Organization profile

Organisation profile

We carry out research from fundamental catalyst development to full reactor design and integration. Our goal is to develop novel catalyst/reactor configurations with increased effectiveness and stability whilst reducing energy and material consumption.

Catalytic processes are key enabling technologies to address environmental and economic challenges in the 21st century. They have wide application, including:

  • efficient generation of materials from renewable sources
  • generation of energy from the sun
  • environmental clean up

Catalysis and reactor engineering are at the heart of our current industrial model. Over 80% of manufactured materials need the application of catalysis during production. There is an industry-wide drive to develop more sustainable and efficient processes using multifunctional materials. We are at the forefront of research in this crucial sector, supporting three major themes:

  • Catalysts and reactors design across the scales
  • energy generation and transformation
  • waste-free chemical transformations and environmental protections

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Catalysts Chemical Compounds
Membranes Engineering & Materials Science
Microbial fuel cells Engineering & Materials Science
Oxides Chemical Compounds
Microfluidics Engineering & Materials Science
Polyaniline Engineering & Materials Science
Graphite Chemical Compounds
Water Chemical Compounds

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Projects 2014 2020

Research Output 1995 2020

3 Citations (Scopus)
19 Downloads (Pure)

Effect of Geographical Location on the Variation in Products Formed from the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Ulva intestinalis

Raikova, S., Olsson, J., Mayers, J., Nylund, G., Albers, E. & Chuck, C., 16 Jan 2020, In : Energy & Fuels. 34, 1, p. 368-378 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

The storage stability of biocrude obtained by the hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae

Raikova, S., Godoy-Silva, R. D., Palomino, A. & Chuck, C., 1 Jan 2020, In : Renewable Energy. 145, p. 1720-1729 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Student theses

Anodized ZnO Nanostructures for Next-Generation Photovoltaics

Author: Miles, D., 28 Apr 2016

Supervisor: Mattia, D. (Supervisor) & Cameron, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


A palm oil substitute and care product emulsions from a yeast cultivated on waste resources

Author: Whiffin, F., 15 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Chuck, C. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Assessing the Wine Yeast Metschnikowia pulcherrima for the Production of 2-Phenylethanol

Author: Chantasuban, T., 11 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Chuck, C. (Supervisor) & Scott, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD