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Professor Charl F J FaulBSc, BSc, MSc, PhD(Stellenbosch)

Professor of Materials Chemistry

Charl FJ Faul

Professor Charl F J FaulBSc, BSc, MSc, PhD(Stellenbosch)

Professor of Materials Chemistry

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Research interests

I lead a multi-disciplinary materials chemistry research group, exploring the design principles and applications of novel functional materials. There is a strong focus on the design, synthesis and application of electroactive aniline-based oligomers and related porous conjugated materials for gas capture and wider energy related applications.

There is also a continued and active interest in ionic self-assembly and the production of functional hierarchical supramolecular materials (in collaboration with Ian Manners).

Areas of activity are:

  • Investigations into the design, synthesis and applications of electroactive oligo(aniline)-based (semi)conducting materials [Recent related papers - Adv. Opt. Mater. 2017, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, PCCP 2016, JACS 2015, Small 2015, Small 2015]
  • Preparation of porous conjugated materials for CO2 and iodine capture [Chem. Mater. 2017, Macromolecules 2016, Macromolecules 2015, Macrom. Rapid Commun. 2014, Chem. Commun. 2014]
  • Design, preparation and characterisation of hierarchical functional supramolecular materials [Nat. Commun. 2017, JACS 2017, Langmuir 2016, Chem. Eur. J. 2015, Acc. Chem. Res. 2014, JACS 2013, Adv. Mater. 2012]

 I am furthermore co-PI and member of the Management Team of the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials (BCFN), a £12M EPSRC-sponsored centre for doctoral training (CDT).

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Postal address:
Cantock's Close
United Kingdom

Selected research outputs

  1. Published

    Uniform electroactive fiber-like micelle nanowires for organic electronics

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Published
  3. Published

    Ionic self-assembly for functional hierarchical nanostructured materials

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Published
  5. Published

    Conjugated microporous polytriphenylamine networks

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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