QUILL Industrial Partners
The QUILL Research Centre has over two decades of experience in close collaboration with the industry.
From multinational companies to local Northern Irish businesses and start-ups, members of our Industrial Advisory Board are actively involved in shaping our research strategy and supportting our work through mentoring of researchers, participating in grant applications and through direct research funding.
Find out more about some of our key industrial partners below.
“QUILL conducts strong fundamental research on ionic liquid that applies to catalysis, separation and extractions of impurities or valuable metals. Their work supported Chevron’s efforts in ISOALKY™ Technology development using an ionic liquid catalyst. QUILL constantly explores new applications of ionic liquid for step-out advancement in science and technology.”
Dr Hye Kyung Timken - Chevron
“PETRONAS, a Fortune Global 500 listed energy and solutions company operates one of its Technology Research Centre at the Queen’s University Belfast. The strategic partnership between QUILL and PETRONAS focuses on research and development in the cutting edge of chemistry and chemical engineering solutions to deliver sustainable technologies both within energy sector and beyond.”
Fadhli Wong/Geetha Srinivasan - Petronas
“The work at Quill supports Shell’s efforts to power progress together with more and cleaner energy solutions across a wide range of applications. These include energy storage of renewable electricity, biofuels, circularity of plastics to reduce waste, and more efficient process technologies”
Dr Peter Klusener - Shell, and Chair of the QUILL Industrial Advisory Board
"Ionic Rare Earth Ltd. is developing a greener and more efficient hydrometallurgical separation of rare earth metals using ionic liquid-based technology."
"QUILL provides an environment with world-leading expertise on ionic liquids at hand, complemented by unique state-of-the-art facilities for the characterisation and synthesis of ionic liquids. The QUILL labs have the required flexibility for developing solvometallurgical leaching and extraction processes and development on mini pilot- scale experimental facilities." -- Dr Fergal Coleman - Ionic Rare Earth