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Adam Lee

  • Professor of Sustainable Chemistry
  • Aston University
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  • 7276CitationsNumber of citations received by Adam's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Synchrotron radiationPorous solidsBiofuelsSurface ScienceNanomaterialsGreen ChemistryCatalysis

About

Adam Lee obtained a BA in Natural Sciences and a PhD in surface science and catalysis from the University of Cambridge, and was appointed a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the University of Hull in 1997. After moving to the University of York and promotion to Senior Lecturer, he was appointed Professor of Physical Chemistry within the Cardiff Catalysis Institute at Cardiff University in 2009. He subsequently took up a joint appointment as Chair of Sustainable Chemical Synthesis at the University of Warwick and Monash University. In 2014, he was appointed Professor of Sustainable Chemistry within the European Bioenergy Research Institute at Aston University, where he currently holds an EPSRC Leadership Fellowship. Professor Lee was awarded the 2000 CR Burch Prize by the British Vacuum Council, the 2004 Fonda-Fasella Prize of the Elettra synchrotron, the 2011 McBain Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Chemical Industry, and 2012 Beilby Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, IOM3 and Society of Chemical Industry for outstanding contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and surface science. His research spans heterogeneous catalysis, nanoporous solids, green chemistry and synchrotron science, in which he has authored over 170 articles.

Co-authors (405)

Editorships

Catalysts

Editorial board member

2015 - Present

Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Editorial board member

2014 - Present

Catalysis Communications

Editorial board member

2009 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Nanoporous solid acid and base catalysts for sustainable biofuels production

    • Lee A
    • Wilson K
    • Pirez C
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  • Tuning solid acid catalysts for glucose conversion to platform chemicals

    • Osatiashtiani A
    • Lee A
    • Wilson K
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  • Au@SiO2 core-shell nanoparticles for the selective aerobic oxidation of alcohols

    • Machado A
    • Lee A
    • Wilson K
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  • Evidence for the surface catalysed Suzuki-Miyaura reaction over Pd nanocatalysts: An operando XAS study

    • Lee A
    • Ellis P
    • Fairlamb I
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  • Structure−Reactivity Correlations in the Catalytic Coupling of Ethyne over Novel Bimetallic Pd/Sn Catalysts

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Professional experience

Professor of Sustainable Chemistry

Aston University

February 2014 - Present

Chair of Sustainable Chemical Synthesis

University of Warwick

August 2013 - February 2014(6 months)

Professor of Physical Chemistry

Cardiff University

August 2009 - July 2013(4 years)

Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

University of York

July 2003 - July 2009(6 years)

Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

University of Hull

July 1997 - June 2003(6 years)

Research Scientist

Johnson Matthey Technology Centre

October 1995 - April 1996(7 months)

Education history

PhD (Chemistry)

University of Cambridge

October 1992 - September 1995(3 years)

BA (Natural Sciences)

University of Cambridge

October 1989 - July 1992(3 years)