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The Role of Novel Materials in Addressing Sustainability Challenges - Dr Camille Petit - Recording available

Date From: 16 December 2015
Description: An online presentation organised by IChemE's Sustainability Special Interest Group, to be given by Dr Camille Petit - winner of IChemE's 2015 Sir Frederick Warner Prize. Members of the Sustainability Special Interest Group can replay a recording of this webinar, and download the slides, free of charge. Visit the group's Resources area and log in with your membership number and PIN / password to access the webinar archive.
Event Type: Webinar
Venue: Online
Organiser: Sustainability Special Interest Group

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A webinar organised by the Sustainability Special Interest Group, given by Dr Camille Petit – winner of IChemE's 2015 Sir Frederick Warner Prize.

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GrapheneAccess to clean water along with sustainable energy and the protection of the environment are probably the greatest challenges to our society. To address these, researchers must propose transformative approaches to energy production and environmental remediation. Dr Petit's research at Imperial College London is concerned with the design of novel multifunctional materials involved in energy- and environment-related technologies, and aims to gain an understanding at the nano- and molecular scales of what makes a material efficient. Through examples from past and current research work, her talk will highlight the pivotal role of multifunctional materials in various applications. Specifically, the use of nanocomposites, 2D nanomaterials and Metal-Organic Frameworks and their potential use in areas such as carbon capture, air and water treatment as well as CO2 reduction are discussed. 


Camille PetitDr Camille Petit joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London as a lecturer in September 2013, and currently leads the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Alissa Park's group at Columbia University. She received her PhD in chemistry in 2011 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York working with Professor Teresa Bandosz.

Her research interests broadly encompass the development of nanomaterials for applications relevant to the energy and environmental sectors. Specifically, she focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and testing of nano-colloids, graphene-based materials, nitrides and metal-organic frameworks for application in gas separation, water treatment and photocatalysis.

Dr Petit received the Springer Thesis Award as well as the French Carbon Group award at the International Carbon Conference in 2011 for her 'significant contribution to carbon science or carbon technology as a young scientist/engineer'. She was recently appointed Associate Editor of the new open access journal, Frontiers in Carbon Capture, Storage and Utilization


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