• Nano-Enabled Water Technologies

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Prof.  Rahul Raveendran Nair
Prof. Rahul Raveendran Nair Dr. Rahul R. Nair is a professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester and holds a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship and ERC grant. The main scope of his research is the novel synthesis and construction of application-oriented devices based on two-dimensional (2D) crystals to explore new physical phenomena.

Biography

Dr. Rahul R. Nair is a Professor of Materials Physics at the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at the University of Manchester and holds a prestigious Royal Society Fellowship and ERC grant. The main scope of his research is the novel synthesis and construction of application-oriented devices based on two-dimensional (2D) crystals to explore new physical phenomena. His group is actively engaged in the design and development of 2D materials based membranes and nanofluidic devices for probing fundamental molecular transport at the nanoscale and their potential applications in our daily life. He has published over 50 highly cited peer‐refereed research articles, including five Science, three Nature, and more than a dozen Nature series publications during the last ten years. His awards include a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust, IUPAP Young Scientist Award (2014) from the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics, the Moseley Medal and Prize (2015) from the Institute of Physics, Lee Hsun Lecture Award on Materials Science (2018), Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Creativity prize (2018) from the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water (PSIPW). He has also selected as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 and 2017 by Thomson Reuters.

All sessions by Prof. Rahul Raveendran Nair

  • Day 1Monday, January 28th
Theme Three: Nanocomposite membranes and 2D materials for water desalination and purification
1:30 pm

Tunable graphene-based membranes

Permeation through nanometre-pore materials has been attracting unwavering interest due to fundamental differences in governing mechanisms at macroscopic and molecular scales, the importance of water permeation in living systems, and relevance for filtration and separation techniques. Latest advances in the fabrication of artificial channels and membranes using two-dimensional (2D) materials have enabled the prospect of understanding the nanoscale and sub-nm scale permeation behaviour of water and ions extensively. In particular, graphene oxide (GO) membrane containing 2D graphene capillaries shows unique permeation properties such as ultrafast permeation of water and molecular sieving. In my talk, I will discuss our recent results on molecular and ionic permeation properties of GO membranes and its prospect for several applications.

Auditorium between bldg. 4 & 5, level 0 13:30 - 14:00 Details