Dr Camille Petit is a Reader in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London. Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2011 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Her research focuses on elucidating the fundamentals of porous materials formation, structure, and chemistry to exploit them in interfacial applications, i.e. separation of molecules and solar fuel production. Her work also investigates the implications of using these materials at the large-scale. Materials of interest include metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)- and nitride-based materials. Dr Petit has published > 70 peer-reviewed articles. She has one granted patent and has filed two others, all related to the development of sorbent materials.
Dr Petit is the recipient of the 2020 RSC Barrer Award, 2019 Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering, 2019 ERC Starting Grant, and 2017 AIChE’s 35 under 35 award.