Nidhi Kapil

PhD Student

Office: Roberts Building, Room 225, UCL



PhD, Chemical Engineering & Chemistry, University College London (2016 - Present)

MSc, Chemistry, Panjab University, India (2014)

BSc, Chemistry, Panjab University, India (2012)

Project :

Nidhi’s research involves the development of novel catalytic materials for the oxidation of propylene to propylene oxide, which is a reaction system of great industrial importance, particularly as propylene oxide is used as a starting material to make polyurethane plastics. The project will be centred on synthesis, characterisation, and catalytic testing of novel nano-structured heterogeneous catalysts, and build upon the nature-inspired engineering methodology.


Perera, A.S., Cockcroft, J.K., Trogadas, P., Yu, H., Kapil, N. and Coppens, M.O., 2019. Titanium (IV)-induced cristobalite formation in titanosilicates and its potential impact on catalysis. Journal of Materials Science, 54(1), pp.335-345

Singh, A., Kapil, N., Yenuganti, M. and Das, D., 2016. Exfoliated sheets of MoS2 trigger formation of aqueous gels with acute NIR light responsiveness. Chemical Communications, 52(97), pp.14043-14046. 10.1039/C6CC05734A

Kapil, N., Singh, A., Singh, M., & Das, D. (2016). Efficient MoS2 Exfoliation by Cross‐β‐Amyloid Nanotubes for Multistimuli‐Responsive and Biodegradable Aqueous Dispersions. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 55(27), 7772-7776.

Kapil, N., Singh, A., & Das, D. (2015). Cross‐β Amyloid Nanohybrids Loaded With Cytochrome C Exhibit Superactivity in Organic Solvents. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54(22), 6492-6495. [link]

Nidhi Kapil