Putting the ‘f’ in Chemistry: Inaugural Lecture

General event

Putting the ‘f’ in Chemistry: Inaugural Lecture

  • Event time: 5:15pm
  • Event date: 25th September 2014
  • Speaker: (Crum Brown Chair of Chemistry)
  • Location: Swann Lecture Theatre, Michael Swann Building

Event details

Chaired by the Head of the College of Science and Engineering, Professor Lesley J. Yellowlees

All welcome to attend.

Registration

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Abstract

Polly's research is focused on exploratory synthetic chemistry that challenges preconceived ideas of reactivity and bonding, particularly in f-block metal systems. She will present her group’s research that targets innovative catalytic transformations and the activation of small, unreactive molecules such as carbon oxides and hydrocarbons. New knowledge about uranium and its neighbours is necessary for the reduction of worldwide nuclear waste legacies and for future fuel design; new catalytic conversions of hydrocarbons and simple carbon oxides will be key enablers for the future renewables-based chemical industry.

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