Delighted to announce I am joining RMIT University, Melbourne, with effect from January 2018! Experienced Full Professor of Chemistry with a demonstrated track record of research, teaching and leadership within the higher education industry. Skilled in Catalysis, Sustainable Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Spectroscopy and Renewable Energy. BA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. For the past 14 years, I have co-directed an internationally leading Surfaces, Materials and Catalysis Group.
Our research into sustainable catalytic processes and biorefinery technologies is underpinned by a suite of high pressure autoclaves and multi-position batch reactors for catalyst testing, in-situ spectroscopic and crystallographic techniques for catalyst characterisation (XPS, high pressure XRD, DRIFT, DRUV cells and ATR liquid flow cell), and adsorption techniques (porosimeters, pulse chemisorption) for surface area, porosity and active site analysis of porous catalysts. In addition the laboratory has a continuous catalytic flow reactor for vapour/gas phase reactions equipped with online GC and MS analysis, as well as several off line GC and HPLC instruments for monitoring catalytic reactions, large scale (5L) batch reactors and a suite of furnaces for catalyst synthesis.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; Associate Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers; Member of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute