The Group

PhD students

Abbas Al-Nayili (10/2014-present)

abbas

 

E-mail: al-nayiliaa@cardiff.ac.uk

BSc (Chemistry): AL-Qadisiya University, Iraq (1995), MSc: Babylon University, Iraq (1998)

Research topics: Novel porous materials, Lewis acid catalysis

 

Daniele Padovan (04/2015-present)

Daniele

 

E-mail: padovand@cardiff.ac.uk

BSc and MSc (Industrial Chemistry)University of Bologna (2011, 2013); Tosa Montanari Fellowship: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (2014-2015)

Research topics: bio-renewables, zeolites, intensification of catalytic systems

 

Giulia Tarantino (01/2015-present)

gt

 

E-mailtarantinog@cardiff.ac.uk

BSc and MSc (Chemical Science)University of Naples “Federico II” (2011, 2013)

Research topics: C-H functionalisation, peroxide chemistry, selective oxidations, coupling reactions

 

Keiko Yakabi Diosdado (06/2015-present)

 

E-mail: YakabiDiosdadoLK@cardiff.ac.uk

BSc and MSc (Chemical Science and Technology): University of the Balearic Islands (2011, 2013); MRes (Catalysis): Cardiff University (2014)

Research topics: Lewis acid chemistry, bio-renewables, polymerisation,

 

Guillermo Nicolau Palou (10/2015-present)

 

E-mail: NicolauPalouG@cardiff.ac.uk

BSc (Chemistry): University of the Balearic Islands (2013); Laboratory assistant: Pepsico S.L. (2013-2015); Internship: Cardiff Catalysis Institute (2015)

Research topics: Alcohol upgrading, zeolites

 

Luca Botti (09/2016-present)

 

E-mail: luca.botti4@studio.unibo.it

BSc and MSc (Industrial Chemistry): University of Bologna (2011, 2013); Erasmus FellowshipCardiff Catalysis Institute (2016)

Research topics: Catalytic upgrading of sugars, zeolites, intensification studies

 

Kirstie Milne (10/2016)

 

E-mail: MilneK1@cardiff.ac.uk

MChem (Chemistry with Drug Discovery): University of Bath (2013); Catalysis CDTCardiff Catalysis Institute (2015-to date)

Research topics: Alkane upgrading, oxidations

 

Erasmus/MSc/MChem/BSc students
  • Charlie Parsons (MChem, 2016-2017) “Intensification studies of heterogeneous catalysts”
  • Josh Crew (MChem, 2016-2017) “Mechanochemical catalyst synthesis”
  • Massimilano Caiti (Erasmus MSc, 2017) “Mechanochemical catalysis”
  • Bonnie Au (BSc, 2017) “Alcohol dehydrogenation with solid catalysts”
  • Matthew Cory (BSc, 2017) “Donor effects during catalytic transfer hydrogenation”
  • Joe MacGinley (CDT RS1, 2017) “Hydrogen peroxide decomposition over metallosilicate catalysts”
Alumni
  • Manuel Simplicio Grasina (CDT RS1, 2015) “Structural and catalytic stability of Sn-Beta in the continuous regime”
  • Maddison Hewitt (CDT RS1, 2015) “Kinetic studies of transfer hydrogenations mediated by NiO-supported nano particles”
  • Chloe Smith (BSc, 2015) “Sustainable hydrogen generation catalysed by nanoparticulate metal oxides”
  • Ben Hawkins (MChem, 2015-2016) “Continuous flow upgrading of bio-renewables”
  • George Edwards (MChem, 2015-2016) “C-H functionalisation with heterogeneous catalysts”
  • Liam Hill (BSc, 2016) “NOx abatement with zeolites”
  • Adeliza Sayer (BSc, 2016) “Transfer hydrogenation of renewable substrates”
  • Thibault Mathieux (MSc, 2016-2017) “Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of renewable ketones”