Roisin O’Connell

Imperial College London


Research Project: Designing nanostructural advanced polymer materials for gas sensing and adsorption
Joao Cabral, Alex Porter, Julia Higgins (Imperial)

Roisin graduated from the University of Leeds where she gained her masters in chemical engineering. During her time at Leeds Roisin’s research was primarily based on the study of crystallisation of organic materials, specifically active pharmaceutical ingredients. Roisin’s current research is focused on gaining an understanding of the thermodynamics, phase behaviour and route of formation of porous polymer gas adsorbers. If a full understanding of these properties can be obtained, the structure and size of the pores could be fine-tuned to broaden the applications of the material.