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.