Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Researcher Contact Details

Research Title: Dr.

Contact First Name: James

Contact Surname: Sullivan

Contact Address:

UCD School of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Belfield, Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: +35317162135

Fax Contact Number:

Email Address: james.sullivan@ucd.ie

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation

Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate:

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: http://www.ucd.ie/chem/staff/drjamessullivan/

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
We study the synthesis, characterisation and application of heterogeneous catalysis in the areas of environmental chemistry and energy generation. The first strand of research involves de-pollution technologies and green chemistry. Ongoing environmental chemistry / green chemistry projects include the following; Particulate matter combustion strategies, NOx storage and reduction catalysts, Selective catalytic reduction of NO using ammonia and urea, Selective catalytic oxidation using benign oxidants, Supported nanoparticle catalysts for selective H-D exchange and aqueous phase synthetic organic reactions. The second strand of research involves the use of heterogeneous catalysts in energy generation. Recent energy related projects are listed below; Heterogeneous catalysts for the production of bio-diesel, Catalysts for the valorisation of glycerol (a bio-diesel byproduct) Catalysts to facilitate the use of ammonia borane as a material for hydrogen storage Improved photocatalysts for hydrogen photosynthesis Solid phase catalysts for carbon dioxide hydrogenation into C1 molecules

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
environmental and sustainable heterogeneous catalysis biofuels solar power conditioning

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

No information specified

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

No information specified

Water


Interests indicated in the Water Joint Programming Initiative

 Developing safe water systems for the citizens

 Implementing a water-wise bio-based economy

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

Experience of participation in expert groups in this area

Any relevant information in relation to Participation in WssTP or other relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects

Other areas of expertise:


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Sustainable supply of non-energy and non-agricultural raw materials

 Promote the sustainable supply and use of raw materials, including mineral resources, from land and sea, covering exploration, extraction, processing, re-use, recycling and recovery

 Find alternatives for critical raw materials

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Strengthen eco-innovative technologies, processes, services and products including exploring ways to reduce the quantities of raw materials in production and consumption, and overcoming barriers in this context and boost their market uptake

Focus Areas

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

 Raw Materials

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





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Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:

COST action D36 - structure performance relationships at the surface of functional materials.


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