Dr stuart Holmes
The University of Manchester
United States of America
Stuart Holmes is a Reader in the School of Chemical Engineering. He is a Chemist by first degree and did his PhD with Prof. John Dwyer, one of the founding fathers of zeolite chemistry. He was manager of the UMIST Centre for Microporous Materials prior to joining the department in 2000.
My research is devoted to developing novel nano-structures and exploring their applications in a range of processes, most recently as catalysts and current carriers in Fuel Cell systems. Nano-technology is considered to be a new and exciting field; however, inorganic and zeolite chemists have been synthesising and exploiting structures with nanometer scale architecture for several decades. Coming from a zeolite background which has had an active research effort for many years, my research direction has been to diversify into the use of nano-structures in a range of industrial and power applications.