Beilby Medal and Prize 2012 Winner

Professor Adam Lee
Professor Adam Lee
Cardiff University

For outstanding contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science with a particular emphasis on clean catalytic technologies.

About the Winner

Adam graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1992, and remained there to complete a PhD in surface science and catalysis in 1995. He was subsequently appointed as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Hull in 1997, before moving to the University of York in 2003, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006.

Adam took up his present position as Professor of Physical Chemistry at Cardiff University in 2009, where he currently holds an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship to nanoengineer clean catalytic technologies. His research spans heterogeneous catalysis, nanoporous solids, green chemistry and synchrotron science, in which he has authored over 120 articles, and he is particularly interested in the rational design of functional materials for sustainable chemical processes and renewable energy applications, bridging chemistry and chemical engineering.

Adam was awarded the 2000 CR Burch Prize by the British Vacuum Council for outstanding contributions to surface and vacuum science, the 2004 Fonda-Fasella Prize of the Elettra synchrotron for outstanding experiments by a young international researcher, and the 2011 McBain Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Chemical Industry for contributions to colloid and interface science. He serves on the editorial boards of Catalysis Communications, the Open Catalysis Journal, and Catalysts.

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