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Research Fellows Conference 2022

Conference will be held on 15th November 2022 in meeting room No 2319, Zikova 4, building B, first floor in present form.


Programme

13:45 – 14:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome Address - Prof. Michaela Rumlová, Vice-Rector for External Relations and Communication

14:10 – 15:00  1st Session

15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:10  2nd Session

16:10 – 19:00 Discussion, networking, refreshments

Please register here.


Detailed programme

14:10 – 15:00  1st Session

14:10-14:20 Martin Veselý - Operando DRIFTS setup for the complex study of CO2 hydrogenation over Mxenes

14:20-14:30 Joyce B. Matsoso - 2D/2D hybrid heterojunction structures for enhanced nitrogen reduction reaction

14:30-14:40 Edith Mawunya Kutorglo - Failed as a catalyst? Become an awesome adsorbent!

14:40-14:50 Sana Akir - Facile Synthesis of Bismuth Vanadate Nanosheets /MXene For Enhanced Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction

14:50-15:00 Vipin Mishra - Corrosion In Freshly Fractured Float Glass: SIMS and EDX Study

15:00-15:20 Coffee break

15:20-16:10 2nd Session

15:20-15:30 Bhupender Pal - Electrochemistry and Optimization of Electrolytes for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

15:30-15:40 Shuangying Wei - Two-dimensional layered materials: advanced high-performance anode material for lithium-ion/sodium-ion batteries

15:40-15:50 Roussin L. Fomekong - High selective methanol gas sensor properties of new 2D titanium carbo-oxide prepared by eco-friendly and inexpensive hydrothermal method

15:50-16:00 Jalal Azadmanjiri - Ti3C2Tx Properties Modulation by Chalcogen Doping

16:00-16:10 Abhilash Karuthedath Parameswaran- Role of nanotechnology in the advancement of research in 3D flexible Lithium Ion Batteries

16:10-19:00 Discussion, networking, refreshments


Bhupender Pal (Chemfells IV)

Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT  

  • PhD from: Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India
  • My last position: Postdoctoral researcher, Universiti of Malaysia, Pahang, Malaysia
  • My former collaborations:
    • Donghua University, Shanghai, China
    • University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    • University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia,
  • My scientific highlights:
    • During my PhD, I have studied the effect of particle size, shape, silica coating and laser irradiation on thermal conductivity of metal oxide (CuO, TiO2, and WO3) based nanofluids. I have worked on synthesis of various sizes and shapes of metal oxide (CuO, TiO2, WO3) nanoparticles, core shell structures (SiO2@TiO2, SiO2@CuO) to improve the dispersion stability of nanoparticles in base fluids (such as water, ethylene glycol, and engine oil etc.) for cooling applications.
    • During postdoctoral period, my research focus was to design new electrode (carbon-based          materials, mixed metal oxide nanocomposites and conductive polymers) and electrolyte (aqueous and gel polymers) materials for energy storage applications. Fabrication of symmetric and asymmetric    prototype supercapacitors. Measurement of electrochemical properties by cyclic voltammetry, galvanostatic charge discharge and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy.
  • My achievements, awards
    • Secured 72% in MSCA-IF 2019
    • University Grants Commission Fellowship, India

Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

  • Fabrication of flexible, ultralight and scalable electrode/electrolyte materials for energy storage applications. Fabrication of prototype by 3D printing for energy storage applications.

Type of collaborations I am looking for

  • In-situ characterization of full energy storage device
  • Advance 3D printing techniques for real-time application of energy storage devices.

 


Joyce Matsoso (Chemfells IV)

Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT/strong>

  • PhD in Chemistry (Catalysis): University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • My last position: Research Fellow in Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • My ongoing collaborations:
    • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
    • Departamento de Físca Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil
    • National Research Centre for Energy and Materials (CNPEM), Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • Canadian Light Source Inc., Saskatoon, Canada
  • My scientific highlights: 
    • Graphene Flagship Mentorship Programme member (since 2020)
    • Supervision of 12 students (PhD, MSc and Honours, 2015-2020) at University of the Witwatersrand
    • Guest Editor Coatings (MDPI): Special Issue - Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials: Graphene
    • Referee for Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Sensors, Energies
    • 2007 Student Chapter for South African Nanotechnology Initiative (SANi)
    • Graduate student exchange programme to Johnson Matthey Technology Center, Sonning Common, UK
  • My achievements, awards:
    • Recipient of African Pittcon 2020 Travel Grant for 2020 Pittcon Conference, Chicago, USA.
    • Recipient of Graphene Flagship research fellowship (2018) for research at LMI UMR-5615 CNRS, Lyon.
    • 2016 National Young Spectroscopist Award recipient, South Africa.
    • 2016 Graphene Conference Student Travel grant, Genoa, Italy.

Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

  • Synthesis of 2D-2D heterojunction hybrids nanostructures as electrochemical electrodes in chemical sensors as well as in energy storage and conversion devices such as supercapacitors and nitrogen reduction reaction.

Type of collaborations I am looking for

  • DFT modelling of electrochemical energy systems. 

Abhilash Karuthedath Parameswaran (Chemfells IV)

Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT ◳ Abhi photo (jpg) → (šířka 215px)

  • PhD from: Bharathiar University, Coimbatore,Tamilnadu,India (in 2016). 
  • He has worked as a Post-doctoral researcher (2016-2017) at Advanced Battery Research Laboratory, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, where he widened his knowledge with nano scale materials for advanced energy storage and device fabrications.
  • Last position: worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at NEMs Lab, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), Nanjing, China from 2017 to 2019, where he has gained his knowledge in designing 3D nano cathodes for flexible Lithium ion batteries. 
  • My former collaborations
    • Advanced Battery Research Laboratory, Department of Physics,
    • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore
    • DRDO Centre
    • Bharathiar Universsity, Coimbatore, India
    • NEMs Lab, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), Nanjing, China
    • Energy Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
  • My scientific highlights: Dr. K.P.A. had published more than 35 research article in different International Journals. He had edited one book on All Solid State Lithium Ion Batteries and many book chapters in different publishers. He has,visited many foreign Universities and presented the research work before different audience. He has attended more than 25 international research conferences and more than 50 national conferences /workshops. Dr. KPA had worked as a Junior Research Fellow – under the Major Research Project “In search of a thin film nano-electrolyte for lithium ion batteries” Sanctioned by University Grants Commission, New Delhi, F.No. 41-842/2012 (SR). Duration : 3 years (01-09-2012 to 30-08-2015)
  • Adequate experience in handling sponsored research projects
  • Adequate experience in the organization of sponsored Conferences and Seminars
  • My achievements, awards:
    • Passed with “Distinction” in SSLC, PLUS TWO, BSc, MSc studies
    • Obtained Chinese National Post-doctoral Award
    • Obtained the best presentation award in research paper presentation @ International conference conducted by Bharathiar Universities
    • Delivered : 5 Guest Lectures at different Universities/ Academic Institution


Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT:

  • Dr. K.P.A. is now working as a Post-doctoral researcher (Under the project : CHEMFELLs IV) in the Department of inorganic Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT), Prague, from 2021. His research interests include all-solid-state batteries, nano-energy materials (NEMs), and novel 3D and 2D energy storage systems.

Type of collaborations I am looking for

  • I am looking for some research collaborations to carry out some in-situ type, structural, morphological and electrochemical characterizations for my studies. Also, whoever interested to test some cathode, anode, solid electrolyte materials for Lithium/Sodium/ Potassium type batteries, you are most welcome.   
  • Collaborations in the research area of synthesis of MAX and MXene phases

  


    Jalal Azadmanjiri (Chemfells IV)

    Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT ◳ Jalal Azadmanjiri (png) → (šířka 215px)

    • PhD from: Monash University
    • My last position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology
    • My former collaborations:  I have had diverse collaborations with Australian, Chinese, Indian, and USA scientists in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.
    • My scientific highlights: I succeeded to get Chemfells IV fellowship to work on 2D nanomaterials, their synthesis, characterization, and applications with Prof. Zdeněk Sofer. His research interests include nanomaterials and nanotechnology, focusing on the design, synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of nanomaterials in 0D, 1D, and 2D structures. He is also interested in the development of hybrid materials with layered nanostructures for energy storage, energy conversion, and biomedical applications, and the study of their surfaces and interfaces.
    • My achievements, awards: Full Ph.D. scholarship (Monash University), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, and Chemfells IV (UCT Prague)

    Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

    • My research interests include nanomaterials and nanotechnology, focusing on the design, synthesis, functionalization, and characterization of nanomaterials in 0D, 1D, and 2D structures

    Type of collaborations I am looking for

    • I am interested in collaborating with any university colleagues who are working on the design, synthesis, and characterization of nanomaterials in diverse shapes and structures. As well as, any research groups who are working in the area of energy storage, energy conversion and bioapplications by specific nanomaterials.  

      


    Martin Veselý (Chemfells IV)

    Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT ◳ Martin_Vesely_rectangle (jpg) → (šířka 215px)

    • PhD from: University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
    • My last position: Postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University
    • Country of my last position: Netherlands
    • My former collaborations:
      • Utrecht University, Netherlands
    • Gent University, Belgium
      • Leuven University, Belgium
      • University of Göttingen, Germany
      • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      • National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom
      • Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czech Rep.
    • My scientific highlights:
      • Nanoscale chemical imaging of solid-liquid interfaces using tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (Nanoscale, 10, 1815–1824 (2018))
      • Recent Developments on the Single Atom Supported at 2D Materials Beyond Graphene as Catalysts (ACS Catal,10 (16), 9634-9648 (2020))
      • Nickel Poisoning of a Cracking Catalyst Unravelled by Single-Particle X-ray Fluorescence-Diffraction-Absorption Tomography (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 132, 3950–3955 (2020))
      • Autogenous Formation of Gold on Layered Black Phosphorus for Catalytic Purification of Waste Water (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, (20), 22702- 22709 (2020))
      • 3-D X-ray Nanotomography Reveals Different Carbon Deposition Mechanisms in a Single Catalyst Particle (ChemCatChem 13, 2494 (2020))
      • Chemical Imaging of Hierarchical Porosity Formation within a Zeolite Crystal Visualized by Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering and In-Situ Fluorescence Microscopy (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 60, 13803–13815 (2021))
    • My achievements, awards:
      • Board member of the Czech Society of Industrial Chemistry
      • Dean’s Award for the best students of the year (2010)
      • Internal UCT student research grant, principal investigator, 2011. Budget (197 kCZK)
      • Internal UCT grant for pedagogical activities, principal investigator, 2021. Budget (300 kCZK)
      • Prize for the best poster, ICCT 2019

    Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

    Correlative microscopy and spectroscopy, image and data processing, catalytic testing and characterization.

    Type of collaborations I am looking for

    I look for experts in operando setup for catalyst testing and in DFT calculations. I can offer help with image and data processing, including tomography.


    Sana Akir (Chemfells IV)

    • Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT
      • PhD from: Faculty of Sciences of Bizerte (Tunisia)
      • My last position: Researcher- University of Science, Bizerte-Tunisia
      • Country of my last position: Tunisia
      • My former collaborations
      • Technopole Borj Cedria – Tunisia
      •  Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University of Lille- France
      • scientific highlights: My research interests involved the synthesis with green chemistry, characterizations and surface modification of nanomaterials and their photocatalytic application. During my graduate careers, I spent many internships in abroad and I had a teaching experience in inorganic Chemistry at Faculty of Science Bizerte-Tunisia. I collaborated and co-authored several conferences and international papers with researchers in different areas of chemistry and physics.

       

      Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

      The major aim is developing novel materials and processes to advance Energy devices: Hydrogen Fuel cells, Hydrogen Evolution Reaction (HER), Super capacitors, Nitrogene Reduction Reaction (NRR)

      Type of collaborations I am looking for

        I am interested in collaborating with universities and research groups working in the area of 2D materials and Energy devices


    Edith Mawunya Kutorglo (Chemfells IV)

    Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT ◳ Edith (jpg) → (šířka 215px)

    • PhD in Chemical and Process Engineering from UCT, Prague (2019)
    •   My former collaborations:
      • ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      • University of Bath, UK
      • Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
      • Université de Montpellier, France
      • MemBrain s.r.o, Czech Republic
    •  My scientific highlights:
      • I developed hierarchically porous 3-D adsorbents from polyaniline which exhibit one of the highest CO2 adsorption capacities reported for porous carbons so far (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2018.10.133).
      • I received “Recognized reviewer status" for my reviewing activities for Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier). I am also a reviewer for Catalysts (MDPI), Powder Technology (Elsevier), Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (Elsevier), JCIS (Elsevier), Jounal of Colloids and Surfaces A (Elsevier).
    • My achievements, awards
      • Seal of excellence awarded by the European Commission for my project proposal 3-D Composite Photocat submitted under the MSCA call H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 scored as a high quality proposal in a highly competetive evaluation process.
      • Travel Bursary from the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS) to participate in ESC conferences, 2x (17th ESC conference 2019 and 16th ESC conference 2017).
      • Full sponsorship from BASF for participating in the 135th International Summer Course, 19th – 25th August, 2018 in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
      • Awarded Erasmus Mundus full scholarship worth 48000 euros for enrolling in the Joint M.Sc. Membrane Engineering program (2013 – 2015).
      • Awarded for being the best graduating student in the B.Sc. Biochemistry Class (2011/2012), University of Cape Coast, Ghana (First Class Honours).

    Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

    • Environmental protection and clean enerygy production are two of the major problems facing the world today. Photocatalytic processes that utilize free energy from the sun and recycle waste CO2 are promising to solve these problems. To achieve this goal, efficient catalysts are needed. My current research focuses on the synthesis and nanostructure engineering of metal oxide catalysts and their composites for visible light driven water splitting and CO2 reduction. I also specialize in the design, characterization and investigation of structure-function relationship in 3-D porous materials for CO2 capture and enzyme immobilization.

    Type of collaborations I am looking for

    • Catalyst characterization (Ultraviolet–vis diffuse reflectance spectrometer, HPLC, GC-MS, Photoluminescence spectrofluorometer)
    • Photocatalytic CO2 reduction, water splitting and hydrogenation reactions
    • Enzyme immobilization and activity testing

    Vipin Mishra (ChemJets2)

    Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT

    • Ph.D.: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India    ◳ Mishra (jpg) → (šířka 215px)
    • My last position: PostDoctoral Researcher at J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Prague

    My Scientific Highlights: 

    During my Doctoral studies my research was directed towards the synthesis of ultrathin films of advanced 2D hybrid material (COF, MOF, Selfassembly) and their characterization on graphite surfaces.

    During my post-doctoral research, I have been involved with the synthesis of the single crystal of MOF and its luminescence studies.

    My achievements, awards:

    • Best paper presentation at “International Conference on Thin Films (ICTF), 2017”
    • CSIR-JRF Fellowship scheme for Ph.D.

    Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

    The surface properties of glasses and their degradation behavior. Effect of glass composition on corrosion behavior using Secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS), Energy dispersive X-ray (EDX) composition analysis, and Raman spectroscopy. 

    Type of collaborations I am looking for

    Synthesis and characterization of advanced ceramic materials, hybrid functional materials (2D and 3D).


    Shuangying Wei (MSCA PF)

    Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT

      • Ph.D. from: University of Ferrara, Italy (2021)
      • My last position: Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
      • My former collaborations:
        • University of Ferrara, Italy
        • University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
        • Xiangtan University, China

      My scientific highlights:

      My research interests focus on lithium batteries science and technology, particularly on synthesizing, modifying, and exfoliating 2D functionalized germananes and lithium-ion full-cell study by combining 2D anodes and various cathodes such as olivine, layered oxide, and spinel oxide. I succeeded in getting MSCA PF in 2021 to work on 2D nanomaterials, their synthesis, characterization, and applications. My research and review papers have been published in 30 high-impact journals such as Energy Storage Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Journal of Power Sources, Nanoscale Horizons, Journal of Energy Chemistry, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Electrochimica Acta, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, ChemElectroChem, etc. My research paper published in ChemElectroChem 2020, 7 (11), 2340-2340 has been featured on the “Front Cover” of a regular issue of this journal.

      My achievements, awards:

      • “MSCA PF” in UCT Prague
      • “National scholarship” for postgraduates awarded by the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China
      •  “National encouragement scholarship” for undergraduates awarded by Hunan Education Department
      • “Outstanding Graduates” for postgraduates awarded by Xiangtan University
      • “Outstanding Graduates” for postgraduates awarded by Xiangtan City
      • “Merit-based student” awarded by Xiangtan University
      • “Award of excellent student cadre” awarded by Xiangtan University
      • “Second-class scholarship” awarded by Hengyang Normal University
      • “Merit-based student” awarded by Hengyang Normal University


      Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

      • Development of Atomically thin pristine germanane with diverse chemical functionalities for energy storage: sodium/lithium-ion batteries.

      Type of collaborations I am looking for

      • Experimentalist working on the design and synthesis of 2D electrode materials.
      • Computational chemist (DFT calculations) researching the electrochemical properties of 2D materials.

       


      Roussin Lontio Fomekong (Chemfells IV) 

      Scientific specialization & research interest and experience before UCT 

      • PhD from: Engineering Science and Inorganic Chemistry from “Université Catholique de Louvain” (Belgium) and University of Yaounde 1 (Cameroon)
      • My last position: Senior Lecturer at the Higher Teacher Training College of the University of Yaounde 1 (Cameroon)

      My former collaborations:

      • German Aerospace Center (DLR) with Dr. Bilge Saruhan (Germany)
      • Université Catholique de Louvain with Prof Arnaud Delcorte (Belgium)
      • Materia Nova with Dr Driss Lahem and Prof Marc Debliquy (Belgium)

      My scientific highlights:

      With the German Aerospace Center, I developed a new mixed metal oxide material for the selective detection of nitrogen monoxide at 900 ℃ coming from exhaust system and the results was published in very good IF journal (Sens. and Actuators B: Chem. 338, 2021, 129848). I Have also demonstrated the positive effect of humidity on gas sensor performance which in general is considered to have only negative impact on sensing properties. The paper published in chemosensor has received a best paper award prize that year (Chemosensors 2019, 7(3), 42).

      During my PhD, I developed a high performant formaldehyde sensor based on Zn-doped NiO prepared by a simple coprecipitation route, which was able to detect sub-ppm level of formaldehyde in indoor environment (J. Alloys Compd., 731, 2018, 1188). I also developed a new nanocomposite material, which was selective to both CO and NO2 depending on the temperature (Sens. and Actuators B: Chem 231, 2016, 520).

      I was guest editor in chemosensors journal for the special issue ‘’ High-Sensitivity and -Selectivity Gas Sensors with Nanoparticles, Nanostructures, and Thin Films’’ and I am active reviewer for Elsevier (Journal of Alloys and Compounds; Material Letter, Material Science and Engineering: B) and for MDPI (Chemosensors, Sensors, Molecules, Materials)

      My achievements, awards:

      I am first or corresponding authors of around 13 papers among the 20 I have published so far in good IF journals. I have received many fellowships: Chemfells IV, ARES, DAAD-DLR, DAAD, Bourse cooperation au developpement-UCLouvain. I have received two grants for laboratory equipments: DAAD Alumni Grant and GIZ Grant. I have received Chemosensors Best Paper Award 2021. I am member of Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), member of Belgian Ceramic Society (BCerS) and member of the Cameroonian Crystallographic Association (CCA).

      Scientific specialization & research interest at UCT

      Development of new 2D materials and Metal oxide/2D materials hybrid for gas sensing application and energy storage.

      Type of collaborations I am looking for

      I am interested in collaborating with universities and research groups working in the area of 2D materials and metal oxide for gas sensor, catalysis and energy storage.  


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