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From discovery science to industrial application: Materials discovery and molecular engineering of porous materials

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David Fairen-Jimenez, a Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, will be this term’s speaker, talking about molecular engineering of porous materials and their possible applications in clean energy and drug delivery systems. Dr Fairen-Jimenez leads the Adsorption & Advanced Materials Lab at the University of Cambridge.

“My group’s research concerns the study of the molecular mechanisms that control adsorption processes in porous materials. We are particularly interested in drug delivery systems, where nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and therapy. We are also interested in the use of novel porous materials for the necessary shift from today’s fossil-fuel-focused energy economy to more sustainable energy production. Our research in this area is focused on hydrogen and renewable energy sources, as well as carbon capture to mitigate the effects of global warming.”

The lab’s objective is to evaluate new strategies in the study of adsorption processes, the study and design of new porous materials such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and to develop new methods in the prediction of their performance.

Dr Fairen-Jimenez has recently founded Tarsis Technology to manufacture and commercialize a drug delivery solution that allows slower and more controlled delivery of drugs using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs).


5.00pm: Registration

5.30pm: Dr Fairen-Jimenez, followed by Q&A.

6.30pm: Networking

7pm: Event closes

These events are run termly by the Maxwell Centre and Cambridge Network and are aimed at an industrial audience to highlight cutting edge research with industrial application in the not so distant future.

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