Ahmed Alsudani

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Graduate Student
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4303-9821

Location: Room G.020
Dover Street Building
Department of Chemistry
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL

NMR methods for measuring mass transport in zeolites used for catalytic applications

I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from University College Ghent (Belgium) with distinction. I did an internship at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering under the supervision of Prof Pieter Vermeir designing and testing a method validation file for instrumental analysis.
I subsequently worked as a Chemical Production Engineer at Rosier Nederland (Group of Borealis) in the Netherlands, where I was responsible for the production, and physical/chemical properties of granulated inorganic NPK fertilisers. I was also the main responsible for developing and qualifying new NPK formulations as well as new raw materials during industrial/lab-scale test runs. I also got experience in providing short and long-term solutions to process issues by utilising data analysis softwares (e.g. Aspen-Explorer) for extensive trend analyses.

I recently graduated with an MSc degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Manchester (with distinction). My master's project was under the supervision of Prof. Mathias Nilsson, investigating, computationally, the limitations of current processing methods of diffusion NMR for resolving overlap in the 1H-spectral and diffusion domains and the implementation of new processing tools in GNAT.

Currently, as I started my PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Mathias Nilsson, Dr. Carmine D'agostino in collaboration with Haldor Topsoe, Dr. Pablo Beato and Dr. Michal Lutecki, I am eager to learn much more about the different NMR methods, especially diffusion and relaxation, and how to utilise them to investigate self-diffusion phenomena in (micro) porous zeolite materials, to understand its effects on catalytic performance.

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