Congratulations, Keiko!

Posted on 2 November 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Congratulations to Keiko for being awarded a prestigious JSPS London Pre-doctoral fellowship! The fellowship will allow Keiko to spend several months in Japan in 2018, working on a joint project with the Ueda group at Kangawa University.
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Keiko’s paper accepted in ChemSusChem

Posted on 10 August 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Congratulations to Keiko for having her paper accepted in ChemSusChem. The paper, titled “Continuous production of bio-renewable, polymer-grade lactone monomers through Sn-β catalysed Baeyer-Villiger oxidation with H2O2“, extends Keiko’s studies of heterogeneously-catalysed Baeyer-Villiger oxidation to renewable ketones.
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Giulia’s paper accepted

Posted on 6 June 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Congratulations to Giulia for having her paper accepted in RSC Advances. The paper, titled “Catalytic formation of C(sp3)-F bonds via decarboxylative fluorination with mechanochemically-prepared Ag2O/TiO2 heterogeneous catalysts”, is the HCE group’s first paper on fluorine chemistry, and will soon be available as an open access article at RSC Advances.
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Daniele and Abbas’ paper accepted

Posted on 18 April 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Congratulations to Daniele and Abbas, who have had their most recent manuscript accepted for publication in Green Chemistry. The manuscript, titled “Bifunctional Lewis and Brønsted acidic zeolites permit the continuous production of bio-renewable furanic ethers” is available as an Accepted Article download here.
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Open PhD position (scalable catalyst synthesis)

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Title: Scalable synthesis of heterogeneous catalytic materials. Introduction: In addition to possessing high levels of activity, selectivity and stability, promising heterogeneous catalysts need to be prepared by scalable synthesis protocols. Although critical for commercialisation, this performance indicator is often overlooked. To date, almost all heterogeneous catalysts are prepared with conventional, batch processes (typically solvothermal), such
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Open PhD position (water purification)

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Title: Novel, inorganic membrane technologies for clean water production. Introduction: Clean water is the world’s most precious resource. Yet, a significant and increasing fraction of the world’s population do not have access toe an adequate supply of safe drinking water. The overall aim of this project is to develop novel technologies by which contaminated groundwater
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Open PhD position (Catalyst deactivation)

Posted on 12 April 2017 by Ceri Hammond

Title: Overcoming heterogeneous catalyst deactivation during liquid phase operation. Introduction: In addition to possessing high levels of catalytic activity and excellent levels of target product selectivity, promising heterogeneous catalysts also need to demonstrate excellent levels of stability. Although critical for commercialisation, this performance indicator is often overlooked. As the chemical industry moves towards renewable, non-traditional
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