UK Catalysis Conference 2018

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‌It is our pleasure to welcome you to participate in the fourth UK Catalysis Conference which will take place at Holywell Park, Loughborough over 3rd - 5th January 2018. The meeting will provide an opportunity for catalytic scientists and engineers from across the UK’s academic and industrial communities to interact and network over the whole spectrum of Catalysis ranging from Organocatalysis, Biocatalysis, Homogenous catalysis and Heterogeneous catalysis. 

We look forward to seeing you all in 2018. 





Deadlines & Important dates

22nd September 2017: Final deadline for submission of abstracts for oral and poster presentations

Date TBD: On-line Registration opens

November 2017: Notice of acceptance

8th December 2017: Registration closes

3rd January 2018: Conference opens

Plenary Speakers


Symposium Areas

The scientific program will be organized around the following main topics:


Integration of Bio- and Chemo-/Hetero- Catalysis, Cascade Processes & Engineering Biocatalysts for Sustainable Chemical Production.

RSC Surface Reactivity & Catalysis Group/Applied Catalysis Group

Environmental, Fine Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Green synthesis, In-situ & Operando Methods.

IChemE Catalysis Specialist Interest Group

Kinetics, Modelling, Reaction Engineering, Combined Reaction and Separation & Intensified Processes.

RSC Dalton Division

All aspects of Homogeneous Catalysis will be considered, especially those concerned with New Reactions,  New Reactor Concepts, Bio-derived Feed-Stocks, Asymmetric Synthesis, Tandem & Cascade Reactions.

Abstract Submissions and Registration

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission will be available shortly.

We have provided an exemplar abstract


Registration will be available from June 2017.

The registration fee includes the following

  • Access to the lectures and poster session
  • The abstracts
  • Coffee/tea and lunches on 3rd and 4th January 2018
  • Accommodation on the 3rd and 4th January 2018 (including breakfast and dinners)

PhD student and Emeritus                                                           £320.00

Postdoc & Academic & Industry & Government                             £390.00

Lunch (2 course) if required on 5th January                                 £ 15.00


Due to the costs for organizing catering, hotel and location, the conference fee will not be refunded in the case of cancellation after 1st December 2017.

Organising Committee


Jim Anderson (University of Aberdeen)

Lucy Adams (University of Manchester)

Richard Catlow (UCL)

Paddy McGowan (University of Leeds)

Paul Collier (Johnson Matthey)

Ian Metcalfe (Newcastle University)

Matt Davidson (University of Bath)

Darrell Patterson (University of Bath)

Josie Goodall (UK Catalysis Hub)

Jillian Thompson (Queen's University Belfast)

Chris Hardacre (University of Manchester)

Nick Turner (University of Manchester)

Justin Hargreaves (University of Glasgow)

Charlotte Williams (Imperial College London)

Graham Hutchings (Cardiff University)

Martin Wills (University of Warwick)


Travelling to Holywell Park & Accommodation

Map Campus

Directions to Holywell Park can be found via the following Link:

Directions to Burleigh Court can be found via the following link:

Directions to The Link Hotel can be found via the following link:

Accommodation at Burleigh Court Hotel

 Accommodation will be provided in Burleigh Court Hotel  which is conveniently located within a short walking distance from Holywell Park and offers free onsite parking and complimentary wireless internet access

Contact Us

Any conference enquiries or special needs or requests should be directed to the conference secretary Miss Lucy Adams by emailing:


UK Catalysis Conference

School of Chemical Engineering & Analytical Science

The University of Manchester

The Mill (C56)

Sackville Street, Manchester

M13 9PL

Phone: +44 (0)161 306 4361


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