Members of the NanoHAC group
|Prof Milo Shaffer||Milo is the Group Leader. Further information about him is available on his College homepage.|
|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
||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||The aim of this project is to develop new composites that overcome the key limitation of conventional composites: their inherent of lack of ductility
|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||The project is based on the design and development of colloidal nanocatalyst for the hydrogenation of CO2 to fuels.|
|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.|
|Dr. Habtom Desta Asfaw|
|Dr. Heather Au|
|Dr. Konstanze Seidler|
|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.|
My project is focusing on enhancing the electrochemical and mechanical properties of nano-carbon aerogel materials for energy storage applications.
||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||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|
|Alice Leung||Development and synthesis of Cu/ZnO colloidal nanoparticles from organometallic precursors for the reduction of CO2 to fuel components|
|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.|
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 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.|
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.