UK Catalysis Hub



Dates for your Diary:

Early Career Scientists Symposium

When: 1st September 2017

Where: Diamond House, Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire

The postdoc committee at Diamond Light Source has organised this careers symposium on the 1st September with speakers from a diverse range of career paths, who will discuss their careers and give their advice on finding the best opportunities. There will be discussions and panel sessions to discuss different careers areas as well as a career fair over lunch and some relaxed networking opportunities with a glass of wine and dinner in the evening.

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Prof. Ken Waugh: a Career in Chemical Catalysis

When: 20th September 2017

Where: University of Durham, St John's College, Durham, DH1 3RJ, United Kingdom

To celebrate Prof. Ken Waugh’s significant contributions to heterogeneous catalysis, The Royal Society of Chemistry are organising a one-day chemistry symposium in Durham on Wednesday 20th September 2017, kindly sponsored by the Applied Catalysis Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry and SurCat. The speakers are: Prof. Richard Catlow (University of Cardiff and University College, London), Dr Sam Wilkinson (Johnson Matthey), Dr. Javad Tabatabaei (Johnson Matthey), Dr Ben Parnham (Johnson Matthey), Dr Simon Beaumont (Durham University), Prof. Chris Hardacre (Manchester University) and Prof. Peter Gardner (University of Manchester).

If you are interested in attending the meeting please complete the registration slip and return it to Mrs Irene Harries (Chemistry Department) by mail or email (m.i.harries@durham.ac.uk) as soon as possible; places are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis (Deadline Monday 4th September 2017). This event to celebrate Ken’s career is free to attend, however, registration is essential. Note: there is also a poster session for PhD students, again, on a first-come, first served basis. A short (1/2 page) abstract) should be enclosed with your registration form and applicants will be informed in August if they have a poster place.

Accommodation is available (B&B) for the night of Tuesday 19th September and/or the night of the 20th September in St. John’s College at a cost £38 for a standard bedroom and £48 for an en-suite, per person per night. Please quote your requirements on the form below.

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Save the Date for the UK Catalysis Hub Winter Conference 2017

When: 14-15th December 2017

Where: Harwell Campus

On the 14th and 15th of December 2017 the UK Catalysis Hub Will host its annual winter conference and network meeting. The Conference will take place on the Harwell Campus.

The conference will start at lunchtime on the 14th and the main conference will conclude at lunch on the 15th. There will be a dinner on the evening of the 14th of December.

Speakers for the Catalysis Hub Winter conference include members of the Catalysis Hub and wider international catalysis community. The event will include flash presentations from the Hub postdocs and a Dinner in the local town of Abingdon. The Conference will also include the presentation of the JMT medal for Catalysis.

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UK Catalysis Conference 2018 (UKCC)

When: 3-5th January 2018

Where: Holywell Park, Loughborough, Leicestshire

The fourth UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC) which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over 3rd to 5th January 2018. The meeting will provide an opportunity for catalytic scientists and engineers from across the UK’s academic and industrial communities to interact and network over the whole spectrum of Catalysis ranging from Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Homogenous catalysis and Heterogeneous catalysis.

The scientific programme will be organised around the following all aspects of catalysis: Organo/Biocatalysis, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Homogeneous Catalysis and Engineering. In addition, two themed symposiums will also be organised entitled "Polymerisation Catalysis" and "Dial-a-Molecule: Catalytically".

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Faraday Discussion Designing Nanoparticle Systems for Catalysis

When: 16-18th May 2018

Where: London

Heterogeneous catalysis is a core area of contemporary physical chemistry posing major fundamental and conceptual challenges, and nanoparticles are pivotal components of many successful heterogeneous catalysts. For example, commercial Fischer Tropsch catalysts require supported cobalt nanoparticles that are 6 nm in diameter for optimal performance. Nanoparticles are ubiquitous in many heterogeneous catalysts and it is now opportune to focus a Faraday Discussion concerning key aspects of their synthesis characterisation and use.

This Faraday Discussion will explore the modern methods being used to design, synthesise and characterize nanoparticles and how these bridge across the disciplines of physical science and chemical engineering. The core aim of this discussion meeting is to develop a fundamental understanding of these crucial aspects of catalytic science, especially relating to nanoparticle synthesis and its use in catalytic reactions, knowledge of which is essential for the design of new catalysts. This topic touches a myriad of aspects in the broad spectrum of catalysis research.

Faraday Discussions have a special format where research papers written by the speakers are distributed to all participants before the meeting, and most of the meeting is devoted to discussing the papers. Everyone contributes to the discussion - including presenting their own relevant research. The research papers and a record of the discussion are published in the journal Faraday Discussions.

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To add events to this page please mail the information to josie.goodall@rc-harwell.ac.uk