Super-hydrophobic ice-repellent coatings from silica nanomaterials


Dr. Simon HaasResearch Scientist - Promethean Particles

Time & Location

Thursday: 14.00 to 14.15, Stage 1

About this presentation

Promethean Particles is a UK SME, specialised in the design, development and manufacturing of inorganic nanomaterial dispersions. Our patented reactor design (International Patent WO/2005/077505, 2005) uses continuous hydrothermal or solvothermal synthesis to make the optimum product for each application. As a partner in the national, Innovate UK-funded project ICELIP, we are involved in the development of super-hydrophobic nanomaterials for use in anti-icing coatings. While the project focuses on the aerospace sector, to reduce drag and associated costs, the technology could benefit a wider market range, including, but not limited to, architectural coatings and the oil and gas industry. Promethean’s continuous flow technology enables nanomaterial dispersions ‘ specific to our customer’s requirements ‘ to be manufactured at various scales, including pilot scale production (up to 10 tons per year, dry mass equivalent) and industrial scale production, using the world’s largest continuous multi-material nanoparticle manufacturing plant in the world, which has a capacity of 1000+ tons per year. Our focused markets are Energy Capture and Storage, Coatings, Printed Electronics and Pigments, to which we deliver nanomaterial dispersions, including Ceramics, Metals and Metal Oxides, Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs), and Pigments. Furthermore, we offer feasibility studies for the development of bespoke nanomaterials.

Speaker Bio

Dr Simon Haas is a Research Scientist at Promethean Particles Ltd. He obtained a PhD with focus on polymer and physical chemistry in 2014, following his work on responsive nanomaterials at the University of Siegen. During his research career, Simon worked on the development, manufacture and characterisation of nanomaterials, as well as the modification of their chemical and physical properties for targeted applications. Since joining Promethean Particles Ltd. in 2018, Simon has worked on the continuous-flow manufacture of a wide range of nanomaterials and took on the technical lead on three Innovate UK projects (ICEMART 102776, REPETEX, ICELIP) and the H2020 project Cell3Ditor (700266).