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Dr Tommy Horozov


Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications (2020)
Journal Article
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

We explored the factors and mechanisms of the anti-yeast and anti-algal effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) coated with zinc sulfide (ZnS), silica (SiO2), poly(sodium 4-styrene sulfonate) sodium salt (PSS) and poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (... Read More about Surface-Modified Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles for Antialgal and Antiyeast Applications.

"Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action (2019)
Journal Article
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

Copyright © 2019 American Chemical Society. We fabricated surface-rough mesoporous silica nanoparticles ("ghost" SiO2NPs) by using composite mesoporous copper oxide nanoparticles ("host" CuONPs) as templates, which allowed us to mimic their surface m... Read More about "Ghost" silica nanoparticles of "host"-inherited antibacterial action.

Controlling the antimicrobial action of surface modified magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles (2019)
Journal Article
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

Magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles (Mg(OH)2NPs) have recently attracted significant attention due to their wide applications as environmentally friendly antimicrobial nanomaterials, with potentially low toxicity and low fabrication cost. Here, we desc... Read More about Controlling the antimicrobial action of surface modified magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles.

Efficient preparation of macroporous poly(methyl methacrylate) materials from high internal phase emulsion templates (2019)
Journal Article
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...tfunctpolym.2019.06.015

Thermo- and photo-initiated polymerization of emulsion templates for making macroporous poly(methyl methacrylate) materials both suffer from low energy efficiency and require tedious sample preparation (removal of inhibitors, inert atmosphere) or s... Read More about Efficient preparation of macroporous poly(methyl methacrylate) materials from high internal phase emulsion templates.

Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action (2019)
Journal Article
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

© 2019 The Royal Society of Chemistry. We have developed and tested copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) grafted with (3-glycidyloxypropyl)trimethoxysilane (GLYMO) and coupled with 4-hydroxyphenylboronic acid (4-HPBA), which provides a very strong boo... Read More about Self-grafting copper oxide nanoparticles show a strong enhancement of their anti-algal and anti-yeast action.

Hierarchically structured composites and porous materials from soft templates: fabrication and applications (2019)
Journal Article
Thompson, B. R., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (in press). Hierarchically structured composites and porous materials from soft templates: fabrication and applications. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability /, 7(14), 8030-8049. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8ta09750j

Recent experimental methods for fabrication of hierarchically porous and structured composites are reviewed. The main focus is on recent examples of how different soft templating materials, like emulsions, surfactant phases, breath figures, biologica... Read More about Hierarchically structured composites and porous materials from soft templates: fabrication and applications.

Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality (2019)
Journal Article
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

Copper oxide nanoparticles (CuONPs) have been widely recognized as good antimicrobial agents but are heavily regulated due to environmental concerns of their postuse. In this work, we have developed and tested a novel type of formulation for copper o... Read More about Strongly Enhanced Antibacterial Action of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles with Boronic Acid Surface Functionality.

Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys (2018)
Journal Article
Somerville, W. R., Stokes, J. L., Adawi, A. M., Horozov, T. S., Archer, A. J., & Buzza, D. M. (2018). Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys. Journal of physics. an Institute of Physics journal. Condensed matter, 30(40), doi:10.1088/1361-648X/aaddc9

Two-dimensional mixtures of dipolar colloidal particles with different dipole moments exhibit extremely rich self-assembly behaviour and are relevant to a wide range of experimental systems, including charged and super-paramagnetic colloids at liquid... Read More about Density functional theory for the crystallization of two-dimensional dipolar colloidal alloys.

Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives (2018)
Journal Article
Thompson, B. R., Rutkevičius, M., Horozov, T. S., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2018). Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 2(2), 402-409. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7qm00556c

We designed pressure responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites by incorporating agar hydrogel beads of different size distributions within a molten soap matrix at various volume fractions. Upon cooling, the combined suspension of hydrogel beads into t... Read More about Smart soaps: stimulus responsive soap–hydrogel bead composites for controlled dissolution and release of actives.

Sound transmission loss of hierarchically porous composites produced by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques (2017)
Journal Article
Thompson, B. R., Taylor, B. L., Qin, Q., Stoyanov, S. D., Horozov, T. S., & Paunov, V. N. (2017). Sound transmission loss of hierarchically porous composites produced by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques. Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 1(12), 2627-2637. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7qm00371d

© 2017 the Partner Organisations. We have developed two different methods for fabrication of hierarchically porous composites which are environmentally friendly, inexpensive and give a large amount of control over the composite microstructure. The hy... Read More about Sound transmission loss of hierarchically porous composites produced by hydrogel templating and viscous trapping techniques.

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