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(2024417) Professor Adam F. LeeCatalytic nanomaterials for sustainable chemistry

作者:时间:2024-04-15点击数:

题  目: Catalytic nanomaterials for sustainable chemistry

主讲人:Professor Adam F. LeeCentre for Catalysis and Clean Energy, Griffith University, Australia

 间:417日(星期三)下午13:30 — 15:00

地  点:化学馆241


Abstract

The anthropogenic origin of climate change from combustible carbon, and desire to establish a global circular economy is driving the quest for new sustainable manufacturing processes.1 Catalysis has a rich history of facilitating energy efficient, selective molecular transformations, and will play a pivotal role in overcoming the scientific and engineering barriers to sustainable and economically viable energy vectors and chemicals. This presentation describes challenges in the design of catalytic technologies for biofuels and platform chemicals synthesis. Advances in the rational design of nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts enable the fabrication of hierarchical porous architectures2 in which different active sites are spatially compartmentalised. Synergies between nanoporous solid acids and metal nanoparticles also facilitate active and selective upgrading of phenolic components of pyrolysis bio-oils to hydrocarbon fuels, and precious metal thrifting.3 Active site compartmentalization and flow chemistry facilitates chemical cascades to produce valuable chemical intermediates.4

I will also introduce Materials Today Chemistry, a leading, multi-disciplinary journal covering the application of experimental and computational chemistry-based methods to the study of materials; including materials synthesis and behavior, and the relationships between material structure and properties at the atomic and molecular scale. Materials Today Chemistry provides a high impact forum for the discussion of research that is helping advance the field through new discoveries and new techniques.


References

1. S. Chu, A. Majumdar, Nature 2012, 488, 294.

2. M. A. Isaacs, C. M. A. Parlett, N. Robinson, L. J. Durndell, J. C. Manayil, S. K. Beaumont, S. Jiang, N. S. Hondow, A. C. Lamb, D. Jampaiah, M. L. Johns, K. Wilson and A. F. Lee, Nat. Catal., 2020, 3, 921.

3. A. Shivhare, J. A. Hunns, L. J. Durndell, C. M. A. Parlett, M. A. Isaacs, A. F. Lee, K. Wilson, ChemSusChem 2020, 13, 4945.

4. A. Merenda, S. A. Orr, Y. Liu, B. Hernández Garcia, A. Osatiashtiani, G. Morales, M. Paniagua, J. A. Melero, A. F. Lee, K. Wilson, ChemCatChem 2023, 15, e202201224.


Biography

Adam is Professor of Sustainable Chemistry at Griffith University, and previously held Chair appointments at Cardiff, Warwick, Monash, Aston and RMIT Universities. His research addresses the rational design of nanoengineered materials for energy and environmental applications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Associate Fellow of the IChemE, Editor-in-Chief of Materials Today Chemistry, and recipient of the 2011 McBain Medal, 2012 Beilby Medal and Prize, and 2023 RACI Welcome Award. Adam has co-authored >300 publications (h=index 79, 23912 cites) and is a co-investigator and Flagship Project co-lead on the recently funded ARC Centre of Excellence ‘Green Electrochemical Transformation of Carbon Dioxide’ GetCO2.


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