Dr. Sarwat Iqbal
M.Sc (2003), and M.Phil (2005) Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, (Pakistan). PhD Cardiff University (2006-2009) Prof. Graham Hutchings, ‘Fischer Tropsch Synthesis for the conversion of syngas into light olefins and higher alcohols’. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University (2009-2010). Project leader, Avantium Technologies Amsterdam (2010-2012). Research Associate, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University (2012-today)
- Development of heterogeneous catalysts for clean chemical synthesis
- Development of heterogeneous catalysts for the conversion of renewable resources as chemical feedstock
There is a serious implementation of environmental legislation on chemical industries on releasing the toxic waste into atmosphere. A vast emerging area of research in heterogeneous catalysis is that of synthesizing the chemical units with least toxic emission. Research interests include development of heterogeneous catalysts for the synthesis of clean chemicals (alcohols and light olefins) from syngas under mild reaction conditions, conversion of organic molecules from renewable feedstock into environmental friendly chemicals by hydrogenation, oxidation, decarboxylation and hydroformylation preferably avoiding the harsh reaction conditions.