Postgraduate research student in fuel deposit analysis,
Max spent four years studying at the University of Liverpool, obtaining a first class integrated masters (MChem) degree in Chemistry. His research activity was focussed on the synthesis and analysis of covalent organic frameworks (COFs) for functional material applications, building knowledge and experience in organic synthesis, functional materials and in single crystal X-ray diffraction techniques, including synchrotron based analyses.
In 2018, he joined the CDT in CCS and Cleaner Fossil Energy, undertaking an industry-backed doctoral research project titled 'Advanced Characterization of GDI Deposits'. This project utilises a range of analytical instrumentation, chiefly in high-resolution 3D secondary ion mass spectrometry techniques (3D OrbiSIMS). His research focus is from both an academic and industrial perspective, with backing from the University of Nottingham and Innospec Ltd., a fuel additive research and manufacturing firm.
Molecular speciation and determination of 3D distributions of key chemistries in insoluble fuel deposits that form in gasoline direct injection (GDI) equipment using 3D OrbiSIMS and XPS. Affording… read more
Molecular speciation and determination of 3D distributions of key chemistries in insoluble fuel deposits that form in gasoline direct injection (GDI) equipment using 3D OrbiSIMS and XPS. Affording this information will give insight into how fuel deposits form and grow over time in engine components. With an aim of mitigation from a solubilising fuel additive.
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