Design and Fabrication of Functional Microporous Materials

Lead Research Organisation: Imperial College London
Department Name: Department of Chemical Engineering


Separation processes critically determine the efficiencies in chemical, energy and environmental processes, such as gas separation for large-scale energy and oil & gas industry (natural gas purification, CO2 separation, air separation, hydrocarbons separations in petrochemical industry, etc.), chemical separations, and water desalination and purification. We are developing a variety of synthetic and fabrication techniques for formation of membrane and nanofilms, for example, solution processing, interfacial polymerization, and mixed matrix membranes. We then perform extensive characterisation of the membranes to understand their structure and relationships with separation performance, and ultimately aim to develop more permeable and selective membranes for gas and chemical separations and commercialization in industry.


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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/R512540/1 01/10/2017 30/09/2021
1966627 Studentship EP/R512540/1 01/10/2017 31/03/2022 Anthony Richard Houghton