Catalysis latest news
The Catalysis group lead by Dr Chris Parlett has a new PhD student, Miss Aina Syahida Jamal. Aina is working on developing Catalytic materials for Pickering emulsion catalysis, focusing on biomass upgrading reactions, including fructose dehydration to 5-hydroxymethylfurfural. She will develop catalysts based on silica nanospheres providing the catalytically active component while simultaneously stabilising the Pickering emulsion to enable product isolation and prevent unwanted by-product formation.
Congratulations to Mr Xinyue Zhou, who won a prestigious poster prize at the 9th World Congress on Oxidation Catalysis last month in Cardiff for his work developing Single Atom Catalysts for selective oxidation reactions entitled 'Single Atom Catalyst for Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation'.