The paper "Morphology conserving aminopropyl functionalization of hollow silica nanospheres in toluene" first authored by Dorina Dobó and co-authored by Dániel Berkesi was accepted for publication today in the Journal of Molecular Structure. Congratulations guys, keep up the good work!
This is just to congratulate Viktor Havasi and Balázs Vödrédi on our freshly accepted Catal. Today paper. Their manuscript titled "Photocatalytic performance of Sr4Al14O25:Eu,Dy phosphor assisted ZnO:Co+Ag nanocomposite under continuous and pulsed illumination" was accepted for publication yesterday. This is a nice work on an interesting assisted illumination photocatalytic setup. Keep up the good work guys!
I am very pleased to report here that our paper "Photoelectrical Response of Mesoporous Nickel Oxide decorated with Size Controlled Platinum Nanoparticles under Argon and Oxygen gas" was accepted for publication in Catalysis Today. This paper was a nice team effort from many of our good guys. To name a few, Dorina and Juan contributed a lot to the experiments and the manuscript was managed expertly by Dr. András Sápi. Thanks to all, keep up the good work!
This is just a quick summary of the 7th Szeged International Workshop on Advances in Nanoscience (SIWAN 2016). We had a very successful conference with a high level of science, 120+ participants from 20+ countries including Japan, Taiwan, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, USA and many European countries. Our keynote speakers this year were Robert Vajtai, Andrea C. Ferrari, Itamar Willner, Krishnan Rajeshwar and Pulickel M. Ajayan. The homepage is now the home of the conference photos available for you to download and enjoy.
Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who made SIWAN 2016 successful. All participants from the keynote lecturers to the first-timer poster presenters, the technical staff consisting of our own students and postdocs as well as Hotel Forrás professionals, and especially Ms. Krisztina Tóth the conference secretary and the staff of AKCongres who managed the whole event expertly. Thank you and please mark your calendars for October 2018 for the next SIWAN event! See you there!
This is just to celebrate the first ever nanotechnology day! ACS has compiled a set of useful resources for this occasion, check it out here: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/policy/nanotechnology.html#classroom
I was getting really frustrated with our failure to tap into direct Brussels financing in H2020. After 10+ rejected proposals I am really glad to report that our proposal H2020 739568 PRO-METROFOOD was evaluated positively and has now entered the Grant Agreement preparation phase. The objective of this small project is to support the development of the full METROFOOD proposal for the 2018 ESFRI Roadmap. The topic of METROFOOD is metrology in food safety and analysis. I look very much forward to this new venture!
I am very happy to report that our first joint paper with Dr. Amit Rawal's group (IIT Delhi, India) has been accepted for publication in Carbon. The work is titled "Leveraging compressive stresses to attenuate the electrical resistivity of buckypaper" an it is a very nice synthesis of theoretical work by Amit's group and experimental validation from our part. The Szeged work was done by Krisztina Nagy and Henrik Haspel. Thank you and keep up the good work guys!
This week takes a splendid start :) Our review paper "Atomic Scale Characterization and Surface Chemistry of Metal Modifided Titanate Nanotubes and Nanowires" was accepted for publication in the prestigeous Surface Science Reports today!
This is just a quick note to share the information that our proposal titled "Functional Nanocomposites of Ultrathin Graphitic Carbon Nitride (g-C3N4) Nanosheets: A Catalytic Approach" was selected for funding by the NFFA-Europe (http://www.nffa.eu). The work will involve synthesis at Szeged, theoretical support from our friends in San Sebastian and photophysical characterization at FORTH Heraklion. Thanks for this proposal are due to Dr. Yann Pouillon and Dr. Henrik Haspel. I look forward to see how this new NFFA scheme works in practice and to get some nice results soon.
It's been a long time since I added new content to this blog, sorry about that. We've had an active Spring and published several papers together with co-author groups, see the publication list for details please. Now I'm happy to report on yet another Carbon paper accepted from our group. Gábor Kozma and other members of our team have successfully used multiwall carbon nanotubes to validate the Burgio-Rojac energy model of planetary ball milling. The paper "Experimental validation of the Burgio-Rojac model of planetary ball milling by the length control of multiwall carbon nanotubes" was accepted for publication today. Congratulations to all co-authors, keep up the good work guys!
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.