Welcome to the CRITICAT CDT

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Critical Resource Catalysis (CRITICAT) is a four-year PhD programme operated by Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt and St Andrews Universities. Our research projects span homogeneous-, heterogeneous- and bio-catalysis as well as chemical engineering. Please feel free to explore our website to learn more about us.

Latest News

CRITICAT at the Opening of Scottish Parliament

Congratulations to Stephen Mansell, Jin Xuan and Claire Lamb who attended the opening of Scottish Parliament in July. The group delivered a demonstration of 3D printing and showcased its use in chemical research.

Firbush 2016

In June this year we took our second trip to Firbush Point Field Centre on the banks of Loch Tay. Our first and second cohorts delivered excellent presentations on their research and got to enjoy the amazing weather whilst taking part in some practical activities. Already looking forward to next year!

Winners of the National Retrosynthesis Competition 2016

A huge congratulations to James Taylor (CDT PI) and Stefania Musolino (CDT Student) whose team received 1st place at the 3rd National Retrosynthesis Competition (jointly organised by the RSC and SCI). Congratulations to all members of "totally disconnected with base"