New Director appointed to Cardiff Catalysis Institute

Cardiff University has appointed Professor Duncan Wass as the new Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI).

Professor Wass joins the CCI from the University of Bristol and brings with him a wealth of experience in the development of catalysts to tackle some of society’s most pressing challenges.

Over the last 10 years the CCI has established itself as one of the world’s leading centres for catalysis, bringing in millions of pounds worth of funding and forging successful partnerships with industry and academia both here in the UK and across the world.

Catalysis is the process of speeding up chemical reactions to make products cheaper, cleaner, safer and more sustainable. It is estimated that 85 per cent of the world’s products require a catalyst at some stage in their production. Read more

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