Dr Bao Nguyen


Institute of Process Research & Development

Research interests

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.

Professional memberships

  • 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.

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