Sebastian Stockenhuber

Sebastian is a PhD student studying under Professor Andrew Beale and Professor Gopinathan Sankar at UCL. His project is based around investigation of the failure of industrial Cu/ZnO/Al2O3 catalysts in Low Temperature Water Gas Shift reactors and determining the role of water in its deactivation. The industrial sponsor for the project is Yara International ASA, a Norwegian-based company specializing in agricultural products, and will involve collaboration with the UCL campus in Bloomsbury, London and the Catalysis Hub in the Harwell Research Campus. Sebastian completed his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) in 2020 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His thesis was based on the thermal decomposition kinetics of Perfluorooctanoic acid and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid in affected soil at the Royal Airforce base at Williamtown, Australia, with a view on scale-up to the industrial level.