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Dr Peter Miedziak

Dr Ewa NowickaDr Peter Miedziak received his MChem and PhD in Heterogeneous Catalysis from Cardiff University in 2005 and 2009, respectively. The focus of his PhD thesis was on the preparation of supported gold and palladium bimetallic catalysts and their application for selective oxidation reactions. He is currently researching the design and application of gold and gold alloy catalysts for a number of oxidation and hydrogenation reactions.

Selected publications:

  • Gold–palladium core–shell nanocrystals with size and shape control optimized for catalytic performance.
    Anna M. Henning, John Watt, Peter J. Miedziak, Soshan Cheong, Marco Santonastaso, Minghui Song, Yoshihiko Takeda, Angus I. Kirkland, Stuart H. Taylor, and Richard D. Tilley.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 1 – 5 .
  • Selective oxidation of glycerol by highly active bimetallic catalysts at ambient temperature under base-free conditions.
    Gemma L. Brett, Qian He, Ceri Hammond, Peter J. Miedziak, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Meenakshisundaram Sankar, Andrew A. Herzing, Marco Conte, Jose Antonio Lopez-Sanchez, Christopher J. Kiely, David W. Knight, Stuart H. Taylor, and Graham J. Hutchings.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 10136 –10139.
  • Facile removal of stabilizer-ligands from supported gold nanoparticles.
    Jose A. Lopez-Sanchez, Nikolaos Dimitratos, Ceri Hammond, Gemma L. Brett, Lokesh Kesavan, Saul White, Peter Miedziak, Ramchandra Tiruvalam, Robert L. Jenkins, Albert F. Carley, David Knight, Christopher J. Kiely and Graham J. Hutchings.
    Nature Chemistry, 2011, 3 (7), 551-556.
  • Ceria prepared using supercritical antisolvent precipitation: a green support for gold–palladium nanoparticles for the selective catalytic oxidation of alcohols.
    Peter J. Miedziak, Zirong Tang, Thomas E. Davies, Dan I. Enache, Jonathon K. Bartley, Albert F. Carley, Andrew A. Herzing, Christopher J. Kiely, Stuart H. Taylor and Graham J. Hutchings. J. Mater.
    Chem., 2009, 19, 8619–8627.

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