- Senior Lecturer (Chemistry)
More details are available on the personal Research Pages.
Solid-State Chemistry of Oxide and Nitride Materials
"Waste materials - catalytic opportunities: an overview of the application of large scale waste materials as resources for catalytic applications" M. Balakrishnan, V. S. Batra, J. S. J. Hargreaves and I. D. Pulford, Green Chemistry, 13, 2011,16.
"Hydrogen production from methane in the presence of red mud - making mud magnetic", M. Balakrishnan, V. S. Batra, J. S. J. Hargreaves, A. Monaghan, I. D. Pulford, J. L. Rico and S. Sushil, Green Chemistry, 11, 2009, 42.
"An investigation into the nature and reactivity of the carbonaceous species deposited on mordenite by reaction with methanol", L. J. France, D. C. Apperley, E. J. Ditzel, J. S. J. Hargreaves, J. P. Lewicki, J. J. Liggat and D. Todd, Catalysis Science and Technology, 2011, DOI:10.1039/C1CY00103E.
"Chitosan as a potential ammendment to remediate metal contaminated soil - A characterisation study", A. Kamari, I. D. Pulford and J. S. J. Hargreaves, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 82, 2011, 71.
"Alternative catalytic materials: carbides, nitrides, phosphides and amorphous boron alloys". A-M Alexander and J S J Hargreaves, Chemical Society Reviews, 39, 2010, 4388.
Selected Recent Talks
"Metal nitrides - reservoirs of activated nitrogen?" (invited keynote) International Conference on the Frontiers of Catalytic Science and Technology for the 21st Century, Dalian, China, June 2010
"The production of hydrogen and "magnetic" carbon in the cracking of hydrocarbons with red mud", 42nd IUPAC Congress, Glasgow, August 2009.
"Binary, ternary and quaternary nitrides as sources of activated nitrogen" (invited) Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, May 2011.
"Waste materials - catalytic resources", (invited) Chemical Engineering, Heriot Watt, January 2011.
"Nitrogen transfer and ammonia synthesis activity of metal nitrides" (invited), Catworkshop, Bhubaneswar, India, February 2008.
External Appointments & Positions
Editor, Applied Catalysis A: General
UK representative International Association of Catalysis Societies
Member Scientific Advisory Board, 14th International Congress of Catalysis, Seoul July 2008 and Treasurer of Europacat X Meeting to be held in 2011.
Committee Member RSC Surface Reactivity and Catalysis Subject Group, 2009-, RSC Thermal Methods Group 2007-2010, British Zeolite Association 2011-
Chairman, RSC Glasgow and West of Scotland Local Section
Editorial Board Member (i) Catalysis Communications, (ii) Recent
Patents on Materials Science and (iii) Journal of Chemical Technology