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Catalysts in Chemistry Summer School

In Catalysts in Chemistry, specialists in catalysis will help you explore our research that includes improving existing catalytic processes and solving vital issues such as life preservation and protecting the environment with cleaner new catalysts.

The Summer School takes place from 18 July until 1 August 2020.

Cardiff University’s School of Chemistry is a world leader in the teaching and research of catalysis. It is also home to the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.

While studying in this School, you will cover topics such as:

  • organic, inorganic, spectroscopic and theoretical chemistry
  • the integral role catalysts play in our daily lives
  • organic synthesis
  • molecular modelling
  • homogenous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • spectroscopy
  • dynamics and characterisation.

Please note, the contents of this course are still subject to change and may be cancelled in the event of low turnout.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this itinerary is not final and is subject to change.

Saturday 18 JulyArrival in Cardiff (pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)
Sunday 19 JulySocial event
Monday 20 JulyWelcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 21 JulyMolecular synthesis - Session 1: Oxidation of limonene
Computational chemistry
Wednesday 22 JulyMaterials and energy
Industrial visit
Thursday 23 JulyDeveloping catalysts for a sustainable future
Friday 24 JulySpectroscopy and dynamics
Saturday 25 JulyField trips and free time
Sunday 26 JulyField trips and free time
Monday 27 JulyCatalysis and interfacial science Cardiff Catalysis Institute
Tuesday 28 JulyBiological chemistry
Industrial visit
Wednesday 29 JulyCharacterissation of catalysis
Industrial visit
Thursday 30 JulyInorganic synthesis
Friday 31 JulyPresentations and final assessment
Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 1 AugustDeparture from Cardiff (drop off at Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 18 July, drop off is on 1 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Your visit

In addition to a valuable learning experience, you will stay in city centre accommodation, embark on two cultural trips within the UK and be invited to entertaining social events in our vibrant Welsh capital. This is an opportunity to experience British culture with new friends from across the globe.

Both Wales and the UK are uniquely rich in history, architecture and culture and our Summer Schools are sure to give you unrivalled personal, social and academic benefits which will enhance any CV or résumé.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this Summer School, the academic content or how you can prepare for this course, please get in touch with Sophie Lewis in our International Summer School team.

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