The latest news and happenings from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science.
Get to know your Academics – Heinrich Badenhorst
13 February 2019
Speciality: Carbon Materials Can you please describe your research, for the layman, in ten sentences or less? Carbon is an amazing material, think of charcoal compared to diamond compared to graphite: all three pure carbon, all three completely different. Our group tries to tailor the properties of carbon materials for applications in renewable energy storage and […]
The Project Review: Catalysis Hub
14 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.
Get to know your Academics – James Winterburn
13 December 2018
Can you please describe your research, for the layman, in ten sentences or less? Sure, so my research is all about making chemicals that we currently get from oil using microorganisms – using living cells. There are lots of different microorganisms that nature has designed that make plastics, surfactants (the molecules that are in cleaning products), […]
Get to know your Academics – Arthur Garforth
26 November 2018
Speciality: Heterogeneous Catalysis Can you please describe your research, for the layman, in ten sentences or less? I work to improve or find novel uses for heterogeneous catalysts, zeolites, made up aluminium and silicon oxides. These powders are acidic, similar to concentrated acids such as sulfuric or nitric, but unlike those acids are powders and […]
Industrial Experience Insight – Eugene Khor
6 November 2018
Eugene Khor Valero Energy Ltd Eugene, you did your placement at Valero Energy Ltd, could you tell us a bit about what they do? Valero Energy is the world’s largest independent oil refiner in the world. The Pembroke refinery, where I did my yearlong industrial placement, is one of the most complex in Europe […]