I am a highly motivated Polymer, Colloid and Surface Scientist currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the “Membrane Surface Science” group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. I have made significant contributions to the nanometre-scale understanding of the solid-liquid interface in the presence of pH-, salt-, thermo-, and specific ion-responsive polymers, as evidenced by my strong record of publishing in international peer-reviewed journals of high impact factor.
I am an active researcher in both fundamental and applied polmer and surface chemistry. I am predominantly interested in the responsive polymers and how they interact with and behave at interfaces. I have performed extensive fundamental research on the behaviour of stimulus responsive polymers grafted from solid interfaces, and reported how these smart coatings behave in a variety of aqueous environments. I have investigated pH-, salt-, thermo- and specific ion-responsive polymer coatings; recently using our vast experimental knowledge to tackle the subject through theoretical approaches.
My current and main research focus is investigating novel water-based routes for the preparation of polymeric membranes.