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Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry


My research explores different ways of making colourful materials from sustainable building blocks. I am fascinated by the chiral colloidal self-assembly of cellulose nanocrystals and how it can be used to create large-scale films with unique optical properties.

I did my undergraduate studies in Natural Sciences (Physics and Physical Chemistry) at University College London and the California Institute of Technology, and came to Cambridge as part of the NanoDTC MRes+PhD programme.



Hyperspectral Imaging of Photonic Cellulose Nanocrystal Films: Structure of Local Defects and Implications for Self-Assembly Pathways.
B Zhu, VE Johansen, G Kamita, G Guidetti, MM Bay, TG Parton, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini
– ACS Nano
Chiral Self-Assembly of Cellulose Nanocrystals is Driven by Crystallite Bundles
TG Parton, GTVD Kerkhof, A Narkevicius, JS Haataja, RM Parker, B Frka-Petesic, S Vignolini

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