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Funding

During 2012 – 2015, Dial-a-Molecule made funding available to the community via three main mechanisms:  Proof-of-Concept Awards, Interdisciplinary Mobility Funding and Early Career Researcher Bursaries.

 

Below are details of projects the Network supported:
  • Funded Proof-of-Concept Studies

This activity was aimed at providing seed-funding for novel, early stage research critical for the development of the Grand Challenge which cannot be funded in a timely manner by other sources.  Dial-a-Molecule made 6 of these awards, each funding 3 months PDRA time (at 80% fEC, including direct costs).  More information can be found by clicking on the title.

Towards a National Academic Electronic Laboratory Notebook

S. J. Coles (University of Southampton), J. G Frey (University of Southampton), R. J. Whitby (University of Southampton), R. Kidd (RSC) and A. Williams (RSC)

Design and Additive Manufacturing for Flow Electrochemistry

S. Christie (Loughborough University), R Harris (Loughborough University), R. Friel (Loughborough University), R. Mortimer (Loughborough University) and A. Wright (Andy Wright Ltd)

Continuous Flow Dehydrogenation

D Gill (University of Huddersfield), J. Sweeney (University of Huddersfield), J. Stonehouse (Novartis), R. Robinson (Novartis)

Tracking Chemistry as it Happens: Design of Novel RF Monitoring Probes for Wireless Chemical Sensor Networks

H. Makatsoris (Brunel University London), T. Vilches (Brunel University London), S. Christie (Loughborough University), B. Davies (GSK), A. Saleemi (Loughborough University), G. Jenkins (Albany Molecular Research Inc), A. Wright (Andy Wright Ltd), P. Tune (Centre for Process Innovation), A. Connell (University of Leeds)

Stabilised Bimetallic Metal Nanoparticles in Tailor-made Carbon Nanoreactors as Catalysts for Continuous-Flow Biomass Valorisation with Supercritical Fluids

T. Chamberlain (University of Nottingham), R. Bourne (University of Leeds), U. Hintermair (University of Bath), C. Smith (University of Reading)

Electrochemically Switchable Catalysis in Flow

B. Nguyen (University of Leeds), C. Jones (Queen Mary, University of London), N. Kapur (University of Leeds), C. Willans (University of Leeds)

 

  • Interdisciplinary Mobility Fund

This activity was aimed at promoting inter-disciplinary and academic-industry collaborations by funding travel and accommodation for short term exchanges.

Catalytic Biomass Valorisation using Carbon Nanoreactor Stabilised Metal Nanoparticles Catalysts with Supercritical CO2

T. Chamberlain (University of Leeds), R. Bourne (University of Leeds) and U. Hintermair (University of Bath)

Mapping the properties of pincer ligands and their complexes using computational and experimental data

N. Fey (University of Bristol) and J. Lynam (University of York)

Mechanistic studies on the stereo-retentive C-H oxidation of aliphatics with iron complexes

J. Bures (Imperial College)

Porous Organic Cages in Flow: rapid synthesis and screening for the functional materials

A. Slater (University of Liverpool)

Continuous Flow in-operando Spectroscopy for Mechanistic and Kinetic Insight into Homogeneous Catalysis

U. Hintermair (University of Bath) and J. Bures (Imperial College)

Continuous Synthesis of Organic Carbonates by Direct Condensation of Alcohols with CO2

M. Sankar (Cardiff University) and U. Hintermair (University of Bath)

Porphyrin Formation in Flow: Can yield be optimized?

A. Slater (University of Nottingham)

 

  • Early Career Researchers Bursaries

These covered travel expenses and accommodation costs to allow ECRs to attend Dial-a-Molecule events. (ECRs are defined as post-doctoral research fellows and academic staff in the first three years of their first academic appointment). We made awards to the following:
  • Dr Graham Rance, University of Nottingham (Dial-a-Molecule Annual Meeting 2014)
  • Dr Bao Nguyen, University of Leeds (Design of Experiments II, 2014)
  • Dr Jose Souto, University of Cambridge (Design of Experiments II, 2014)
  • Dr Thomas Chamberlain, University of Nottingham (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr Silvia Diez-Gonzalez, Imperial College London (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr Joy Farnaby, Imperial College London (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr Rebecca Melen, Cardiff University (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr Victor Sans Sangorrin, University of Nottingham (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr James Walton, Durham University (Catalytic Sustainability in the Future, 2015)
  • Dr Duncan Browne, Cardiff University (Closed Loop Optimisation of Synthesis, 2015)
  • Dr Claudia Chen, University of Strathclyde (Closed Loop Optimisation of Synthesis, 2015)
  • Dr Amadeu Bonet, University of Hull (Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century, 2015)
  • Dr Duncan Browne, Cardiff University (Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century, 2015)
  • Dr Susannah Coote, Lancaster University (Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century, 2015)
  • Dr Daniele Lenori, University of Manchester (Chemical Synthesis in the 21st Century, 2015)
  • Dr Liam Ball, University of Nottingham (Lead-Oriented Synthesis, 2015)
  • Dr Louis Morrill, Cardiff University (Lead-Oriented Synthesis, 2015)
  • Dr Willian Unsworth, University of York (Lead-Oriented Synthesis, 2015)
  • Dr Guillaume De Bo, University of Manchester (Smart Materials, 2015)
  • Dr Tom Hasell, University of Liverpool (Smart Materials, 2015)