Catalysts in Chemistry Summer School
This course has now closed for 2019 entry. Please contact PSE-ISS@cardiff.ac.uk for further enquiries.
As the home of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, the School of Chemistry is a world leader in the teaching and research of catalysis.
Our faculty includes renowned academics specialising in all areas of catalysis. This summer school will give you an insight into the cutting-edge of research on this all-important chemical process.
Our research is focused on finding solutions to current real-world problems, as well as improving catalytic processes already in use. This approach forms the basis of the Catalysts in Chemistry Summer School, which provides a thorough grounding in both theory and practical skills.
In keeping with our varied research, the course content explores the varied presence and application in the chemistry of the differing types of catalyst and catalytic applications. Ranging from organic, inorganic, spectroscopic and theoretical chemistry, you will gain a thorough understanding of the integral role catalysts play in chemistry.
Teaching will include hands-on sessions covering organic synthesis, molecular modelling, homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, spectroscopy, dynamics and characterisation.
Please note this itinerary is not final and is subject to change.
|Saturday 20 July 2019||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)|
|Sunday 21 July 2019||Social event|
|Monday 22 July 2019||Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Tuesday 23 July 2019||Molecular synthesis - Session 1: Oxidation of limonene|
|Wednesday 24 July 2019||Materials and energy|
|Thursday 25 July 2019||Developing catalysts for a sustainable future|
|Friday 26 July 2019||Spectroscopy and dynamics|
|Saturday 27 July 2019||Field trips and free time|
|Sunday 28 July 2019||Field trips and free time|
|Monday 29 July 2019||Catalysis and interfacial science Cardiff Catalysis Institute|
|Tuesday 30 July 2019||Biological chemistry|
|Wednesday 31 July 2019||Characterissation of catalysis|
|Thursday 1 August 2019||Inorganic synthesis|
|Friday 2 August 2019||Presentations and final assessment|
Final Gala Ceremony
|Saturday 3 August 2019||Departure from Cardiff (Drop off at Heathrow provided)|
The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.
This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast & lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 20 July, drop off is on 3 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
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