policy-and-engagement/public-engagement/science-in-the-park/index.aspx
 
Description Wonder 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A University-wide showcase of the research activities undertaken and facilities available at the institution. Aimed at celebrating the best of the research done at Nottingham University to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/wonder/