Dr Tommy Horozov

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.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications

Morgan, S. O., Muravitskaya, A., Lowe, C., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Horozov, T. S., …Buzza, D. M. (2022). Using adsorption kinetics to assemble vertically aligned nanorods at liquid interfaces for metamaterial applications. Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 24, 11000-11013. https://doi.org/10.1039/d1cp05484h

Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces

Buzza, D. M. A., Stasiuk, G. J., Horozov, T. S., Adawi, A. M., Bouillard, J. G., Lowe, C., …Morgan, S. O. (2021). Adsorption trajectories of nonspherical particles at liquid interfaces. Physical Review E, 103(4), Article 042604. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.103.042604

Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications

Halbus, A. F., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2020). Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications. ACS Applied Nano Materials, 3(1), 440-451. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsanm.9b02045

"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

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), Article 41. https://doi.org/10.3390/biomimetics4020041

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