In July 2009 I was awarded five year EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship.
From October 2009 until the present I have been advancing research on my project named "Powering smart materials by oscillatory chemical reactions".
This project investigates extraordinary chemical systems that exhibit oscillatory behaviour in pH and reaction heat output and their applications to smart materials, i.e. materials that have the ability to sense the conditions in their environment and adjust accordingly.
This novel and strategically vital research will benefit chemical science, chemical engineering, industrial chemistry, nanoscience and healthcare. Envisioned applications are in drug delivery systems that would dispense drug molecules only where and when needed, control of fluid flow and mixing in micro-size systems, propelling at nano-level etc.
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