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Tzu Yu Chen

Dr Tzu-Yu Chen

Research Associate


Tzu-Yu obtained a PhD in Solid State Chemistry from the University of Birmingham. She joined Material and Engineering Research Institute (MERI) as a researcher in March 2018, and she current research aims to develop self-healing materials.

  • About

    Her research to date has been focused on the structure-function relationships of inorganic materials, particularly synthetic microporous materials, such as zeolite and zeotype materials for nuclear waste cleanup and durability of ceramic wasteforms. Prior to her current post, she worked on a postdoctoral research funded by EPSRC DISTINCTIVE programme involving the design, preparation, characterisation and testing of novel ion exchanges to improve radionuclide removal from effluents in the nuclear industry.

    She joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2018 working on an EPSRC funded project "New Industrial Systems: Manufacturing Immortality". This project aims to develop innovative manufacturing methods to enable the reliable and scalable production of evolvable bio-hybrid systems that possess the inherent ability to sense and repair damage, so-called "immortal products". This will ultimately lead to the development of products and devices that can continue to function without needing repair or replacement over the course of their life.

    Specialist Areas of Interest 

    • Zeolites
    • Microporous materials
    • Glass and ceramics
    • Nuclear waste treatment

  • Teaching

    Materials and Engineering Research Institute

    Science, Technology and Arts

  • Research

    • Polymers, Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre
    • Materials and Engineering Research Institute
  • Publications

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