From discovery science to industrial application: Materials discovery and molecular engineering of porous materials.
|Date||7 November 2019|
|Times||5pm - 7pm|
|Venue||Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE|
|Cost||Free for Members | Free for Non-Members|
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). http://www.tarsis-technologies.com/
5.30pm: Dr Fairen-Jimenez, followed by Q&A.
7pm: Event closes
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