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Durham X-ray Absorption Facility (DXAF)

Associate Professor working in the area of heterogeneous catalysis here at Durham. Simon has worked  with x-ray spectroscopy since his PhD and led the bid to EPSRC to get this exciting new equipment.





"Before the role, I was a PhD Student at University College London, based at the UK Catalysis Hub, Harwell. Under supervision from Dr Emma Gibson and in partnership with Johnson Matthey, my project consisted of multiscale imaging and in situ studies of gasoline particulate filters with a focus on using ex situ and operando XAFS studies at elevated temperatures (1000 °C). Hopefully, I will spend the next few months learning the instrument and its capabilities, commissioning in situ cells for the system, and interacting with the XAFS community!"