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Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Adam Boies

Dr Adam Boies

Reader in Nanomaterials and Aerosol Engineering

Energy Group

Fellow, Trinity College

Director of ANAM initiative

Adam Boies is accepting applications for PhD students.

University of Cambridge
Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 746972


Adam Boies is a lecturer in the Department of Engineering within the Energy Division.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

Boies Group Activities

My research focuses on the evolution, dynamics and impacts of gas-phase nanoparticles. The applications of my research extend from engineered nanoparticles for energy applications to transportation emissions and air quality.

My laboratory activities seek to understand aerosol phenomena within complex reacting flows in order to synthesize unique nanomaterial structures. Currently a major research effort within my laboratory is the synthesis of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) from floating nanoparticle catalysts in a continuous high-throughput process for purposes of fibre spinning and mat production. The resulting CNT materials have unique thermal, electrical and structural properties, which are applied to a number of industrial areas. This work is conducted as a part of an international network based at Cambridge known as the Advanced Nanotube Applications and Manufacturing (ANAM) Initiative,

Other laboratory efforts include the production of nanoparticle catalysts by means of controlling charging behaviour with applications in the automotive catalyst sector. Additionally, I lead projects in developing new particle detection and synthesis techniques. 

I am affiliated with other networks at the University of Cambridge, including the Centre for Sustainable Freight (, the Cambridge Particle Meeting ( and Energy Efficient Cities initiative (EECi,, which focus on developing analysis tools that demonstrate achievable reductions in energy use and emissions. Prior to this appointment (2010), I was a 3M Fellow at the University of Minnesota where I also received my PhD.


  • Particulate matter emissions
  • Environmental impacts
  • Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Aerosol

Key Publications


4th Year Project Deadlines

29th May 2019
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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