UCL Department of Chemical Engineering



We develop new materials for the net zero future. There is a range of research activities covering materials synthesis and design, advance materials characterization, and the applications of materials towards the UN’s sustainable development goals, such as good health and well-being, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy.

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Catalytic materials, and in particular evaluation and understanding of materials performance in catalytic reactions that are related to the net zero economy and sustainable processes

Energy materials focusing on materials that improve energy storage and performance for batteries, fuel cells and supercapacitors

Healthcare materials that target critical challenges in healthcare in disease diagnostics, prevention and cure

Nature-inspired materials with properties and functions inspired by nature to mitigate limitations in current technologies, targeting performance improvement of  energy devices, manufacturing products, and chemical processes

Nanomaterials ranging from organic to inorganic, made by batch as well as continuous and intensified processes, which find applications in various fields such as healthcare and energy