Imperial College London

Professor Camille Petit

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Materials Engineering



camille.petit Website




506ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus





research interests

In my group, we design, synthesise, characterise and test porous materials (i.e. sorbents) that can address separation challenges related to environmental, water and energy sustainability. When relevant and possible, we confer our materials a catalytic property in addition to their sorptive nature as a way to intensify processes. This leads to the creation of multifunctional materials. Our main focus is on porous nitrides (i.e. boron nitride and carbon nitride), metal organic frameworks and composites thereof for applications in molecular separations and solar energy conversion.   

You can read more about my research group here: Petit Group.

Information on my publication records can be found through my ResearcherID and GoogleScholar profiles.



Lecturer (2013-2016), Senior Lecturer (2016-2019), Reader (2019-2021), Professor (2021-present)

Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK


Post-Doctoral Researcher

Earth and Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Lenfest Center

Columbia University, NY, USA 


PhD in Chemistry

The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, NY, USA 


MSc in Chemistry, Diplôme d'ingénieur

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France 


BSc in Physics and Chemistry

Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France

Lycée Massena, Nice, France

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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

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

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