About Faul Research Group

This is the official website for the Faul Research Group, based in the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK. Follow us on twitter @FaulResearch

Welcome to new Faul Group members

Pleased to welcome (from left to right) Shaohua (perylene diimide self-assembling materials), Ziqiu, Leo (biocompatible polymeric actuators), Daniel (conjugated microporous materials for antibacterial applications) and Jerry (perylene-based polyimide networks for CO2 capture and conversion).

Shaohua, Ziqiu, Leo and Jerry are Bristol undergraduates joining the group for summer projects and Daniel joins to complete his MSc associated with the Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials.

Best oral presentation in session at Materials Research Society (MRS) conference, Honolulu

Dr Ben Baker, PDRA in the Faul Research Group working on the multidisciplinary emPOWER project (creating artificial implantable muscles) has recently attended the Materials Research Society (MRS) meeting in Honolulu. Ben was awarded a $500 prize for the best oral presentation in the SF13 (Novel Actuators) session. Well done, Ben!

Dr Ben Baker delivering his award winning talk at MRS this summer

Master of Research (MRes) opportunity in materials for robotic artificial muscular assistance

Interested in multidisciplinary MRes project relating to soft robotics, smart structures, polymer chemistry and healthcare? Announcing an exciting opportunity linked to emPOWER Transformative Healthcare Technologies – a UKRI-EPSRC funded research programme focusing on in-body artificial muscles for physical augmentation, function restoration, patient empowerment & future healthcare.

Currently accepting applications from both UK and international students. Please contact Prof Charl Faul or Dr Ben Baker with a short cover letter for more details.

#RSCPoster Twitter Conference

#RSCPoster is a global Twitter poster conference taking place entirely online over the course of a day. The event aims to bring together the global chemistry community allowing for interaction with chemists and researchers at various career stages. This year (2022), the Faul Group presents two posters from both Safa and Ulzhalgas, highlighting their work within the functional porous polymer field (see below).