Imperial College London

Prof. David Chadwick

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 5579d.chadwick




235Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus






Date Role
1999- Professor of Applied Catalysis, Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London.
1974- Chemical Engineering Department, Imperial College London.
1969-1971 NATO Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada.
1966-1969 PhD in Chemistry, University College London, U.K.

Research Interests

My research is focussed on the engineering of catalytic processes. This involves new process concepts for improved atom economy, the development of new, but industrially practical, catalysts, the study and modelling of reaction kinetics in laboratory-scale catalytic reactors, the development of methodologies for efficient catalyst recycle, and the understanding of catalyst deactivation processes. This is applied in the areas of: magnetic microparticle catalyst supports; production of fine chemicals, and pharmaceutical intermediates; liquid biphase catalytic processes; oxidation and selective hydrogenation; natural gas conversion and CO2 utilisation; clean energy and refining processes; and environmental catalysis.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Al-Hajri R, Chadwick D, 2010, Single-stage oxychlorination of ethanol to ethylene dichloride using a dual-catalyst bed, Applied Catalysis A - General, Vol:388, ISSN:0926-860X, Pages:96-101

Shin SB, Chadwick D, 2010, Kinetics of Heterogeneous Catalytic Epoxidation of Propene with Hydrogen Peroxide over Titanium Silicalite (TS-1), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol:49, ISSN:0888-5885, Pages:8125-8134

Torrente-Murciano L, Lapkin AA, Chadwick D, 2010, Synthesis of high aspect ratio titanate nanotubes, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol:20, ISSN:0959-9428, Pages:6484-6489

Zhang D, Al-Hajri R, Barri SAI, et al., 2010, One-step dehydration and isomerisation of <i>n</i>-butanol to iso-butene over zeolite catalysts, Chemical Communications, Vol:46, ISSN:1359-7345, Pages:4088-4090

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