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John de Mello

Professor John de Mello

Professor John de Mello

Research Fellow

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

Microfluidic Reactors for Controlled Nanoparticle Synthesis

Scheme: Industry Fellowship

Organisation: Imperial College London

Dates: Apr 2009-Mar 2011

Value: £116,773

Summary: This programme aims to change the way that nanoparticles are synthesised by developing a series of automated chemical reactors for the quality-assured production of metal, metal-oxide and compound semiconductor (quantum dot) nanoparticles. The reactors, although based on microfluidic technology, will be designed to produce high quality nanocrystalline titania and quantum dot nanoparticles at g to kg per day production levels. The optimised particles will be used as functional components in organic solar cells and evaluated for wider application in the health-care, specialty chemicals and electronics sectors.

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