UKCSCST2020 conference has been successfully held

More than 100 participants have attended the UKCSCST2020 conference on 11-12 September 2020, which has 4 plenary talks, 11 invited keynote presentations, 34 oral presentations, oral presentation from ALP, SCI, and over 30 poster presentations. One Emerging Award was given in addition to 3 oral awards and 3 poster awards supported by SCI, and one oral and one poster award supported by RSC Applied Catalysis Group. The following pictures show some activities in the conferences. Great presentation, great interactions and discussion.

UK CSCST-SCI 2020 conference

27th Joint Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Chemical Science and Technology in the UK and Society of Chemical Industry’s Chinese UK Regional Group (UKCSCST-SCI) is organised by Queen’s University Belfast on 11th-12th September 2020. We are pleased to announce the conference programme (PDF link below) including the list of oral and poster presentations.

CSCST-SCI 2020 Programme – Final -Final – with TEAM links – 26 August 2020

The conference will be delivered using MS TEAM. TEAM links are included in the conference programme.

Introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations – Catalysis Workshop

Dr Shaojun Xu gave a lecture for the introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations. More than 50 participants from the project partners are participating the workshop. Two presentation documents can be obtained by clicking the title below:

UK workshop_in situ analysis – Dr Luwei Chen

SX_Introduction of heterogeneous catalysis and characterisations – Dr Shaojun Xu

The following pictures are screenshots from the workshop.



Dr Shaoliang Guan introduced the fundamental of XPS analysis and the use of CasaXPS for data processing and analysis.


Dr Luwei Chen from Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A* STAR), Singapore, gave a very interesting introduction of in-situ catalyst characterisation for different reactions including a few case studies.


Dr Jun Huang from University of Sydney introduced solid state NRM analysis and its applications for mechanisms studies in particular in zeolite related research.


In summary, each workshop has around 60 participants and provides valuable knowledge of catalyst characterisation and the application in heterogeneous catalysis. Some nice discussion happened at the end of workshop.

Mr Shuming Zhang visited Xi’an Jiaotong University

Mr Shuming Zhang from Queen’s University of Belfast had visited Xi’an Jiaotong University between from October 2019 hosted by Prof. Ningbo Gao. He investigated syngas production and ash behavior during a new promising technique-Autothermal CaO looping biomass gasification. Based on the results, higher syngas yield can be obtained by lower gasification temperature which can increase process efficiency and reduce ash sintering. In addition, a scientific manuscript has been published in FUEL journal.

According to our plan, the research program would be continued around the summer of 2020 with new research exchanges.