Imperial College London

Prof. David Chadwick

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering




+44 (0)20 7594 5579d.chadwick




235Roderic Hill BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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

Selected Research Projects

  1. "Liquid Biphase Catalytic Processes for Fine Chemicals Synthesis" download PDF
  2. "Catalyst Structures and Reactor Configurations for Autothermal Reaction Systems: Application to Solid Oxide Fuel Cells" in collaboration with Prof. L. S. Kershenbaum download PDF
  3. "Enhanced Conversions and Yields in Catalysed Reversible Reactions" in collaboration with Prof. L. S. Kershenbaum and Dr. E. Alpay. download PDF