Imperial College London

Mr Zhixu (Derek) Zhu

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







B432MBone BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a second year PhD student at Imperial College London and funded by the Department of Chemical Engineering. My PhD research focuses on tackling global warming and the utilisation of carbon dioxide in carbon nanotube production with electrochemical methods. Before I started my PhD, I just finished my MRes research on carbon aerogels in Department of Chemistry at Imperial. Before I joined Imperial, I received my BSc degree in Chemistry from University of Reading. I'm passionate about energy conversion and storage technology. 


2021- Present

PhD in Chemical Engineering 

‘CO2 Utilisation in Carbon Nanotube Production’ 

Department of Chemical Engineering | Faculty of Engineering 

Imperial College London 


MRes Green Chemistry, Energy and the Environment 

‘Metal Doped N-Carbon Aerogels for Energy Storage and Fuel Cells’ 

Department of Chemistry | Faculty of Natural Sciences 

Imperial College London 


BSc in Applied Chemistry

Chemistry Department 

University of Reading 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Guo Y, Zhu Z, Chen Y, et al., 2020, High-performance supercapacitors of ruthenium-based nanohybrid compounds, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol:842, ISSN:0925-8388, Pages:155798-155798

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