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Read more at: Dial-a-material paper published in Advanced Energy Materials

Dial-a-material paper published in Advanced Energy Materials

19 July 2021

Pleased to share our recent paper in Advanced Energy Materials on precise manufacturing of plasmonic nanoparticles based on early growth Information. We hope to redefine automation for slow material synthesis. #automation #sustainability #nanomaterials #nanotechnology #chemistry #microfluidics Please check our article at...


Read more at: Gaia - North Carolina State University Award

Gaia - North Carolina State University Award

19 July 2021

Congratulations to Gaia Ganzer for getting another award during her Part IIB research project. This time she got the North Carolina State University (NCSU) award, which is awarded annually to a candidate that exhibits distinction in the performance of original work (experimental or theoretical) in the research project...


Read more at: 3-year EPSRC grant awarded for nanomaterial automation

3-year EPSRC grant awarded for nanomaterial automation

18 April 2021

The CAPI group has been recently awarded an EPSRC grant for a 3-year project in the Manufacturing sector, being entitled “Dial-a-particle: model-driven self-optimised manufacturing platform of nanoparticles”. This project aims to deliver automated precise manufacturing of customized inorganic nanoparticles (1 to 100 nm) of...


Read more at: Joseph El Kadi and Collin Smith were featured on BBC

Joseph El Kadi and Collin Smith were featured on BBC

4 April 2021

Joseph El Kadi and Collin Smith were featured on BBC One igniting hydrogen balloons in the lead-up to their interactive Cambridge Festival talk ‘Fuel of the Future’ which discusses the potential of ammonia to serve as a future fuel or energy vector in a carbon-free society. All the energy released in the exploding balloon...


Read more at: Gaia - 1st prize for the Part IIB presentations

Gaia - 1st prize for the Part IIB presentations

31 March 2021

Our undegraded student Gaia Ganzer just won the CEB 1st prize for the Part IIB presentations (final year presentation of the departmental R&D project). Congratulations Gaia, well-deserved! Her project is entitled “3D printed reactors for the continues synthesis of bi-metallic nanoparticles”


Read more at: Redefining haber bosch loop

Redefining haber bosch loop

14 March 2021

Collin Smith and Laura Torrente-Murciano have published an article in Advanced Energy Materials that has been featured on the CEB website . It displays their work on a new process for ammonia production in which synthesis and separation are integrated into a single vessel. As opposed to the conventional Haber-Bosch process...


Read more at: IChemE Clean Energy - community outreach

IChemE Clean Energy - community outreach

15 February 2021

Joseph El Kadi , Collin Smith and Laura Torrente-Murciano published an article in The Chemical Engineer (the Institution of Chemical Engineer’s magazine) about the potential roles of hydrogen and ammonia in energy storage. This article was part of a Clean Energy Special Interest Group series on the Hydrogen Economy. In...


Read more at: Novel solutions for energy storage: hydrogen and ammonia for a carbon-free society

Novel solutions for energy storage: hydrogen and ammonia for a carbon-free society

28 October 2020

PhD student Joseph El Kadi and Collin Smith were mentioned in the CEB focus newsletter (CEB Focus 31, October 2020) "Transitioning our energy economy away from fossil fuel dependence towards one based on renewable and alternative forms of energy requires novel solutions for energy storage, in which the role of hydrogen has...


Read more at: Continuous synthesis of iron nanoparticles could open up their use as anti-cancer treatments

Continuous synthesis of iron nanoparticles could open up their use as anti-cancer treatments

28 October 2020

PhD student Julien Mahin was mentioned in the CEB focus newsletter (CEB Focus 31, October 2020) "PhD student Julien Mahin uses of a continuous synthesis process capable of producing uniform magnetic iron nanoparticles. The application of these particles are numerous, from MRI contrast agents to cancer treatments. Current...


Read more at: Energy recovery from wastewater - REWATERGY

Energy recovery from wastewater - REWATERGY

19 July 2020

Rubén Asiain , Marina Avena Maia and Dr Laura Torrente were mentioned in the CEB Focus ! You can read about the project below (extracted from CEB Focus, issue 29). news-rewatergy2.jpg The project: Access to energy and water underpin global economic and social development with an increasing demand of both of them...