We are a large, multidisciplinary research team based at Imperial College, London and Queen Mary, University of London. Our main research themes are the use of environmentally friendly materials and processing, and their applications in renewable energy technologies. In order to understand and improve these materials, we focus on the relationship between properties and performance.
Hydrothermal synthesis is a facile, low energy consumption and scalable processing method. It converts wet biomass into valuable products that can be used in catalysis, as electrodes in batteries and supercapacitors, and as CO2 absorbers, among other applications. A wide variety of biomass can be used, including the waste byproducts of industrial agriculture and other cheap, abundant feedstock.
To find out more about the specific methods and applications, check out the Research and Publications sections of this website.
- Freestanding Non‐Precious Metal Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution and Reduction Reactions
- Structure and solvents effects on the optical properties of sugar-derived carbon nanodots
- Biomass-Derived Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Aerogel Counter Electrodes for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells
- Integration of supercapacitors into printed circuit boards
- High Performance N-Doped Carbon Electrodes Obtained via Hydrothermal Carbonization of Macroalgae for Supercapacitor Applications