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I am a chemist, my research background is studying mechanisms in homogenous catalysis. My previous work has focused on product formation in methanol carbonylation (Monsanto process) and decarbonylative dehydration of naturally occurring organic acids into linear alpha olefins. These projects used synthetic, analytical and computational means to probe these mechanisms. I have also engaged in educational research investigating the use of active recall on student knowledge retention & methods of feedback.

Teaching

Module Convener and Lecturer

CHEE1039 – An Introduction to Structure, Periodicity and Coordination Chemistry

CHEE1043 – Foundation Laboratory Work

CHEE1053 – Sustainable Chemistry

 

Contributing Lecturer

CHEE1022 – Fundamentals of Engineering Design

Research Interests

My current research interests include:

  • Mechanisms in homogenous catalysis
  • Use of Ionic liquids for gas purification
  • Catalytic decomposition of plastics waste into useful chemical feedstocks
  • Use of active recall & interleaving in course design to enhance student learning

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