‌Overseas Taught Student Profiles

Abdulrahman Alwehaibi, MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology (2010/11), Saudi Arabia

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The MSc in Green Chemistry & Sustainable Industrial Technology changed my view toward classical chemistry and gave me new skills on how to deal with chemicals in industry. The Green Chemistry Centre has excellent staff that supported me during my study and lab work.

My research project involved replacing commercial antioxidants that are used in fuels and lubricants by extracting natural antioxidants from barley dust using microwave technology. The positive results encouraged me to continue on to do a PhD in this area at York.

 

Maggie Zhu, MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology (2010/11), China

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I found the MSc in Green Chemistry & Sustainable Industrial Technology to be very helpful in preparing me for my PhD study. It features cutting edge technology in terms of biomass biorefining and renewable materials, and I learned a lot of fundamental knowledge of green chemistry. During the completion of my research project, I developed my basic research skills and study method, and also learned how to use different analysis instruments such as IR, GC-MS and TG-STA. Everyone in the centre is very friendly and always willing to help.