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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).
- Preparation of porous conjugated materials for CO2 and iodine capture [J. Mater. Chem A 2020, Chem. Mater. 2020, Angew. Chem. 2019, Chem. Mater. 2017, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, Macromolecules 2016, Macromolecules 2015]
- Design, preparation and characterisation of hierarchical functional supramolecular materials [ACS Macro Letters 2020, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, Chem. Soc. Rev. 2019, Chem. Eur. J. 2018, Macrom. 2018, Nat. Commun. 2017, JACS 2017, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014]
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]
- Development of novel functional materials for 3D printing flexible devices and actuators [Adv. Mater. Tech. 2019, Sci. Rep. 2017]
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 am on the management team of the Technology Enhanced Chemical Synthesis CDT, and on the external advisory board of the Bristol Composites Institute.
I held 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' at Donghua University, Shanghai, China.
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- Cabot Institute Low Carbon Energy Research
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31/03/19 → 31/03/23
1/02/18 → 31/01/20
Townsend, E., Feng, J., Pan, L., Del Angel Hernandez, V. & Faul, C. FJ., 19 Aug 2019, In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 58, 34, p. 11715-11719 5 p.
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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) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile85 Citations (Scopus)460 Downloads (Pure)
Symons, H., Xu, J., Faul, C. FJ. & Zhang, X., 25 Jan 2019, In: Chemical Society Reviews. 48, 4, p. 989-1003 15 p., DOI: 10.1039/c8cs00806j.
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