Dr Maurice Webb FRSC
Following a BSc in Chemistry at Manchester, a DPhil in metallocene chemistry at Sussex then a short spell teaching Physics, Maurice Webb's career has involved R&D and new business creation roles in a number of companies (CIBA-Geigy, Laporte, Unilever, ICI, Ineos); with Government Knowledge Transfer schemes and currently as an independent consultant. His primary interest is the industrial applications of materials chemistry, especially inorganics (e.g. silicas, zeolites, silicates, mixed metal hydroxides), in the consumer goods and chemicals-using industries (incl. healthcare, water and waste treatment, polymers, catalysts, toiletries and detergent and household products).
Professor Craig Williams CChem FRSC
School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
Craig has over 25 years’ experience within the zeolite community, he developed an interest in zeolites during the final year of his BSc studies at Salford University while attending a series of lectures given by Prof Alan Dyer. When Craig graduated from Salford, Prof Dyer offered him a research MSc looking at the use of zeolites to act as slow-release agents for anthelmintic drugs. This work proved to be very successful and led to a PhD in this research area.
After his PhD studies Craig worked as a research fellow at Edinburgh and Liverpool Universities. In 1990 he joined the staff at Wolverhampton and in 1993 established the meso and microporous research group to study the problems involved in zeolite synthesis and isomorphous substitution. This group now has 27 successfully completed PhD studies. He is an internationally leading figure in the synthesis of metal substituted zeolite frameworks. To date, five patents and over 80 publications on various aspects of zeolite science in refereed journals have been produced.
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Dr Rob Jackson CChem FRSC
Rob is a Reader in Computational Solid State Chemistry in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Keele University. His research interests are in the modelling of inorganic materials for applications in optical and nuclear devices. He is also currently Chair of the RSC North Staffordshire Local Section.