UK Catalysis Hub



Dates for your Diary:

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).

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.

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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

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UK Catalysis Hub - FELIX: Free Electron lasers for the Catalysis Community

When: 29th April 2019

Where: Research Complex at Harwell (MR 1&2), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Didcot, OX11 0FA

The FELIX facility in Nijmegen in the Netherlands provides electron-based sources of radiation in the mid- and far-IR into the THz. EPSRC supports the use of the facility by UK scientists as a National Research Facility. Both EPSRC and FELIX encourage its use by communities that have not previously considered using such light sources. The FLUENCE Consortium has been awarded funding to promote this growth in activity. Catalysis has been identified as one of the potential areas where new activity on FELIX might flourish. This meeting will provide the Catalysis Community with an opportunity to learn about the light source and determine the provision needs to deliver new science of the light source.

More information on FELIX Laboratory:https://www.ru.nl/felix/

More information on the UK Catalysis Hub: www.ukcatalysishub.co.uk

More information onf FLUENCE: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/~siggel/FLUENCE/

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UK Catalysis Hub Spring Conference 2019

When: 2nd -  3rd May 2019

Where: Harwell Campus, Fermi Avenue, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0FA

On the 2nd and 3rd of May 2019 the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual spring conference and networking meeting. The Conference will take place on the Harwell Campus.

The conference will start at lunchtime on the 2nd and the main conference will conclude at lunch on the 3rd. There will be a dinner in the local town of Abingdon on the evening of the 2nd of May.

Speakers include researchers from the Catalysis Hub and internationally renowned speakers and industrialists covering a range of topics in catalysis. The event will also include an exhibition of projects & poster session showcasing work from the Hub postdocs. The Conference will also include the presentation of the JMT medal for Catalysis.

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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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