Johnson Matthey feasibility study success!


Following successful collaboration with Fujifilm and Dr Reid, a CPACT feasibility study was conducted in collaboration between Johnson Matthey to investigate the use of the same computer vision kinetics platform for the monitoring of catalytic reactions. It was shown that important catalytic phenomena, including base-mediated activation, and aqueous catalyst deactivation could be monitored by the system. These analyses provided strong proof-of-concept for real-time online and non-invasive analysis of diverse processes powered by computer vision. The output from the study were used as part of Dr Reid’s presentation on this topic during two CPACT webinars and at the CPACT Research Day on October 2019.

These combined efforts have led to further collaboration between Dr Marc Reid’s research group and multiple industrial and academic partners, investigating the broader use of camera kinetics both in the lab and on plant. The work is also contributing to fellowship bids led by Dr Reid.

To apply your own chemistries to this ongoing programme, or to learn more about commercialisation efforts, contact Dr Reid at