Dr Carmine D'Agostino

Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

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My field of research focuses on the application of several analytical methods, including NMR spectroscopy, diffusion and relaxation techniques, to study systems of technological and industrial relevance such as:

  • Liquids and reactive fluids in porous materials and catalysts
  • Fine chemical production using heterogeneous and heterogenised catalysis
  • Functionalised surfaces
  • Surface chemistry of porous solids
  • Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents
  • Multi-component diffusion in non-ideal liquid mixtures

The final goal is that of developing novel experimental protocols, transferable to industry, for improving the understanding of the physical and chemical behaviour of these systems, which can in turn lead to an improved and more rational product & process design.


Dr Carmine D'Agostino holds a BEng (2004) and a MEng (2006) in Chemical Engineering from the Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Italy, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering (2012) from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, working under the supervision of Prof. Lynn Gladden at the Magnetic Resonance Research Centre. He was previously a research scientist and teaching fellow at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, where he worked on applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques to investigate heterogeneous catalysts and porous materials. He has received several awards, including a Young Scientist Award at the International Congress on Catalysis as well as a prestigious Junior Research Fellowship from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

External positions

Associate Fellow of King's College, Cambridge

1 Oct 201731 Oct 2018

Former Senior Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge

31 Oct 201331 Dec 2017

Areas of expertise

  • QD Chemistry - Catalysis, Porous Materials, NMR, Diffusion, Adsorption, Ionic Liquids, Deep Eutectic Solvents

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2012 - Doctor of Engineering, Advanced NMR techniques in sustainable chemistry, University of Cambridge (2008 - 2011)
  • 2006 - Master of Engineering, Characterization of carbonaceous particulate matter in ethylene diffusion flames by Rayleigh scattering and atomic force microscopy, Universita di Napoli (University of Naples Federico II) (2004 - 2006)
  • 2004 - Bachelor of Engineering, Kinetics of the catalytic hydrodechlorination reaction of chlorobenzene in aqueous solution, Universita di Napoli (University of Naples Federico II) (2001 - 2004)

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