Members of the NanoHAC group

NanoHAC Gruop 2021

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.

  Chenchen Zhu  

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.

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.

 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. 

gabe Gabriel Coulter

This project is focussed on the development of 2D material-based, functional inks. By exploring various processing, functionalisation and deposition techniques of these impressive materials, such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), a range of functional inks will be developed with the aim of designing and printing flexible optoelectronic devices.

joe Joe Moore

The aim of my project is to create stronger and tougher carbon nanotube fibres to help develop more resilient composite materials. Key areas of research are in the use of functionalisation to increase the strength of tube-tube interactions and using x-ray/neutron scattering techniques to characterise the structure of fibres at multiple length scales.

 yuhan Yuhan Li

The project aims to develop three-dimensional characterisation methods for characterising understanding the hierarchical structures of carbon nanocomposites. Microscopic characterisation methods across different length scales and imaging processing techniques are combined to in this project to resolve the three dimensional characteristics of nanocomposites.

Alex Ford picture Alex Ford

The subject of my project is the fabrication and optimisation of cross-linked CNT electrodes for use in the cross-disciplinary field of biophotovoltaic systems. This project seeks to combine our signature nanotubide chemistry with inkjet printing and papertronics technologies to produce affordable, sustainable and efficient devices.

Charles Shaw headshot Charlie Shaw

I'm working on the design of hierarchical composites with enhanced compressive properties. My goal is to design, realise, and evaluate matrices that display high shear strength and stiffness, whilst retaining interfacial fracture toughness for damage tolerance.

 Sam profile picture Sam Hair  

I’m investigating the nanoscale design of battery electrodes for improved performance and lifetime. My work is focused on sodium ion anodes, with a view to illustrating a design philosophy that is more broadly applicable across other battery chemistries.

  Maria Valkova


  Syazana Hisham


  Min (Shirley) Yang


  Maariyah Suleman


  Zhuocheng Xu


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