Name: Eleonora Cali

Supervisor: Dr Luc Vandeperre and Prof Mary Ryan

Sponsor: EPSRC, DISTINCTIVE Consortium.

          The development of magnetic nanoparticles for separation technologies in liquid systems is well-developed and already in use in medical testing. The challenge is to develop surface functionalization to target the species of interest.  This project will investigate the potential for core-shell magnetic-sorbent structures to be used in waste form separation, or removal of RNs from liquid streams. Particle development and characterisation will be carried out at Imperial and active sorption work at Loughborough.