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Janet L. Scott has a background in both industry and academia in three countries:

  • Lecturer, Dept. Chemistry, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 1992-1996; R&D Manager Fine Chemicals Corporation Ltd., South Africa, 1996-1998;
  • Research Fellow/Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the ARC Centre for Green Chemistry, Monash University, Australia, 1999-2006;
  • Senior Marie Curie Transfer of Knowledge Fellow, Unilever, UK, 2006-2008; and Director JLS ChemConsult Ltd., UK, 2008-2015.

Since joining the University of Bath in 2010, she has been a Group Leader in the Department of Chemistry and is now a Reader in the Department of Chemistry and the Training Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Chemical Technologies. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (since 2004) and a Titular Member of Division III of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Research interests

Research in our group is focused on the use of renewable raw materials, particularly cellulose and related polysaccharides, for the development of functional materials for a range of applications from recyclable electronics through formulation ingredients to tissue engineering scaffolds. Ranging from fundamental studies of physical chemistry through to applications, our work is funded from a range of sources (EPSRC, Innovate UK, British Council, BBSRC and industry) and is always highly collaborative, as we work with tissue engineers, chemical engineers, experts in electrochemistry and enzymes, materials and synthetic chemists and, in many cases, closely with industrial partners.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cape Town

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Cellulose Chemical Compounds
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oxidized cellulose Chemical Compounds
Ionic liquids Engineering & Materials Science
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Water Chemical Compounds
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Projects 2011 2023

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship

Scott, J. L.

Commonwealth Scholarships Commission


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

starch gels
training program

Research Output 2008 2019

17 - Polymers from plants: Biomass fixed carbon dioxide as a resource

Scott, J. L. & Buchard, A., 2019, Managing Global Warming. Letcher, T. M. (ed.). Elsevier Academic Press Inc, p. 503-525 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mechanically robust cationic cellulose nanofibril 3D scaffolds with tuneable biomimetic porosity for cell culture

Courtenay, J. C., Filgueiras, J. G., Deazevedo, E. R., Jin, Y., Edler, K. J., Sharma, R. I. & Scott, J. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry B . 7, 1, p. 53-64 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
oxidized cellulose
X ray scattering

Alcohol induced gelation of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibril dispersions

da Silva, M., Calabrese, V., Schmitt, J., Celebi, D., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K. J., 7 Dec 2018, In : Soft Matter. 14, 45, p. 9243-9249 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
22 Citations (Scopus)
59 Downloads (Pure)

A screen-printed paper microbial fuel cell biosensor for detection of toxic compounds in water

Chouler, J., Cruz-Izquierdo, A., Rengaraj, S., Scott, J. & Di Lorenzo, M., 15 Apr 2018, In : Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 102, p. 49-56 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bioelectric Energy Sources
Microbial fuel cells
Biosensing Techniques


Dataset for - Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification

Coombs O'Brien, J. (Creator), University of Bath, 7 Jun 2017


Dataset for "Alcohol induced gelation of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibril dispersions"

Alves Da Silva, M. (Creator), Calabrese, V. (Creator), Schmitt, J. (Creator), Celebi, D. (Creator), Scott, J. L. (Creator), Edler, K. (Creator), University of Bath, 22 Oct 2018


Dataset for "Predicting Ligand-Free Cell Attachment on Next Generation Cellulose-Chitosan Hydrogels"

Johns, M. (Creator), Bae, Y. H. (Creator), Guimarães, F. (Creator), Lanzoni, E. M. (Creator), Costa, C. A. (Creator), Deneke, C. (Creator), Galembeck, F. (Creator), Scott, J. L. (Creator), Sharma, R. (Creator), University of Bath, 25 Jan 2018



A solvent-free alternative for green liquid-liquid biphasic oxidations

Author: Bishopp, S., 4 Jun 2014

Supervisor: Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor) & Scott, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Biopolymer Supports for Metal Nanoparticles in Catalytic Applications

Author: Bamford, R., 24 Jul 2015

Supervisor: Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor) & Scott, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Decorated Cellulose Surfaces - Opportunities For Novel, Sustainable Ingredients For Formulated Products And Tissue Engineering Scaffolds

Author: Courtenay, J., 13 Feb 2019

Supervisor: Scott, J. (Supervisor), Edler, K. (Supervisor) & Sharma, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Oxidised Cellulose Gels and Films for Encapsulation and Release

Author: Celebi, D., 22 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Edler, K. (Supervisor), Scott, J. (Supervisor), Guy, R. (Supervisor) & Unali, G. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Processing, Forming and Modifying Cellulose to Produce Sustainable Materials and Composites

Author: Coombs O'Brien, J., 12 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Scott, J. (Supervisor), Mattia, D. (Supervisor), Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor) & Murray, P. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD