Co-Principal Investigator

Laura Torrente is a University Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, leading the Catalysis and Process Integration group. She is an EPSRC Fellow and a member of the EPSRC Engineering and Manufacturing Forums.




Research Interest

- Reaction engineering
- Colloids
- Nanoparticles
- Heterogeneous catalysis
- Catalysis
- Green chemistry

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Smith. C., Hill. A. K., & Torrente-Murciano. L. 2020. Current and future role of Haber–Bosch ammonia in a carbon-free energy landscape, Energy & Environmental Science, 13, 331-44, DOI: 10.1039/C9EE02873K

Bell, T.E., Torrente-Murciano, L. H2 Production via Ammonia Decomposition Using Non-Noble Metal Catalysts: A Review. Top Catal 59, 1438–1457 (2016).

Lopez. J. M., Gilbank. L. M., Garcia. T., Solsona. B., Agouram. S., & Torrente-Murciano. L. 2015. The prevalence of surface oxygen vacancies over the mobility of bulk oxygen in nanostructured ceria for the total toluene oxidation, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 174-5, 403-12,

Al-Janabi. N., Hill. P., Torrente-Murciano. L., Garforth. A., Gorgojo. P., Siperstein. F., & Fan. X. 2015. Mapping the Cu-BTC metal–organic framework (HKUST-1) stability envelope in the presence of water vapour for CO2 adsorption from flue gases, 281, 669-77,

Torrente-Murciano. L., GIlbank. A., Puertolas. B., Garcia. T., Solsona. B., & Chadwick. D. 2013. Shape-dependency activity of nanostructured CeO2 in the total oxidation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 132-3, 116-22,

Bavykin, D.V., Lapkin, A.A., Plucinski, P.K. et al. Deposition of Pt, Pd, Ru and Au on the surfaces of titanate nanotubes. Top Catal 39, 151–160 (2006).