CCI Annual Conference 2016

6 January 2016

CCI Conference speakers

The annual Cardiff Catalysis Institute Conference was held on 5th and 6th January 2016.  The conference itself is a forum for leading scientists from across the world to present the results of their ground-breaking research, with lectures covering the breadth of research within the CCI.

This year was no exception, and the CCI hosted an outstanding programme of presentations from renowned international scientists. The invited speakers and their lecture themes were:

  • Ferdi SchÜth, (Max-Planck-Institute for Coal Research, Germany): Nanostructure for Application in Catalysis
  • Robert Schlögl (Fritz-Haber-Institute, Germany): Catalysis for Sustainable Energy
  • Charlotte Williams (Imperial University, England): Switchable Polymerization Catalysis: Using the Metal-Polymer Chain End to Control Monomer Selectivity from Mixtures
  • Johannes Lercher (Technische Universität München, Germany): The Effect of Water on Reactions in Zeolites
  • Thomas Maschmeyer (The University of Sydney, Australia): From Single-Sites to Nanostructured Ensembles, Designing Tools for High-Precision Chemical Transformations

The CCI also welcomed, Dr Ruth McKernan the chief executive of Innovate UK who delighted delegates with an after dinner speech at the conference dinner.

In addition to the presentations by the external invited speakers, the conference also included lectures by PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from the CCI.  The unique format of this event thus allowed young scientists at the very early stages of their research careers to share the same platform as senior scientists from the world of catalysis, giving the opportunity for some of our very best young researchers to showcase their exciting research achievements to an audience that included international experts within their field.