Dr Laura Torrente
Laura Torrente is a University Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, leading the Catalysis and Process Integration group. She is an EPSRC Fellow and a member of the EPSRC Engineering and Manufacturing Forums.
Her research interests includes:
- Reaction engineering: ranging from the development of 3D printed microdevices for the continuous production of metal nanoparticles with tuneable sizes to differential reactors for kinetic studies and membrane reactors.
- Development of nanostructured oxide materials as catalytic supports with a focus on the structure-property relationships and the metal-support interaction.
- Low temperature activation of molecules, specially methane and CO2 utilisation.
- Use of ammonia as a vector of sustainable hydrogen. Our activities range from the development of low temperature ammonia decomposition catalysts, integration within the existing PEM fuel cell technology and life cycle analysis.