Reader in Inorganic Chemistry at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).
Mark hails from Wishaw in Lanarkshire, Scotland. He obtained his BSc (1998) and PhD (2003) from Strathclyde University in Glasgow. His PhD studies (supervised by Drs Charles Gordon and Ian Dunkin) were physical‑organic in nature and focused on understanding the physiochemical properties and solvent effects of ionic liquids.
Following his PhD, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Professor Joan Brennecke (an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering) at the University of Notre Dame, USA. While at Notre Dame (2003-2005), he examined the thermodynamic and physiochemical properties of ionic liquids and ionic liquid / supercritical CO2 biphasic systems. From 2005-2007 he held a prestigious Ramsay Memorial Fellowship at the University of St Andrews, working with Professor David Cole-Hamilton. During this time he examined Rh catalysed hydroformylation of long chain olefins using continuous flow CO2 expanded solvents and ionic liquid/supercritical CO2 systems.
In 2007 he was appointed as an RCUK Fellow in the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. His research at QUB focuses on homogeneous catalysis and spans from fundamental research such as developing (and understanding) new catalysts to working with industrial partners on the development of sustainable processes. He is currently a Reader in Inorganic Chemistry and the School’s Director of Postgraduate Research.
Dr Mark J. Muldoon
School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
Queen’s University Belfast,
David Keir Building,
Belfast, BT9 5AG,
Email: [email protected]
Office / Room Number: DKB 02.423
Office Telephone Number: +44 (0) 28 9097 4420