||School of Chemistry
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
Tel. No.: +44 (0)121 414 8026
Fax No.: +44 (0)121 414 4403
The research carried out within Dr Shannon's Research Group is centred on the
synthesis and characterisation of new solid materials with particular focus on
structural and catalytic studies of supported catalysts. A major aspect of this
work involves the heterogenisation of inorganic and organometallic catalysts through
the encapsulation (supporting) of catalytic species within a range of solid host
matrices including hydrotalcite clays, and mesoporous and microporous materials.
Other aspects of the research involve more fundamental studies into the synthesis
and structure of new porous frameworks (zeotypes and pillared phosphonates), and
the development of hydrotalcite-like materials as precursors to high surface
area oxide catalysts. This work involves use of a range of techniques including
X-ray diffraction, NMR (solution and solid state), GC, TG/DTA, IR, to
fully characterise the prepared samples and to perform catalytic testing.
You may wish to refer to my
Official Staff Page or my Research Interests
Page for more information.
Applications are invited for Postgraduate research positions within
the group. If you are interested please refer to
Vacancies in the Shannon Research Group for further details.
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[School of Chemistry
12th October 2004