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Name Professor Charl FJ Faul
Job title Professor of Materials Chemistry
Department School of Chemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, BSc, MSc, PhD(Stellenbosch)
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Keywords electroactive nanostructures
conducting organics
molecular electronics
liquid crystals
functional nanomaterials
Areas of expertise Efforts are focussed on exploring the design principles and applications of functional hierarchical soft materials utilising ionic self-assembly (ISA):

Investigations into the design, synthesis and applications of electroactive oligoaniline-based (semi)conducting materials [J. Mater. Chem. 2012, Soft Matter 2012, Chem. Eur. J. 2011, J. Mater. Chem. 2011, Macrom. Rapid Commun. 2008, Angew. Chem. 2005]

Design, preparation and characterisation of hierarchical functional soft materials based on ionic interactions between oppositely charged building blocks [Adv. Mater. 2012, Soft Matter 2011, Macromolecules 2011, J. Mater. Chem. 2009]

Exploitation of biomotifs for the construction of complex and hierarchical functional nanomaterials [Angew. Chem. 2011, Chem. Mater. 2009, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2008, Soft Matter 2006]

New activities were recently launched into the biofunctionalisation of Ti surfaces for implant devices (in collaboration with the Avon Orthopeadic Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol).
Languages (other than English)
German spoken    written
Afrikaans spoken    written
Media experience Science cafe / Teacher's TV