UCL Chemical Engineering
Departmental Seminar - Designing bio-inspired materials for regenerative medicine and biosensing by Prof Molly Stevens
Date: 29 March 2017
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Venue: Roberts Building 309
Recent experiments have demonstrated the superior activity of Co-decorated MoS₂ materials towards the removal of oxygen from organic molecules, a reaction of interest in converting biomass to fuels. Theoretical work, performed at Dr Stamatakis’s group, sheds light into the effect of Co-doping. Density functional theory calculations comparing pristine versus Co-decorated MoS₂ monolayers showed that the Co atom facilitates the formation of sulfur vacancies, which have previously been demonstrated to be the active sites of this chemistry. In addition, it was found that Co doping results in a stronger binding of the reactants without compromising the catalyst stability.
On Thursday 16th March, the culmination of this year’s Electrochemical Engineering and Power Systems course saw more than 70 students gather for a conference where they presented the finding of their group research projects.
The CNIE research facility is pleased to announce our free workshops on Small Angle x-ray scattering and diffraction, co-organised with SAXSLAB.
On Tuesday 7 March 2017, UCL hosted the annual Integrated Engineering Programme Minor Fair, with information stands for all Faculty minors on offer for 2017-18. All students will chose a minor consisting of three modules which are taken across Years 2 and 3.