Our Catalysis & Sustainable Chemical Processes (CSCP) Grouping brings together researchers with expertise in a range of different areas of catalysis science from across Durham’s Department of Chemistry.
CSCP acts as a conduit, facilitating and providing access to our unique specialist equipment and research facilities.
Our group’s goals are achieved by working collaboratively, both cross-discipline and with commercial partners. This approach provides cross-fertilisation of ideas and methodologies, enabling us to deliver innovative, environmentally friendly and green methods of chemicals synthesis. In turn, this allows us to develop unique solutions that have a direct industrial impact.
We place particular importance on:
Delivering cutting-edge catalysis science and sustainable chemistry
Developing a fundamental understanding of catalytic processes, leading to new, sustainable (“green”) industrial catalytic processes
Bringing together academic and industrial researchers with interests in catalysis, synthetic and sustainable/green chemistry, and chemistry for energy, i.e. sustainable chemical processes
Providing a forum for knowledge and expertise exchange around catalysis science and sustainable chemistry and their applications in academia and industry
Promoting catalysis and sustainable chemistry science in Durham, the North East, and the wider region
Encouraging, facilitating, and developing sustainability in chemical manufacturing
Organising and hosting catalysis-themed meetings, seminars, and conferences
Training graduate students and post-doctoral research associates in catalysis and sustainable chemical science
Facilitating collaborative research projects and multidisciplinary grant applications working with both industry and academic partners