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Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi

Dr Szilágyi
Position: Lecturer in Functional Materials
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 7948
Location: 123, Engineering, Mile End
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Expertise: I am interested in developing materials for energy applications, in particular for fuel synthesis. When solid materials are of very small particles their properties (such as colour, electric conductivity. etc.) starts to depend on the particle size. My main goal is to achieve control of the properties of materials by controlling their particle size and shape. There are various ways to control particle size, and in my approach templates of well-defined size and shape are used. The above templates are pores of a kind of material called metal-organic frameworks. This is a relatively new kind of materials and they can …
Research keywords: geometry and surface chemistry control of nano-objects, metal-organic frameworks, energy conversion and storage, heterogeneous catalysis
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Affiliations: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Associate Editor of Frontiers in Energy Research
Delegate of the European Materials Research Society
Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy

Brief Biography

PhD in 2008 (Chemistry - University Eotvos Lorand and Physics/Nanophysics - University Paul Sabatier)
Postdoc positions: Laboratory of coordination Chemistry of CNRS, Edinburgh University, Delft University of Technology
Previous academic positions: Curtin University, University of Greenwich