New paper in Adv. Mater.: “Selective CO₂ Electroreduction from Tuneable Naphthalene-Based Porous Polyimide Networks”

Excited to announce Basiram and Dr. Baker‘s latest openly accessible article in Adv. Mater. entitled “Selective CO2 electroreduction from tuneable naphthalene-based porous polyimide networks” detailing exciting new metal-free materials for CO2 capture & reduction.

First viva success of 2023

Congratulations from all of the Faul Group to Nouf Zaghloul who passed her PhD viva on 26th January. Her research featured novel contributions to science concerning scribe-on: writing wearable, flexible and stretchable electronics with polyaniline.

She leaves the group to continue in scientific research at the University of Bath. Best of luck.

Thank you to Dr Shirin Alexander of Swansea University for her time in the process.

China Scholarship Council – University of Bristol joint-funded PhD Scholarship

A quick post to invite any eligible Chinese students to apply for the China Scholarship Council – University of Bristol joint-funded PhD Scholarship.

The China Scholarship Council (CSC)/University of Bristol joint-funded scholarships programme offers 60 fully funded PhD scholarships for up to 48 months of research at the University of Bristol.

More details on eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

Any questions should be directed at:

In order to be eligible for consideration for a CSC-University of Bristol PhD Scholarship, you must submit your completed application for your PhD programme by midday (UK time) on Thursday 1 December 2022.

Research Associate position available in Smart Functional Materials for Soft Matter Actuators within the Faul Research Group

We are looking for a world-class materials chemist with a high degree of innovative spirit and enthusiasm to operate at the very cutting edge of materials synthesis and preparation for robotics and healthcare research. You will join a vibrant and exciting research project led by the University of Bristol with partners University College London, Imperial College London and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and will work with 20 leading professors and clinicians and a team of 17 research and technical staff across multiple disciplines including soft robotics, materials engineering, tissue and bioengineering, bio-interfacing, synthetic biology and surgery.

The position will be based in the Faul Research Group, within the School of Chemistry in the Faculty of Science. You will have access to world-class infrastructure and facilities within the School of Chemistry (NMR, MS, Chemical Imaging Suite (EM/AFM), X-ray). The successful candidate will work closely with Faul Research Group members working on related soft robotics project, as well as project partners in the Biomaterials Engineering group (bioMEG)), the Bristol Soft Robotics Laboratories and the Faculties of Engineering and Life Sciences.

More details available here.