Dr Suela Kellici
Associate Professor / Postgraduate Research Coordinator
Telephone:020 7815 7983
School/Division:Engineering / Chemical and Energy Engineering
Dr Suela Kellici is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, Postgraduate Research Coordinator for her School and head of the Nano2D group.
With a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Materials Chemistry from the 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 scientific contributions and has been awarded several prizes for her work including 1st prize in the "Materials Innovation for the 21st Century" and the “Increased Manufacturing Value” poster categories at the ChemEngDayUK 2014, for her work on the synthesis of graphene given by University of Manchester. She is also the recipient of "Early Career Scientific Achievement, 2017" award (Staff Award 2017, School of Engineering, LSBU).
Dr Kellici is the 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 a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Prior to joining LSBU, Dr Kellici worked as a researcher at University College London where she made extensive contributions in the combinatorial synthesis of nanomaterials.
Dr Kellici is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching experience includes 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 for both undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.
Currently, Dr Kellici teaches in the areas of advanced materials engineering, introduction to chemical engineering as well as industrial chemical processes.
Dr Kellici’s external activities also involve acting as an external assessor for courses in HE institutions.
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 the 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.
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
See Dr Kellici's publications at LSBU Open Research.
- Member of Royal Society of Chemistry - MRSC
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy
- Editorial Board member for the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration.
- External assessor for courses in HE institutions.
- Grant and Paper Reviewer