ATC9 - Cluster Science and Catalysis [TCL]

The ATC9 workshop was held at Teer Coatings Ltd, Droitwich, UK on November 2 and 4th 2015

Please find the tentative programme below.

ATC9 will be followed by the Catsense mid-term review meeting at Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Birmingham on November 5 and 6th 2015



  • Please register the ATC9 Workshop on the Catsense website as soon as  possible (you need to login first)
  • The Registration fee for all participants is GBP125, which includes lunches, coffee breaks, conference dinner, travel costs from Droitwich to Warwick University, Brunel University and Johnson Matthey.
  • Once your registration is confirmed, you will be informed how to make the payment.


  • The suggested hotel at Droitwich is Chateau Impney ( TCL reserved 12 rooms for the period between Nov 1st (Sunday) and Nov 5th (Thursday). 
  • The negotiated special rate is GBP57 per room per night, including breakfast. You don’t need to contact the hotel for booking, but should pay the hotel bill yourself when checking out. 

Travel to the hotel

  • From Birmingham Airport.
    • Please take a train from Birmingham International (Birmingham Airport) to Birmingham New Street first. Then change the train to Droitwich Spa. The hotel Chateau Impney is about a mile away from train station.
  • Other airports.
    • Please take a train to Birmingham New Street first, then change the train to Droitwich Spa from there.

Travel arrangement for the ATC9 works

  • On Monday (Nov 2nd) morning, Kevin Cooke and Jinlong Yin will meet all the participants at the hotel Chateau Impney at 9:00, and then transport all the people to Teer Coatings.
  • On Tuesday (Nov 3rd) and Wednesday (Nov 4th) mornings, a mini-bus will come to the hotel at 9:00. All participants will be taken to various locations according to the programme
  • On Thursday (Nov 5th) morning at 10:00, a mini-bus taxi will come to the hotel and take all the people to Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Birmingham for the mid-term review meeting.

Schedule and Participants

Time Description Presenter
Monday 2nd November
Venue: Teer Coatings Ltd, Droitwich, UK
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & Introduction to TCL Dr Kevin Cooke
09:30 - 10:30 Factory Tour (split into 3 groups)
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Introduction to Physical Vapour Deposition Dr Kevin Cooke
11:30 - 12:00 Existing business models: Coating Service and Equipment Sales Dr Philip Hamilton
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 TCL’s ClusterBeam technology Dr Jinlong Yin
14:00 - 14:30 Some thoughts on the importance of IPR Dr Kevin Cooke
14:30 - 16:00 Workshop – split into Groups to discuss possible business models for exploiting ClusterBeam nanocatalyst technologies: how could we/should we build a business from the results of CATSENSE?
16:00 - 16:30 Break
16:30 - 17:00 Reporting back on the outcome of Group discussions and Conclusions
19:00 - 21:30 Dinner at Chateau Impney
Tuesday 3rd November
Venue: Warwick and Brunel Universities
09:00 - 10:00 Travel (coach to Warwick University)
10:00 - 12:00 Catalysis and Chemical Engineering Prof Andre Van Veen
12:00 - 14:00 Travel to Brunel University and Lunch on the coach
14:00 - 16:30 Catalysis and Chemical Engineering Prof Ashok Bhattacharya
17:00 - 19:00 Travel back to the hotel (coach return travel)
Wednesday 4th November
Venue: Johnson Matthey TC, Sonning Common
09:00 - 10:30 travel (coach to JMTC, Sonning Common)
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome & Introduction to JMTC
11:00 - 11:40 Presentations given by Catsense ESR/ERs (Catalysis) Bela Sebok, Ting-Wei Liao, Rongsheng Cai and Antonio Ruiz
11:40 - 13:00 Site tour
13:00 - 13:40 Buffet Lunch in Hallway of House
13:40 - 14:40 Catalyst Manufacturing Workshop
14:40 - 15:30 Catalyst Manufacturing Workshop: Each group presents their results, and wrap-up
15:30 - 18:00 travel back to the hotel
End of ATC9
Thursday 5th November
10:00 - 11:00 transfer to Birmingham city centre (for Catsense Mid-term Review Meeting)
Name Affiliation
Philomena Schlexer University of Milan-Bicocca
Antonio Ruiz Università Milano-Bicocca
Rongsheng Cai University of Birmingham
Salvatore Cosentino KUL
Bela Sebok DTU
Yubiao Niu UoB
Anupam Yadav KU LEUVEN
Alexandra Raileanu University of Milano
Richa Pandey Tel Aviv University
Giuseppe Sanzone Teer Coatings Ltd
Giorgia Fiaschi TAU
Ting-Wei Liao KU LEUVEN
Wondimu Alemu Gebreyes University of Milan
Didier Grandjean KU Leuven - KUL
Didier Grandjean KU Leuven - KUL
Didier Grandjean KU Leuven - KUL