Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Chemical Engineering

The Hatton Group

Paul Brown
Postdoctoral Associate

Chemical Engineering, MIT
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 66-325
Cambridge, MA 02139-4703


Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, University of Bristol, 2009-2012
Thesis title: “Magneto-responsive surfactants”
Thesis Advisors: Prof. Julian Eastoe and Dr Craig Butts

Msci in Chemistry, University of Bristol, 2000-2005
Advisor: Dr Christopher Adams

Research Summary:
Thermal CO2 scrubbing with ionic liquids


1. Martin J. Hollamby, Maciej Karny, Paul H. H. Bomans, Nico A.
J. M. Sommerdjik, Akinori Saeki, Shu Seki, Hiroyuki Minamikawa,
Isabelle Grillo, Brian R. Pauw, Paul Brown, Julian Eastoe, Helmuth
Möhwald, Takashi Nakanishi, Directed self-assembly of
alkyl-π-conjugated-conjugated molecules by addition of n-alkanes or
C60, Nat. Chem., 2014, doi:10.1038/nchem.1977

2. Paul Brown, Matthew J. Wasbrough, Burcu, E. Gurkan, T. Alan
Hatton, CO2-responsive microemulsions based on reactive ionic liquids,
Langmuir, 2014, 30, pp 4267–4272

3. Gregory N. Smith, Shirin Alexander, Paul Brown, David A. J.
Gillespie, Isabelle Grillo, Richard K. Heenan, Craig James, Roger
Kemp, Sarah E. Rogers, Julian Eastoe, Interaction between surfactants
and colloidal latexes in nonpolar solvents studied using
contrast-variation small-angle neutron scattering, Langmuir, 2014, 30,

4. M. Carmen Galan*, Anh Tuan Tran, Julien Boisson, David Benito, Craig Butts, Julian Eastoe, Paul Brown, [RN4] [AOT]: A surfactant ionic liquid as a mild glycosylation promoter. J. Carbohydr. Chem. 2011, 30, 486-497.

5. Paul Brown, Craig Butts, Robert Dyer, Julian Eastoe*, Isabelle Grillo, Frédéric Guittard, Sarah Rogers, Richard Heenan, Anionic Surfactants and Surfactant Ionic Liquids with Quaternary Ammonium Counterions, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 4563–4571.

6. Rodrigo J. de Oliveira, Paul Brown, Gemima B. Correia, Sarah E. Rogers, Richard Heenan, Isabelle Grillo, André Galembeck, Julian Eastoe*, Photoreactive Surfactants: A Facile and Clean Route to Oxide and Metal Nanoparticles in Reverse Micelles, Langmuir, 2011, 27, 9277–9284.

7. Martin J. Hollamby*, Dimitriya Borisova, Paul Brown, Julian Eastoe, Isabelle Grillo, Dmitry Shchukin, Growth of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Monitored by Time-Resolved Small-Angle Neutron Scattering, Langmuir, 2012, 28, 4425–4433.

8. Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Julian Eastoe*, David Fermin, Isabelle Grillo, Huai-Chin Lee, David Parker, Daniela Plana, Robert M. Richardson, Anionic Surfactant Ionic Liquids with 1-Butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium Cations: Characterization and Application, Langmuir, 2012, 28, 2502–2509.

9. Paul Brown, Alexey Bushmelev, Craig P. Butts, Jing Cheng, Julian Eastoe*, Isabelle Grillo, Richard K. Heenan and Annette M. Schmidt, Magnetic Control over Liquid Surface Properties with Responsive Surfactants, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 2414–2416.

10. Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Jing Cheng, Julian Eastoe*, Christopher A. Russell, Gregory N. Smith, Magnetic emulsions with responsive surfactants, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 7545-7546.

11. Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Julian Eastoe*, “Surfactant Ionic Liquids: potential reaction media?”, Surfactant Science and Technology: Retrospects and Prospects (Taylor Francis, Editor, Prof. L. Romstedt), 2013.

12. Paul Brown, Julian Eastoe*, Isabelle Grillo and Tim Harrison, Magnetic Soaps, Science in Schools, 2012, Issue 25, 22. (not peer-reviewed)

13. Paul Brown, Craig Butts, Julian Eastoe*, Stefan Glatzel, Isabelle Grillo, Simon Hall, Sarah Rogers, Kieran Trickett, Magnetic Microemulsions as Tunable Nanomagnets, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 11609-11612 (Front Cover)

14. Paul Brown, Asad Khan, James Armstrong, Adam Perriman, Craig Butts, Julian Eastoe*, Magnetizing DNA and Proteins using magnetic surfactants, Adv. Mater., 2012, 24, 6244-6247.

15. Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Julian Eastoe*, Isabelle Grillo, Craig James, Asad Khan, New catanionic surfactants with ionic liquid properties, J. Coll. Interf. Sci., 2013, 395, 185-189.

16. Paul Brown, Craig P. Butts, Julian Eastoe*, Stimuli-responsive Surfactants, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 2365-2374.

17. Paul Brown, Alexey Bushmelev, Craig P. Butts, Jean-Charles Eloi, Isabelle Grillo, Peter Baker, Annette Schmidt, Julian Eastoe*, Properties of New Magnetic Surfactants, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 3246-3251.

18. Gregory Smith, Paul Brown, Sarah Rogers, Julian Eastoe*, Evidence for a critical micelle concentration of surfactants in hydrocarbon solvents, Langmuir, 2013, 29, 3252-3258.

19. Paul Brown, Craig Butts*, Julian Eastoe*, Eduardo Padrón Hernández, Fernando Luis de Araujo Machado, Rodrigo J de Oliveira, Dicationic magnetic ionic liquids with tunable heteroanions, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 2765-2767.

20. A. Mohamed*, A. K. Anas, S. A. Bakar, A. Aziz, M. Sagisaka, P. Brown, J. Eastoe, A. Kamari, N. Hashim, I. M. Isa, Preparation of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) Stabilised by Highly Branched Hydrocarbon Surfactants and Dispersed in Natural Rubber Latex Nanocomposites, Coll. Polym. Sci., 2014, accepted.

21. T. McCoy, P. Brown, J. Eastoe, R. Tabor, Non-covalent magnetic control and reversible recovery of graphene oxide using iron oxide and magnetic surfactants, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2014.

22. A. Mohamed, T. Ardyani, M. Sagisaka, S. Ono, T. Narumi, M. Kubota, P. Brown, C. James, J. Eastoe, A. Kamari, N. Hashim, I. M. Isa, S. A. Bakar, Economical and Efficient Hybrid Surfactant with Low Fluorine Content for the Stabilisation of Water-in-CO2 Microemulsions, J. Supercrit. Fluids, 2014, accepted.

23. Paul Brown*, Huseyin B. Eral, “Smart and Stimuli-responsive Colloids”, Nanocolloids: A Meeting Point for Scientists and Technologists (Elsevier, Editors: Margarita Sanchez Dominguez, Carlos Rodriguez Abreu), 2015.

24. Paul Brown, Burcu Gurkan, T. Alan Hatton, Enhanced gravimetric CO2 capacity and viscosity for ionic liquids with cyanopyrrolide anion, AIChE J., 2015, accepted.

25. Wenda Tian, Xianwen Mao, Paul Brown, Gregory C. Rutledge, T. Alan Hatton, Electrochemically Nanostructured Polyvinylferrocene / Polypyrrole Hybrids with Synergy for Energy Storage, Advanced Functional Materials, (2015), accepted.

26. A. K. Anas, S. A. Bakar, T. Ardyani, W. M. Z. Zin, S. Ibrahim, M. Sagisaka, P. Brown, J., Eastoe, A. MohamedEnhanced dispersion of multiwall carbon nanotubes in natural rubber latex nanocomposites by surfactants bearing phenyl groups, J. Coll. Int Sci., 2015, accepted.

27. P. Brown, T. A. Hatton, J. Eastoe, Magnetic Surfactants, Curr. Opin. Coll. Int. Sci., 2015 - Accepted

28. M. Ranka, P. Brown, T. A. Hatton*, Responsive Stabilization of Nanoparticles for Extreme Salinity and High Temperature Reservoir Applications, 2015 – Appl. Mater. Inter., Accepted.

29. P. Brown, L. Bromberg, T. A. Hatton*, C. A. Lorenzo*, Magnetic Surfactants and Polymers with Gadolinium Counterions for Protein Separations, Langmuir, 2015 - DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b04146

30. G. N. Smith, P. Brown, C. James, R. Kemp, A. M. Khan, S. E. Rogers, J. Eastoe, The effects of counterion exchange on charge stabilization for anionic surfactants in nonpolar solvents, J. Coll. Int. Sci., 2016, 465, 316-322

31. A. Mohamed*, A. K. Anas, M. Hollamby, M. Sagisaka, P. Brown, J. Eastoe, Graphene-philic Surfactants for Latex Technology, Adv. Coll. Int. Sci., 2016 – Accepted.

32. G.G. N. Smith, P. Brown, C. James, S. Rogers, J. Eastoe, The Effect of Solvent and Counterion Variation on Inverse Micelle CMCs in Hydrocarbon Solvents, Colloids and Surf A: Physicochem. Eng. Asp., 2016, Accepted.

33. P. Brown, G. Smith, H. Padrón Hernández, C. James, J. Eastoe, W. Nunes, C. Settens, T. Hatton,P. Baker, Magnetic surfactants as molecular based-magnets with spin glass-like properties" J. Phys. Condens. Mater - Accepted.

34. A. Mohammed, T. Ardyani, S. Abu Bakar, M. Sagisaka, S. Ono, T. Narumi, M. Kubota, P. Brown, J. Eastoe, Effect of Surfactant Headgroup on Low-Fluorine-Content CO2-Philic Hybrid Surfactants, J. Supercrit. Fluids, 2016 - Accepted.




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