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New process for clean drinking water reaches innovation final

4 July 2023

Cardiff researchers in Water Discovery Challenge

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Catalysis pioneer wins Environment Prize

16 June 2023

Professor Stuart Taylor honoured by Royal Society of Chemistry

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Scientists to set ‘sugar traps’ for mosquitoes in sub-Saharan Africa

30 May 2023

Project to tackle insecticide resistance and increase malaria transmission prevention

Left to right: Professor Graham Hutchings, Professor Zeblon Vilakazi and Professor Roger Sheldon.

Sustainable energy on the agenda at Wits

21 April 2023

Professor Graham Hutchings CBE FRS joined fellow distinguished scientists at the event in South Africa

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Launch of new centre showcases innovations in catalysis research

29 March 2023

UK-EU science partnership aims to meet net zero challenge with new catalysts

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UK’s ‘jet zero’ ambitions must resolve resource and research questions around alternatives, Royal Society report argues

8 March 2023

Scientists warn enormous quantities of UK farmland or renewable electricity required to keep flying at today’s levels

Isaac Daniels, CCI; Tetiana Kulik, Chuiko Institute of Surface Chemistry at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Kyiv; Professor Duncan Wass, Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute; Professor Ben Feringa; Naomi Lawes, CCI

Nobel Laureate addresses CCI Conference

16 January 2023

Professor Ben Feringa marks 9th annual event

Professor Stuart Taylor accepting the Sir John Meurig Thomas medal at the UK Catalysis Hub Winter Conference 2022

Sir John Meurig Thomas Catalysis Medal 2022

1 December 2022

Award recognises researcher’s impact and application in the field of catalytic science

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Cardiff graduates win at Wales STEM Awards 2022

30 November 2022

Chemistry graduates have found success at the Wales STEM Awards 2022, being awarded for their business - SparkLab Cymru

Crystal structure of superconducting NdNiO2

Bad metals gone good: the key to sustainable energy transportation

16 November 2022

Scientists from Cardiff’s School of Chemistry have linked with their Brazilian counterparts in a bid to turn ‘bad metals’ to good.

Academics win prestigious Leverhulme Trust Prizes

25 October 2022

Academics awarded prestigious 2022 Philip Leverhulme Prizes for their internationally recognised work

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Cardiff University Mathematics and Chemistry students help team to take victory over Coventry on University Challenge

27 September 2022

The Cardiff University team rose to the challenge on Monday night (19 September) and achieved a convincing win against the University of Coventry.

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Chemistry Graduation Celebrations for our 2020, 2021, and 2022 graduates

19 August 2022

Our graduate students from 2020-2022 attend Chemistry graduation celebrations.

Unrealistic journal requirement for chemical purity of samples

7 July 2022

Researchers at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute collaborated with three international research groups on a study that showed an unrealistic journal requirement for chemical purity of samples.

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Prof Marc Pera Titus Redox Flow Batteries

22 June 2022

New energy storage will help keep the lights on

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Cardiff University scientist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Prize

8 June 2022

Dr Louis Morrill has been awarded the prestigious Hickinbottom Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.

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COVID-19 and Brexit ‘caused sharp rise in copycat ecstasy’, study suggests

7 June 2022

Almost half of substances sold as MDMA at English festivals last year contained none

School recognised for its research excellence in REF 2021

12 May 2022

The School of Chemistry has been recognised for its research excellence in the REF2021, with 99% of our submitted research being classed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Greener route to widely used industrial material

5 May 2022

Scientists develop new in-situ method of creating cyclohexanone oxime, representing a potential ‘sea change’ in industrial processes.

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A guiding light

14 March 2022

Dr David Morgan, Surface Analysis Manager in the School of Chemistry and the Cardiff Catalysis Institute has recently been awarded the Vickerman Award by the UK Surface Analysis Forum (UKSAF)