Nano-Adventure in Materials Chemistry and Engineering: From Batch to Continuous Processes
Nanomaterials (NMs), each bearing the possibility of different reactivity, exhibit distinct mechanical, electrical, optical, catalytic and magnetic properties due to their small size (the length scale of approximately 1-100 nm) and continue to be highly appealing in a variety of research disciplines. Thus continuous, sustainable and reproducible manufacturing of the NMs while maintaining a fine control over particle size and its distribution, shape and morphology, crystallinity and purity have been increasingly important in order to sustain their full potential in advanced applications. I will present the state of recent discoveries about a Microwave-Flow System to produce metal and metal oxide nanoparticles continuously. I will show how such systems can be adapted for large-scale synthesis of 2D materials in solid-state. I will discuss the significance of designing novel energy harvesting materials and their hybrids as well as the solution processing of the carbon nanomaterials. I will conclude with a forecast for the use of Microwave-Flow System in a nanocomposite engineering context and 3D carbon networks in energy and environment.
About the Speaker
Dr Mustafa Kemal Bayazit is currently a Senior Researcher in University College London (UCL) and Scientific Consultant in Imperial Consultants. He received his MSc (Hon) in Chemistry from Abant Izzet Baysal University in 2005 before earning his PhD in nanoscience at the University of Durham, the UK in 2010. He has been actively working in world-class institutions in the UK such as Imperial College London and UCL for over 7 years. His research spans the processing of 0D-, 1D-, 2D- and 3D- nanomaterials and their applications, particularly in energy harvesting and environment. He is one of the unique scientists in the UK as well as in the world, coupling microwave systems with continuous microfluidic reactors to manufacturing high value-added materials.
He is the recipient of the doctoral fellowship awarded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (2007) and the University of Durham (2008). He is also the recipient of the 1st Community Achievement award by the centre for Turkey Studies and Development (2012) and Izzet Baysal Foundation Greater Success Award (2002) and is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2013.
He is an active Member of Royal Society of Chemistry and American Chemical Society, and a Senior Member of Association of Turkey/England Healthcare Professionals. He is the founder of TR-Nanotechnology discussion group in LinkedIn and acts as a referee for several high impact scientific journals including Nature Communications.