Graham Hutchings

Regius Professor of Chemistry at Cardiff University
Biosketch Graham Hutchings is Regius Professor of Chemistry at Cardiff University. He studied chemistry at University College London and completed his PhD in biological chemistry there in 1975. His early career was in industry with ICI and AECI Ltd where he became interested in gold catalysis. In 1984 he moved to academia and has held chairs at the Universities of Witwatersrand, Liverpool and Cardiff. His main interests are in oxidation catalysis with a special interest in catalysis by gold and has published over 900 papers and patents. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2009, a Member of Academia Europaea in 2010 and a Founding Fellow of the learned Society of Wales in 2010. He was awarded the Davy Medal of the Royal Society in 2013, the ENI Award for Advanced Environmental Solutions in 2017, the RSC Faraday Lectureship and Prize in 2018, a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2018 and the Michel Boudart Award in 2021.

Recent publications:
  • G. Qi, T.E. Davies, A. Nasrallah, M.A. Sainna, A.G.R. Howe, R.J. Lewis, M. Quesne, C.R.A. Catlow, D.J. Willock, Q. He, D. Bethell, M.J. Howard, B.A. Murrer, B. Harrison, C.K. Kiely, X. Zhao, F. Deng, J. Xu and G.J. Hutchings ‘Au-ZSM-5 catalyses the selective oxidation of CH4 to CH3OH and CH3COOH using O2’ Nature Catal, 5 (2022) 45-54 DOI: 10.1038/s41929-021-00725-8
  • X. Huang, O. Akdim, M. Douthwaite, K. Wang, L. Zhao, R.J. Lewis, S. Pattissoin, I.T. Daniel, P.J. Miedziak, G. Shaw, D.J Morgan, S.M. Althahban, T.E. Davies, Q. He, F. Wang, J. Fu, D. Bethell, S. McIntosh, C. J. Kiely and G.J. Hutchings ‘Au-Pd separation enchances bimetallic catalysis of alcohol oxdiation’ Nature (2022) DOI: 10.1038/s41586-022-04397-7
  • T. Richard, J. Harrhy, R. Lewis, A. Howe, G. Suldecki, A. Follo, T. Davies, J. Loveridge, D. Crole. J. Edwards, C. Kiely, Q. He, D. Murphy, J. Maillard, S. Freakley, G. Hutchings and D. Morgan “A new clean approach to water disinfection using catalytic in situ generation of reactive oxygen species” Nature Catal. 4 (2021) 575-585 DOI: 10.1038/s41929-021-00642-w
  • R.J. Lewis, K. Ueura, X. Liu, Y. Fukuta, T.E. Davies, D.J. Morgan, L. Chen, J. Qi, J. Singleton, J.K. Edwards, S.J. Freakley, C.J. Kiely, Y. Yamamoto and G.J. Hutchings ‘Highly efficient catalytic production of oximes from ketones using in situ-generated H2O2’ Science 376 (2022) 615-620 DOI: 10.1126/science.abl4822