Dr Suela Kellici

Dr Suela Kellici

Senior Lecturer

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    Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Dr Kellici is an expert in innovative supercritical fluid technologies and materials. She is a materials chemist with a focus on designing and discovering advanced functional nanomaterials using a target-oriented approach and technologies that provide effective solutions for energy, biomedical and environmental applications. 

Dr Kellici has a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Materials Science, both from Queen Mary University of London. After, she worked on very successful EPSRC sponsored project at University College London (UCL). During this time, in collaboration with other group members she made several significant scientific contributions in the area of combinatorial synthesis of nanomaterials. In particular, the development of RAMSI, a unique combinatorial robot utilised for production of nanoceramics libraries is a groundbreaking development of the continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis technology with potential commercial applications from sunscreens, photocatalysts materials, phosphors to fuel cell components. Subsequently, she joined LSBU where she has enjoyed working in different projects. She is part of the Advanced Materials Research Centre.

  • Chemistry (Biomolecules) - Biosciences - year 1 UG lecture course
  • Statistics (Research Methods) - Forensic Science, Food and Biosciences, Human Nutrition - year 2 UG lecture course
  • Materials Science - Forensic Science - year 1 UG lecture course
  • Analytical Techniques Practical for Forensic Science - year 2 UG laboratory course
  • Analytical Techniques Practical for Food and Bioscience – year 2 UG laboratory course
  • Nanotechnology and its Applications in Food Science - Food and Safety - MSc lecture course

Her current research looks at ways to make new advanced functional nanomaterials in a more unique and exotic manner by using supercritical fluids with unusual properties for applications inbiological imaging, antibacterial coatings and catalyst for energy related applications. This takes an integrated approach covering synthesis through to characterization and composition to end applications.

Her research covers the following areas:

  • Nanomaterials
  • Graphene based nanocomposites
  • Biological Applications of Nanomaterials
  • Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Green Chemistry and Clean Technologies
  • High Throughput Nanomaterials Discovery

Most recent publications

Saada, R and Aboelazayem, O and Kellici, S and Heil, T and Morgan, D and Lampronti, GI and Saha, B Greener synthesis of dimethyl carbonate using a novel tin-zirconia/graphene nanocomposite catalyst. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 226. 451-462. DOI 10.1016/j.apcatb.2017.12.081

Kellici, S New Pathways in the Synthesis of 2-Dimensional Materials. In: 1st Euro-Mediterranean Conference for Environmental Integration, 22nd - 25th November 2017, Sousse, Tunisia.

Onyenkeadi, V and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of styrene carbonate from CO2 using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalysts. In: 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10), 01 October 2017 - 05 October 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

Onyenkeadi, V and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of 1, 2 butylene carbonate from CO2 using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalysis. In: SEEP 2017 –10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, 27 June - 30 June 2017, Bled, Slovenia.

Vaughn, A and Ball, J and Heil, T and Morgan, D and Lampronti, G and Maršalkaitė, G and Raston, CL and Power, NP and Kellici, S Selective Calixarene Directed Synthesis of MXene Plates, Crumpled Sheets, Spheres and Scrolls.. Chemistry, DOI 10.1002/chem.201701702

Kellici, S and Acord, J and Power, N and Morgan, D and Coppo, P and Heil, T and Saha, B Rapid synthesis of graphene quantum dots using a continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis approach. RSC Advances, 7. 14716-14720. DOI 10.1039/c7ra00127d

Kellici, S and Acord, J and Vaughn, A and Power, N and Morgan, D and Heil, T and Facq, S and Lampronti, G Calixarene Assisted Rapid Synthesis of Silver-Graphene Nanocomposites with Enhanced Antibacterial Activity. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8. 19038-19046. DOI 10.1021/acsami.6b06052

Goodall, JBM and Kellici, S and Illsley, D and Lines, R and Knowles, JC and Darr, JA Optical and photocatalytic behaviours of nanoparticles in the Ti-Zn-O binary system. RSC Advances, 4. 31799 - 31809. DOI 10.1039/c3ra48030e

Patel, D and Kellici, S and Saha, B Green Process Engineering as the Key to Future Processes. Processes, 2. 311-332.

Middelkoop, V and Tighe, CJ and Kellici, S and Gruar, RI and Perkins, JM and Jacques, SDM and Barnes, P and Darr, JA Imaging the continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of nanoparticulate CeO2 at different supercritical water temperatures using in situ angle-dispersive diffraction. Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 87. 118 - 128. DOI 10.1016/j.supflu.2013.12.022

More publications at LSBU Research Open
  • Member of Royal Society of Chemistry - MRSC
  • Science Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador
  • Member of UK Semiconductor Photochemistry Network
  • International Society for the Advancement of Supercritical Fluids (ISASF)
  • Member of Analytical Science Network (ASN) which is the younger members branch of the Analytical Division of the Royal Society of Chemistry
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