Adam Lee

Adam Lee

Professor, RMIT University, Melbourne

Title: Nanoengineered Catalysts for Biofuels and Solar Fuels

Professor Adam Lee was appointed Professor of Sustainable Chemistry in the School of Science at RMIT University in 2018. He holds a BA(Hons) in Natural Sciences and PhD in surface science and catalysis from the University of Cambridge, and following lecturer/senior lecturer positions at Hull and York universities, has held Chair appointments at Cardiff, Warwick, Monash, and Aston universities, in addition to a prestigious EPSRC Leadership Fellowship (2009-15). His research addresses the rational design of nanoengineered materials for clean catalytic technologies, and the development of in-situ/operando methods providing molecular insight into surface reactions, for which he was awarded the 2000 CR Burch Prize by the British Vacuum Council, the 2004 Fonda-Fasella Prize of the Elettra synchrotron, the 2011 McBain Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Chemical Industry, and 2012 Beilby Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry, IOM3, and Society of Chemical Industry. Research interests span heterogeneous catalysis, nanoporous solids, green chemistry, and synchrotron science, in which he has authored >240 articles (h-index = 61, 13202 cites), with a particular focus on the rational design of functional materials for sustainable chemical processes and energy production. He has delivered >34 invited plenary and keynote lectures at national/international conferences, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Associate Fellow of the IChemE, Associate Editor of Materials Today Chemistry, Catalysts, Energy & Environmental Materials, and BMC Chemical Engineering.