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Dr Vikaramjeet Singh
Malet Place Engineering
United Kingdom
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  • Research Fellow in metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for energy-efficient
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

In approximately 6 years since my PhD, I have developed an excellent publicationrecord with 41 publications (15 as 1st author and 6 as corresponding author), allin international reputed journals. I have the experience on working and leading (includes managing work reports,meetings and related documents) two major European Research Council (ERC) andtwo Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funded projects. I have beenconsistently recognized for high-quality research through awards and grants. During my PhD, twice I was awardedwith the Director Scholarship for Excellent student in 2012 and 2013.Together with Professor Sun Lixin of Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China,I was a co-recipient of Natural Science Foundation of China (81573392) grant(value:600k RMB, ca. £66k). In China-UK Newton Early Career Workshop 2016, mytwo projects were selected and awarded. I secured a grant in collaboration withSOLIEL Synchrotron facility in France to study the distribution and interactionof metallic nanoparticles inside MOFs. 

Research Themes
Research Summary

My research in nanoengineering system lab focuses on the design and development of robust surfaces for phase change applications (condensation, anti-icing and anti-fouling) and metal/covalent-organic frameworks (MOFs/COFs) based membranes for desalination and purification. The excellent research support and facilities in UCL Mechanical Engineering and multidisciplinary nature of my group helped me achieving several milestones including publications, GB patent filing and submission/preparation of several proposals.

Currently, I am extending these findings and exploiting exceptional MOF/COFs structures to develop:  i) surface that can hold the lubricant permanently to produce robust liquid infused slippery surface. ii) a solution to the unwanted crystal formation on surfaces via nanoengineering of COF pores including theoretical understanding using AB initio molecular simulations and iii) MOF-Nylon membranes for desalination in collaboration with Prof. Hans-Jürgen Butt’s team (MPIP, Germany).

Teaching Summary

01-MAR-2019 Research Fellow UCL Mechanical Engineering University College London, United Kingdom
01-NOV-2017 – 30-JAN-2018 Postdoctoral researcher Institut des Sciences Moléculaires d'Orsay University of Paris-Sud, France
15-MAR-2017 – 30-OCT-2017 Research Associate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Sun Yat-sen University, China
05-MAR-2015 – 13-MAR-2017 Postdoctoral Researcher Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
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