Job Title
Deuteration Facility Operations Manager
Office Phone Number
+441235821900 (RAL Switchboard)
Office Location
RAL R80,2.05
Mobile Phone Number

​​​​​​​Job Role:

​Responsible for the day to day running of the Deuteration Facility.

Previo​​us Experience​:​

Aftergaining my PhD I worked in industry as a Development Scientist for Teknek, working on polyurethane and adhesives. I then moved to the Harwell campus to work with the UK Catalysis Hub (funded through UCL) as a Research Technician. I then worked for the Hub as a Laboratory Manager, funded through Cardiff University before making the switch to STFC.

Previous Stud​ies:

  • MSci (Hons) Chemistry With Work Placement, University of Glasgow, Sept 2001 - Jun 2006​ – Project: Hydrogenation of Trans-3-(2-furanyl)-propenal over a Palladium Supported Catalyst

  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Sept 2006 - Apr 2011 – The Investigation of a Side Reaction Leading to Colour Formation in a Polyurethane Production Chain

​Selected Publications:​​​

Operando XAFS investigation on the effect of ash deposition on three-way catalyst used in gasoline particulate filters and the effect of the manufacturing process on the catalytic activity - Panchal, M.; Callison, J.; Skukauskas, V.; Gianolio, D.; Cibin, G.; York, A. P. E.; Schuster, M. E.; Hyde, T. I.; Collier, P.; Catlow, C. R. A.; Gibson, E. K.  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 2021, 33 (28).

The highly surprising behaviour of diphosphine ligands in iron-catalysed Negishi cross-coupling - Messinis, A. M.; Luckham, S. L. J.; Wells, P. P.; Gianolio, D.; Gibson, E. K.; O’Brien, H. M.; Sparkes, H. A.; Davis, S. A.; Callison, J.; Elorriaga, D.; Hernandez-Fajardo, O.; Bedford, R. B. Nat Catal 2019, 2 (2), 123–133.

Directed aqueous-phase reforming of glycerol through tailored platinum nanoparticles - Callison, J.; Subramanian, N. D.; Rogers, S. M.; Chutia, A.; Gianolio, D.; Catlow, C. R. A.; Wells, P. P.; Dimitratos, N. Appl Catal B 2018, 238, 618–628.

Spectroscopic Characterization of Model Compounds, Reactants, and Byproducts Connected with an Isocyanate Production Chain​ - Gibson, E. K.; Callison, J.; Winfield, J. M.; Sutherland, A.; Carr, R. H.; Eaglesham, A.; Parker, S. F.; Lennon, D. Ind Eng Chem Res 2018, 57 (22), 7355–7362.

Origin of Impurities Formed in a Polyurethane Production Chain. Part 2: A Route to the Formation of Colored Impurities​​ - Callison, J.; Betzler, F.; de Cuba, K.; van der Borden, W.; van der Velde, K.; Carr, R. H.; Senn, H. M.; Farrugia, L. J.; Winfield, J. M.; Lennon, D. Ind Eng Chem Res 2012, 51 (34).

Origin of Impurities Formed in the Polyurethane Production Chain. 1. Conditions for Chlorine Transfer from an Aryl Isocyanide Dichloride Byproduct - Callison, J.; Edge, R.; de Cuba, K. R.; Carr, R. H.; McDouall, J. J. W.; Collison, D.; McInnes, E. J. L.; van der Borden, W.; van der Velde, K.; Winfield, J. M.; Lennon, D. Ind Eng Chem Res 2012, 51 (6), 2515–2523.​

Vibrational analysis of by-products in polyurethanes synthesis - D. Lennon, J. Callison and S.F. Parker, ISIS Experimental Report, RB610191, April 2007.​