UK Catalysis Hub



Dates for your Diary:

UK Catalysis Hub Summer Conference!

19 - 20 June 2018, De Vere Thames Hotel, Oxfordshire

On the 19th and 20th of June 2018 the UK Catalysis Hub will host its annual summer conference and network meeting. The Conference will take place at the De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel in Oxfordshire.

The conference will start at lunchtime on the 19th and the main conference will conclude at lunch on the 20th. There will be a dinner on the evening of the 19th of June.

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 a poster session showcasing work from the Hub postdocs, ECR networking event and a celebration dinner. For more information and the full programme click on the button below.

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50 years of Synchrotron Radiation in the UK and its global impact

When: 26 - 29 June 2018

Where: University of Liverpool, UK

The UK Synchrotron Radiation effort started in the 1960’s and led to the establishment of the national Synchrotron Radiation Facility (SRF) at the NINA 5GeV electron synchrotron at Daresbury Laboratory via a five-year research grant of six million pounds (in today’s value) in 1970. The use of SRF over 5 years persuaded the UK’s Science Research Council to design and build the world’s first dedicated multi-GeV storage ring that came in operation in 1980.

In 1997 the Synchrotron world received its ultimate recognition in the form of the first Nobel prize for work facilitated by synchrotron radiation (John Walker 1997). An all insertion device third generation source was recommended by the Woolfson review giving birth to a new source that was named DIAMOND in 1995, funded in 2001 and began its operation in 2007 at the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire.

During the past fifty years Synchrotron Radiation, has become an integral part of the UK’s academic and industrial science base; and there are now over 70 synchrotron sources and FELs worldwide which facilitate an expanding range of pure and applied science.

The conference celebrates the achievements and explores the future of the light sources (Synchrotrons and FELs) and their applications in the coming decades. It coincides with 70th anniversary of the first publication of the International Union of Crystallography which decided to establish the dedicated Journal of Synchrotron Radiation at its Congress and General Assembly in 1993.

Nearly fifty percent of the invited talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts.

For more information visit http://www.uksr50.org/

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7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress

When: 26–30 August 2018

Where: ACC Liverpool, UK

With a theme of ‘Molecular frontiers and global challenges’, the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress features five days of scientific and technical sessions, plenary lectures, oral and poster communications, keynote speakers and round table discussions, as well as exceptional networking opportunities, an exhibition and a unique social programme.

The EuCheMS Chemistry Congresses reflect the outstanding research being done in Europe and around the world by bringing together chemists from different countries and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas, advance knowledge and discuss key issues for chemistry and society. As such, the 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress offers you exceptional opportunities to network with chemists from across Europe and beyond.
Programme Themes include:Catalysis at the homo/hetero/bio interface
Convenor: Christophe Copéret
Catalysis is being transformed and many studies now try to emulate cascade processes in which several reaction steps are combined using a combination of catalysts. This session aims to capture new emerging catalysis that is at the interface between the more traditional areas.

Heterogeneous catalysis
Convenor: Annette Trunschke
New developments in heterogeneous catalysis in areas of application such as biomass utilisation, clean hydrogen production and CO2 utilisation. In addition new areas of synthesis and materials including single atom catalysis, MOFs and advanced characterisation methods.

Homogeneous catalysis
Convenor: Carmen Claver
New emerging areas of homogeneous catalysis with respect to applications in green chemistry and manufacturing, novel catalysts and synthesis methods, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy.

Biological catalysis
Convenor: Dick Janssen
Biotransformations are at the heart of the global chemical industry’s transition to economic and environmental sustainability and this session will include all aspects; renewable feedstocks to manufacture a growing range of products for pharmaceuticals, home and personal care, food and drink, polymers, crop protection and lubricants; fundamental enzyme mechanism and modelling; biotransformations in flow systems; biotransformations for sustainable synthesis; biotransformations in metabolism/nutrition.

Registration is now open, via an online system and full payment is required to guarantee your booking.

For more information visit https://www.euchems2018.org/

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International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XVI)

When: 27–30 August 2018

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The 16th International Conference on Carbon Dioxide Utilization (ICCDU XVI) will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from the 27th to 30th August 2018.

As for previous years, CO2Chem is offering UK funded travel bursaries to support attendance.  There are five £1000 bursaries available. More information and application details here.

Programme Themes include: Thermal and Catalytic Conversion of CO2  into Fuels and Chemicals (CO2  hydrogenation to methanol, dimethylether, hydrocarbons; synthesis of organic carbonates and carbamates, among other thermochemical transformations, including process engineering studies)

CO2 Conversion by Electrochemical, Photochemical, Plasma-Induced and other non-Conventional Energy Sources (CO2 reduction to CO, formic acid, methanol, among other conversions involving electrochemistry, photochemistry, plasma and other non-conventional sources of energy, including process engineering studies)

CO2 Conversion by Biotechnological Routes (CO2 reduction by microorganism; CO2 conversion by algae)

CO2 Capture Processes (absorption, adsorption, membrane and cryogenics, among other processes of CO2 capture; coupled processes of capture and utilization)

CO2 as Working Agent (Supercritical CO2, switchable solvents, materials and catalysts, among others)

Policies, Regulations, Life Cycle Analysis, Economic, Environmental and Social Aspects of Sustainable CO2 Utilization.

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