School of Chemistry
Faculty of Engineering
A part of Microwave Process Engineering Research Group conductiona conducting multi-disciplinary research, development and commercialisation studies into electromagnetic heating technologies. Experience in assessing the structure and functional properties of porous materials using advanced characterisation techniques such as powder X-ray diffraction, gas sorption, thermophysical properties, scanning electron microscopy, and solid state NMR. She also specialises in understanding the interactions between inorganic materials and electromagnetic fields which enables the development of microwave technologies for chemical syntheses.
Further details about Dr Laybourn can be found here.
The research agenda centres on the development of transformative engineering processes, with a focus on:
Technologies for the sustainable extraction and production of raw materials
Materials production from waste derived and secondary resources
Reducing waste generation in processing
Dr Ferrari is a part of the Microwave Process Engineering Research Group. More details about Dr Ferrari can be foudn here.