David Fairen-Jimenez was admitted as a Fellow of Robinson College on 19 January 2016.
David is a Royal Society University Research Fellow leading the Adsorption & Advanced Materials Lab (AAM). His research interests are related to the evaluation of novel strategies in the design and development of advanced materials and supramolecular assemblies such as metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), as well as the creation of new experimental and computational methods for the prediction of their performance. He is interested in the use of porous materials for the necessary shift from today’s fossil-based energy economy to a more sustainable economy based on hydrogen, renewable energy and carbon capture to mitigate the effects of global warming. This research is extended towards the development of novel drug and siRNA delivery systems, where nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionise cancer diagnosis and therapy, particularly in the field of personalised medicine. He is a prolific author, with more than 50 publications in high-impact journals, H-index: 20, and has recently created a spin-out, Immaterial Labs, for the manufacture and commercialisation of MOFs.