The Catalysis Research Group (CRG) was established in 1998 and has produced 19 PhD and 24 MSc graduates to date. Currently the CRG group consists of 18 PhD and 9 MSc students with 4 academics i.e. Prof H. B. Friedrich, Dr S. Singh, Dr M. D. Bala and Mr. M. Shozi.

The group is divided into two main streams of catalysis: heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. We strive to be at the forefront of research and development in the field of reactions catalysed in both a homogeneous and heterogeneous medium.

To this end, we have initiated research projects, through our portfolio of postgraduate students, in a wide range of topics; from precious metal catalysis (gold, iridium, ruthenium, platinum) to zeolites and supported transition metal oxides which are all of ever-increasing relevance to modern chemistry.