Justin Hargreaves


Justin Hargreaves is currently Professor of Catalytic Materials Chemistry at the University of Glasgow, UK.   He obtained his undergraduate degree in Chemistry at the University of Liverpool, UK in 1987 which was followed by his PhD, also from the University of Liverpool, in 1990.  His PhD was undertaken in the supervision of Professors Richard Joyner and Graham Hutchings CBE FRS and involved an investigation of structure-activity relationships in MgO catalysed oxidative coupling of methane.  This was followed by a postdoctoral period at ETH Zurich working with Professor Dr Roel Prins in the area of hydrodesulfurisation, and a further postdoctoral period back at the University of Liverpool again working with Professors Richard Joyner and Graham Hutchings CBE FRS  on the catalytic partial oxidation of methane.   In 1994, he was appointed as Senior Research Fellow at  Nottingham Trent University and then Principal Scientist in the Leverhulme Centre for Innovative Catalysis, University of Liverpool in 2001.   In 2002, he moved to the University of Glasgow.  His current research interests include N2 activation, metal oxide, carbide, nitride, phosphide and boride catalysts, zeolite catalysis, alkane activation and the application of large scale wastes as resources for the preparation of catalytic materials. 

He is currently an editor of Applied Catalysis A: General (2013-), Editor-in-Chief of the RSC Catalysis Book Series (2018-) and serves on the editorial boards of Catalysis Communications, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, Journal of the Saudi Chemical Society and Molecules.  In 2015 he became Secretary of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies and in 2016 a UK Representative to the Advisory Board for the International Conference on Environmental Catalysis.   From 2004-2016 he served as a UK representative to the International Association of Catalysis Societies and from 2015-2018 was Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry's Surface Reactivity and Catalysis subject group.

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