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Dr Carmine D'Agostino

Dr Carmine D'Agostino

Lecturer in Catalysis and Reaction Engineering

Carmine D'Agostino is available for consultancy.


Biography:

Carmine D’Agostino received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Chemical Engineering at the Universita’ di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy. He then worked in industry, in the Oil and Gas sector before undertaking a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2008 at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Lynn Gladden. 

He has recently been appointed as a Lecturer at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in catalysis and reaction engineering, with a particular focus on the investigation of molecular diffusion, dynamics and adsorption of liquids within porous catalysts.

Research themes

Sustainable Chemical Conversions:

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) , heterogeneous catalysts and porous materials, diffusion and adsorption, sustainable chemistry, catalyst preparation, molecular dynamics, ionic liquids, Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, gas chromatography

Materials and Chemistry:

Research Interests

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) , heterogeneous catalysts and porous materials, diffusion and adsorption, sustainable chemistry, catalyst preparation, molecular dynamics, ionic liquids, Terahertz (THz) spectroscopy, gas chromatography


Keywords

  • Sustainability
  • Chemistry
  • Materials

Key Publications

  • "Deactivation studies of a carbon supported AuPt nanoparticulate catalyst in the liquid-phase aerobic oxidation of 1,2-propanediol", C. D’Agostino, Y. Ryabenkova, P. J. Miedziak, S. H. Taylor, G. J. Hutchings, L. F. Gladden, M. D. Mantle, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2014 (accepted).
  • “Solvent effect and reactivity trend in the aerobic oxidation of 1,3-propanediols over gold supported on titania: NMR diffusion and relaxation studies”, C. D’Agostino, T. Kotionova, J. Mitchell, P. J. Miedziak, D. W. Knight, S. T. Taylor, G. J. Hutchings, L. F. Gladden,  M. D. Mantle, Chemistry – A European Journal, 19, 11725-11732, 2013
  • “Prediction of the mutual diffusivity in acetone-chloroform liquid mixtures from the tracer diffusion coefficients”, C. D’Agostino, J. A. Stephens, J. D. Parkinson, M. D. Mantle, L. F. Gladden, G. D. Moggridge, Chemical Engineering Science, 95, 43-47, 2013
  •  “Understanding the solvent effect on the catalytic oxidation of 1,4-butanediol in methanol over Au/TiO2 catalyst: NMR diffusion and relaxation studies”, C. D’Agostino, G. L. Brett, P. J. Miedziak, D. W. Knight, G. J. Hutchings, L. F. Gladden,  M. D. Mantle, Chemistry – A European Journal, 18, 14426-14433, 2012