Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering








ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus




Research interests

Her research interests cover the fields of:

  •  peptide and oligonucleotide synthesis and pharmaceuticals downstream;
  • membrane-based separation processes, molecular transport through membranes, modelling and scale-up of separation processes
  • synthesis and characterisation of nano-scale functional materials for separation and delivery


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Her current research at Imperial focuses on the development of new manufacturing technologies for high-value (bio)polymers and the optimisation of membrane processes for molecular separation.

Additionally, she is working on developing highly selective and robust polymeric nanofiltration membranes and on modelling transport and mass transfer limitations in membrane modules to support membrane scale-up.


GlaxoSmithKline, Iterative Synthesis with Organic Solvent Nanofiltration for Precision Manufacture of High Value Sequence-Controlled Polymers (EPSRC project), 2015 - 2017

Dr. Martin Mechelhoff, Lanxess Deutschland GmbH, Development of thin film nanocomposite membranes for water treatment, 2013 - 2014

Guest Lectures

"Molecular separation with organic solvent nanofiltration", at the XXXIII European Membrane Society Summer School, XXXIII European Membrane Society Summer School, Bertinoro (FC) (Italy), 2016

"Molecular Separation with Organic Solvent Nanofiltration – challenges and achievements", at 5th International Conference on Organic Solvent Nanofiltration, VITO, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015

Research Student Supervision

Agrawal,S, Iterative Synthesis for Polymer Nanomedicine Manufacture

Butler,EL, Thin Film Composite Membranes Based on MIL-101 for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration

Geves,N, Robeson plot for Organic Solvent Nanofiltration

Marcolini,G, Investigation and modelling of membrane transport through polymeric nanofiltration membranes

Shankar,R, Membrane transport and process modelling: effect of solute-solvent-membrane interactions

Theodorou,L, Predicting Fluxes of Pure Solvents and Mixtures in Organic Solvent Nanofiltration

Zafiropoulos,T, Organic Solvent Nanofiltration: Membrane Selection