Christopher Kiely - Curriculum Vitae#

Harold B. Chambers Senior Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering and Professor of Electron Microscopy and Catalysis, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University

Professional Preparation:
  • Bristol University, Chemical Physics B.Sc (1st Class Honours) 1983
  • Bristol University, Microstructural Physics PhD, 1986

  • Professor of Catalysis and Electron Microscopy, Cardiff University, UK, Jan 2017 - date
  • Full Professor, Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, July 2002 - date
  • Professor of Materials Chemistry, Personal Chair, Liverpool University, UK, 1999 - 2002
  • Reader, Materials Science and Engineering, Liverpool University, UK, 1997 - 1999
  • Senior Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering, Liverpool University, UK, 1997 - 1994
  • Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering, Liverpool University, UK, 1989 - 1994
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 1986 - 1989

Research Interests:

The application of advanced transmission and scanning electron microscopy techniques for the study of nanoscale features in particulate materials and interfaces. Specific areas of interest include catalyst materials, nanoparticle synthesis & self-assembly, carbonaceous materials, and heteroepitaxial interface structures. Current microscopy technique development interests include aberration corrected analytical electron microscopy (AC-AEM), STEM XEDS/EELS spectrum imaging, and electron diffraction.

Leadership Roles:
  • Co-Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, Cardiff University, UK
  • Director of the Materials Characterisation Facility, Lehigh University
  • Director of the Lehigh Microscopy Summer Schools
  • Council Member and Physical Sciences Director of the Microscopy Society of America
  • Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer of the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG) of the Institute of Physics (UK)
  • Founding member and grantholder of the SuperSTEM project (Daresbury, UK).

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