Welcome to Peter Nockemann's research group at Queen's University in Belfast.
We are focussed on ionic liquids, nanomaterials and rare earth metals.
Ionic Liquid Research
Designing Liquids with New Properties – From Fundamentals to Applications.Learn More
New Pathways to Advanced Functional Materials and Nanomaterials.Learn More
Rare Earth Metals
Developing More Sustainable Separation Processes for Recycling and Urban Mining.Learn More
From the Blog
Our collaborative work with Ahmed Osman and publication in Nature Scientific Reports on A Facile Green Synthetic Route for the Preparation of Highly Active γ-Al2O3 from Aluminum Foil Waste received huge media attention. We describe how dirty aluminium foil can be recycled efficiently into an active alumina catalyst that is more […]
Pro-fragrant ionic liquids with stable hemiacetal motifs: water-triggered release of fragrances, H.Q. Nimal Gunaratne, P. Nockemann, K.R. Seddon, Chem. Commun. 2015,51, 4455-4457, DOI: 10.1039/C5CC00099H. The research on fragrance delivery has received huge media attention recently – the paper has been highlighted e.g. on the BBC main website, Chemistry World, The […]
An ionic liquid process for mercury removal from natural gas, Mahpuzah Abai, Martin P. Atkins, Amiruddin Hassan, John D. Holbrey, Yongcheun Kuah, Peter Nockemann, Alexander A. Oliferenko, Natalia V. Plechkova, Syamzari Rafeen, Adam A. Rahman, Rafin Ramli, Shahidah M. Shariff, Kenneth R. Seddon, Geetha Srinivasan and Yiran Zou, Dalton Trans., […]
Facile in situ synthesis of nanofluids based on ionic liquids and copper oxide clusters and nanoparticles, Małgorzata Swadźba-Kwaśny, Léa Chancelier, Shieling Ng, Haresh G. Manyar, Christopher Hardacre and Peter Nockemann, Dalton Trans., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C1DT11578B, was identified as HOT article in Dalton Trans. in Nov 2011 and featured in the RSC blog.