Dr Christopher Smith received his BSc. in Chemistry with honours in the Chemistry department before attaining his Ph.D. in the Advanced Technology Institute, both at the University of Surrey. Funded by the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) as part of their national Ph.D. programme, Chris worked on the utilisation of chemically modified carbon nanomaterials such as graphene oxide in various emerging technologies. After his studies, Chris spent six months working with Dr Robert Menzel at the University of Leeds as a PDRA, developing graphene hybrid materials in collaboration with the industrial chemical supplier William Blythe Ltd. Upon completing his research post at the University of Leeds, Chris returned to the ATI where he continues to work on industrial funded research projects.
In the media
- Carbon nanomaterials - Graphene, CNTs, Diamond Like Carbon etc.
- Porous materials - Aerogels, Cryogels, Hydrogels etc.
- Plasma enhanced chemical vapour deposition.
- Hybrid materials and material property engineering.
- Material characterisation - Raman, XRD, FTIR etc.
- Emerging technologies - Organic Electronics, Photovoltaics etc.