(Lectures, NOV 12) Lectures about Catalysis
time: 2018-11-09

Title 1: Closing the Chlorine Cycle
Title 2: The Role of Supported Metals in Catalysis

Speaker 1: Prof. Philip R. Davies (Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University)
Speaker 2:Dr. David J. Willock (Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University)

Time: 15:00-17:30p.m., Nov. 12th, 2018
Venue:  Room 202, Shaw Engineering Building, Wushan Campus
Prof. Davies received undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Southampton University and then carried out PhD studies in Surface Science with Professor MW Roberts in Cardiff in 1989. After that, he worked with Prof Rutger van Santen in Eindhoven using DFT to study active oxygen states on copper clusters. He was appointed to a lectureship in Cardiff in 1989 and to a personal chair in 2018. He currently is Director of the UK’s National Centre for XPS, and also Director of International for the School of Chemistry at Cardiff and Deputy Director for the Cardiff Catalysis Institute.
Dr. Willock is from Liverpool in the UK and did his first degree at Salford University. For his PhD he moved to Queen Mary College, University of London and studied the solid state physics of polymers. His PhD was awarded in 1991. He then moved to University College London and worked with Prof. Sally Price and Prof Richard Catlow on computer simulation of organic crystal structures. In 1994 he was appointed as a Principle Research Scientist at the Leverhulme Centre for Catalysis in Liverpool University. He moved to Cardiff in 1997 as a lecturer and was prompted to Reader in 2015.