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Dr Petra Szilágyi


Lecturer in Functional Materials

Department School of Engineering and Materials Science
 123, Engineering, Mile End
Telephone +44 (0)20 7882 7948

Research Keywords

materials for energy applications, fuel synthesis, metal-organic frameworks, functional materials

Research Interests

Dr Petra Szilágyi is 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.) start to depend on the particle size. Petra's 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 Petra's 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 enter very diverse interactions with guest materials, which she aims to explore to further tailor the latter's properties.

Further information can be seen here: Advanced Functional Hybrid Materials Laboratory


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  

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