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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

Award Date: 1 Jan 1995

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Projects

Research Output

Advances in the green chemistry of coordination polymer materials

Engel, E. R., Engel, E. R. & Scott, J. L., 21 Jun 2020, In : Green Chemistry. 22, 12, p. 3693-3715 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access

Cationic surfactants as a non-covalent linker for oxidised cellulose nanofibrils and starch-based hydrogels

Hossain, Z., Calabrese, V., da Silva, M., Bryant, S., Schmitt, J., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K., 1 Apr 2020, In : Carbohydrate Polymers. 233, 115816.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

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
2 Citations (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., 13 Mar 2020, In : ACS Applied Polymer Materials. 2, 3, p. 1213-1221 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Filler size effect in an attractive fibrillated network: a structural and rheological perspective

Calabrese, V., da Silva, M., Porcar, L., Bryant, S., Hossain, Z., Scott, J. L. & Edler, K., 7 Apr 2020, In : Soft Matter. 16, 13, p. 3303-3310

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Datasets

Dataset for 'Cationic surfactants as a non-covalent linker for oxidised cellulose nanofibrils and starch-based hydrogels'

Hossain, Z. (Creator), Calabrese, V. (Creator), da Silva, M. (Creator), Bryant, S. (Creator), Schmitt, J. (Creator), Scott, J. L. (Creator) & Edler, K. (Creator), University of Bath, 31 Dec 2019

Dataset

Dataset for "TEMPO-oxidized cellulose nanofibrils; probing the mechanisms of gelation via Small Angle X-Ray Scattering"

Schmitt, J. (Creator), Calabrese, V. (Researcher), Alves Da Silva, M. (Researcher), Edler, K. (Project Leader), Scott, J. L. (Project Manager) & Schmitt, J. (Data Collector), University of Bath, 2018

Dataset

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

Dataset for - Continuous Production of Cellulose Microbeads via Membrane Emulsification

Coombs O'Brien, J. (Creator), Scott, J. L. (Supervisor), Mattia, D. (Supervisor) & Torrente Murciano, L. (Supervisor), University of Bath, 7 Jun 2017

Dataset