Dr. Kellici is an expert in innovative supercritical fluid technologies and materials. She is a materials chemist with a focus on designing and discovering advanced functional nanomaterials using a target-oriented approach and technologies that provide effective solutions for energy, biomedical and environmental applications.
Dr Kellici has a degree in Chemistry and PhD in Materials Science, both from Queen Mary University of London. After, she worked on successful EPSRC funded project (£1M) titled "High-Throughput Nanomaterials Discovery" at University College London, where she made extensive scientific contributions in the area of combinatorial synthesis of nanomaterials. In particular, the development of Rapid Automated Materials Synthesis Instrument (RAMSI), a unique combinatorial robot utilised for production of nanoceramics libraries is a ground-breaking development of the Continuous Hydrothermal Flow Synthesis technology with commercial applications.
Suela sits on the Editorial Board for the Euro-Mediterranean Journal for Environmental Integration and LSBU’s Research Committee and is Postgraduate Research Director for her school. She has been awarded several prices including 1st prize in the "Materials Innovation for the 21st Century" and the “Increased Manufacturing Value” poster categories at the ChemEngDayUK 2014, for her ground-breaking work on synthesis of graphene given by The University of Manchester. Her publication “Imaging the continuous hydrothermal flow synthesis of nanoparticulate CeO2 at different supercritical water temperatures using in situ angle-dispersive diffraction” was selected as “Editor’s-in-chief feature article” in the leading journal of Journal of Supercritical Fluids, where the authors used state of the art technique to visualise inside the CHFS reactor, and the article “Greener synthesis of dimethyl carbonate using a novel ceria-zirconia oxide/graphene nanocomposite catalyst” was the highest rated article from publisher website (02/02/2015).
Suela has set-up an international network of leading academics and industrial collaborators with whom she has either published or have ongoing and future work planned. She is recipient of InnovateUK funding and other industrial partners (Solar Polar, Alsitek), as well as from EPSRC Grand Challenges and LSBU (fellowship and PhD funding). She has supervised and co-supervised a considerate number of UG, PG, Erasmus students. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is coordinator of outreach and PhD students related activities within LSBU and externally.