Dr Nadir Basma
University College London
Nadir graduated from the CDT in 2018
Research Project: Ordering in ‘giant’ nanocarbon polyelectrolytes and nanocomposites.
Supervisors: Chris Howard & Neil Skipper (UCL), Milo Shaffer (Imperial)
Nadir graduated from UCL in 2014 with a MSci in Natural Sciences in which he was awarded a Distinction. He explored superconductivity in MoS2 intercalated compounds. In his PhD research, Nadir uses neutron scattering techniques coupled with computational simulations to investigate the molecular arrangement of carbon nanotube solutions, and composites cast from these solutions. The project will hopefully guide the development of advanced nanocomposites and the search for exotic liquid crystal phases predicted to form in these systems at high concentrations.