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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


Daniel's research explores the impacts of Cellulose Nanocrystals as agents in Climate Engineering. Naturally present aerosols produce a cooling effect, by reflecting sunlight and by promoting the formation of clouds through cloud condensation nuclei. These phenomena can be enhanced through the design and optimisation of bio-inspired nanocrystals for marine cloud brightening in the troposphere as well as stratospheric aerosol injection. The research will include a rigorous study into the complex network of geopolitical, health and safety issues that may arise, in order to comprehensively understand the risks and rewards of such engineering. 

Before joining the group in 2021, Daniel graduated with degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds at bachelors level and the Univerrsity of Cambridge for his Master's. 

When not in the lab, Daniel can be found at Fenners, where he captains the University of Cambridge Crusaders cricket team!

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