Portrait of Professor Anna Corrias

Professor Anna Corrias

Professor of Chemistry

About

Professor Anna Corrias graduated in Chemistry at Cagliari University (Italy) and went on to be awarded her PhD there. At the same university she was first Lecturer and then Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry.

Anna joined Chemistry at Kent in March 2013 as a Reader in Chemistry and was promoted to Professor in 2018. 

Research interests

Professor Anna Corrias’s main research expertise is in the field of aerogels, the lightest materials ever made, which find applications as thermal insulators, catalyst supports, and environmental remediation. In this field, she is currently developing easily recoverable magnetic superhydrophobic aerogels as an adsorption media for removal of environmental and human health-threatening pollutants. 

The structural and morphological characterisation of these materials is achieved using a multi-technique approach involving thermal analysis, physisorption, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction, and X-ray absorption spectroscopy.  

Teaching

Anna teaches across a range of chemistry modules, covering content that includes chemical reactions, thermodynamics and kinetics, and topics in inorganic synthetic chemistry. 

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