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Prof Mike Bowker  -  BSc PhD CChem FRSC FLSW

Prof Michael Bowker
Position:Professor of Surface Science and Deputy Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70120
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74030


Research Group: Heterogeneous Catalysis and Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Research Interests

Prof. Bowker leads the Heterogeneous Catalysis and Surface Science group in Cardiff, consisting of nine academic members of staff and 70 researchers. He founded the Wolfson Nanoscience Laboratory at Cardiff in 2006 and is Deputy Director of the recently established Cardiff Catalysis Institute. His research has focused on surface structure/reactivity and catalysis, ranging from theoretical studies of the effect of sintering on product yields, to selective oxidation catalysis on oxide nanomaterials, to studies of adsorption on well-defined surfaces. He has used STM for 20 years to study various aspects of surface structure and reactivity, pioneering the use of high temperature, atomic resolution STM in this field. The group continues to focus on aspects of surface science and catalysis, now extending to include nanofabrication, nanoengineering and bio-surface interactions.

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CH3101 Foundations of Physical Chemistry

CH2319 Nanoscience and Surfaces

CHT215 Key Skills in Catalysis