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2012

News related to the Cardiff Catalysis Institute from 2012:

Dr Jennifer Edwards wins prestigious award

03/12/2012

Dr Jennifer Edwards is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Clara Immerwahr award.

Preserving cultural heritage

03/12/2012

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.

Solar Reactor EPSRC Grant

25/10/2012

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.

UK-USA collaborative project in renewable fuels

24/10/2012

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.

A catalyst for change

19/07/2012

The Cardiff Catalysis Institute has received a major University investment in its search for faster, cleaner and more economic industrial processes.

Two awards for Professor Graham Hutchings

03/07/2012

In Munich at the 15th International Congress on Catalysis Professor Hutchings will deliver the Heinz Heinemann Award lecture.

2012 RSC Beilby Medal Awarded to Professor Adam Lee

14/05/2012

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."

CCI Presentation

28/03/2012

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

13/03/2012

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'.

Closing the loop

14/05/2012

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.


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