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Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology

 

PhD subject:
"Multifunctional silica composites for use in biological and environmental applications"

Supervisor:
Prof. Alexander Routh (CEB department)

PhD Awards:

  • Chemistry Bronze Medal at STEM for Britain 2021
     
  • CSAR PhD Student award 2020
  • Poster awards:
    - RSCposter Twitter Conference 2021 (Materials category)
    - Australian-Japan Colloids Symposium 2020
    - RSCPMGposter Twitter conference 2020
    - RSCposter Twitter Conference 2020 (Nanoscience category)
    - Early Career Colloid Conference 2019 (Loughborough, United-Kingdom)
    - European Student Colloids Conference 2019 (Varna, Bulgaria)
    - CEB Research conference 2019 (Cambridge, United-Kingdom)
  • Scholarship & Sponsorship:
    - Messel Travel bursary 2020 (SCI)
    - WD Armstrong Scholarship 2017-2021 (Cambridge University)

Academic Background: (France)

  • 2017: MSc in Chemistry from the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier
  • 2017: MSc in Formulation Chemistry from the University of Lille
  • 2014: BSc in Chemistry from the National Graduate School of Chemistry of Montpellier

Research

Member of the Colloidal Dispersions group, Prof Alex Routh

Research interest:

  • Colloids
  • Nanoparticles
  • Encapsulation
  • Water treatment

Publications

Key publications: 

 

  • David F.F. Brossault, Thomas M. McCoy, Alexander F. Routh, Self- assembly of TiO2/Fe3O4/SiO2 microbeads: a green approach to produce magnetic photocatalysts, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2021, 584, 779-788 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2020.10.001)
     
  • David F.F. Brossault, Alexander F. Routh, Salt-driven assembly of magnetic silica beads with tunable porosity, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2020, 562, 381-390 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2019.12.032)

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 
  • Lab demonstrator and marker for the Physical Chemistry lab sessions (Part I) (2018-2019)
  • Marker for the Chemical engineering lab sessions (Part I) (2019-2020)
Research supervision: 
  • Supervision of 3 PartIIB Research projects (6 students) + 1 MPhil project (1) (2018 -2021)

Other Professional Activities

2019 - Present: Outreach Academic Speaker at Queens' College
July 2019: Chemistry tutor - Weizmann Science Summer School 2019

PhD Researcher

Contact Details

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