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Professor Charl FJ Faul

Professor Charl FJ Faul

Professor Charl FJ Faul
B.Sc., B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Stellenbosch)

Professor of Materials Chemistry

Area of research

Electroactive Functional Materials

Office W624
School of Chemistry,
Cantock's Close, Bristol BS8 1TS
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 6321

Research summary

I lead a multi-disciplinary materials chemistry research group, exploring the design principles and applications of novel functional materials. There is a strong focus on the design, synthesis and application of electroactive aniline-based oligomers and related porous conjugated materials for gas capture and wider energy related applications.

There is also a continued and active interest in ionic self-assembly and the production of functional hierarchical supramolecular polymers and materials (in collaboration with Ian Manners).

Research activity:

  • Investigations into the design, synthesis and applications of electroactive oligo(aniline)-based (semi)conducting materials [Mol. Sys. Des. Eng. 2019, Chem. Sci. 2018, ChemNanoMat 2018,  ...

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Charl F. J. Faul received his PhD in 2000 from
the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. After working for a year as postdoctoral researcher with Markus Antonietti at the Max-
Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces (Potsdam, Germany), he led an independent research group exploring the principles of ionic
self-assembly (ISA) until 2004 at the same institute. He then moved to the School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, where he is currently
a Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry. Research efforts are focussed on the production of complex functional hierarchical materials
based on ionic self-assembly, guanine biomotifs and oligo(aniline)s ...

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