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Functional Nanoporous Materials @ Bath

Dr Valeska Ting is the University of Bath's Prize Fellow in Smart Nanomaterials and a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering. She heads the FUnctional Nanoporous Research Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath.

Experiments at Diamond

   Our research interests lie in the field of sustainable technologies. We are currently interested in exploring the possibility of enhancing the storage capacity of existing nanoporous hydrogen storage materials, creating materials for selective storage and sequestration of gases such as carbon dioxide and investigating novel drug delivery methods through development of active nanoscale systems. I am working towards designing multifunctional materials by combining properties of different sets of materials to produce hybrid systems that can perform several specialised functions. I aim to investigate the development of smart nanomaterial constructs, which will be engineered to provide responsive control of the three-dimensional nanoscale structure for the manipulation and storage of low-density gases such as carbon dioxide, hydrogen and methane. This will lead to the development of a new class of responsive nanoporous materials for applications in areas such as energy storage, carbon dioxide sequestration and storage, gas separations and catalysis.



Main interests include:

  • Nanoporous materials for gas storage

  • Development of methods for in-situ characterisation of nanomaterials

  • Smart nanomaterials for responsive containment of gases/materials



    Valeska's background is in materials synthesis, characterisation and physical properties testing. I have had extensive experience of a large range of experimental materials characterization techniques including X-ray and neutron diffraction, electron microscopy, thermogravimetric and spectroscopic analysis, gas sorption testing and physical properties testing. I have also contributed to the design and development of equipment for in-situ neutron diffraction experiments for use at the Institut Laue Langevin, Grenoble, France, as well as aiding in the development and testing of high pressure gas sorption apparatus currently in use at the University of Bath.

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