Imperial College London

Dr Camille Petit named 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize Winner

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Dr Camille Petit, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Camille Petit, Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Petit recognised for her ‘truly outstanding’ contribution to her field.

Each year the Leverhulme Trust recognises 30 exceptional researchers with a Philip Leverhulme Prize, each worth £100,000, whose work has attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

I am delighted and honoured to receive this Prize. The credit goes to my team, my colleagues and mentors who are always supporting my work and me. Dr Camille Petit Reader in Materials Engineering

The judging panel said that this year’s standard of the nominated candidates was encouragingly high, and the eventual recipients of Prizes were judged to be truly outstanding in their fields, with records of proven achievement, as well as telling promise for the future.

Dr Camille Petit is a Reader in Materials Engineering whose research is focused on designing, synthesising, characterising and testing porous materials that can address separation challenges related to environmental, water and energy sustainability. She has a particular interest in porous nitrides, metal organic frameworks and composites thereof for applications in molecular separations and solar energy conversion.     

In response to her award Dr Petit said: "I am delighted and honoured to receive this Prize. The credit goes to my team, my colleagues and mentors who are always supporting my work and me. This would not have been possible without them."


About the Philip Leverhulme Prize

Philip Leverhulme Prizes have been offered since 2001 in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of William Hesketh Lever, the founder of the Trust. Each prize is worth £100,000 and the funding is available over 2 to 3 years.

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Sara West
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