Putting the ‘f’ in Chemistry: Inaugural Lecture
Chaired by the Head of the College of Science and Engineering, Professor Lesley J. Yellowlees
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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.