Coal and Carbon Materials Group
is a part of the
Department of Polymer and Carbonaceous Materials at
the Faculty of Chemistry. The group consists of 3
professors, including 1 professor emeritus, 5
doctors, 5 PhD students, and 10-15 MSc students.
General scope of research
Effective and environmentally safe use of coals,
biomass and their derivatives for energy, chemicals
and carbon materials production.
Synthesis and characterization of advanced carbon
materials and nanomaterials, and related composites
for application in environmental control, catalysis
and energy storage .
Specific research topics
- Preparation of porous carbon
materials of desired morphology, porous texture and
surface properties from common precursors:
coals, pitches, biomass, polymers.
Synthesis of carbon nanofibers/nanotubes
using catalytic chemical vapor deposition (CCVD).
Synthesis of graphite-based
graphene materials by chemical and thermal methods.
- Evaluation of properties for
application in water treatment, gas separation and
storage (CH4, CO2, H2),
as electrode in supercapacitor
and lithium-ion battery, and catalyst support.
- Biomass and plastic waste
pyrolysis; upgrading of resultant liquids and solids.