Dr. Camille Petit is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, which she joined in September 2013. She currently leads the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Alissa Park’s group at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2011 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York working with Prof. Teresa Bandosz.
Her research interests broadly encompass the development of porous materials for applications relevant to the energy and environmental sectors. Specifically, she focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and testing of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)- and nitride-based materials for molecular separations as well as solar energy conversion. Dr Petit has published > 50 peer-reviewed articles. She has one granted patent and has filed two others, all related to the development of sorbent materials.
Recently, she received the 2017 AIChE’s 35 under 35 award, the 2017 ExxonMobil European Science & Engineering Program Award, the 2017 IOM3 Silver Medal and the 2015 IChemE Sir Frederick Warner medal.