News related to the Cardiff Catalysis Institute from 2012:
Dr Jennifer Edwards is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Clara Immerwahr award.
Dr Karen Wilson, Prof Adam Lee and PhD student Rachel Walker have recently investigated the potential of hydrophobic surface coatings as protection for the cathedral walls and grotesques.
Professor Adam Lee has been awarded £221k as part of a £1.2M collaborative EPSRC grant entitled "Solar fuels via engineering innovation" with Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer of Heriott-Watt University.
Dr Karen Wilson has been awarded a major grant under the NSF-EPSRC International Collaboration in Chemistry programme to work on catalytic conversion of biomass to fuels.
The Cardiff Catalysis Institute has received a major University investment in its search for faster, cleaner and more economic industrial processes.
In Munich at the 15th International Congress on Catalysis Professor Hutchings will deliver the Heinz Heinemann Award lecture.
Professor Adam Lee has been awarded the 2012 Beilby Medal and Prize for "outstanding contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science with a particular emphasis on clean catalytic technologies."
Prof John Harries, Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales gave a presentation on the Welsh government's Science Strategy today. During the event reception, CCI members Dave Willock and Phil Davies, together with new PDRA Rob Davies set up a stand to show case the skills in Surface science & nanotechnology at Cardiff.
Seminar Prof Takayoshi Hara
Prof Takayoshi Hara from Chiba University, Japan visited the CCI on Monday 19th March and delivered a seminar entitled 'Design of Novel Anion-Exchanged Hydroxy Double Salt Catalysts for Environmentally Benign Organic Transformation'.
Increasing production of sulphur-free diesel fuel from natural gas and biomass will create a glut of low value C7-C12 alkanes. The CCI has been investigating catalytic routes for upgrading this stream of by-products into much more useful chemicals.