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
- 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.
Please note this itinerary is not final and is subject to change.
|Saturday 18 July||Arrival in Cardiff (pick up from Cardiff Airport and Heathrow Airport provided)|
|Sunday 19 July||Social event|
|Monday 20 July||Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Tuesday 21 July||Molecular synthesis - Session 1: Oxidation of limonene|
|Wednesday 22 July||Materials and energy|
|Thursday 23 July||Developing catalysts for a sustainable future|
|Friday 24 July||Spectroscopy and dynamics|
|Saturday 25 July||Field trips and free time|
|Sunday 26 July||Field trips and free time|
|Monday 27 July||Catalysis and interfacial science Cardiff Catalysis Institute|
|Tuesday 28 July||Biological chemistry|
|Wednesday 29 July||Characterissation of catalysis|
|Thursday 30 July||Inorganic synthesis|
|Friday 31 July||Presentations and final assessment|
Final Gala Ceremony
|Saturday 1 August||Departure 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).
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.
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.