My research revolves around the development of novel materials and membranes, and their application in energy and environmental related technologies.
Most recently I have worked on the use of metal organic frameworks, zeolitic imidazolate frameworks, and porous aromatic frameworks as novel gas sorbents and as components of composite membrane systems. We are particularly interested in highly novel applications of post-synthetically modified MOF particles, in membranes, adsorbent systems and fundamental studies of molecular transport through porous materials.
My teaching interests are focused on the use of blended learning approaches, specifically including high-quality educational videos, to enhance chemical engineering education. I am part of the team in the Chemical Engineering department which was awarded funding from Imperial to develop novel teaching and assessment methodologies, including through gamification of learning activities. I was also the recipient of the 2016/17 Student Academic Choice Award for Best Innovation.
I have consulted on a range of industry projects, and am a Chartered Chemical Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Note: I currently work part-time at Imperial College London, since November 2018 my main appointment is as Scientist and Group Leader in the Institute for Micro Process Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. KIT is the Research University in the Helmholtz Association.
Invited Keynote Speaker - 4th Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference, May 5-8, 2019, Dresden, Germany
Invited Keynote Speaker - Advanced Energy Materials 2018, September 10-12, 2018, University of Surrey, England
Invited Session Chair - 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Membranes: Materials and Processes, August 12-17, 2018, New Hampshire, USA.
Editorial Board Member - Materials Today Sustainability
Subject Editor (Separations) - Chemical Engineering Research & Design
Past Warden of Wilkinson Hall (where I lead a pastoral care team of three sub-wardens and six hall seniors, providing residential pastoral care to 150 undergraduate students).
Member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum for Manufacturing Research
Prasetya N, Teck A, Ladewig BP, 2018, Matrimid-JUC-62 and Matrimid-PCN-250 mixed matrix membranes displaying light-responsive gas separation and beneficial ageing characteristics for CO2/N2 separation, Scientific Reports, Vol:8, ISSN:2045-2322
et al., 2017, Missing Linker Defects in a Homochiral Metal-Organic Framework: Tuning the Chiral Separation Capacity, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol:139, ISSN:1520-5126, Pages:18322-18327
Ladewig BP, jiang S, 2017, High ion-exchange capacity semi-homogeneous cation exchange membranes prepared via a novel polymerization and sulfonation approach in porous polypropylene, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:9, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:38612-38620
et al., 2015, Tunable Photodynamic Switching of DArE@PAF-1 for Carbon Capture, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:25, ISSN:1616-3028, Pages:4405-4411