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Functional Materials:
Creation, Characterisation and Catalysis

Host:- Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University
Venue:- Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Programme | Registration | Accomodation | Travel

2nd announcement (pdf)


As the needs of the world change, so do the demands on the understanding, design, composition and creation of novel, functional materials. Understanding the surface interfacial chemistry is paramount in answering these demands and the genesis of new and advanced functional materials, be they a new generation of fuel cell, biological systems, inorganic materials for green applications or just the humble catalyst.

Our hosts are the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) at Cardiff University. Founded in 1883, Cardiff is one of the leading UK universities for surface and catalytic science. The CCI opened in 2008 and in 2012 was awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Research Institute. A team of more than 90, it already has strong industrial links in such areas as low carbon processes and new uses for waste products, with research strength recognised with a number of international awards. The CCI, together with the School of Chemistry, also hosted the EPSRC XPS Surface Analysis facility for UK academics for 4 and a half years. The Institute hosts a number of research facilities, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Catalysis and is a founding member of the UK Catalysis Hub based at the Research Complex at Harwell.