The fellowship was arranged to help the researchers making progress with the project “Photocatalytic Reaction Pathways of Metal Oxides: Models for Catalysis”. The aim of Mr. Cunningham’s visit was to investigate the efficacy of electrospray ionization in producing charged iron-oxide species with and without organic adsorbates e.g. small hydrocarbons.
During his stay Mr. Cunningham also gave a public lecture titled “Elucidating Periodic Trends in Metal-Ligand Complexes”. This lecture presented work from Cunningham’s DPhil project, investigating fundamental binding interactions in metal-molecule complexes, which represent model entrance-channel species for single-site catalysis.
Mr. Cunningham is currently applying for a postdoctoral position at the University of Innsbruck.
BritInn was happy to support Mr. Cunningham and Prof. Beyer and is looking forward to future collaborations in the upcoming years.
BritInn Fellowship Report