Cardiff Catalysis Institute, School of Chemistry, Cardiff University, Wales, CF10 3AT, UK
Stan Golunski is Professor of Catalysis and Co-Director of the Cardiff Catalysis Institute at Cardiff University, which he joined in 2009. He received his PhD in 1982, for a study of heterogeneous selective oxidation of alkenes at the University of Portsmouth, UK. After teaching chemistry in secondary schools for the next five years, he returned to research when he took up a fellowship at Reading University to study the synthesis of methanol and higher alcohols. Between 1989 and 2009, he worked in industry at the Johnson Matthey’s Technology Centre, Sonning Common, UK, initially as a Research Leader and then as Manager of the gas-phase catalysis department. His current interests lie in the fundamentals and applications of supported nanoparticle catalysts, mainly in the context of environmental protection through water and air purification.