2023 Faraday open Prize: Faraday Lectureship Prize Winner
Professor Enrique Iglesia, University of California at Berkeley
Awarded for outstanding contributions to the mechanistic understanding of catalysis, leading scientific innovation for environmental protection and the production of energy carriers, fuels, and chemicals.
Professor Iglesia’s research group develop and analyse inorganic solids that have practical applications as catalysts in various chemical reactions. These reactions are significant in the creation, conversation and utilisation of energy carriers, as well as in the development of eco-friendly petrochemical syntheses and the protection of the environment. The team’s efforts include designing, synthesising, and characterising the structure and mechanisms of the inorganic solids.
The team exploit novel synthetic protocols to design and synthesise these materials, and employ a variety of experimental and computational methods to explore their structure and catalytic reaction mechanisms.
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