Title of the invited presentation:
« Rare Earth Chemistry with Ionic Liquids – from Materials Synthesis to Applications in Separation »
Peter Nockemann is Director of Research at the School of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. He obtained his PhD from University of Cologne in 2002 and was until 2008 as a post-doctoral researcher at the KU Leuven, Belgium. He moved in 2008 to Queen’s University, Belfast as a lecturer, became senior lecturer in 2016 and was in 2019 appointed as a Full Professor and Chair for Inorganic Chemistry at QUB.
He is also the co-founder and director of QUB award-winning spin-out company Green Lizard Technologies Ltd., which focusses on delivering technological solutions in the sustainable and clean energy sector. As a co-founder and director of Seren Technologies Ltd. he is involved in the knowledge-transfer of a new technology to recycle rare-earth metals.
Current projects range from energy storage applications using ionic liquids in new battery materials for transport and redox flow batteries for stationary storage, to the development of new sustainable separation technologies for critical metals based on ionic liquids. Furthermore, his group is investigating new ionic liquid-based pathways to advanced functional materials and nanomaterials.