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Durham University

Department of Chemistry

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Prof. Ken Waugh appointed Visiting Chair

(22 July 2011)

Prof. Ken Waugh (Emeritus Prof. University of Manchester; Consultant Davy Process Technology) has recently been awarded a visiting chair in the Chemistry Department at Durham University in conjunction with the Department's Centre for Sustainable Chemical Processes (CSCP).

For just over 20 years Ken was a Company Research Associate in heterogeneous catalysis with ICI. Then from 1992 Ken held a chair in physical chemistry/heterogeneous catalysis at UMIST before subsequently becoming Emeritus Professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Manchester in 2002. Ken has an extremely strong track record in the area of heterogeneous catalysis and catalyst characterisation with long-established links to industry (ICI, BP, DPT, JM, etc.) as well as to other academic departments in the UK, Europe and US.