Projects per year
I lead a multi-disciplinary materials chemistry research group, exploring the design principles and applications of novel functional materials. There is a strong focus on the design, synthesis and application of electroactive aniline-based oligomers and related porous conjugated materials for gas capture and wider energy related applications.
There is also a continued and active interest in ionic self-assembly and the production of functional hierarchical supramolecular polymers and materials (in collaboration with Ian Manners).
- Investigations into the design, synthesis and applications of electroactive oligo(aniline)-based (semi)conducting materials [Mol. Sys. Des. Eng. 2019, Chem. Sci. 2018, ChemNanoMat 2018, Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, PCCP 2016, JACS 2015, Small 2015, Small 2015]
- Preparation of porous conjugated materials for CO2 and iodine capture [Angew. Chem. 2019, Chem. Mater. 2017, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, Macromolecules 2016, Macromolecules 2015, Macrom. Rapid Commun. 2014, Chem. Commun. 2014]
- Design, preparation and characterisation of hierarchical functional supramolecular materials [Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, Macrom. 2018, Nat. Commun. 2017, JACS 2017, Langmuir 2016, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, JACS 2013, Adv. Mater. 2012]
Local and International Activities:
I am Head of Inorganic and Materials Chemistry at the School of Chemistry (since August 2018), and co-PI and member of the Operational Management Team of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN), a £12M EPSRC-sponsored centre for doctoral training (CDT).
I hold an adjunct professorship at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China, since 2013), and have held visiting professorships at Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University, 2005 - 2010), Chinese Academy of Sciences' National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology (2012), and the University of Rennes1 (2018). I am a member of the International Advisory Board for the State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers & Polymer Materials' 111 International Interaction Programme at Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
Structured keywords and research groupings
- Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
31/03/19 → 30/03/21
1/02/18 → 31/01/20
Wolanin, P., MacFarlane, L., Harniman, R., Qian, J., Gould, O., Dane, T. G., Rudin, J., Cryan, M., Schmaltz, T., Frauenrath, H., Winnik, M., Faul, C. FJ. & Manners, I., 26 Jun 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 8 p., 15909.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)Open AccessFile66 Citations (Scopus)430 Downloads (Pure)
Ho, D., Taverne, M., Chen, L., Gersen, H., Rarity, J. & Faul, C. FJ., 2 Feb 2017, In : Advanced Optical Materials. 5, 3, 5 p., 1600458.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)Open AccessFile15 Citations (Scopus)376 Downloads (Pure)
Faul, C. F. J., 1 Jan 2014, In : Accounts of Chemical Research. 47, 12, p. 3428-3438 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)157 Citations (Scopus)
Charl F J Faul (Contributor)1 Jun 2012 → 31 Mar 2013
Activity: Other activity types › - Research and Teaching at External Organisation