Sulfonated Polyhedral Oligosilsesquioxane (S-POSS) as a Nano-additive in Composite Multilayer Hydrogen Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membranes
Senior Associate Scientist
Michigan Molecular Institute
Claire Hartmann-Thompson is a senior associate scientist at the Michigan Molecular Institute in Midland, Michigan, USA. She was born and educated in England, and received an M.A. in chemistry from St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford in 1993, and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the University of Exeter in 1996. During her Ph.D. she developed a novel nucleophilic nitration and series of high energy nitrated materials, and was awarded the Lovis Rydon prize for outstanding progress in chemical research. She moved to the Michigan Molecular Institute in 2001 after five years in industrial polymer research and development with Raychem, Ltd and with Dow Corning Corporation in Great Britain. Her current research interests cover hyperbranched polymers, dendrimers, polyhedral oligosilsesquioxanes (POSS) and organosilicon compounds, and the use of these building blocks to create nano-structured materials for fuel cell, sensor and space applications. She has written fourteen papers and six patents in these areas.