Prof. Graham J. Hutchings
"Catalysis using gold containing nanomaterials"
Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK CF10 3AT
Graham Hutchings is Regius Professor of Chemistry at Cardiff University and Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute. He studied chemistry at University College London and also a PhD in biological chemistry in 1975. His early career was with ICI and AECI Ltd where he became interested in gold catalysis. In 1984 he moved to academia and has held chairs at the Universities of Witwatersrand, Liverpool and Cardiff. His main interests are in oxidation catalysis with a special interest in catalysis by gold. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2009, a Member of Academia Europaea in 2010 and a Founding Fellow of the learned Society of Wales in 2010. He was awarded the Davy Medal of the Royal Society in 2013, the ENI Award for Advanced Environmental Solutions in 2017, the RSC Faraday Lectureship and Prize in 2018 and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2018.