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Research interests

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

Research Output

Charge-driven interfacial gelation of cellulose nanofibrils across the water/oil interface

Calabrese, V., da Silva, M., Schmitt, J., Hossain, Z., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K. J., 14 Jan 2020, In : Soft Matter. 16, 2, p. 357-365

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Core-shell spheroidal hydrogels produced via charge-driven interfacial complexation

Calabrese, V., Califano, D., Da Silva, M. A., Schmitt, J., Bryant, S. J., Hossain, K. M. Z., Percebom, A. M., Perez-gramatges, A., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K. J., 12 Feb 2020, In : ACS Applied Polymer Materials.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Hydrophobization of Cellulose Nanocrystals for Aqueous Colloidal Suspensions and Gels

Nigmatullin, R., Johns, M. A., Muñoz-garcía, J. C., Gabrielli, V., Schmitt, J., Angulo, J., Khimyak, Y. Z., Scott, J. L., Edler, K. J. & Eichhorn, S. J., 25 Jan 2020, In : Biomacromolecules. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Thesis

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

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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

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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

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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

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