UK Catalysis Hub



Dates for your Diary:

UK Emission Control Workshop

When: 4 October 2018

Where: Research Complex in Harwell, Oxfordshire

The second UK Emission Control Workshop will take place the 4th October at the Research Complex in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

The aim of the workshop is to have interactive discussions about the current challenges facing the automotive industry and provide experts from industry and academia with the opportunity to share knowledge and ground-breaking technologies with colleagues around the UK. It will be a good opportunity for networking and to highlight common research interests.

The workshop will discuss significant research advancements related to emissions, alternative fuels, engine design concepts, technical challenges in meeting emission targets and engine testing technologies. The key opening presentations from academic and industry specialists will be followed by open discussions with the audience.

The one-day workshop will be organised as a satellite event of the UK Catalysis Hub and registration is free of charge for all participants.

Queries concerning your registration should be addressed to n.artioli@qub.ac.uk.

To book one of the pre-reserved rooms at the Harwell accommodation, please send an e-mail by the 24th of September to Ruairi O’Donnell  rodonnell17@qub.ac.uk.

Visit for the event website https://nancyartiolilab.org/ii-ukem/ for the full program of the workshop and for more information.

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UK Catalysis Conference 2019 (UKCC)

When: 9 -11 January 2019

Where: Holywell Park, Loughborough University

The fifth UK Catalysis Conference (UKCC) which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th 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.

We are pleased to announce that our plenary speakers in 2019 will be Nora de Leeuw (Cardiff University, UK), Sabine L Flitsch (University of Manchester, UK), Andreas Jentys (Technical University of Munich, Germany) and Freek Kapteijn (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands).

Please note that the early bird registration fee will be £410 for PDRA, Academic, Industry & Government registrations and £340 for PhD student and Emeritus registrations. The deadline to register with the earlybird registration price will be Friday 9th November. Following this the price will be £480 and we will not be able to guarantee on-site accommodation (although accommodation will still be included).

The conference registration fee includes the conference, two nights accommodation at nearby Burleigh Court (including breakfast and dinners), the abstracts, coffee/tea, lunches and access to the lectures and poster session. Accommodation will be arranged for participants upon registration by the UKCC team. The conference registration fee includes the conference, two nights accommodation at nearby Burleigh Court (including breakfast and dinners), the abstracts, coffee/tea, lunches and access to the lectures and poster session. Accommodation will be arranged for participants upon registration by the UKCC team.

A number of bursaries of £100 for early career researchers, excluding PhD students, are available to assist with participation in the UKCC2019. These will be awarded to staff within 10 years of the award of their PhD and will be prioritised by the researcher giving an oral presentation then a poster presentation in registration date order.

Abstract submission is now available with a final deadline for submission of 16th September 2018, 23:59.

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When: 7 - 11 January 2019

Where: Bardonecchia, Torino, Italy

The International Winter School on INNOVATIVE CATALYSIS AND SUSTAINABILITY, organized by the Group of Catalysis (GIC) of the Italian Chemical Society in collaboration with the European Federation of Catalysis Societies (EFCATS), that will take place in Bardonecchia (Torino, Italy) from 7th to 11th of January 2019.

The School is addressed to young researchers (PhD students and post-docs) working in the field of catalysis. It will be organized as an informal forum for discussing the latest advances and the future of the field. Focus will be on the current scientific, social and economical challenges of the catalytic community in the current strive to move from fossil fuels to a more renewable-energy driven society, through the prism of 5 pivotal molecules that are at the roots of many current production routes: hydrogen, ammonia, methane, olefins/biomass and carbon dioxide.

The School venue is Bardonecchia 'The Queen of the Piedmont Alps', which was the protagonist of the Winter Olympics in Turin 2006, hosting the snowboard races and one of the Olympic villages. Taking advantage of the beautiful location and programme schedule attendants will have the opportunity to get together, discuss their cutting edge research among peers and mentors and enjoy Bardonecchia ski resort and winter sport facilities.


  • Lectures by international scientists
  • Groups activity on soft skills
  • Poster and Q&A sessions
  • Contest on communication/dissemination skills
  • Round table: "The role of catalysis in the new society" with invited members from major Editorial boards from Journals in catalysis
  • Free time every day for open-air activities

Key dates:

Registration: October 15th

Early payment: November 2nd

For more information, please refer to the School website and flyer:



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Catalysis: Fundamentals and Practice Summer School 2019

When: 15 - 19 July 2019

Where: Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, UK

On-line registration is now open for the next EPSRC/Liverpool Summer School in Catalysis with the support of the EPSRC, the UK Catalysis Hub and the SURCAT groups of the RSC.

The Summer School will

  • Provide an introduction to the fundamental aspects of catalysis
  • Broaden and update the knowledge base in catalysis.
  • Describe some of the frontier developments occurring in catalysis today.
  • A forum for discussion and the formation of new professional contacts.


Applications must be received before 31st May 2019

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