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KARTHIKEYAN SEKAR

Dr KARTHIKEYAN SEKAR

Research Fellow

Organisation

Aston University

Research summary

DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHENE SUPPORTED METAL OXIDE CATALYST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

As a Newton Fellow, I will addresses hydroxyl radical generation through graphene oxide-metal oxide composite photocatalysts for the energy efficient depollution of contaminated water. The degradation of refractory organic compounds in wastewater employing such GO metal oxide composite will be achieved through the development of fundamental structure function relationships and subsequent rational design of next-generation depollution catalysts. The GO-metal oxide nanocomposites proposed are also expected to exhibit novel adsorptive, catalytic and anti-bacterial properties, and thus also prove amenable for a range of catalytic chemical transformations relevant to environmental applications such as the selective oxidation of carbohydrates for the production of fine chemicals and energy.

Interests and expertise (Subject groups)

Grants awarded

DEVELOPMENT OF GRAPHENE SUPPORTED METAL OXIDE CATALYST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REMEDIATION

Scheme: Newton International Fellowships

Dates: Jun 2016 - May 2018

Value: £99,000