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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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Projects 2011 2023

Rutherford Fund Strategic Partner Grant

Scott, J.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowship

Scott, J.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

IAA_ Biobeads

Scott, J. & Coombs O'Brien, J.


Project: Research council

Research Output 2008 2019

Alcohol induced gelation of TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibril dispersions

da Silva, M., Calabrese, V., Schmitt, J., Celebi, D., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K. J., 22 Oct 2018, In : Soft Matter. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations

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
2 Citations

Impedimetric paper-based biosensor for the detection of bacterial contamination in water

Rengaraj, S., Cruz-Izquierdo, A., Scott, J. & Di Lorenzo, M., 15 Jul 2018, In : Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. 265, p. 50-58

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citations

Predicting ligand-free cell attachment on next generation cellulose-chitosan hydrogels

Johns, M., Bae, Y., Guimarães, F., Lanzoni, E. M., Costa, C. A., Murray, P., Deneke, C., Galembeck, F., Scott, J. & Sharma, R., 31 Jan 2018, In : ACS OMEGA. 3, 1, p. 937–945

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Elastic moduli


Dataset for "Surfactant controlled zwitterionic cellulose nanofibril dispersions"

Calabrese, V. (Creator), Alves Da Silva, M. (Creator), Schmitt, J. (Creator), Munoz-Garcia, J. (Creator), Gabrielli, V. (Creator), Scott, J. (Creator), Angulo, J. (Creator), Khimyak, Y. Z. (Creator), Edler, K. (Creator), University of Bath, 1 Aug 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. (Creator), Sharma, R. (Creator), University of Bath, 25 Jan 2018