• Question: Did you publish anything in your field? if you did what and when

    Asked by Allan to George, Ahmed, James on 7 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Rachaeloxx.
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      James Sullivan answered on 7 Nov 2014:

      Hi Daffy,
      Thanks you for your question.
      My group have been lucky enough to publish several articles in the last few years. These have included things like the preparation of solar-powered catalysts, the synthesis of catalysts for more environmentally friendly synthesis reactions, the preparation of carbon and titania nanotube catalysts, catalysts for combustion of soot released from cars and catalysts for making biofuel from both grass and vegetable oil feedstocks.
      A list of our publications is at this link: http://www.ucd.ie/chem/staff/drjamessullivan/

      I hope this answers your question.

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      George Dowson answered on 8 Nov 2014:

      I’ve published a few times in different ways. My first publication was a short article called a communication which really just announces a discovery without going into much detail. I then didn’t publish anything for a while because the project I was working on for my PhD was fairly hushed, however the work finished in a patent which is a very long legal version of a paper explaining the nature of the reaction you have tamed and all the examples of how it can work. A follow up paper, which is a full article with analysis and theoretical basis usually, came next. Then there was a review paper which is where you might not even display any of your own work, but just explain the leading research in one area such as the catalysts used for a particlar reaction. Then finally earlier this year I was fortunate enough to be part of a team that published a text book. This was by far the most fun but most high pressure publication I’ve done! A follow up text book is in the works too.
      My portfolio is quite unusual though and most researchers publish many communications, some papers, the occasional patent & review and maybe a textbook.

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      Ahmed Osman answered on 10 Nov 2014:

      Yes I have already one publish paper in Applied Catalysis B: Environmental for the production of the new clean fuel DME by september 2012
      Moreover, I have one paper accepted in Applied Catalysis A: General and it is now in the progress of publishing in 2014
      and here below my list of publication and the conferences attended
      List of publications
      1-Effect of the Precursor on the performance of Alumina for the Dehydration of Methanol to Dimethyl Ether.
      A.I. Osman, J.K. Abou-Dahrieh, D.W. Rooney, S.A. Halawy, M.A. Mohamed and A. Abdelkader
      Appl. Catal. B, Environmental, 127(2012) 307-15.

      2-Production of Dimethyl Ether from Methanol over Boehmite Loaded with x% Silver as Nanocomposite Catalysts.
      S.A. Halawy, M.A. Mohamed, and A.E. Osman. 2nd Kuwait Conference of Chemistry & 16th Arab Chemists Conference Kuwait, April 14-17 (2012), OP-12, p.70.
      Conference attended
      1- The 38th Annual International Conference for the Association of Egyptian American Scholars (AEAS) with an oral presentation for this topic “Catalytic production of Dimethyl ether, as a new clean fuel, from methanol over modified γ-Al2O3 catalysts” at 2011.
      2- The Applied catalysis and reaction engineering international conference in 19th April 2012 in Warwick University in Coventry, UK as oral presentation.
      3- Green growth 2 May 2012 as audience in Senate room, Lanyon building, Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
      4- Young Life Scientist Ireland 2014 (YLSI 2014) with an oral presentation, the title was New and Clean Fuel
      “Catalytic Production of Dimethyl Ether From Bio-Methanol as A Renewable Fuel Over
      Modified Alumina”
      5- International conference on Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, ICCBE, April, 28-29 2014 in Paris France as oral presentation.