Dr Simon Kondrat
Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry
Simon A. Kondrat completed his undergraduate (MChem) Chemistry degree from the University of Warwick (UK) in 2007. Following this, he then studied for his PhD with Prof. Graham Hutchings (FRS) at the University of Cardiff, on the preparation of catalysts using supercritical fluids. After completing his PhD in 2011 he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Cardiff University and the UK Catalysis Hub, focusing on novel catalyst preparation and in-situ catalyst characterisation.
Simon was appointed as Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Loughborough University in October 2017. His research interests include the preparation and advanced characterisation of heterogeneous catalysts for application in a range of gas and liquid phase reactions.
Simon’s research is focused on the design of heterogeneous catalysts and understanding how their structure alters under reaction conditions. He is particularly interested in the formation and studying the evolution of metal nanoparticles from mixed metal oxides and metal alloys. In addition, he is interested in the effect of poisons and promoter materials from catalyst preparation through to catalyst testing.
Research Key words:
- Heterogeneous Catalysis
- Material synthesis and design
- In-situ Characterisation
- Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry