Dr Katie Lamb was awarded her PhD at the University of York in 2017. Katie worked under Professor Michael North during her PhD, with her thesis titled “Investigating Alternative Green Methods for Carbon Dioxide Utilisation and Carbon Capture and Storage”. Katie researched and developed alternative salophen catalysts for the formation of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and carbon dioxide, as well as an electrochemical cell that could perform carbon dioxide mineralisation under ambient conditions.
Katie is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, working on a Royal Society funded GCRF UK/Brazil joint project. This project is predominately focused on "Developing New and Commercially Viable Catalysts for the Synthesis of Cyclic Carbonates from Epoxides and Carbon Dioxide”, in collaboration with Professor Claudio Mota at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Carbon dioxide utilisation, carbon capture and storage, green chemistry, catalysis, homogenous and heterogeneous catalysts, metal catalysis, clean organic synthesis and sustainable chemistry.