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Dr Gemma Brett

Dr Ewa Nowicka

Gemma graduated from Cardiff University with a MChem in 2008. She followed this with a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis (2012) with Professor Graham Hutchings, FRS. Her thesis was titled “Selective oxidation of bio derived molecules with gold based catalysts”.

Gemma has remained working in the group as a PDRA on a number of research projects. Her major research interests are gold catalysis, selective oxidation and valorisation of bio-renewable feedstocks.

Selected publications:

  • Involvement of Surface-Bound Radicals in the Oxidation of Toluene Using Supported Au-Pd Nanoparticles.
    M. I. bin Saiman, G. L. Brett, R. Tiruvalam, M. M. Forde, K. Sharples, A. Thetford, R. L. Jenkins, N. Dimitratos, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, D. M. Murphy, D. Bethell, D. J. Willock, S. H. Taylor, D. W. Knight, C. J. Kiely and G. J. Hutchings.
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2012, 51, 5981-5985.
  • Oxidative esterification of 1,2-propanediol using gold and gold-palladium supported nanoparticles.
    G. L. Brett, Q. He, C. Hammond, P. J. Miedziak, N. Dimitratos, M. Sankar, A. A. Herzing, M. Conte, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, C. J. Kiely, D. W. Knight, S. H. Taylor and G. J. Hutchings.
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2011, 50, 10136-10139.
  • Selective Oxidation of Glycerol by Highly Active Bimetallic Catalysts at Ambient Temperature under Base-Free Conditions.
    G. L. Brett, P. J. Miedziak, N. Dimitratos, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, N. F. Dummer, R. Tiruvalam, C. J. Kiely, D. W. Knight, S. H. Taylor, D. J. Morgan, A. F. Carley and G. J. Hutchings.
    Catalysis Science & Technology, 2011.
  • Involvement of Surface-Bound Radicals in the Oxidation of Toluene Using Supported Au-Pd Nanoparticles.
    N. Dimitratos, J. A. Lopez-Sanchez, J. M. Anthonykutty, G. Brett, A. F. Carley, R. C. Tiruvalam, A. A. Herzing, C. J. Kiely, D. W. Knight and G. J. Hutchings.
    Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2009, 11, 4952-4961.


 


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