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Catalytic activation of renewable resources to make polymers and fuels

Friday 15 March: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Department of Chemistry, Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Lensfield Road, CB2 1EW

Professor Charlotte Williams, University of Oxford gives this year’s Lewis Lectureship. Her research focuses on the synthesis of novel catalysts and the use of renewable resources to make polymers. She discusses the development of catalysts able to transform carbon dioxide into methanol, a process which may deliver more sustainable liquid transport fuels in the future.

Jack Lewis was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cambridge from 1970, and a Professor Emeritus from 1995. He is credited with being one of the small group of scientists who led the expansion of inorganic chemistry from its renaissance in the mid-1950s through the syntheses and study of new transition-metal and organometallic complexes. He died in 2014 and the annual Lewis Lectures in the Department take place in his memory.

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