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Professor Eleanor E. B. Campbell FRS

Professor Eleanor E. B. Campbell FRS

Chair of Chemistry

Room 249

University of Edinburgh
Joseph Black Building
David Brewster Road

Research Interests

Gas phase properties of fullerenes and PAHs, technique development, porous carbon materials for carbon capture

Research Overview

The group has been interested in the properties of carbon nanomaterials, particularly fullerenes and carbon nanotubes since the early 1990s. Our present research activities in Edinburgh are focused on two main areas: fundamental gas phase studies of fullerenes and related molecules (e.g. polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) and the application of carbon aerogels for CO2 capture. Previous research activities were studies of cvd growth of carbon nanotubes, fabrication and characterisation of devices, particularly nanoelectromechanical devices based on carbon nanotubes, and laser ablation.


  1. Accurate and Precise Determination of Mechanical Properties of Silicon Nitride Beam Nanoelectromechanical Devices, H. Kim, D.H. Shin, K. McAllister, M. Seo, S. Lee, I.S. Kang, B.H. Park, E.E.B. Campbell, S.W. Lee, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9, 7282–7287 (2017), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b16278
  2. Comparison of amine-impregnated mesoporous carbon with microporous activated carbon and 13X zeolite for biogas purification, J.A.A. Gibson, A.V. Gromov, S. Brandani, E.E.B. Campbell, J. Porous Mat.24, 1473-1479 (2017), DOI: 10.1007/s10934-017-0387-0
  3. Low-lying, Rydberg states of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and cyclic alkanes
    E. Bohl, B. Mignolet, J.O. Johansson, F. Remacle, E.E.B.Campbell, PhysChemChemPhys19, 24090-24099 (2017), DOI: 10.1039/c7cp03913a
  4. Super-atom molecular orbital excited states of fullerenes, J.O. Johansson, E. Bohl, E.E.B. Campbell, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A 374, 20150322 (2016), DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0322