Dr Petra Ágota Szilágyi
PhD, MRSC, FHEA, MSc, MA

 
 
 

Research Funding

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Current Funded Research Projects

Sustainable Processing of Energy Materials from Waste

Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-01-2019  /  End: 31-12-2021
Amount: £32669

Bacterial Nanocellulose for Energy Applications

Funding source: Newton Fund , (British Council)
Start: 14-04-2020  /  End: 16-10-2021
Amount: £50000

Our project aims to reuse the leftover of the fique natural fiber production (juice) from local producers in Antioquia, where close to 100 farmers of fique fibers sell this raw material at a price of $150 COP/kg for the production of sacks and cord. We will use the fique juice as a culture medium for the Komagataeibacter Medellinensis bacteria for the synthesis of bacterial nanocellulose, which will be further activated for energy storage applications, including lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors. With this project, we will support local farmers, who will benefit from selling their agricultural waste to biomass companies, providing farmers a new source of income. The proposed collaboration involves Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Design and assessment of solid-state alkali metal-ion conductor 1D channeled framework materials

Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-12-2019  /  End: 30-11-2020
Amount: £122221

Previous Funded Research Projects

Experimental costs at ISIS (STFC)

Funding source: Science & Technology Research Council (STFC)
Start: 01-10-2019  /  End: 31-03-2020

Contribution to experimental costs at ISIS Neutron and Muon Source (STFC)

Funding source: Science & Technology Research Council (STFC)
Start: 01-10-2019  /  End: 31-03-2020

Conference attendance and visit of collaborators in Japan

Funding source: Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation
Start: 02-01-2020  /  End: 01-02-2020

Development of a new class of adaptable self-supporting hydroxide-ion conducting membranes

Funding source: EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Start: 01-08-2018  /  End: 31-07-2019

We are making self-supporting membranes based on MOF nanofibres, which have a high intrinsic hydroxide ion conductivity.

Other Research Projects

Direct CO2 conversion on geometry and surface-controlled supported nanoclusters (International Exchange Grant)

In this research highly porous hybrid template materials are used to enable the growth of geometry and surface chemistry controlled catalyst nanoclusters. These particles are tailored to best catalyse reactions for the conversion of carbon dioxide.