UK Catalysis Hub


UK Catalysis Hub Winter Conference 2017

UK Catalysis Hub Winter Conference 2016 Pickavance Theatre 6

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: Prof. Matt Rosseinsky (Liverpool), Prof. Dr. Francesc Illas (Universitat de Barcelona),  Prof. Gary Lye (UCL), Prof.  Stan Golunski (Cardiff) and Prof. Leon Lefferts (University of Twente) as well as many more. 

Speakers include:

Prof. Dr. Francesc Illas
Prof. Stan Golunski
Prof. Leon Lefferts
Prof. Matt Rosseinsky

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.

Winter Conference 2017 Programme

At Harwell Campus, Harwell, Oxfordshire, OX11 0FA

Day One: 14/12/17

12:00 -13:00 Buffet Lunch - Visitors Centre (R18)

13.00 -13.05 Welcome - Pickavance Lecture Theature (R22)

Session 1:

Chair: Professor Richard Catlow, UCL - Pickavance Lecture Theatre
13.05 -13.45 New porous materials and heterogeneous catalysis – control of molecular organometallic catalysts by cation exchange into a metal-organic framework
Matt Rosseinsky, Liverpool
13.45 -14.05 Methanol dynamics in zeolite ZSM-5 pores at room temperature
Santhosh Mattam, UCL
14.05 -14.45 Transition metal carbides based catalysts for clean energy
Prof. Dr. Francesc Illas, Universitat de Barcelona 
14.45 -15.15 Break: tea & coffee and posters Visitors Centre (R18)

Session 2:

Chair: Professor Chris Hardacre, Manchester - Pickavance Lecture Theature (R22)
15.15 -15.35 Electrochemical characterisation and regeneration of sulfur poisoned Pt catalysts
Changhui Chen, Warwick
15.35 -16.35 Flash presentations
16.35 -17.30 Sir John Meurig Thomas Medal Presentation 
- Special announcement and talk
17.30 -18.30 Poster session & Drinks, Visitors Centre (R18)
19.30 Dinner: Crown & Thistle, Abingdon - http://www.crownandthistleabingdon.co.uk/

Day Two: 15/12/17

8:30 - 9:05 Tea and Coffee - Visitors Centre (R18)

Session 3:

Chair: Professor Adrian Mulholland, Bristol - Pickavance Lecture Theature (R22)
9.10 -9.30 Investigations into the development of a membrane system to improve the catalytic upgrading of fructose to 5-HMF
Tomos Clarke, Bath
09.30 -10.10 Particulate destruction Combined with SCR for Simultaneous Soot and NOx Control
Stan Golunski, Cardiff
10.10 -10.30 Preparation of chiral amines through the integration of gold catalysis and enzymatic deracemisation
Marcin Odachowski, Manchester
10.30-11.10 Mass transfer inside porous catalyst bodies in liquid phase operation
Leon Lefferts, University of Twente
11.10 -11.30
Break: tea and coffee, Visitors Centre (R18)

Session 4:

Chair: Professor Nick Turner, Manchester - Pickavance Lecture Theature (R22)
11.30 -12.00 Valorisation of sugar beet pulp in a biorefinery context
Dr Max Cardenas-Fernandez, UCL
12.00 -12.20 PdZn catalyst CO2 hydrogenation to methanol
Dr Hasliza Bahruji, Cardiff
12.20 -13.00 New insights in the mechanism of the iron-catalysed Negishi cross-coupling: the unexpected role of the phosphine ligand
Antonis Messinis, Bristol
13.00 -14.15 Buffet Lunch & Posters, Visitors Centre (R18)

Click here to download the winter conference programme PDF

Details of how to get to the Conference can be found here. The Hub will provide a bus to Abingdon after the conference for the dinner, please book a ticket if you wish to use this transport. After the dinner Attendees will need to arrange their own transport back to their accommodation.

Note: there is parking available on the campus in the Bus stop car park a short walk from reception. Please do not park in front of the reception building.

Visit the eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uk-catalysis-hub-winter-conference-2017-tickets-36399674406 to register.