Areas of expertise
- CBRN Focus Areas
- Hazardous Substances
BackgroundColleen studied at the University of Nottingham, first receiving a MSc. She then researched MOFs for hydrogen storage and gained her PhD in 2008.
Colleen joined Cranfield University in 2008 to work in the field of radiation grafting of polymer membranes for application in fuel cells. She subsequently focused her research on the characterisation of water in aviation fuel under cold temperatures.
Current activitiesA large part of her activity is teaching on various courses.
Courses that Colleen leads or delivers on include:
CBRN Defence Science
Petroleum Chemistry and Technology
Explosive Ordnance Engineers
Ammunition Technical Officers
Articles In Journals
- Johnson JU, Carpenter M, Williams C, Pons JF & McLaren D (2022) Complexities associated with nucleation of water and ice from jet fuel in aircraft fuel systems: a critical review, Fuel, 310, Part A (February) Article No. 122329.
- Zhang W, Webb D, Lao L, Hammond D, Carpenter M & Williams C (2019) Water content detection in aviation fuel by using PMMA based optical fiber grating, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 282 (March) 774-779.
- Williams C (2014) Water solubility characteristics of current aviation jet fuels, Fuel, 133 (1) 26-33.
- Mamlouk M, Horsfall JA, Williams C & Scott K (2012) Radiation grafted membranes for superior anion exchange polymer membrane fuel cells performance, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37 (16) 11912-11920.
- Mamlouk M, Scott K, Horsfall JA & Williams C (2011) The effect of electrode parameters on the performance of anion exchange polymer membrane fuel cells, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (12) 7191-7198.
- Mamlouk M, Wang X, Scott K, Horsfall JA & Williams C (2011) Characterization and application of anion exchange polymer membranes with non-platinum group metals for fuel cells, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 225 (A2) 152-160.
- Williams C, Blake A, Wilson C, Hubberstey P & Schroder M (2008) Novel metal-organic frameworks incorporating Group II metal cations and aryldicarboxylate anionic bridging ligands, Crystal Growth and Design, 2008 (8) 911-922.
- Williams CA, Blake AJ, Hubberstey P & Schröder M (2005) A unique example of a 36 tessellated 2-D net based on a tri-nuclear zinc(II)-1,4-benzenedicarboxylate framework, Chemical Communications, 2005 (43) 5435-5437.
- Blake AJ, George MW, Kuimova MK, Wilson C & Williams CA (2005) (2,2 '-bipyridyl)dicarbonylbis(triethoxyphosphine-kappa P)-rhenium(I) hexafluorophosphate, Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online, e61 m2196-m2197.