- Adsorption and porous materials
- Gas Storage and Separations
- Hydrogen technologies
- Materials for energy applications
Current PhD Students
Dr Nuno Bimbo joined the University of Southampton in 2019 and is currently an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering. His research deals with the applications of porous materials in energy conversion, storage and gas separations. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer by the IChemE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Nuno graduated with an integrated Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Coimbra (Portugal) in 2009, having completed his research project on bioplastics in Lund University (Sweden) under the Erasmus programme. He came to the UK in 2009 to study for a PhD in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Bath. His PhD thesis, supervised by Prof Tim Mays, concerned the modelling of hydrogen storage in porous materials. After graduating from his PhD in 2013, he stayed in Bath working as a postdoctoral researcher on EPSRC-funded projects on porous materials for hydrogen storage. He was appointed to a Lectureship in Chemical Engineering at Lancaster University in 2015, where he contributed to the IChemE accredited BEng/MEng Chemical Engineering programmes, lecturing core modules, and supervising design and research projects. For his teaching achievements at Lancaster, Nuno received the Faculty of Science and Technology Dean’s Award for Early Career Teacher of the Year in 2018. At Lancaster, he developed a research portfolio focussing on energy applications of nanoporous materials, with various collaborations funded by industry.
He is a full member of the Ordem dos Engenheiros (the Portuguese Professional Accreditation Body for Engineers) since 2014, having received the award for best admission for a full member in the College of Chemical and Biological Engineering (Centre region).
- Dean’s Award for Early Career Teacher of the Year in 2018 (2018)
- Best report for admission to full member in the College of Chemical and Biological Engineering (Centre region) for Ordem dos Engenheiros. (2014)