Trinity College Dublin
Research Project: Bioinspired nanomaterials for applications in anti-icing surfaces
Supervisors: Richard Hobbs (TCD) and Manish Tiwari (UCL)
Julian graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials in 2021. His final year project focused on catalysts for the ethanol oxidation reaction and oxygen evolution reaction in Valeria Nicolosi’s group. He is a PhD student in Professor Hobbs group researching the anti-icing properties of Arctic animal hairs and with the hope that these samples can be used to help develop advanced anti icing materials for a range of applications. This will involve microscopy on the hairs, characterisation of the natural oils, hydrophobicity and ice adhesion measurements as well as fabrication of surfaces.