George Serghiou: Engineering of chemicals
From Billy Rosendale
In this video, George describes how ambient constraints can be removed to produce targeted materials and material assemblies.
The research domain of our work is extreme conditions materials engineering and chemistry. Principal areas are preparation of improved and new material landscapes with particular interest in renewable energy and mechanical applications, development, transformation and exploitation of equilibrium and metastable phase relations as well as investigation of the structure and composition of planets.
In the most general sense, we use extremes of pressure and temperature to induce, explore and manipulate change as matter is brought closer together. Since the structural and electronic characteristics of materials change, Nature’s ambient constraints can be lifted allowing us to access improved and new materials and material assemblies. This new range of possibilities is augmented by judicious exploitation of the changed equilibrium and metastable phase and property relations.
A range of pressure and temperature methods, together with structural, chemical, and morphological probes are employed in conjunction with nanoprocessing and our manufacturing of improved microreactor assemblies. The research is done in collaboration with international laboratories, as well as at large infrastructure facilities and across Schools at the University.
Find out more:Dr George Serghiou, School of Engineering: http://www.eng.ed.ac.uk/about/people/dr-george-serghiou
Edinburgh Research Explorer: http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/gserghio