Department of Chemical Engineering

Dr Matthew Lennox

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Contact details

Room: 9 West 2.04b
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 384742

MSc, PhD


Matthew is a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering.  He helps to deliver the undergraduate degree programmes and his research uses molecular simulation to explore adsorption and membrane-based separations.

Dr Matthew Lennox was appointed as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering in September 2016 and teaches the fluid mechanics component of the second year Chemical Engineering programme, as well as supervising Masters research students and design projects. Matthew is a member of the Centre for Advanced Separations Engineering.

After being awarded his PhD from the Institute for Materials and Processes at the University of Edinburgh (2014), Matthew joined the University of Nottingham as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. During his time in Nottingham, Matthew worked in the Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry alongside Prof. E. Besley, using a range of advanced molecular modelling techniques to explore the adsorption of light gases in porous solids. This work Рin close collaboration with experimental chemistry groups at the University of Manchester, led by Prof. M. Schr̦der Рwas recently recognised as an Outstanding Scientific Contribution (12th International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption, 2016).

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2010 – 2014: PhD (‘Industrially Challenging Separations via Metal-Organic Frameworks: A Computational Investigation’), Institute for Materials and Processes, the University of Edinburgh

2005 – 2010: MEng (Hons), The University of Edinburgh


  • CE20089 Transport Phenomena 2
  • CE30122 MEng Research Projects


Matthew’s research uses molecular simulations to help understand adsorption and membrane-based separations and to guide the development of robust and effective materials for these processes. In particular, he is interested in:

  • Vapour and liquid phase adsorption in porous solids
  • Prediction of polymer structures
  • Polymers and porous solids for use in aqueous/humid environments

Current research projects

  • Design of metal organic framework (MOF)-based nanocomposites for bio-broth separations
  • MOF-based adsorbents for indoor air purification
  • Force-field evaluation for light gas adsorption in MOFs

Matthew is available to supervise research degree projects and is open to proposals for student research projects.


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