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Research Fellow


University of Exeter

Research summary

This projects aim to produce a novel membrane material based on bacterial cellulose and magnetic nanoparticles. This novel membrane can be responded to an external magnetic field so that it can be used as magnetic sensors, actuators, or antitheft systems. The efficiency of the devices would depend on the characteristic of magnetic particles and their distribution. This work, therefore, is to control the processing parameters to obtain the condition for best performance. Moreover, bacterial cellulose consists on very fine fibers making them very strong and containing larger surface area. This makes the magnetic membranes very strong, flexible, and durable. The large surface area also makes them applicable for gas or liquid absorption applications.

Grants awarded

Fabrication, Characteristics and Properties of Magneto-Responsive Hybrid Materials Based on Bacterial Cellulose

Scheme: Newton Advanced Fellowship

Dates: Oct 2016 - Oct 2018

Value: £74,000

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