Research and impact 14th January 2019
The catalysis Hub is a UK wide research centre involving over 40 universities and over 200 academics, undertaking joint research in all areas of catalysis; stretching from fundamentals, to applications and engineering solutions. In addition, the interaction with industry is of real importance.
Meet the Department 13th December 2018
James Winterburn tells us what sparked his interest in industrial biotechnology and fermentation processes.
Meet the Department 26th November 2018
Arthur Garforth explains what inspired him to become a chemical engineer.
Chemical engineers at work 6th November 2018
Eugene Khor looks back at his industrial placement at Valero Energy – the world’s largest independent oil refiner.
Meet the Department 30th August 2018
Our heterogeneous catalysis research is based on sold materials, either in a gaseous environment or a liquid environment. And these are used for emission control, for example in a car exhaust. Or to make fine chemicals or to make clean, sustainable energy.
Meet the Department 24th February 2017
And on top of that there’s the MECD project, where we’re bringing the engineering schools together. It’s really quite an exciting period in the development of the University and I’m really looking forward to being involved and working in that building.
Meet the Department 27th January 2017
It’s a place of global interest, it attracts the best people from all over the world, and that’s the first thing you need to drive your research forward. So, it’s very important.
Meet the Department 15th November 2016
If I was going to be really honest I’d say that, from childhood, I was inspired by my uncle. My uncle is a civil engineer. He’s working in different disciplines but the major discipline is in the hydro powers and electricity, these types of thing. But by education he was a civil engineer.
Meet the Department 31st October 2016
The best thing about teaching is helping students to develop their skills and knowledge. It is great to explain concepts to students and then see how they start to understand and are then able to take those ideas and solve complex problems.
Research and impact 5th October 2016
My research focuses on carbon capture technologies, aiming to reduce its impact on climate change and global warming. My work employs the application of metal organic frameworks (MOFs) for carbon dioxide capture. MOFs are a class of porous physical adsorbents that attract carbon dioxide selectively and store it in their porous frameworks.