• Room 01.142 - David Keir Building David Keir

    United Kingdom

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20102019
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Particulars

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)

 

Teaching

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 2010 2019

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
File
Recovery
Polymers
Pyrolysis
Crystalline materials
Silicon

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

temporal analysis
Carbon Monoxide
catalyst
Oxygen
oxygen
3 Citations (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

Recycling
Biomass
Kinetics
Carbon footprint
5 Citations (Scopus)

Catalytic depolymerisation of suberin rich biomass with precious metal catalysts

McCallum, C. S., Strachan, N., Bennett, S. C., Forsythe, W. G., Garrett, M. D., Hardacre, C., Morgan, K. & Sheldrake, G. N., 21 Jun 2018, In : Green Chemistry. 20, 12, p. 2702-2705

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Depolymerization
precious metal
Precious metals
Biomass
catalyst
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

Stewart, C., Gibson, E. K., Morgan, K., Cibin, G., Dent, A., Hardacre, C., Kondratenko, E. V., Kondratenko, V., McManus, C., Rogers, S., Stere, C-E., Chansai, S., Wang, Y-C., Haigh, S., Wells, P. & Goguet, A., 07 Sep 2018, In : ACS Catalysis. p. 8255-8262 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Palladium
Carbon Monoxide
X ray absorption spectroscopy
Oxidation
Carbon monoxide

Datasets

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

Stewart, C. (Creator), Morgan, K. (Creator), Kondratenko, E. V. (Creator), Kondratenko, V. (Creator), McManus, C. (Creator), Stere, C. (Creator), Queen's University Belfast, Aug 2018

Dataset

File

ACS Catalysis February 2016 Cover Art

Partridge, W. P. (Creator), American Chemical Society, 05 Feb 2016

Dataset

File

Prizes

CASE Research Fellow

Kevin Morgan (Recipient), Oct 2016

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

grant

CCE Post Doctoral Dragons' Den Competition

Kevin Morgan (Recipient), 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing

Kevin Morgan (Recipient), Mar 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

File
catalysis

Nomination for QUB Staff Excellence Award

Kevin Morgan (Recipient), Dec 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2008 2019

Journal of Catalysis (Journal)

Kevin Morgan (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019 → …

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

Frontiers in Chemistry (Journal)

Kevin Morgan (Guest editor)
Jul 2019 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

BioResources (Journal)

Kevin Morgan (Peer reviewer)
Jul 2019 → …

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

New journal of chemistry (Journal)

Kevin Morgan (Peer reviewer)
Aug 2019 → …

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

Nature Scientific Reports (Journal)

Kevin Morgan (Peer reviewer)
Jun 2019 → …

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

Press / Media

Anthill 11: waste not, want not

Kevin Morgan, Gary Sheldrake & Christopher McCallum

22/03/2017

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research