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EPSRC Support by Research Area (Catalysis) in Theme (Physical Sciences)

Research areas are used to describe EPSRC's portfolio of excellent long term research and high quality postgraduate training.

Grants are classified using one or more research areas. The number and value of grants listed below reflects how the theme portfolio is described by this research area.

Please note: some research areas will appear under multiple themes. There is no unique, absolute, relationship between a research area and a theme.

Grant TitlePrincipal
Investigator
OrganisationDepartmentTotal Grant
Value (£)
"In-Crystallo" Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry of Methane, Ethane and Propane. Synthesis, Structures and Catalysis in Single-CrystalsWeller, Professor AUniversity of YorkChemistry 526,463
"In-Crystallo" Solid-State Molecular Organometallic Chemistry of Methane, Ethane and Propane. Synthesis, Structures and Catalysis in Single-CrystalsMacgregor, Professor SAHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 372,404
3D Photoelectrochemical imaging in porous light-addressable structuresKrause, Professor SQueen Mary University of LondonSchool of Engineering & Materials Scienc 202,249
3DSynth: Design and fabrication of cartridges for digital chemical synthesisCronin, Professor LUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 999,034
A Catalytic Asymmetric Cross-Coupling Approach to the Synthesis of CyclobutanesFletcher, Professor SPUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 410,560
A Cooperative Approach to C-N Bond FormationWillcox, Dr DUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 300,234
A Facility for Cryo-Enabled Multi-microscopy for Nanoscale Analysis in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (Cryo-EPS)Giuliani, Professor FImperial College LondonMaterials 10,294,044
A New Class of Hybrid Polyoxometalate Catalysts for C-H FunctionalisationLam, Professor HWUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 201,902
A New Correlative Approach for Structure Determination & Imaging of Molecular MaterialsBrown, Professor PDUniversity of NottinghamFaculty of Engineering 1,470,902
A nitrenoid strategy to access sp3-rich nitrogen heterocyclesDavies, Dr PWUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 444,751
A Radical Amination Approach to Aliphatic AminesCuthbertson, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 406,784
A Radical Approach to C-H AlkylationCresswell, Dr AJUniversity of BathChemistry 261,307
A regionally strategic NMR spectrometer with globally unique high pressure and reaction monitoring capabilityAdams, Dr RWUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 1,698,226
A solid-state NMR instrument for Northern IrelandManesiotis, Dr PQueen's University of BelfastSch of Chemistry and Chemical Eng 956,055
Aberration-Corrected Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope with atomic resolution spectroscopy under controlled environmental conditions: AC-eSTEMLazarov, Professor VUniversity of YorkPhysics 3,250,534
Accessing pharmacophoric space via asymmetric protonationWatson, Dr AJBUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 399,956
Advanced Functional Materials Spectroscopy: Lab-based X-ray AbsorptionBeaumont, Dr SKDurham, University ofChemistry 690,857
An EPSRC National Research Facility to facilitate Data Science in the Physical Sciences: The Physical Sciences Data science Service (PSDS)Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 2,996,067
Anion-Gated Dual Catalysis: Alkene Difunctionalization Accelerated by High Throughput ExperimentationGaunt, Professor MUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 270,484
Artificial photosynthesis strategies for synthesis: Combined photoredox and transition metal-catalysed transfer hydrogenation of C-C multiple bondsCambeiro, Dr XCUniversity of GreenwichPharm., Chem. & Environmental Sci., FES 202,477
Astrocatalysis: In Operando Studies Of Catalysis And Photocatalysis Of Space-abundant Transition MetalsMcCoustra, Professor MRSHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 901,228
ATLAS - Automated high-throughput platform suite for accelerated molecular systems discoveryPetit, Dr CImperial College LondonChemical Engineering 1,281,110
Biocatalytic Approaches to the Synthetic Manipulation of SiliconesWong, Dr LUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 444,992
Biocatalytic Approaches to the Synthetic Manipulation of SiliconesTaylor, Professor PGThe Open UniversityFaculty of Sci, Tech, Eng & Maths (STEM) 34,023
Boron: Beyond the ReagentLloyd-Jones, Professor GUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 5,012,847
Boronic Acid-Catalysed Dehydrative SynthesisTaylor, Dr JEUniversity of BathChemistry 314,716
Cast iron catalysis: New catalytic protocols for carbon-phosphorus bond synthesisWebster, Dr RUniversity of BathChemistry 1,062,652
Catalysing 3 routes to C-H Borylation using Earth-abundant MetalsIngleson, Professor MJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 510,419
Catalytic Hydrofluorination for the Assembly of Chiral Fluorinated Building BlocksJohnston, Dr CUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 415,207
Catalytic Synthesis of Pharmaceutical Amides in WaterGrogan, Professor GJUniversity of YorkChemistry 442,674
Complex-bearing Metal-Organic Frameworks: Snapshots of ReactionsChampness, Professor NRUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 1,072,727
Conformational control of the structure and properties of synthetic porous materialsRosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 843,625
Construction of 18F-perfluorinated motifs by mechanistic leverage with fluorineTredwell, Dr MCardiff UniversitySchool of Medicine 392,297
Coordination chemistry approaches to societal issues: environment and healthRedshaw, Professor CUniversity of HullChemistry 79,539
Development of a generally applicable catalytic amidation reactionWhiting, Professor ADurham, University ofChemistry 24,409
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionBures, Dr JUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 285,613
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionRzepa, Professor HSImperial College LondonChemistry 270,130
Development of a generally applicable catalytic direct amidation reactionSheppard, Professor TDUCLChemistry 336,290
Digital navigation of chemical space for functionRosseinsky, Professor MUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 8,699,373
DNP-Enhanced Solid-state NMR: New Sample Preparation Approaches and ApplicationsTitman, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 481,167
Dual Unsaturated Transition Metal-Main Group (TM-M') Heterobimetallic Complexes for Cooperative Reactivity and CatalysisMacgregor, Professor SAHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 349,787
Dual Unsaturated Transition Metal-Main Group (TM-M') Heterobimetallic Complexes for Cooperative Reactivity and CatalysisWhittlesey, Professor MUniversity of BathChemistry 427,065
Electrolysis at scale: a pathway to lower precious metal content electrolysersKing, Dr LManchester Metropolitan UniversityAdv Materials and Surface Eng Res Ctr 391,366
Electrostatic CatalysisDuarte, Professor FUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 375,976
Emergent Nanomaterials (Critical Mass Proposal)Parker, Professor SCUniversity of BathChemistry 458,047
Enantioselective C-H C-H Coupling of Alcohols with HeteroarenesPhipps, Professor RJUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 355,413
Expanding Capability and Capacity in High-Throughput Multinuclear NMR SpectroscopyLinclau, Professor BUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 476,316
Expanding the chemical range of RNA-mediated catalysis : structure and mechanismLilley, Professor DMJUniversity of DundeeSchool of Life Sciences 551,849
Expanding the Environmental Frontiers of Operando Metrology for Advanced Device Materials DevelopmentHofmann, Professor SUniversity of CambridgeEngineering 1,026,620
Exploiting Chalcogen Bonding and Non-Covalent Interactions in Isochalcogenourea Catalysis: Catalyst Preparation, Mechanistic Studies and ApplicationsSmith, Professor ADUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 736,798
Exploiting the interface between aromaticity and non-aromaticityDonohoe, Professor TUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 390,108
FLP Zintl Clusters for Small Molecule Activation and CatalysisMehta, Dr MUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 288,900
From Organic to Inorganic Chemistry: Exploiting the Isolobal Analogy to Develop Main Group CatalystsMelen, Professor RCardiff UniversityChemistry 848,659
Functional Hydrogen-Bonded Self-Sorting NetworksWilson, Professor AJUniversity of LeedsSch of Chemistry 454,259
Growing Carbon Chains on Organometallic NetworksCrimmin, Dr MRImperial College LondonChemistry 423,568
Harnessing Electrostatics to Unlock Cage Catalysis: A Combined Experimental Computational ApproachLusby, Dr PJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 422,912
High throughput 2D-IR analysis of biomolecules under physiological conditionsHunt, Professor NTUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,006,129
Hub 'Science' 3: Catalysis for the Circular Economy and Sustainable ManufacturingDavidson, Professor MGUniversity of BathChemistry 3,938,126
Ionic-Liquid Mixtures: from Surface Structure to Catalytic PerformanceSlattery, Dr JMUniversity of YorkChemistry 692,816
Ionic-Liquid Mixtures: from Surface Structure to Catalytic PerformanceMcKendrick, Professor KGHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 680,204
Laser-PEEM/LEEM Facility for Multidisciplinary Nanoscience ImagingDhesi, Dr SSDiamond Light SourcePhysical Sciences 805,845
Leveraging sulfinates for heterocycle cross-electrophile couplingWillis, Professor MUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 288,987
Light-Driven Multicomponent C-C Couplings: New Avenues to Bioactive MoleculesSilvi, Dr MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 403,633
Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry imaging for advanced chemical and materials analysisLockyer, Professor NPUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 810,450
Metal Atoms on Surfaces & Interfaces (MASI) for Sustainable FutureKhlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 6,659,514
Metal-organic nanosheets: a programmable two-dimensional platform for multistep catalysisFoster, Dr JAUniversity of SheffieldChemistry 385,936
Modify-catch-release-repeat: Reversible bioconjugations for controlled release of small molecules from antibodies and their fragmentsFascione, Dr M AUniversity of YorkChemistry 397,840
Modular approach to structurally diverse four-membered (spiro)cycles using highly strained precursorsAggarwal, Professor VKUniversity of BristolChemistry 581,589
Molecular s-block Assemblies for Redox-active Bond Activation and Catalysis: Repurposing the s-block as 3d-elementsHill, Professor MSUniversity of BathChemistry 1,142,997
Multielectron photoredox catalysts based on charge accumulation in conjugated macrocyclesHaque, Professor SAImperial College LondonChemistry 201,834
Multifunctional Peroxygenase Catalysis for Synthetic ChemistryGrogan, Professor GJUniversity of YorkChemistry 544,056
Multi-inlet comprehensive gas chromatography and high resolution mass spectrometryLangley, Professor GJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 856,023
New catalysis for the utilisation of recalcitrant polysaccharidesHutchings, Professor GCardiff UniversityChemistry 202,074
New Directions in Bioisostere ResearchAnderson, Professor EAUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 572,768
NEW DIRECTIONS IN FLOW ELECTROSYNTHESISWirth, Professor TCardiff UniversityChemistry 468,778
New Directions in Molecular Scattering: Multiple Pathways and ProductsMcKendrick, Professor KGHeriot-Watt UniversitySch of Engineering and Physical Science 5,880,172
New perspectives in photocatalysis and near-surface chemistry: catalysis meets plasmonicsZayats, Professor AKings College LondonPhysics 7,902,074
New Photocatalytic C-C Bond-Forming Reactivity of Unprotected Primary AminesCresswell, Dr AJUniversity of BathChemistry 481,106
New Routes to fluorocarbons using fluoroboranesIngleson, Professor MJUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 438,549
Next generation ammonia synthesis: a highly integrated computational modelling and experimental approachHector, Professor ALUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 517,448
Next generation ammonia synthesis: a highly integrated computational modelling and experimental approachCatlow, Professor RUCLChemistry 488,797
Next generation ammonia synthesis: a highly integrated computational modelling and experimental approachHargreaves, Professor JSJUniversity of GlasgowSchool of Chemistry 540,906
Next generation ammonia synthesis: a highly integrated computational modelling and experimental approachDavid, Professor BUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 497,893
Next Generation Enzymatic and Integrated Catalytic Approaches for Amide SynthesisMicklefield, Professor JUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 202,200
Nitridic and Carbidic Interstitial Pd Nanoparticles for Directed CatalysisWells, Dr PUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 1,258,044
Nitrogen- and Oxygen-Radicals-Based Strategies for the Divergent Assembly of Novel Building Blocks by Strain-ReleaseLiddle, Professor STUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 391,803
Novel Low-Temperature Plasma-Catalyst Control of Dioxin & Furan Emissions from Waste IncineratorsWilliams, Professor PUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 763,414
Novel polymers of intrinsic microporosity for heterogeneous base-catalysed reactions (HBC-PIMs)Carta, Dr MSwansea UniversityCollege of Science 280,530
Novel Strategies for the Assembly of Carbon-Boron Bonds via the Photoinduced Generation of Boryl-RadicalsMehta, Dr MUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 375,981
PEPR - A centre for Pulse Electron Paramagnetic Resonance spectroscopy at Imperial CollegeRoessler, Dr MMImperial College LondonChemistry 2,288,049
Photo-Electro: Transforming Chemical Synthesis, Discovery and ManufactureGeorge, Professor MUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 6,486,390
Predictive multiscale free energy simulations of hybrid transition metal catalystsKeal, Professor TWSTFC Laboratories (Grouped)Scientific Computing Department 682,674
Predictive multiscale free energy simulations of hybrid transition metal catalystsCatlow, Professor RUCLChemistry 834,869
Predictive multiscale free energy simulations of hybrid transition metal catalystsMulholland, Professor AJUniversity of BristolChemistry 656,986
Pushing Heterogeneous Catalysis into Biological Chemistry via Cofactor RegenerationWang, Dr XLancaster UniversityEngineering 202,298
Rational design of photoactive molecules using "black box" quantum dynamics simulationsWorth, Professor GAUCLChemistry 392,509
Redox-reversible artificial metalloenzymesDuhme-Klair, Professor AUniversity of YorkChemistry 734,440
Re-Inventing Olefin Oxidation Using Visible-Light PhotocatalysisDe Bo, Professor GUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 202,418
Relaying radicals for catalytic couplings: Catalysis with SmI2Procter, Professor DJUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 669,167
Scalable fabrication of on-chip Li CO2 batteries for efficient electrocatalysts screening and energy storage mechanism studyZhao, Dr YUniversity of SurreyATI Electronics 243,689
Seeing the Light with Manganese - Unveiling Catalysis by an Earth Abundant MetalLynam, Dr JMUniversity of YorkChemistry 1,052,768
Shapeshifting MoleculesMcGonigal, Dr P RDurham, University ofChemistry 1,194,270
Shining a New Light on Photoredox Catalysis and Small Molecule ActivationScott, Dr DUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 943,705
Simulating catalysis: Multiscale embedding of machine learning potentialsvan der Kamp, Dr MWUniversity of BristolBiochemistry 391,585
Stereospecific Csp3-Csp2 Cross-Coupling of Saturated Heterocyclic Boronates: A Transformative Disconnection for Drug DiscoveryO'Brien, Professor PUniversity of YorkChemistry 202,415
Sulfoxides as substrate activators: New cross-couplings for making materials and medicinesProcter, Professor DJUniversity of Manchester, TheChemistry 730,401
SuperSTEM: National Research Facility for Advanced Electron MicroscopyRamasse, Professor QUniversity of LeedsChemical and Process Engineering 4,023,848
Supramolecular Bioinspired Responsive Materials: Exploiting Polyproline HelicesPalma, Dr AUniversity of KentSch of Physical Sciences 404,543
Surface Engineered Nanocrystals: EPR Radical Detection of PhotoactivityRichards, Dr ECardiff UniversityChemistry 304,043
Sustainable Production of ACrylic acId from reNewable waste GlycerolD'Agostino, Dr CUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 620,319
Switchable Catalysis for Block Copolymer Compatibilization of Plastic WasteGarden, Dr JAUniversity of EdinburghSch of Chemistry 202,388
Synthesis of enolates by nucleophilic substitutionPattison, Dr GUniversity of LincolnSchool of Chemistry 405,713
The UK Catalysis Hub -'Core'Hutchings, Professor GCardiff UniversityChemistry 2,201,661
The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 1 - Optimising, predicting and designing new CatalystsCatlow, Professor RCardiff UniversityChemistry 3,683,535
The UK Catalysis Hub - 'Science': 2 Catalysis at the Water-Energy NexusHardacre, Professor CUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 4,010,674
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityKockenberger, Dr WUniversity of NottinghamSch of Physics & Astronomy 1,857,395
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityLee, Dr DUniversity of Manchester, TheChem Eng and Analytical Science 2,881,145
The UK Dynamic Nuclear Polarisation Magic Angle Spinning NMR FacilityGrey, Professor CPUniversity of CambridgeChemistry 247,949
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityTitman, Dr JUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 43,315
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBlanc, Professor FUniversity of LiverpoolChemistry 23,982
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityBrown, Professor SPUniversity of WarwickPhysics 2,431,378
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityWilliamson, Dr PTFUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Biological Sciences 51,797
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityAshbrook, Professor SEMUniversity of St AndrewsChemistry 30,069
The UK High-Field Solid-State NMR National Research FacilityGriffin, Dr JLancaster UniversityChemistry 22,420
The UK National Crystallography service 2022 - 2027Probert, Dr MRNewcastle UniversitySch of Natural & Environmental Sciences 1,207,136
The UK National Crystallography Service 2022-27Coles, Professor SJUniversity of SouthamptonSch of Chemistry 4,010,773
Thiophene dioxides: Versatile tools for ring synthesisAnderson, Professor EAUniversity of OxfordOxford Chemistry 457,458
Triggering, Controlling and Imaging Chemical Reactions at the Single-Molecule Level by Electron BeamKhlobystov, Professor AUniversity of NottinghamSch of Chemistry 1,059,227
Unlocking Photoswitchable Main-group Catalysis Using AzophosphinesJupp, Dr ARUniversity of BirminghamSchool of Chemistry 356,560
Utilising lone single atoms as model catalystsDuncan, Dr D ADiamond Light SourcePhysical Sciences 403,939
VICAR: Volcanoes In Catalysis Avoided by Resonance.Beaumont, Dr SKDurham, University ofChemistry 201,706
XPS and X-ray tomography at the University of GlasgowSymes, Professor MDUniversity of GlasgowCollege of Science and Engineering 2,665,820

Total Number of Grants: 132
Total Value of Grants: £149,613,917

The grant value may include the cost of access to facilities (these funds are not awarded to the grant holding organisation).