Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 8977b.ladewig




412ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





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).



Al-Shaeli M, Smith SJD, Shamsaei E, et al., 2017, Highly fouling-resistant brominated poly(phenylene oxide) membranes using surface grafted diethylenetriamine, Rsc Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:37324-37330

Jiang S, Li Y, Ladewig BP, 2017, A review of reverse osmosis membrane fouling and control strategies, Science of the Total Environment, Vol:595, ISSN:0048-9697, Pages:567-583

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 and Interfaces, ISSN:1944-8244

Prasetya N, Ladewig BP, 2017, Dynamic photo-switching in light-responsive JUC-62 for CO 2 capture., Sci Rep, Vol:7

Saleha WFG, Ramesh R, Nalajala N, et al., 2017, Broadband dielectric spectroscopy of Nafion-117, sulfonated polysulfone (sPSF) and sulfonated polyether ketone (sPEK) membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol:134, ISSN:0021-8995

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