M.Chem. Chemistry and Nanotechnology, M.Sc. Research Chemical Engineering
Liam Critchley is a writer and journalist who specializes in Chemistry and Nanotechnology. Liam’s scientific career started off by undertaking two master’s degrees. The first was a 4-year MChem in Chemistry and Nanotechnology from the University of Hull, which was followed by an MSc by Research in Chemical Engineering from the University of Birmingham.
Liam worked on various research projects at some the highest ranking Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments for academic research in the UK. One of the research projects included creating polyoxovanadate molecular magnets under anaerobic conditions from calixarene precursor materials; scaling up the production of air-filled emulsions from the bench to pilot scale (for the first time). The project achieved a bench scale yield of up to 98.7% and producing polymer-based scaffolds for the proliferation of stem cells in tissue engineering applications.
Liam chose to step out of academic research and went straight into freelancing as a science writer. Aside from wanting to work in an area where this knowledge could be put to good use, Liam chose to take up freelancing as his career so that he could travel around the world with his family.
As a writer, Liam provides an informative approach, explaining complex scientific topics to both scientists and non-scientists. Liam has over 350 articles published to date across various scientific areas and industries - with over 200 articles located across all the AZo websites, including News Medical.
Liam also holds the position of Senior Science Communications Officer at the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) and has spent the last few years providing writing and editing services for companies, associations and media websites located across the globe.
Aside from writing, Liam is also a Member of the Advisory Board for the National Graphene Association (NGA) in the U.S. and is a Member of the Board of Trustees for GlamSci – a UK-based science charity. Liam is also a member of the British Society for Nanomedicine (BSNM) and the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), as well as a peer reviewer for multiple academic journals.
To keep up with energy demands, scientists are striving to make solar cells more efficient by using thin films so that more electricity can be generated from the same amount of sunlight.
In this article will look at how photovoltaic systems convert sunlight into energy, i.e. electricity.
As society advances, we are discovering more pollutants that are contributing to negative climate change effects and global warming.
Solar technologies have been increasing in popularity for many years and have opened a new renewable energy source.
This article discusses the new breakthrough of nature tackling plastic pollution and a new enzyme that can degrade plastic.
The Australian National University (ANU) has adopted a leading role in preparing the next international climate assessment. The assessment will be vital for informing nations about the need to increase their actions in order to avoid the dangers of global warming.
Energetic ionic liquids have been gathering attention and are now considered to be an interesting form of energetic materials, and the use of bio-renewable compounds is one of the most promising approaches for the fabrication of such materials.
The exponential growth rates of population density and the worldwide economy has required a significant investment in energy storage devices, particularly those which are portable and can be used for future flexible electronics.
Researchers have been searching for more ways to create green materials for use in electronic applications, in an effort to improve the environmental protection sustainability of electronic components.
The oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) within a fuel cell is a fundamental process for determining its performance.
This product profile describes the features and applications of the ElectroGreen™–Xylene substitute for electronics.
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In this interview, AZoCleantech speaks with Imperial College London graduate Felix Chen about ALGAEWAVE, a closed-loop autonomous microalgae farming system that uses noise treatment to optimize biomass production.
This interview with Jeff Retzke examines how Denali is revitalizing mine sites and restoring ecosystems through innovative reclamation practices.
In this interview, AZoCleantech speaks to Anguil about the decarbonization of battery manufacturing,
and how to make the industry greener from testing to recycling.