Prof. Magdalena Titirici received her PhD in Materials Chemistry from University of Dortmund in Germany. She then joined the Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as a Postdoctoral Fellow and later become a Group Leader, starting her independent research on sustainable carbon materials in 2016. Magda has received her Habilitation in 2013 from University of Potsdam.
In 2013 Titirici became an Associate Professor in Materials Science Queen Mary University of London. She was promoted to a full Professorship in 2014. She then moved to Imperial College London in January 2019 to take up a Chair in Sustainable Energy Materials. Prof Titirici is the author of around 170 publications in the field of sustainable materials and Green Nanochemistry, 13 book chapters and one edited book. She also holds 7 patents. She has received the Rosenhein Medal from IoM3, an Honorary PhD from University of Stockholm in 2017, the Chinese Academy of Science President Fellowship and the Royal Society of Chemistry Corday-Morgen prize in 2018.
Her current research interests involve sustainable materials with focus on carbon and carbon hybrids produced via hydrothermal processes, waste recycling into advance products, avoidance of critical elements from renewable energy technologies and the development of truly sustainable clean energy storage and conversion paths including Na/K-ion batteries, flexible supercapacitors made from lignin/cellulose, carbon-based O2 electrocatalysis, CO2 capture and conversion and exploring the optoelectronic properties of nanocarbons. Her research is supported by UKRI, EU, British Council and industry.