Scheme: Industry Fellowship
Organisation: Imperial College London
Dates: Apr 2009-Mar 2011
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.