Members of the NanoHAC group

NanoHAC 2017

PhotoNameResearch interests
Prof Milo Shaffer Prof Milo Shaffer Milo is the Group Leader. Further information about him is available on his College homepage. 

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. David B Anthony Dr. David B Anthony The aim of the project is to produce a hierarchical composite structure containing carbon fibres which have been grafted with carbon nanotubes to act as a reinforcement in polymer (thermoplastic) or epoxy (thermoset) matrix.
Dr. Hin Chun Yau Dr. Hin Chun Yau
The aim of the project is to produce well-defined SWNT structures via self-assembly. This can then be used as a platform for the next generation of SWNTs based nanomaterials.
  Dr. Wonjun Lee Dr. Wonjun Lee The aim of this project is to develop new composites  that overcome the key limitation of conventional composites: their inherent of lack of ductility
DJB 2017 Dr. David Buckley  

He currently works as a PDRA as part of HiPerDuCT  (High Performance Ductile Composite technology), a joint project between ICL and Bristol university. His research focuses on the solvation of 1D nanomaterials and reductive chemistry, as well as their assembly into macroscopic materials to exploit their thermal, electronic and mechanical properties.

Dr. Andres Garcia Trenco Dr. Andres Garcia Trenco The project is based on the design and development of colloidal nanocatalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to fuels.
Dr. Noelia Rubio Carrero Dr. Noelia Rubio Carrero The aim of my project is focused on the development of novel graphene composites and porous hierarchical structures. This project will develop new methods for the production of chemically functionalised single layer graphenes with increased solubility via graphite intercalation compounds (GIC).

Dr. Kaan Bilge Separator design for structural power composites to satisfy mechanical and electrochemical requirements. Mechanical testing of hierarchical composites. 
HDA 2017 Dr. Habtom Desta Asfaw  

Heather Au
Dr. Heather Au  
Konstanze Dr. Konstanze Seidler  

PhD Students

DMS David Stringer My research area focuses on the synthesis of carbon nanotube aerogels. The project aim is to develop high-surface area materials in order to produce low-power vapour sensors.
 PS 2017 Pichamon Sirisinudomkit  

My project is focusing on enhancing the electrochemical and mechanical properties of nano-carbon aerogel materials for energy storage applications.

TC 2017 Tommaso Costantini
The aim of the project is to produce a hybrid nanocarbon aerogel as support for layered double hydroxides (LDH). Carbon Dioxide adsorption is going to be used as a model application to test the hybrid material properties.
  Chris Roberts Chris Roberts I’m working on the supramolecular self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, with the aim of producing highly ordered, two- and three-dimensional functional networks. The potential applications range from catalyst supports to the next generation of SWCNT-based thin film electronics
n Nadir Basma
Using neutron scattering coupled with computer simulations, I am investigating structure and ordering in carbon nanotube solutions, and composites cast from these solutions. The project aims to guide the development of advanced nanocomposites and the search for exotic liquid crystal phases predicted to form in these systems at high concentrations.
Alice Leung Alice Leung Development and synthesis of Cu/ZnO colloidal nanoparticles from organometallic precursors for the reduction of CO2 to fuel components
Sandy Fischer Sandy Fisher My aim is to develop a new method to fully characterize, in three-dimensions, the distribution, orientation and interfacial properties of nanocarbons in polymeric matrices. By gaining an in-depth understanding of the nano/micro structures of these nanocomposites in relation to the macro-level properties the full potential of these outstanding materials can be exploited.
 KB 2017 Kalpana Balaskandan  

This project is in the area of multifunctional structural composites for energy storage applications. The aim of this project is to devise novel structural supercapacitor architectures incorporating fibre and tow level device assemblies. 

  hugo Hugo de Luca In this project, the scalable production of carbon nanotube-grafted-carbon fibres (CNT-g-CF) is performed in an open chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor. The production of hierarchical fibre with two differing reinforcement, in this instance nanometre and micrometre, are considered a route to improve current-state-of-the-art fibres reinforced composites

Eileen Brandley My area of research concerns the study of carbon nanotube reinforced composites with both thermoset and metal matrices. The main focus is using pre-formed carbon nanotube arrays to create highly orientated CNT composites.
SM 2017 Seigo Masuda  

This project will explore the impact of 2D nanomaterials, such as Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (TMDs) and Graphene-based materials, on the environement during their full life cycle from production to disposal. Utilising the wide range of characterisation techniques on offer from both ICL and UCL, we look to consider evolution of 2D nanomaterials in the waste system.

  Maria Valkova  
  James Finley  
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