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CRITICAT CDT

School of Chemistry,

North Haugh

University of St Andrews

Fife, KY16 9ST 

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Supervisors involved in the CRITICAT program have a diverse range of research interests. All potential CRITICAT supervisors are listed below and are divided into broad research areas. You can click the images above to navigate to supervisors interested in specific areas of catalysis research.

Homogeneous Catalysis

 
Dr Alan Aitken
Flash-Vacuum Pyrolysis
Heterocycle Synthesis
Solid Catalysts
Dr John Andresen
Bio-Refining
Water Reuse
Sustainable Processes
Dr Chris Baddeley
Enantioselective Catalysis
Surface Characterisation
Alloys
Dr Richard Baker
Renewable Energy
Nanostructures
Environmental Protection
Dr Jan-Willem G Bos
Solid-State Catalysts
Water Splitting
Prof. Manfred Buck
Electrochemistry
Nanostructures
MicrosNanostructures
Prof. David Bucknall
Biopolymers
Materials in Extremes
Energy Materials
Dr Fernando Cardenas-Lizana
Selective Hydrogenation
Biomass
Fine Chemicals
Prof. Xianfeng Fan
Photocatalysis
CO2 Capture
Multiphase Flow
Dr Susana García
Porous Nanomaterials
Carbon Capture
Chemical Engineering
Dr Tony Gutierrez
Hydrocarbon Biocatalysis Environmental Microbiology
Bio-surfactants
Dr Georg Hahner
Interfacial Chemistry
Materials Characterisation
Functional Surfaces
Prof. Gareth Harrison
Wind-Energy
Hydropower Resources Climate Impacts
Prof. John Irvine
Fuel Cells
Electrochemistry
Bioenergy
Prof. Mark Keane
Supported Metal Catalysts Fine Chemicals
Kinetics
Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Valer
CO2 Utilisation
Photocatalysis
Reaction Engineering
Prof. Martin McCoustra
Surface Science
Surface Processes
Photon Interactions
Prof. Neil McKeown
Photocatalysis
Nanomaterials
Oxides
Dr Dimitri Mignard
CO2 Utilisation
Renewable Energy
Fuels From Renewables
Dr Stephen Moggach
Crystallography
Porous peptides
MOFs
Prof. Russell Morris
Zeolites
MOFs
ADORable Catalysts
Prof. Xiongwei Ni
Flow Chemistry
Chemical Engineering
Prof. Raffaella Ocone
Complex Catalytic Reactions
Fluid Catalytic Cracking Hydrogenation
Dr Ali Ozel
Fluid Catalytic Cracking
Flow Chemistry
Reaction Kinetics
Prof. Neil Robertson
Photocatalysis
Nanomaterials
Oxides
Dr Eva Sanchez-Fernandez
Process Integration
Catalyst Recovery
Reaction Engineering
Dr Aimaro Sanna
Hydrogenation
Biomass
Waste conversion
Dr Renald Schaub
Heterogeneous Catalysts
Fischer-Tropsch
Scanning Microscopy
Dr Filipe Vilela
Photocatalysis
Porous Polymers
Photodynamic Therapy
Dr Huizhi Wang
Electrochemical Catalysis
Energy storage
Carbon dioxide utilization
Prof. Paul Wright
Porous Solids
Structure Characterisation
Bifunctional Catalysis
Dr Jin Xuan
Photocatalysis
Electrocatalysis Modelling
Reaction Engineering
Dr Humphrey Yu
Magentic Catalysts
Enzyme Immobilisation
CO2 Utilisation
Dr Ying Zheng
Catalytic Processes
Fuel Upgrading
Biofuels
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Heterogeneous Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Biocatalysis

Prof. Polly Arnold
f-elements
Small-Molecule
Activation NHCs
Dr Graeme Barker
Transition-metal Catalysis
Enantioselective Synthesis
Late-stage modification
Dr Bela Bode
Paramagnetic Catalysts
Reaction Intermediates
EPR Spectroscopy
Prof. Michael Buehl
Computational Chemistry
First-Principles Modelling
Mechanistic Studies
Dr Matt Clarke
Mechanism
Enantioselective Catalysis
Green Chemistry
Dr Michael Cowley
Main-Group Elements
TM Free Catalysis
Mechanistic Studies
Dr Scott Dalgarno
Supramolecular
Calixarenes
Transition Metals
Dr Jenni Garden
Polymerisation Catalysts
Sustainable Materials
Mixed-metal Cooperativity
Prof. Alison Hulme
Metathesis Reactions
Asymmetric Catalysis
Natural Products
Dr Amanda Jarvis
Metalloenzymes
Catalyst Design
Sustainable Catalysis
Dr Craig Johnston
Radical Chemistry
Asymmetric Photocatalysis
Mechanistic Studies
Dr Euan Kay
Nanoparticle Catalysts
Supramolecular Catalysts
Responsive Systems
Dr Petr Kilian
Dehydrogenative Coupling
Main-Group Synthesis
E-H Bond Activation
Dr Andrew Lawrence
Biomimetic Catalysis
Synthetic Applications
Methodology Development
Dr Ai-Lan Lee
Transition-Metal Catalysis
Gold and Palladium
Methodology Development
Prof. Guy Lloyd-Jones
Mechanistic Studies
Stop-Flow Techniques
Kinetics
Prof. Jason Love
Coordination Chemistry
Small-Molecule Activation
Redox Catalysis
Dr Paul Lusby
Supramolecular Catalysis
Coordination Capsules
Photoredox
Prof. Stuart Macgregor
Computational Chemistry
Mechanistic Studies
Bond Activation
Dr Stephen Mansell
C-H Activation
Cooperative Reactivity
Unconventional Ligands
Dr Ruaraidh McIntosh
Transition-Metals
Supramolecular Chemistry
Green Chemistry
Prof. Martin Paterson
Computational Chemistry
Photochemistry
Photocatalysis
Prof. Douglas Philp
Autocatalysis
Replication Networks
Reaction Kinetics
Prof. Andrew Smith
Enantioselective Catalysis
Mechanistic Studies
Methodology Development
Dr Andreas Stasch
Main Group Elements
Low Oxidation States
Hydroelementations
Dr Stephen Thomas
Base-Metal Catalysts
Methodology Development
Mechanistic Studies
Dr Allan Watson
Synthesis
Mechanism
Transition Metals
Prof. Alan J Welch
Organometallics
Heterocarboranes
Synthesis and Structure
Prof. Nick Westwood
Oxidative Fragmentation
Renewable Resources
Enzyme-Catalysis
Prof. Eli Zysman-Colman
Photoredox Catalysts
Methodology Development
Supramolecular Catalysis
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Prof. Dominic Campopiano
Enzyme Catalysis
Directed Evolution
Assay Development
Dr Scott Cockcroft
Bionanotechnology
Physical Organic
Supramolecular Chemistry
Dr Rafael G da Silva
Enzyme Catalysis
Kinetic Isotope Effects
Pre-steady-state kinetics
Dr Gordon Florence
Enzymatic Reactions
Asymmetric Synthesis
Flow Chemistry
Dr Tracey Gloster
Carbohydrate Enzymology
Structure
Mechanism
Dr Rebecca Goss
Immobilised Biocatalysis
Mechanistic Studies
Natural Products
Dr Gareth LLoyd
Supramolecular Catalysis
Artificial Enzymes
Molecular Flasks
Dr John Mitchell
Enzyme Catalysis
Mechanism
Computation
Prof. David O'Hagan
Fluorination Enzymes
In Vivo Biocatalysis
In Vitro Biocatalysis
Dr Christos Pliotas
Biological Chemistry
Structural Biochemistry
Membrane Proteins
Prof. Terry Smith
Enzymatic Reactions
Biocatalysis
Lipid Metabolism
Dr Stephen Wallace
Synthetic biotechnology
Cell Engineering
Whole-Cell biocatalysis
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