jmDr James McGregor

Senior Lecturer
Director of Recruitment

Contact

Room G58 

T: +44 (0)114 222 4918
Ejames.mcgregor@sheffield.ac.uk

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Profile

MChem (Hons), PhD, MRSC, AMIChemE

I graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2002 with an MChem (Hons) in Chemistry and completed a PhD in heterogeneous catalysis at the University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, in 2006 under the supervision of Prof. Lynn Gladden. Thereafter, I worked as a Research Associate in the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis group at Cambridge. In 2009 I completed a stay as a guest scientist at the Fritz-Haber Institute, Berlin, working in the group of Prof. Robert Schlögl. In 2010 I was appointed as a University Lecturer at the University of Cambridge before taking up my present position as Lecturer at The University of Sheffield in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in September 2012.

My research is concerned with the catalytic transformations of hydrocarbons, in particular improving the sustainability of industrial processes through (i) extending catalyst lifetime; (ii) increasing selectivity and activity; and (iii) the development of novel catalytic materials.

I am a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC) and an Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (AMIChemE).

Research 
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Adsorption
  • Sustainable Reaction Engineering
Publications 

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Recent publications

McGregor J (2016) Kinetic studies of CO2 methanation over a Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalyst using a batch reactor. Chemical Engineering Science. View this article in White Rose Research Online
McGregor J (2016) Structural changes in FeOx/γ-Al2O3 catalysts during ethylbenzene dehydrogenation. Catalysis, Structure & Reactivity, 2(1), 25-32. View this article in White Rose Research Online
Yang Lim J, McGregor J, Sederman AJ & Dennis JS (2016) The role of the Boudouard and water-gas shift reactions in the methanation of CO or CO2 over Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalyst. Chemical Engineering Science. View this article in White Rose Research Online
McGregor JAMES (2016) Kinetic studies of the methanation of CO over a Ni/γ-Al2O3 catalyst using a batch reactor. Chemical Engineering Science. View this article in White Rose Research Online
Collett CH & McGregor J (2015) Things go better with coke: the beneficial role of carbonaceous deposits in heterogeneous catalysis. Catal. Sci. Technol., ---. View this article in White Rose Research Online
McGregor J, Li R, Zeitler JA, D Agostino C, Collins JHP, Mantle M, Manyar H, Holbrey JD, Falkowska M, Youngs TGA, Hardacre C, Stitt EH & Gladden LF (2015) Structure and dynamics of aqueous 2 propanol mixtures: a THz TDS, NMR and neutron diffraction study. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., ---. View this article in White Rose Research Online
Gomez Sanz S, McMillan L, McGregor J, Zeitler JA, Al-Yassir N, Al-Khattaf S & Gladden LF (2015) The enhancement of the catalytic performance of CrOx/Al2O3 catalysts for ethylbenzene dehydrogenation through tailored coke deposition. Catal. Sci. Technol., ---. View this article in White Rose Research Online
McManus I, Daly H, Thompson JM, Connor E, Hardacre C, Wilkinson SK, Sedaie Bonab N, ten Dam J, Simmons MJH, Stitt EH, D’Agostino C, McGregor J, Gladden LF & Delgado JJ (2015) Effect of solvent on the hydrogenation of 4-phenyl-2-butanone over Pt based catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 330, 344-353. View this article in White Rose Research Online