The University of Cambridge is one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. Cambridge comprises of 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Of the University’s employees approximately 2000 are directly involved in R&D activities.
The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology was formed on 1st August 2008 through a merger of the former Department of Chemical Engineering and the Institute of Biotechnology. The Magnetic Resonance Research Centre, within the department, was built in 1997 to act as a focus for academic and industrial chemical engineers throughout the UK who wished to apply NMR imaging techniques in their research. Its role has since expanded to include international collaborations with Chemistry and Biology research groups. In particular, the investigation of heterogeneous catalytic processes and catalytic reactors represents a significant focus.
Role of CAM in the OCMOL project
CAM will investigate the feasibility of studying chemical conversion and hydrodynamics of oligomerisation and OCM using magnetic resonance imaging.
CAM will also work on characterization of catalysts developed in the project through solid state NMR.