The Functional Membrane and Energy Materials Research Group is a new group led by Dr Qilei Song in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. The group has broad research interests in design, synthesis, and characterisation of functional nanomaterials and membranes for energy applications, including renewable energy production, advanced batteries for energy conversion and storage, CO2 capture, and industrial energy-intensive gas separations. The group is a key part of the Barrer Centre, a new research centre recently launched at Imperial College performing world-leading research in separation materials and membrane technology.
The group is interdisciplinary and motivated to basic research but with interests in practical applications of our research in oil & gas, chemical, and energy industries. The group combines knowledge of materials chemistry, polymer physics, porous materials, nanotechnology, and chemical engineering science, to design novel materials for emerging energy and environmental applications. Our research topics cover the following areas: