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Dr Tommy Horozov

Senior lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Summary

Tommy Horozov is a recipient of the EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship Award (2006-2011), a senior lecturer at the University of Hull (2015- ) and visiting Professor at the Department of Materials Chemistry, University of Vienna (2017-).

He holds a PhD degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Sofia and has been conducting fundamental and applied research on various aspects of material science.

These include the adsorption of surfactants on surfaces, the behaviour of solid particles in thin liquid films, emulsions and foams, solid wetting and open microfluidics, hydrogels, porous polymers and composite materials.

Journal Article

Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality

Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(13), 12232-12243. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.8b21862

Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action

Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action. Nanoscale advances, 1(6), 2323-2336. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9na00099b

Efficient preparation of macroporous poly(methyl methacrylate) materials from high internal phase emulsion templates

Althubeiti, K., & Horozov, T. (2019). Efficient preparation of macroporous poly(methyl methacrylate) materials from high internal phase emulsion templates. Reactive and functional polymers, 142, 207–212. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2019.06.015

Controlling the antimicrobial action of surface modified magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles

Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). Controlling the antimicrobial action of surface modified magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles. Biomimetics, 4(2), https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4020041

"Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action

Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2019). "Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 11(42), 38519-38530. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b14403

Research interests

Colloidal particles

• behaviour at liquid interfaces and in thin liquid films

• particle-stabilised foams and emulsions

• non-spherical and Janus particles

Wetting and capillarity

• contact angles of solid particles and surfaces

• ‘smart’ porous coatings for anti-biofouling

• open microfluidics

Advanced materials

• porous and composite materials (incl. graphene containing composites)

• self-assembled nano-particle structures for nano-photonics & metamerials

• super-stretchable hydrogels