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Dr Nicholas JOSE

Project Lead

Nicholas earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2019. He worked as a Research Fellow at CARES where he focused on the development of scalable methods for synthesis of high performance nanomaterials. In the RINGs project (Rapid Industrialization of Next Generation Nanomaterials) he optimised materials at the kilogram scale for commercial applications in antimicrobials, energy storage and catalysis, using a machine learning, high throughput characterisation and novel microreactor technology.

In 2020, Nicholas founded the spin-off company Accelerated Materials, which uses a novel R&D methodology, incorporating intensified microreactor technology and machine learning, to accelerate scale-up of high-quality functional nanomaterials. The AMPLE Project started in 2022 where he is currently the Project Lead. Working with industrial partners in the pharmaceutical, energy, and functional coatings sectors, the two-year AMPLE project will demonstrate the ability to rapidly scale new material technologies with high quality and low cost.

Read: The Straits Times features CARES latest S$6.5million nanomaterial project
Read: Accelerated Materials the winner of the Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan competition
Read: Nicholas mentors a mechanical engineering intern
Read: Nicholas represents CARES at Cambridge's Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Research Day 2017.

Singapore - CARES

Researchers

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Research Interest

- Sustainable reaction engineering
- In situ TEM
- Nanomaterial synthesis
- Microfluidics
- Catalysis
- Adsorption
- Soft matter
- Automation

Key Publications

Google Scholar Link

Jose, Nicholas A., Mikhail Kovalev, Eric Bradford, Artur M. Schweidtmann, Hua Chun Zeng, and Alexei A. Lapkin. 2021. “Pushing Nanomaterials up to the Kilogram Scale - an Accelerated Approach for Synthesizing Antimicrobial ZnO with High Shear Reactors, Machine Learning and High-Throughput Analysis.” Chemical Engineering Journal, December. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.131345.

Jose, Nicholas A., Jithin John Varghese, Samir H. Mushrif, Hua Chun Zeng, and Alexei A. Lapkin. 2021. “Assembly of Two-Dimensional Metal Organic Framework Superstructures via Solvent-Mediated Oriented Attachment.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 125 (41): 22837–47. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.1c06699.

Jose, Nicholas A., Hua Chun Zeng, and Alexei A. Lapkin. 2018. “Hydrodynamic Assembly of Two-Dimensional Layered Double Hydroxide Nanostructures.” Nature Communications 9 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07395-4.

Jose, Nicholas A., Hua Chun Zeng, and Alexei A. Lapkin. 2020. “Scalable and Precise Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Metal Organic Framework Nanosheets in a High Shear Annular Microreactor.” Chemical Engineering Journal 388: 124133. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124133.

Jose, Nicholas, and Alexei Lapkin. 2019. “Influence of Hydrodynamics on Wet Syntheses of Nanomaterials.” In Advanced Nanomaterials for Catalysis and Energy, 29–59. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814807-5.00002-4.

Yaseneva, Polina, Nan An, Matt Finn, Nicholas Tidemann, Nicholas Jose, Adelina Voutchkova-Kostal, and Alexei Lapkin. 2019. “Continuous Synthesis of Doped Layered Double Hydroxides in a Meso-Scale Flow Reactor.” Chemical Engineering Journal 360: 190–99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.11.197.

Achievements

In 2020, Nicholas founded the spin-off company Accelerated Materials, which uses a novel R&D methodology, incorporating intensified microreactor technology and machine learning, to accelerate scale-up of high-quality functional nanomaterials. Accelerated Materials won first prize in the 2021 Chris Abell Postdoc Business Plan Competition run by Cambridge Enterprise.