Professor Jawwad A Darr

Materials and Inorganic Chemistry

Professor Jawwad Darr

Address: Department of Chemistry, UCL
Phone No: +44 (0)20 7679 4345
Fax No: +44 (0)20 7679 7463
Extension: 34345
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Research areas of interest include:

  • Continuous Hydrothermal flow Synthesis
  • Nanoceramics
  • High Throughput Inorganic Materials Discovery
  • Biomaterials
  • Scale-up
  • Supercritical fluids 


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Research of Dr Darr's Clean Materials Technology Group (about 10 researchers at present) is concerned with the application of green principles and clean technologies for the rapid and efficient syntheses of nanoparticles or new inorganic materials. Our research is very applied and multidisciplinary covering chemistry, nanomaterials, high pressure engineering, supercritical fluids and automation. Dr Darr is currently leading two large EPSRC/industry funded consortia in nanomaterials discovery and scale-up engineering of nanomaterials, respectively.

Research Profile

Selected Publications

  1. High Throughput Continuous Hydrothermal (HiTCH) Flow Synthesis of Zn-Ce Oxides; Unprecedented Solubility of Zn in the Nanoparticle Fluorite lattice. Suela Kellici, Kenan Gong, Tian Lin, Sonal Brown, Robin J. H. Clark, Martin Vickers, Jeremy K. Cockcroft, Vesna Middelkoop, Paul Barnes, James M Perkinsb Chris Tighe, and Jawwad A. Darr, Royal Society Philosophical Transactions A. in press 2010
  2. The Rapid Automated Materials Synthesis Instrument (RAMSI): Exploring the Composition and Heat-treatment of Nano-precursors Towards Low Temperature Red Phosphors Tian Lin, Suela Kellici, Kenan Gong, Kathryn Thompson, Julian R.G. Evans, Xue Wang and Jawwad A. Darr JOURNAL OF COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY in press 2010
  3. Zhang, Z; Goodall, JBM; Brown, S; Karlsson, L; Clark, RJH; Hutchison, JL; Rehman, IU; Darr, JA. 2010. Continuous hydrothermal synthesis of extensive 2D sodium titanate (Na2Ti3O7) nano-sheets. DALTON TRANSACTIONS 39 (3):711-714
  4. Moshaverinia, A; Roohpour, N; Darr, JA; Rehman, IU. 2009. Synthesis of a proline-modified acrylic acid copolymer in supercritical CO2 for glass-ionomer dental cement applications. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA 5 (5):1656-1662
  5. Highly Conductive Low Nickel Content Nano-composite Dense Cermets from Nanopowders Made via a Continuous Hydrothermal Synthesis Route.Jawwad Darr; Xiaole Weng; Dan Brett; Vladimir Yufit; Paul Shearing; Nigel Brandon; Mike Reece; Haixue Yan, solid state ionics 2010 in press

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