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Dr Laura Maggini

Laura Maggini
College Research Associate
Research interestsWith the predicted population growth by around 2.7 billion by 2050, extreme pressure will be placed on our water resources. This, together with the growing number of contaminants entering our water supplies, makes the development of robust and sustainable technologies for water disinfection, decontamination and desalination ever more critical.
Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted increasing attention as potential substitutes for the commonly used activated carbon in filtration devices, as they can simultaneously provide a wide range of functions in water treatment including adsorbing pollutants, disinfecting pathogens, and supporting catalysts for contaminant degradation.
I am thus working on the development of highly hierarchised microarchitectures of carbon-based nanomaterials and their subsequent integration in macroscale functional materials to implement in next-generation filtration devices.