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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Queen's University Belfast (2007)

PhD in Catalysis, Queen's University Belfast (2010)

Member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, 2011)

Chartered Chemist (CChem, 2015)

Chartered Scientist (CSci, 2015)



Current Academic Year:

  • Introduction to Chemical Products and Processes (CHE1101)
  • Introduction to Engineering Design (CHE1105)
  • Chemical Process Thermodynamics (CHE 2101)
  • Chemical Reactor Design and Process Integration (CHE3101)
  • Research Project (CHE 4012)
  • Chemistry Laboratories (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Chemical Engineering Laboratories (Levels 1 and 2)


Previous Academic Years:

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

  • Sustainable Energy Systems (CHE 4105)
  • Environmental Engineering (CHE 4004)
  • Design Project 2 (CHE 2012)
  • Introduction to Reaction Engineering (CHE 2002)
  • Mathematics for Engineers (CHE 1006)
  • Mathematics for Chemists and Engineers (CHE 1104)
  • Chemistry Laboratory Demonstrating for Physical Chemistry (Levels 1 and 2)


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: 

  • Final Year Individual Project Lecture Series (MEE 4040/MEE 3030/AER 4002)
  • Thermodynamics (MEE 1018)


Knowledge Transfer Workshop:

  • Catalyst Characterisation Technique Development (Post Graduate, 2013)
  • Kinetics of Transient Processes (Post Graduate, 2013). 


Research Interests

Research interests are in Sustainable Energy and Catalysis. Currently co-supervising two Bryden Centre PhD students on projects related to air pollution/emissions of renewable energy boilers/engines and for the valorisation of residual digestate from Anaerobic Digestion. Previous work with Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE) has involved methane oxidation technology and the techno-economic evaluation of diesel/methane dual fuel and dedicated methane vehicles via drive cycle modelling.


I have an extensive background in catalysis, at the interface of physical chemistry and engineering. In particular, this research has focused on transient kinetics, mass transfer studies and reaction engineering through the development and application of mass transfer and kinetic models. Research also has focused on the application and development of the temporal analysis of products (TAP) and spatially resolved (Spaci) techniques for the improved understanding of kinetic, mechanistic and dynamic evolution of catalytic processes. Both liquid and gas phase catalytic processes have been investigated, including the valorisation of organic (lignocellulosic) waste products, emission control, selective reductions, carbonylations and catalyst recovery, including the regeneration of precious metal catalysts. I have also investigated correlations between cataltyic performance and physical structure.

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Research Output

  • Spatially-Resolved Investigation of the Water Inhibition of Methane Oxidation over Palladium

    Coney, C., Stere, C., Millington, P., Raj, A., Wilkinson, S., Caracotsios, M., McCullough, G., Hardacre, C., Morgan, K., Thompsett, D. & Goguet, A., 14 Feb 2020, In : CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessment of the energy recovery potential of waste Photovoltaic (PV) modules

    Farrell, C., Osman, A. I., Zhang, X., Murphy, A., Doherty, R., Morgan, K., Rooney, D. W., Harrison, J., Coulter, R. & Shen, D., 01 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 13 p., 5267.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    272 Downloads (Pure)

    Investigation of the oxygen storage capacity behaviour of Three Way Catalysts using spatio-temporal analysis

    Coney, C., Hardacre, C., Morgan, K., Artioli, N., York, A. P. E., Millington, P., Kolpin, A. & Goguet, A., 26 Jul 2019, In : Applied Catalysis B: Environmental.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Reusing, recycling and up-cycling of biomass: A review of practical and kinetic modelling approaches

    Osman Ahmed, A. I., Abdelkader, A., Farrell, C., Rooney, D. & Morgan, K., 01 Sep 2019, In : Fuel Processing Technology. 192, p. 179-202

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 12 Citations (Scopus)
    15 Downloads (Pure)


    Unraveling the H2 promotional effect on the Palladium catalysed CO oxidation using a combination of temporally and spatially resolved investigations

    Stewart, C. (Creator), Gibson, E. K. (Contributor), Morgan, K. (Creator), Goguet, A. (Supervisor), Cibin, G. (Contributor), Dent, A. (Contributor), Hardacre, C. (Contributor), Kondratenko, E. V. (Creator), Kondratenko, V. (Creator), McManus, C. (Creator), Rogers, S. (Contributor), Stere, C. (Creator), Chansai, S. (Contributor), Wang, Y. (Contributor), Haigh, S. (Contributor) & Wells, P. (Contributor), Queen's University Belfast, Aug 2018



    ACS Catalysis February 2016 Cover Art

    Morgan, K. (Contributor), Touitou, J. (Other), Choi, J. (Contributor), Coney, C. (Other), Hardacre, C. (Other), Pihl, J. A. (Contributor), Kim, M. (Other), Stere, C. (Other), Stewart, C. (Other), Goguet, A. (Other) & Partridge, W. P. (Creator), American Chemical Society, 05 Feb 2016




    CASE Research Fellow

    Morgan, Kevin (Recipient), Oct 2016

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    CCE Post Doctoral Dragons' Den Competition

    Morgan, Kevin (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

    Morgan, Kevin (Recipient), Mar 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Nomination for QUB Staff Excellence Award

    Morgan, Kevin (Recipient), Dec 2016

    Prize: Other distinction


    Fuel (Journal)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Chemical Communications (Journal)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Nature Scientific Reports (Journal)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Peer-Review for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

    Kevin Morgan (Reviewer)

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    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Journal of Catalysis (Journal)

    Kevin Morgan (Peer reviewer)

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    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Press / Media

    Anthill 11: waste not, want not

    Kevin Morgan, Gary Sheldrake & Christopher McCallum


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research