Sebastian Pattinson

Postdoctoral Fellow


Ph.D. Materials Science, 2013
University of Cambridge
M.Phil. Nanotechnology, 2008
University of Cambridge
B.S. Physics with Philosophy, 2007
University of York


S. Pattinson, B. Viswanath, D. Zakharov, J. Li, E.A. Stach, A.J. Hart. Mechanism and enhanced yield of carbon nanotube growth on stainless steel by oxygen-induced surface reconstructionChemistry of Materials 27(3):932-937, 2015[]


Awards & Honors

National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Grant, 2008-2012
Cambridge Nano Doctoral Training Centre Associate Grant, 2010
Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £5k Challenge Winner, 2010
Royal Academy of Engineering sponsorship to attend Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining “The Materials Entrepreneur” conference, 2010
EPSRC sponsorship to attend “Ignite” start-up incubator program at Cambridge business school, 2009
Cambridge University Entrepreneurs £1k Challenge Winner, 2009
EPSRC Masters Training Grant, 2007-2008
York Award, 2007


Research Interests

Nanomaterial synthesis and manufacture, particularly carbon nanotubes and grapheme

Morphology control in hybrid materials

In-situ characterization techniques, especially TEM

Inkjet deposition for nanomaterial patterning

Mechanical properties of carbon nanotube fibers

Manufacture of biomimetic materials


Work Experience

Technical Consultant, University of Cambridge Enterprise, 2010

Intern, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants (Frankfurt Office) – Financial Services Division, 2006

Intern, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein (Frankfurt Office) – Acquisition Finance, 2005


Other Interests and Hobbies

Tennis, Soccer and Bowling