Dr Suela Kellici

Dr Suela Kellici

Senior Lecturer

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    Engineering / Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Dr Suela Kellici is Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Postgraduate Research Coordinator for her School and head of the Nano2D group, part of the Advanced Materials Research Centre.

With a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Materials Chemistry from Queen Mary University of London, Dr Kellici is a highly interdisciplinary materials engineer with a passion in designing advanced functional nanomaterials (utilizing a target-oriented approach and clean technologies) that provide effective solutions to global challenges in the energy, biomedical and environmental applications.

She has made numerous leading contributions and has been awarded several prizes for her work as well as recipient of financial awards from various funding bodies (EPSRC, InnovateUK, Newton and industrial partners). Dr Kellici promotes access to higher education and women in STEM and is involved in coordinating/organising outreach activities for LSBU and externally. She is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Kellici’s is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her current teaching involves the development of lectures, assessments and learning activities in principles of chemical engineering, green engineering and sustainability, chemistry, economics for engineers as well as advanced materials engineering and industrial chemical processes in Chemical & Petroleum Engineering for both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.

Her teaching includes:

  • Advanced Materials Engineering
  • Introduction to Chemical and Petroleum Engineering
  • Clean Technologies
  • Industrial Chemical Processes
  • Dissertation Supervision

Dr Kellici’s current research looks at synthetic approaches to make new advanced functional nanomaterials in a unique manner by using supercritical fluids with unusual properties for applications in biological imaging, antibacterial coatings, energy and environmental related applications. This takes an integrated approach covering synthesis through to characterization and composition to end applications.

Find out more on Nano2D group website:

We are always interested in new collaborations and opportunities and welcome informal discussions. We design materials using a target-oriented approach and are keen to explore new directions in addition to the existing ones.

Her research covers the following areas:

  • Nanomaterials (0D, 1D, 2D)
  • Graphene based nanocomposites
  • Quantum dots
  • Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Green Chemistry and Clean Technologies
  • High Throughput Nanomaterials Discovery

Most recent publications

Middelkoop, V and Slater, T and Florea, M and Neațu, F and Danaci, S and Onyenkeadi, V and Boonen, K and Saha, b and Baragau, I-A and Kellici, S Next frontiers in cleaner synthesis: 3D printed graphene-supported CeZrLa mixed-oxide nanocatalyst for CO2 utilisation and direct propylene carbonate production. Journal of Cleaner Production, 214. 606-614. DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.274

Kellici, S and Acord, J and Power, N and Morgan, D and Heil, T and Coppo, P and Middelkoop, V and Baragau, I-A and Moore, K and Raston, C Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis of Graphene Quantum Dots. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, DOI 10.1039/C8RE00158H

Onyenkeadi, V and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of 1,2-butylene carbonate from CO2 using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalyst. Energy, 165. 867-876. DOI 10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.135

Onyenkeadi, V and Aboelazayem, O and Kellici, S and Saha, B Greener synthesis of butylene carbonate via CO2 utilisation using graphene-inorganic nanocomposite catalysts. In: GPE 2018 – 6th International Congress on Green Process Engineering, 03 June 2018 - 06 June 2018, Toulouse, France.

Saada, R and Aboelazayem, O and Kellici, S and Heil, T and Morgan, D and Lampronti, G 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, N 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

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)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Editorial Board member for the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration.

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