Build a sound foundation in catalysis theory and applications with Cardiff Catalysis Institute, one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis.
Catalysis lies at the heart of many chemical processes, from living systems to large-scale industrial reactors. By understanding and applying catalysts, we can create faster, cleaner, economical and more sustainable processes. With roughly 85% of all products manufactured involve catalysis somewhere in their production chain, career prospects for graduates with specialist knowledge in catalysis are strong.
This course will provide you with a sound foundation in catalysis theory and its applications. You will be trained to use a range of laboratory equipment and techniques for testing and characterising catalysts. We will explore three branches of catalysis – heterogeneous, homogeneous and biological – and you’ll have the opportunity to specialise in the area that interests you through a major research project.
A selection of current research and projects within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) include gold catalysis and exploring the use of biorenewables to transform waste into fuel.