Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Visiting Researcher







M222Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus





Hannah is a PDRA working with Professor Milo Shaffer in the Nanostructures Composites Group.

Her current research aims to develop fibres from de novo peptides. Previous projects in the group have included functionalising carbon nanomaterials for several applications, from protein crystallisation to conductive elastomers for energy devices. Her research has also included developing printable solution-processable thermal and photochemically curable nanoparticle composites as high k dielectrics.

Hannah studied Chemistry at the University of York and completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2013 at the University of Bath.



Leese HS, Govada L, Saridakis E, et al., 2016, Reductively PEGylated carbon nanomaterials andtheir use to nucleate 3D protein crystals:a comparison of dimensionality, Chemical Science, Vol:7, ISSN:2041-6539, Pages:2916-2923

Mattia D, Leese H, CalabrĂ² F, 2016, Electro-osmotic flow enhancement in carbon nanotube membranes, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol:374, ISSN:1364-503X, Pages:20150268-20150268

Chayen N, shaffer, govada, et al., 2016, Exploring Carbon Nanomaterial Diversity for Nucleation of Protein Crystals, Scientific Reports, Vol:6, ISSN:2045-2322

Mattia D, Leese H, Lee KP, 2015, Carbon nanotube membranes: From flow enhancement to permeability, Journal of Membrane Science, Vol:475, ISSN:0376-7388, Pages:266-272

Mattia D, Leese H, 2014, Controlled hydrothermal pore reduction in anodic alumina membranes, Nanoscale, Vol:6, ISSN:2040-3364, Pages:13952-13957

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