Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Date Role

Lecturer (2013-2016) & Senior Lecturer (2016-present)
Chemical Engineering
Imperial College London, UK
2011-2013   Post-Doctoral Researcher
Earth and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering
Lenfest Center
Columbia University, NY, USA 
2007-2011 PhD in Chemistry
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, NY, USA 
2005-2007 MSc in Chemistry, Diplôme d'ingénieur
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France 
2002-2005 BSc in Physics and Chemistry
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France
Lycée Massena, Nice, France

research interests

Our research interests are in the area of functional nanomaterials that address environmental and energy challenges (e.g. CO2 capture and conversion, solar fuels production, water treatment, gas separation). Following this vision, we tune the texture and chemistry of novel materials at the nano-scale to enhance their adsorptive, reactive and (photo)catalytic properties. The materials we study include: Boron Nitride, Carbon Nitride, Metal-Organic Frameworks, Graphene and Graphene Oxide.   

You can read more on our research group here: Petit Group.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Petit C, Bandosz TJ, 2009, MOF-Graphite Oxide Composites: Combining the Uniqueness of Graphene Layers and Metal-Organic Frameworks, Advanced Materials, Vol:21, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:4753-4757

Petit C, Seredych M, Bandosz TJ, 2009, Revisiting the chemistry of graphite oxides and its effect on ammonia adsorption, Journal of Materials Chemistry, Vol:19, ISSN:0959-9428, Pages:9176-9185

Petit C, Mendoza B, Bandosz TJ, 2010, Reactive Adsorption of Ammonia on Cu-Based MOF/Graphene Composites, Langmuir, Vol:26, ISSN:0743-7463, Pages:15302-15309

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