Centre for Nanoporous Materials
Schools of Chemistry and CEAS 
Prof Stuart Holmes BSc PhD MRSC CChem
Professor in Chemical Engineering and Associate Director of the CNM

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Stuart Holmes has worked on EPSRC projects involving microporous membranes for cleaner synthesis for industry and studying mechanisms of zeolite synthesis, prior to which his PhD involved zeolite catalysis and deactivation studies. He has now taken up a permanent lecturing position in the UMIST Chemical Engineering Department.
tel:        +44 (0)161 200 4376
fax:       +44 (0)161 200 4399
e-mail:  stuart.holmes@manchester.ac.uk

Selected publications:
  • Optimization of the Mechanical Performance of Bacterial Cellulose/Poly(L-lactic) Acid Composites
    Franck Quero, Masaya Nogi, Hiroyuki Yano, Kovo Abdulsalami, Stuart M. Holmes, Bahij H. Sakakini, Stephen J. Eichhorn.
    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2010, 2, 321-330.

  • Synthesis and characterization of zeolite Y and ZSM-5 from Nigerian Ahoko Kaolin using a novel, lower temperature, metakaolinization technique
    Abdulsalami S. Kovo, Oscar Hernandez and Stuart M. Holmes.
    J. Mater. Chem., 2009, 19, 6207-6212.

  • Novel and modified materials for wastewater treatment applications.
    O. Hernandez-Ramirez and S.M. Holmes.
    J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18(24), 2751-2761.

  • Removal and immobilisation of cobalt ions by a novel, hierarchically structured, diatomite/zeolite Y composite
    O. Hernandez-Ramirez, P.I. Hill, D.J. Doocey, S.M. Holmes
    J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 1804-1808.

  • Functionalized zeolite A-nafion composite membranes for direct methanol fuel cells
    X. Li, E.P.L. Roberts, S.M. Holmes, V. Zholobenko
    Solid State Ionics, 2007, 178, 1248-1255.

  • Hierarchical Pore Structures Through Diatom Zeolitization
    M.W. Anderson, S.M. Holmes, N. Hanif, C.S. Cundy
    Angew. Chem., Int. Ed., 2000, 39 2707-2710.

  • A Novel Method for the Growth of Silicalite Membranes on Stainless Steel Supports
    S.M. Holmes, C. Markert, R.J. Plaisted, J.O. Forrest, J.R. Agger, M.W. Agger, C.S. Cundy, J. Dwyer
    Chem. Mater., 1999, 11, 3329-3332.