Eco-friendly and Sustainable Processing of Nanoparticles and their Engineering Applications
Professor, Chair in Materials
University of Nottingham
She came to Nottingham in October 2002 and is leading a research team developing novel and cost-effective vapour processing of ceramic, polymer and nano-structured materials for engineering applications. She has been awarded major research contracts from EPSRC, HEFCE, the Royal Society, and many companies. These include Rolls-Royce, BG/Advantica, BP(USA), Norsk Hydro, IHI (Japan), Qinetiq, DSTL, Gillette and IMPT. Currently, her group is participating in four large research projects related to nanomaterials, nanocomposite and thin films, with extensive academic and industrial collaborations: EPSRC Supergen on Fuel Cells, EU FP6-EXCELL, FOREMOST and RESTOOL. She is the recipient of Innovation Fellowship funded by Higher Education Innovation (2005/06) and Regional Fellowships (2006/07) for her pioneering work on the rapid fabrication and nanostructured polymer films for engineering applications. She is organiser of several international conferences/workshops including the International Workshop on Advanced Nanostructured Materials and Thin Films for Industrial Applications (2008).