Professor Valeska Ting

Professor of Smart Nanomaterials, Associate Dean (Engagement, Research & Impact)
College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics

Prof Valeska Ting (CEng, FIMMM) is the Associate Dean for Engagement, Research and Impact for the College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics, as well as a Professor of Smart Nanomaterials in the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University.

She is also affiliated with the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bristol, where she leads a team of researchers interested in exploring the use of functional nanoporous materials to address challenges in sustainable technologies. Ting Research Group.

She was named one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in Sustainability in 2020, was awarded a prestigious EPSRC Research Fellowship in Energy Materials and served on the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Committee for the cross-council Energy Theme.

Valeska is also an accomplished STEM communicator, is an BAME Expert Voice for the BBC Academy, and has presented public lectures on composites for the Bristol Composites Institute, public webinars on energy storage for the Institution of Chemical Engineers, Nanomaterials Masterclasses for the IOM3 and video content on the laws of thermodynamics to support the 2016 Royal Institution Christmas lectures which have been collectively viewed over 1 million times on YouTube.

Research interests

  • Materials Engineering
  • Nanomaterials
  • Functional Materials
  • Structure And Dynamics Of Materials
  • Carbon Capture Engineering (Excl. Sequestration)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Engineering

 

 

Groups

  • Brewster, C, Terry, L, Doan, H et al. 2023, 'Hydrogen sorption on microporous carbon/sulfur nanocomposite systems', Energy Advances, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 398-409.
  • Terry, L, Rols, S, Tian, M et al. 2022, 'Manipulation of the crystalline phase diagram of hydrogen through nanoscale confinement effects in porous carbons', Nanoscale, vol. 14, no. 19, pp. 7250-7261.
  • Osterrieth, J, Rampersad, J, Madden, D et al. 2022, 'How Reproducible are Surface Areas Calculated from the BET Equation?', Advanced Materials, vol. 34, no. 27.
  • Mahmoud, L, dos Reis, R, Chen, X et al. 2022, 'Metal-Organic Frameworks as Potential Agents for Extraction and Delivery of Pesticides and Agrochemicals', ACS Omega, vol. 7, no. 50, pp. 45910-45934.
  • Titirici, M, Baird, S, Sparks, T et al. 2022, 'The sustainable materials roadmap', Journal of Physics: Materials, vol. 5, no. 3.
  • Mahmoud, L, Telford, R, Livesey, T et al. 2022, 'Zirconium-Based MOFs and Their Biodegradable Polymer Composites for Controlled and Sustainable Delivery of Herbicides', ACS Applied Bio Materials, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 3972-3981.
  • Luke, E, Potticary, J, Terry, L et al. 2022, 'Synthesis of porous high-temperature superconductors via a melamine formaldehyde sacrificial template', Nanoscale Advances, vol. 4, no. 14, pp. 3101-3108.
  • Comandini, G, Khodr, C, Ting, V et al. 2022, 'Sound absorption in Hilbert fractal and coiled acoustic metamaterials', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 120, no. 6.
  • Tian, M, Lennox, M, O�Malley, A et al. 2021, 'Effect of pore geometry on ultra-densified hydrogen in microporous carbons', Carbon, vol. 173, pp. 968-979.
  • Yao, B, Lua, S, Lim, H et al. 2021, 'Rapid ultrasound-assisted synthesis of controllable Zn/Co-based zeolitic imidazolate framework nanoparticles for heterogeneous catalysis', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 314.
  • Doan, H, Leung, K, Ting, V et al. 2021, 'Effect of mono- And divalent extra-framework cations on the structure and accessibility of porosity in chabazite zeolites', CrystEngComm, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 857-863.
  • Doan, H, Nguyen, H, Ting, V et al. 2021, 'Improved photodegradation of anionic dyes using a complex graphitic carbon nitride and iron-based metal-organic framework material', Faraday Discussions, vol. 231, pp. 81-96.
  • Bimbo, N, Zhang, K, Aggarwal, H et al. 2021, 'Hydrogen Adsorption in Metal-Organic Framework MIL-101(Cr) - Adsorbate Densities and Enthalpies from Sorption, Neutron Scattering, in Situ X-ray Diffraction, Calorimetry, and Molecular Simulations', ACS Applied Energy Materials, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 7839-7847.
  • Bimbo, N, Smith, J, Aggarwal, H et al. 2021, 'Kinetics and enthalpies of methane adsorption in microporous materials AX-21, MIL-101 (Cr) and TE7', Chemical Engineering Research and Design, vol. 169, pp. 153-164.
  • Le Vay, K, Carter, B, Watkins, D et al. 2020, 'Controlling Protein Nanocage Assembly with Hydrostatic Pressure', Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 142, no. 49, pp. 20640-20650.
  • Hunter, R, Rowlandson, J, Smales, G et al. 2020, 'The effect of precursor structure on porous carbons produced by iron-catalyzed graphitization of biomass', Materials Advances, vol. 1, no. 9, pp. 3281-3291.
  • Ting, V, Tanvir, A & Eichhorn, S 2020, 'Nanoporous electrospun cellulose acetate butyrate nanofibres for oil sorption', Materials Letters, vol. 261.
  • Rowlandson, J, Edler, K, Tian, M et al. 2020, 'Toward Process-Resilient Lignin-Derived Activated Carbons for Hydrogen Storage Applications', ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 2186-2195.
  • Doan, H, Cheng, F, Dyirakumunda, T et al. 2020, 'Using supercritical CO2 in the preparation of metal-organic frameworks: Investigating effects on crystallisation', Crystals, vol. 10, no. 1.
  • Doan, H, Amer Hamzah, H, Prabhakaran, P et al. 2019, 'Hierarchical Metal�Organic Frameworks with Macroporosity: Synthesis, Achievements, and Challenges', Nano-Micro Letters, vol. 11, no. 1.
  • Noguera-Diaz, A, Villarroel-Rocha, J, Ting, V et al. 2019, 'Flexible ZIFs: probing guest-induced flexibility with CO2, N2 and Ar adsorption', Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 3787-3792.
  • Lincoln, R, Scarpa, F, Ting, V et al. 2019, 'Multifunctional composites: A metamaterial perspective', Multifunctional materials, vol. 2, no. 4.
  • Doan, H, Sartbaeva, A, Eloi, J et al. 2019, 'Defective hierarchical porous copper-based metal-organic frameworks synthesised via facile acid etching strategy', Scientific Reports, vol. 9.
  • Rowlandson, J, OBrien, J, Edler, K et al. 2018, 'Application of Experimental Design to Hydrogen Storage: Optimisation of Lignin-Derived Carbons', C � Journal of Carbon Research, vol. 5, no. 4.
  • Kobielska, P, Telford, R, Rowlandson, J et al. 2018, 'Polynuclear Complexes as Precursor Templates for Hierarchical Microporous Graphitic Carbon: An Unusual Approach', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 31, pp. 25967-25971.
  • Mulakkal, M, Trask, R, Ting, V et al. 2018, 'Responsive cellulose-hydrogel composite ink for 4D printing', Materials and Design, vol. 160, pp. 108-118.
  • Tian, M, Buchard, A, Wells, S et al. 2018, 'Mechanism of CO2 capture in nanostructured sodium amide encapsulated in porous silica', Surface and Coatings Technology, vol. 350, pp. 227-233.
  • Wagner, J, Perin, J, Sano Coelho, R et al. 2018, 'Hydrothermal Conversion of Lipid-Extracted Microalgae Hydrolysate in the Presence of Isopropanol and Steel Furnace Residues', Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol. 9, no. 10, pp. 1867-1879.
  • Bordeneuve, H, Wales, D, Physick, A et al. 2018, 'Understanding the AC conductivity and permittivity of trapdoor chabazites for future development of next-generation gas sensors', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 260, pp. 208-216.
  • Wagner, J, Jones, E, Sartbaeva, A et al. 2018, 'Zeolite y supported nickel phosphide catalysts for the hydrodenitrogenation of quinoline as a proxy for crude bio-oils from hydrothermal liquefaction of microalgae', Dalton Transactions, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 1189-1201.
  • Burke, M, Armstrong, J, Goodwin, A et al. 2017, 'Regulation of Scaffold Cell Adhesion Using Artificial Membrane Binding Proteins', Macromolecular Bioscience, vol. 17, no. 7.
  • Jenkins, R, Ellis, E, Lewis, E et al. 2017, 'Production of Biodiesel from Vietnamese Waste Coffee Beans: Biofuel Yield, Saturation and Stability are All Elevated Compared with Conventional Coffee Biodiesel', Waste and Biomass Valorization, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 1237-1245.
  • Doan, H, Fang, Y, Yao, B et al. 2017, 'Controlled Formation of Hierarchical Metal-Organic Frameworks Using CO2-Expanded Solvent Systems', ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 7887-7893.
  • Wagner, J, Le, C, Ting, V et al. 2017, 'Design and operation of an inexpensive, laboratory-scale, continuous hydrothermal liquefaction reactor for the conversion of microalgae produced during wastewater treatment', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 165, pp. 102-111.
  • Bimbo, N, Xu, W, Sharpe, J et al. 2016, 'High-pressure adsorptive storage of hydrogen in MIL-101 (Cr) and AX-21 for mobile applications: Cryocharging and cryokinetics', Materials and Design, vol. 89, pp. 1086-1094.
  • Rhodri E., O, Plucinski, P, Mattia, D et al. 2016, 'Effect of support of Co-Na-Mo catalysts on the direct conversion of CO2 to hydrocarbons', Journal of CO2 Utilization, vol. 16, pp. 97-103.
  • Physick, A, Wales, D, Owens, S et al. 2016, 'Novel low energy hydrogen-deuterium isotope breakthrough separation using a trapdoor zeolite', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 288, pp. 161-168.
  • Noguera-Diaz, A, Bimbo, N, Holyfield, L et al. 2016, 'Structure-property relationships in metal-organic frameworks for hydrogen storage', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 496, pp. 77-85.
  • Bennett, N, Seddon, A, Hallett, J et al. 2016, 'Mesoporous tertiary oxides via a novel amphiphilic approach', APL Materials, vol. 4, no. 1.
  • Naeem, A, Ting, V, Hintermair, U et al. 2016, 'Mixed-linker approach in designing porous zirconium-based metal-organic frameworks with high hydrogen storage capacity', Chemical Communications, vol. 52, no. 50, pp. 7826-7829.
  • Walsh, D, Sanchez-Ballester, N, Ting, V et al. 2016, 'Visible light promoted photocatalytic water oxidation: Proton and electron collection: Via a reversible redox dye mediator', Catalysis Science and Technology, vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 3718-3722.
  • Walsh, D, Sanchez-Ballester, N, Ting, V et al. 2015, 'Visible light promoted photocatalytic water oxidation: Effect of metal oxide catalyst composition and light intensity', Catalysis Science and Technology, vol. 5, no. 10, pp. 4760-4764.
  • Sharpe, J, Bimbo, N, Ting, V et al. 2015, 'Modelling the potential of adsorbed hydrogen for use in aviation', Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, vol. 209, pp. 135-140.
  • Wales, D, Grand, J, Ting, V et al. 2015, 'Gas sensing using porous materials for automotive applications', Chemical Society Reviews, vol. 44, no. 13, pp. 4290-4321.
  • Boston, R, Bell, A, Ting, V et al. 2015, 'Graphene oxide as a template for a complex functional oxide', CrystEngComm, vol. 17, no. 32, pp. 6094-6097.
  • Bimbo, N, Physick, A, Noguera-Diaz, A et al. 2015, 'High volumetric and energy densities of methane stored in nanoporous materials at ambient temperatures and moderate pressures', Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 272, pp. 38-47.
  • Ting, V, Ramirez-Cuesta, A, Bimbo, N et al. 2015, 'Direct Evidence for Solid-like Hydrogen in a Nanoporous Carbon Hydrogen Storage Material at Supercritical Temperatures', ACS Nano, vol. 9, no. 8, pp. 8249-8254.
  • Schmidtmann, M, Coster, P, Henry, P et al. 2014, 'Determining hydrogen positions in crystal engineered organic molecular complexes by joint neutron powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction', CrystEngComm, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 1232-1236.
  • Bimbo, N, Sharpe, J, Ting, V et al. 2014, 'Isosteric enthalpies for hydrogen adsorbed on nanoporous materials at high pressures', Adsorption, vol. 20, no. 2-3, pp. 373-384.
  • Wilson, C, Henry, P, Schmidtmann, M et al. 2014, 'Neutron powder diffraction-new opportunities in hydrogen location in molecular and materials structure', Crystallography Reviews, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 162-206.
  • Sharpe, J, Bimbo, N, Ting, V et al. 2013, 'Supercritical hydrogen adsorption in nanostructured solids with hydrogen density variation in pores', Adsorption, vol. 19, pp. 643-652.
  • Bimbo, N, Ting, V, Sharpe, J et al. 2013, 'Analysis of optimal conditions for adsorptive hydrogen storage in microporous solids', Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, vol. 437, pp. 113-119.
  • Hruzewicz-Kołodziejczyk, A, Ting, V, Bimbo, N et al. 2012, 'Improving comparability of hydrogen storage capacities of nanoporous materials', International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 2728-2736.
  • Ting, V, Henry, P, Schmidtmann, M et al. 2012, 'Probing hydrogen positions in hydrous compounds: Information from parametric neutron powder diffraction studies', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 14, no. 19, pp. 6914-6921.
  • Bimbo, N, Ting, V, Hruzewicz-Kołodziejczyk, A et al. 2011, 'Analysis of hydrogen storage in nanoporous materials for low carbon energy applications', Faraday Discussions, vol. 151, pp. 59-74.
  • Ting, V, Schmidtmann, M, Wilson, C et al. 2010, 'Cisplatin: Polymorphism and structural insights into an important chemotherapeutic drug', Angewandte Chemie International Edition, vol. 49, no. 49, pp. 9408-9411.
  • Ting, V, Schmidtmann, M, Henry, P et al. 2010, 'The kinetics of bulk hydration of the disaccharides α-lactose and trehalose by in situ neutron powder diffraction', RSC Medicinal Chemistry (Formerly MedChemComm), vol. 1, no. 5, pp. 345-348.
  • Ting, V, Henry, P, Kohlmann, H et al. 2010, 'Structural isotope effects in metal hydrides and deuterides', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 12, no. 9, pp. 2083-2088.
  • Weller, M, Henry, P, Ting, V et al. 2009, 'Crystallography of hydrogen-containing compounds: Realizing the potential of neutron powder diffraction', Chemical Communications, no. 21, pp. 2973-2989.
  • Ting, V, Henry, P, Schmidtmann, M et al. 2009, 'In situ neutron powder diffraction and structure determination in controlled humidities', Chemical Communications, no. 48, pp. 7527-7529.
  • Noren, L, Withers, R, Schmid, S et al. 2006, 'Old friends in a new light: "SnSb" revisited', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 179, no. 2, pp. 404-412.
  • Ting, V, Liu, Y, Withers, R et al. 2006, 'A structure and phase analysis investigation of the �1:1� ordered A2InNbO6 perovskites (A=Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 179, no. 2, pp. 551-562.
  • Somphon, W, Ting, V, Liu, Y et al. 2006, 'Structure and dielectric properties of Bi2(MNb)O7(M=Fe3+, In3+) pyrochlores', Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting 2006, ed. Maxim Avdeev, Australian Institute of Physics, Parkville Victoria, pp. 1-3.
  • Liu, Y, Withers, R, Ting, V et al. 2006, 'Stacking fault disorder and its diffraction consequences in Ba3MNb2O9 (M=Co and Mn) 1:2 triple perovskites', Physica B, vol. 385-386, no. Part 1, pp. 564-566.
  • Ting, V, Liu, Y & Withers, R 2006, 'A temperature-dependent structural investigation of electrical transitions in A3conb2o9 perovskites (A=Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)', Physica B, vol. 385-386, no. Part 1, pp. 558-560.
  • Somphon, W, Ting, V, Liu, Y et al. 2006, 'Local crystal chemistry, structured diffuse scattering and the dielectric properties of (Bi1−xYx)2(MIIINbV)O7 (M=Fe3+, In3+) Bi-pyrochlores', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 179, no. 8, pp. 2495-2505.
  • Zhou, Q, Kennedy, B, Ting, V et al. 2005, 'Thermal expansion and cation disorder in Bi2InNbO7', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 178, no. 5, pp. 1575-1579.
  • Liu, Y, Withers, R, Whichello, A et al. 2005, 'A combined diffraction and dielectric properties investigation of Ba3MnNb2O9 complex perovskites', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 178, no. 11, pp. 3389-3395.
  • Ting, V, Liu, Y, Withers, R et al. 2004, 'An electron diffraction and bond valence sum study of the space group symmetries and structures of the photocatalytic 1:2 B site ordered A3CoNb2O9 perovskites (A = Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 177, no. 7, pp. 2295-2304.
  • Ting, V, Liu, Y, Withers, R et al. 2004, 'An electron diffraction and bond valence sum study of the space group symmetries and structures of the photocatalytic 1:1 ordered A2InNbO6 double perovskites (A = Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+)', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 177, no. 3, pp. 979-986.
  • Ting, V, Liu, Y, Noren, L et al 2004, 'A structure, conductivity and dielectric properties investigation of A3CoNb2O9 (A = Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+) triple perovskites', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 177, no. 12, pp. 4428-4442.
  • Noren, L, Ting, V, Withers, R et al. 2001, 'An Electron and X-Ray Diffraction Investigation of Ni1+xTe2 and Ni1+xSe2CdI2/NiAs Type Solid Solution Phases', Journal of Solid State Chemistry, vol. 161, no. 2, pp. 266-273.