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.
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
• 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
• porous and composite materials (incl. graphene containing composites)
• self-assembled nano-particle structures for nano-photonics & metamerials
• super-stretchable hydrogels