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Dr Greg Shaw

Greg ShawAfter graduating with a BSc in Chemistry from Cardiff University in 2009, Greg achieved a PhD under the guidance of Professor Graham Hutchings, focusing on gold-palladium supported catalysts for the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide and a number of selective oxidation reactions.  During this time, he spent six months in Belgium working on the synthesis of hydrogen peroxide, with Solvay S.A.  Since early 2013 he has held the position of PDRA at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.

Research Interests

  • Selective oxidation reactions under mild conditions
  • The synthesis and use of hydrogen peroxide
  • Preparation and characterisation of supported gold-palladium nanoparticles
  • The application of zeolites in catalysis


The Direct Synthesis of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Platinum-Promoted Gold-Palladium Catalysts – Angewandte Chemie, (2014), Advanced Article

Selective catalytic oxidation using gold-platinum and palladium-platinum nanoalloys prepared by sol-immobilisation – Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (2013), 10636-10644

Physical mixing of metal acetates: optimisation of catalyst parameters to produce highly active bimetallic catalysts – Catalysis Science & Technology, 3 (2013), 2910-2917

Physical mixing of metal acetates: a simple, scalable method to produce active chloride free bimetallic catalysts – Chemical Science, 3 (2012), 2965-2871

The effect of heat treatment on the performance and structure of carbon-supported Au-Pd catalysts for the direct synthesis of hydrogen peroxide - Journal of Catalysis, 292 (2012), 227-238

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