David John Cole-Hamilton


  • KY16 9ST

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

Our research is in the general area of the application of metal containing compounds to the solution of a variety of problems, mainly in homogeneous catalysis or materials Chemistry.

Homogeneous Catalysis:

(a) Carbonylation Chemistry (b) Homogeneous Catalyst Recovery (c) Polymer Synthesis (d) Catalyst Testing - see http://chemistry.st-and.ac.uk/cats/

Other areas of research include main group organometallic compounds in materials synthesis, semiconductor quantum dots and the conservation of archaeological wood. See Conservation of Archaeological Material for more information.

Other expertise

Consultancies past and present ... ICI Petrochemicals Division, Johnson Matthey, Ciba Geigy, Ilford Films, B.P. Chemicals, Epichem, Albright and Wilson, ICI Chemicals and Polymers, Ciba Pigments, Courtaulds, Bird and Bird, ARCO Chemical Co, Inc., DSM, Lyondell, SASOL, Kvaerner Process Technology. Involved in setting up Epichem in 1983

Industrial relevance

chemical industry; semiconductor industry; microelectronics industry; pharmaceutical industry; museums; displays; luminescence; pigments

Academic/Professional Qualification

B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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