Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Ceri Hammond is a Royal Society University Research Fellow, and heads the Hammond Lab at the Department of Chemical Engineering, where he holds a post as Senior Lecturer. His group currently consists of 1 PI, 2 PDRA, 7 PhD students and several undergraduate students (MSc/BSc/Erasmus).

His research group specialises in several aspects of catalysis and bio-medical engineering, details of which can be found here. These activities have been supported by funding from The Royal Society, The Leverhulme Trust, the RSC, EPSRC and various industrial sponsors.

Ceri obtained his PhD under the guidance of Prof. Graham J. Hutchings FRS at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute. Following periods at ETH Z├╝rich and Stanford University, he began his independent career at Cardiff University, following the award of a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. In 2019, he was offered a tenured post at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, where he and his group are now based. 


     *We are currently recruiting!*

We are currently seeking candidates to undertake PhD research in the area of heterogeneous catalysis in our lab, with expected start dates of October 2021/January 2022. We are specifically seeking candidates interested in CO2 conversion technologies (catalytic, electro/photo-catalytic) and/or biomass conversion. Candidates should have a first class or upper second class (hons) MSc/MChem/MEng degrees in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials or a closely related subject. Candidates interested in positions are encouraged to e-mail Ceri directly. Further particulars will be advertised soon. 





Royal Society URF and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London


Royal Society URF at the

Cardiff Catalysis Institute


RSC Mobility Fellow at the Department of Chemistry, Stanford University (Prof. E. I. Solomon)


Post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Chemical and Bio-engineering, ETH Zurich (Prof. I. Hermans)


Awarded PhD from Cardiff University (advisor: Prof. G. J. Hutchings CBE FRS)

Major awards and honours

  • 2021  Awarded Harrison-Meldola Memorial Award from The Royal Society of Chemistry. 
  • 2019  Appointed to Faculty of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London
  • 2018  Appointed to the Early Career Advisory Board of ACS Catalysis
  • 2017  Emerging Investigator award by the RSC journal, Green Chemistry
  • 2015 Awarded Irvine Review Lectureship at the University of St. Andrews
  • 2015 Awarded a University Research Fellowship by The Royal Society
  • 2013  Awarded the 'Best European PhD Thesis Prize' by the European Federation of Catalysis Societies



Botti L, Meier S, Hammond C, 2021, Mechanistic Studies of Continuous Glucose Upgrading over Lewis Acidic Silicates by Operando UV-Vis and HSQC NMR, Acs Catalysis, Vol:11, ISSN:2155-5435, Pages:1296-1308

Caiti M, Tarantino G, Hammond C, 2020, Developing a Continuous Process for Isosorbide Production from Renewable Sources, Chemcatchem, Vol:12, ISSN:1867-3880, Pages:6393-6400

Botti L, Padovan D, Navar R, et al., 2020, Thermal Regeneration of Sn-Containing Silicates and Consequences for Biomass Upgrading: From Regeneration to Preactivation, Acs Catalysis, Vol:10, ISSN:2155-5435, Pages:11545-11555

Botti L, Kondrat SA, Navar R, et al., 2020, Solvent-Activated Hafnium-Containing Zeolites Enable Selective and Continuous Glucose-Fructose Isomerisation, Angewandte Chemie-international Edition, Vol:59, ISSN:1433-7851, Pages:20017-20023

Tarantino G, Hammond C, 2020, Catalytic C(sp(3))-F bond formation: recent achievements and pertaining challenges, Green Chemistry, Vol:22, ISSN:1463-9262, Pages:5195-5209

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