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Research Group


Our group is interested in establishing structure-function relationships in functional materials, including catalytic solids and energy materials as a function of both time and space using both X-ray & optical spectroscopic and scattering methods applied under in situ and operando conditions. Specific areas of interest include the development of novel imaging techniques (‘multimodal’ & 5D) for the study of single catalyst bodies/grains/batteries under real reaction conditions (i.e. temperatures > 1273 K and pressures up to 50 barg, real-time charge-discharge), determining the nature of the active site and reaction mechanism in catalysts for NOx abatement, methane activation/upgrading, unravelling the self-assembly mechanism of microporous materials and the characterisation of catalytically active supported nanoparticles.

Research Highlights