Robert Burch#


Robert Burch
Email:r.burch 'at' qub.ac.uk
Membership Number:3490
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:rburch
Elected:2013
Homepage: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofChemistryandChemicalEngineering/Staff/AcademicStaffpersonalpages/ProfessorRobbieBurchOBE


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2009 - present Research Professor, the Queen's University of Belfast
  • 2003 -2009 Head of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, the Queen's University Belfast
  • 2000 - 2003 Founder and First Director of CenTACat (Centre for the Theory and Application of Catalysis) in Queen's University Belfast
  • 1999 - 2003 Professor of Physical Chemistry and Head of Research, School of Chemistry, the Queen's University Belfast
  • 1990 - 1999 Director of the Catalysis Research Centre and Professor of Catalytic Chemistry, University of Reading, England
  • 1987 - 1990 Reader in Chemistry, University of Reading, England
  • 1970 - 1987 Lecturer in Chemistry, University of Reading, England

Fields of Scholarship
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Gas phase reactions
  • Mechanistic investigations
  • Development of new experimental methodologies for investigating the mechanisms of fast reactions
  • Application of new techniques to investigate important industrial catalysts under realistic conditions

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 Awarded the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for services to science by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II
  • 2007 Awarded the Francois Gault Lectureship of the European Federation of Catalysis Societies
  • 2007 Invited Keynote lecturer at Europacat, Oulu, Finland
  • 2006 Elected to membership of the Royal Irish Academy
  • 2005 Appointed Honorary Professor, East China University of Science and Technology
  • 2004 Plenary lecturer at 12th International Conference on Catalysis, Paris, France
  • 2003 Awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Medal for Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • 2003 Awarded Institute of Chemical Engineers Innovation Award for Applied Catalysis
  • 1991 Awarded Royal Society of Chemistry Medal for Research on Hydrocarbon Oxidation Chemistry.
  • 1988 Awarded D.Sc. by Queen's University Belfast

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