Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

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Tian is a research associate in the group of Professor Camille Petit at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London.

Tian is currently working on an ERC project focuses on designing porous boron nitride (BN) for CO2 photoreduction. His works involves materials synthesis and characterisation. He also works on a Leverhulme Trust project looking at monolithic metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) composite for CO2 photoreduction.

Tian obtained his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2017. During his PhD, he worked on the synthesis of monolithic MOFs and their composite for gas adsorption and catalysis applications. He co-founded a spin-out, Immaterial Ltd, to design and up-upscale monolithic MOFs production after obtaining his PhD.

Information on Tian’s publication can be found on my google scholar profile.


2019 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering

Imperial College London

2017 - 2019

CTO of Immaterial Ltd,

Cambridge, UK

2013 - 2017

PhD in Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

University of Cambridge

2011 - 2012

MSc in Materials Science, Department of Materials

Loughborough University, UK. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tian T, Hou J, Ansari H, et al., 2021, Mechanically stable structured porous boron nitride with high volumetric adsorption capacity, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Vol:9, ISSN:2050-7488, Pages:13366-13373

Mehta JP, Tian T, Zeng Z, et al., 2018, Sol-Gel Synthesis of Robust Metal-Organic Frameworks for Nanoparticle Encapsulation, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol:28, ISSN:1616-301X

Tian T, Zeng Z, Vulpe D, et al., 2018, A sol-gel monolithic metal-organic framework with enhanced methane uptake, Nature Materials, Vol:17, ISSN:1476-1122, Pages:174-+

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