Dr Bao Nguyen
- Position: Tenure Track Fellow
- Areas of expertise: physical organic chemistry; mechanisms of catalytic reactions; novel spectroscopic and analytical techniques; carbon dioxide as synthons in synthesis; nanoparticles as catalysts.
- Email: B.Nguyen@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 0109
- Location: G17 Chemistry
My group is interested in understanding mechanism of catalytic processes and improving them, and development of novel technologies in chemical research (e.g. new types of reactors or nanoparticle catalysts). The research is highly collaborative, in both academia and industry, and focuses on the interdisciplinary interface between Physical/Organic/Process Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The current research themes in the group are:
- CO2 utilisation as chemical feedstock.
- Mechanistic studies and improvement of metal catalysed coupling reactions.
- Synchrotron-based of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Spectroscopy (XAFS) as a mechanistic tool for homogeneous catalytic reactions.
- Electrochemical flow-reactors for precious metal recovery and catalytic reactions.
- Royal Society of Chemistry
Research groups and institutes
- Process Research and Development
Current postgraduate research students
Postgraduate research opportunities
We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our research opportunities allow you to search for projects and scholarships.
Projects currently available:
- CO2 as a source of oxygen in oxidative processes
- Effect of inorganic bases in catalytic coupling reactions