Dr Alex Omo Ibhadon

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering / Director of Programmes, Chemical Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

School of Engineering and Computer Science

a.o.ibhadon@hull.ac.uk

+44 (0) 1482 466461

Dr Alex Omo Ibhadon is the Director of Chemical Engineering Programmes in the School of Engineering and Computer Science.

He was part of a team that patented a novel method for the catalytic coating of tubular reactors and is the founder of a spin-out company.

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Microreactors and Process Engineering
  • Synthesis of Fine Chemicals
  • Advanced Materials for Waste Water Treatment and Purification

Research groups

  • Manufacturing and Materials
  • Biomass and Biomaterials
  • Catalysis and Reactor Engineering

Publications

'Scale up study of capillary microreactors in solvent-free semihydrogenation of 2‐methyl‐3‐butyn‐2‐ol', Nikolay Cherkasov, Ma ’moun Al-Rawashdeh, Alex O. Ibhadon, Evgeny V. Rebrov, Catalysis Today, 2016, 273, 205-212.

'Solvent–free semi hydrogenation of acetylene alcohols in a capillary reactor coated with a Pd-Bi/TiO2 Catalyst', Nikolay Cherkasov, Alex O. Ibhadon and Evgeny Rebrov, Applied Catalysis A: General: 2016, 108-115 http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.01.019

'Low Temperature Plasma-Catalytic NOx Synthesis in a Packed DBD Reactor: Effect of Support Materials and Supported Active Metal Oxides', B.S. Patil, N. Cherkasov, J. Lang, A.O. Ibhadon, V.Hessel, Q. Wang, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental. 2016, 194, 123-133. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.apcatb.2016.04.055

'Ultrasound and Microwave Assisted Preparation of Lead free Palladium Catalysts: Effects on Kinetics of Diphenylacetylene Semi-Hydrogenation', G. Cravotto, Zhilin, E. Boretto, N. Cherkasov, A.Ibhadon, ChemCatChem, 2015, 7(6), 952-959. doc: 10:1002/cctc.201590031

'Ultrasound-Assisted Selective Hydrogenation of C-5 Acetylene Alcohols with Lindlar Catalysts', B. Tripathi, L. Paniwynk, T. Lana, R. Gomez, N. Cherkasov and A. Ibhadon, J. Ultrasonics Chemistry, 2015, 26, 445-451.doc: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2015.03.006

Full list

Teaching

Programmes taught on

Modules list

  • Chemistry for Chemical Engineers
  • Industrial BioProcess and Chemistry in Industry
  • Chemical Engineering Design Project
  • Global Challenge

Research PhDs

  • Catalysis and Reactor Engineering (Microreactors)
  • Catalysis Development (PhD completed)
  • Selective hydrogenation of Alkyne Alcohols (PhD in progress)
  • Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients by reduction of Nitrocompounds (PhD in progress)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Certificate in Education(Cert Ed)
  • FHEA
  • SFHEA.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD
  • MSc
  • BSc
  • CChem
  • FRSC

External roles

  • Visiting Professor, Panjab University, India
  • Visiting Professor, Shoolini University, India
  • External Examiner, Loughborough University (Chemistry)
  • Reviewer, EPSRC UK Catalysis Hub
  • Reviewer EU, Royal Society

Awards and accolades

  • Total funding: £4,533,066.73 (Research £3,870,947.36; IP £662, 118. 64).
  • Novel Method for the Catalytic Coating of Tubular Reactors European Patent No 16 175 742.2, June 2016, Nikolay Cherkasov, Evgeny V. Rebrov & Alex O. Ibhadon
  • IP inventor and founder of spin-out company in 2016

Professional highlights

  • Novel Method for the Catalytic Coating of Tubular Reactors European Patent No 16 175 742.2, June 2016, Nikolay Cherkasov, Evgeny V. Rebrov & Alex O. Ibhadon
  • IP inventor and founder of spin-out company in 2016