UK Catalysis Hub


Interaction with the Catalysis Hub

Interaction with the wider community

The UK Catalysis Hub is an open community to promote and strengthen UK catalysis research and it welcomes interaction with the wider catalysis Community. 

Please contact the project coordinator for more information about current Hub activities, conferences and opportunities.

The Catalysis Hub is keen to offer support to research proposals that are complementary to the scope of the UK Catalysis Hub programme.  Please contact us, via the management group, at the earliest possible stage in proposal development so that we can work with you to ensure that any support we offer is fully integrated and meaningful. This may not be possible at a late stage.

There are a number of schemes in place for interaction with the hub, please use the links below or the menu on the left for more information.

Industrial Visitors

The Hub welcomes interaction with industry, and a range of industrial visors have visited the site and interacted with the Hub for discussions, tours and presentations. Johnson Matthey have developed a close interaction with the hub by assigning a Research Fellow to interact with the Hub. Dr Paul Collier spends approximately one day a week at the Harwell Campus interacting with the UK Catalysis Hub and Diamond Light source. Johnson Matthey have also chosen to align three of their industrial CASE studentships with the UK Catalysis Hub for fundamental research projects.  Additionally Haldor Topsoe Visited for a day of talks and seminar with the aim of setting up collaborations with early career researchers in the Hub.


The Catalysis Hub at the Research Complex is running a  seminar series on site for PHD students, post docs and visitors. Attendees also include other groups based at RCaH, CLF, ISIS and Diamond. T Past Speakers include industry, facilities scientists and Academics. If you would like to speak at one of these seminars or would like more information, please contact the project coordinator

Visitor Programs

The UK Catalysis Hub has a visitor Program 

  • Facilitate visiting lecturers and lecture tours
  • Allow visiting researchers (students and ECRs) to undertake collaborative research within the UK Catalysis Hub
  • Support research initiatives and international collaborations

For more information 

Affiliate Researcher

One key aim of the UK Catalysis hub is to develop the next generation of Catalysis Researchers. On mechanism to facilitate this is the affiliate PDRA program which aims to support earls career researchers in Catalysis  by providing support for travel and subsistence to facilitate collaboration with the Catalysis Hub. 

Please see the affiliate researcher  page for more information 


The UK Catalysis Hub has secured Block allocation access to Diamond Light source B18  beamline for XAFS.  for more information and details on application (when open) please see

MChem and MRes Placement opportunities

 The Catalysis Hub has secured some funding from external sources including Industry to Help support MCHem and MRes Placement at the Hub at Harwell - more information on these placements can be found on the MChem and MRes page 

Call for Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) funding

The aim of the UK Catalysis Hub Business Interaction Vouchers scheme is to encourage and support those initial steps towards collaboration between academic partners and industrial partners within the UK Catalysis Hub Networks.

It is expected that the vouchers will help resource small, confidence‐building measures between an academic partner and an industrial based partner with the view that they will deliver more significant future outcomes. More information on the BIV funding can be found on the BIV funding page.