Dr Camille Petit is a Reader in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, which she joined in September 2013. She currently leads the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory. 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 and her MSc in 2007 from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de Montpellier, France.
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 on a larger scale. Materials of interest include metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) and nitride-based materials. Dr Petit has published over 60 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 a 2019 ERC Starting Grant, the 2017 AIChE’s 35 under 35 award, the 2017 ExxonMobil European Science & Engineering Program Award, the 2017 IOM3 Silver Medal and the 2015 IChemE Sir Frederick Warner medal.