Functional Nano-Additives for Novel Superhydrophobic Coatings


Dr. Emily HaasSenior Technical Scientist - Promethean Particles

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.20 to 10.40, Stage 2

About this presentation

Promethean Particles is a pioneer in the manufacture of high specification nanomaterials for a range of applications including pigments, printed electronics, energy capture and storage, functional nanoceramics and coatings.

The company has developed breakthrough innovations in nanoparticle technologies by designing safe and commercially viable liquid dispersions at its multi-material manufacturing plant. Located at Genesis Park, Nottingham, the site manufactures nanoparticles with tonnes-per-year capacities through a patented continuous flow process – making it the largest reactor system of its kind in the world.

Advancements in technology over the years has made nanoparticles accessible to a variety of industries. Operating in a wide range of sectors, the company tailors its process to customer specification by using both large and small-scale reactors to continuously meet demand and maintain quality.

As a partner in the national, Innovate UK-funded projects ICELIP and REPETEX, Promethean Particles is involved in the development of super-hydrophobic nanomaterials for use in repellent coatings. Since the projects contain partners from all parts of the value chain, they provide a great overview of how nanomaterials can be adapted, modified and upscaled using Promethean’s continuous flow manufacturing methodology, to then be formulated downstream into a functional coating.

Speaker Bio

Dr Emily Haas is a Senior Technical Scientist at Promethean Particles. She obtained her PhD with a focus on Polymer and Physical Chemistry at the University of Siegen in 2014, following her work on responsive nanomaterials. During her career, Emily has worked on the development, manufacture, and characterisation of nanomaterials, as well as the modification of their chemical and physical properties for targeted applications.