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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.

 

Publications

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
(2020)
14,
15361
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

Research Group

Telephone number

01223 763153

Email address

tgp27@cam.ac.uk