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Dr Christoph G. Salzmann

Dr Christoph G. Salzmann

Address: Room 453, Department of Chemistry, University College London
Phone No: +44 (0)20 7679 8864
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Dr Christoph Salzmann

Research areas of interest include:

  • Polymorphism of molecular crystals
  • Amorphous and glassy materials
  • Carbon nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes and graphene)

More information can be found on the website of the group: Salzmann group website 

Summary:

Research activities in the group focus on Materials Chemistry with an emphasis on disordered and nanomaterials. Specific projects range from disorder / order phenomena in crystalline materials to the synthesis and structural characterisation of amorphous solids and nanomaterials. Recent research highlights include the discovery of three new phases of ice, the preparation of a new carbon nanomaterial (graphene nanoflakes) as well as the design of a new kind of dispersing agent for carbon nanotubes which does not rely on hydrophobic interactions.

More details can be found on the website of the group: Salzmann group website

Selected publications:

  • The polymorphism of ice: five unresolved questions Christoph G. Salzmann*, Paolo G. Radaelli, Ben Slater, John L. Finney Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13 (2011) 18468–18480
  • Mixtures of oppositely charged polypeptides as high-performance dispersing agents for single-wall carbon nanotubes Gordon K.-C. Lee, Clare Sach, Malcolm L. H. Green, Luet-lok Wong, Christoph G. Salzmann* Chem. Comm., 46 (2010) 7013-7015
  • Edge-carboxylated graphene nanoflakes from nitric acid oxidised arc-discharge material Christoph G. Salzmann,* Valeria Nicolosi, Malcolm L. H. Green J. Mater. Chem., 20 (2010) 314-319
  • Ice XV: a new thermodynamically stable phase of ice Christoph G. Salzmann,* Paolo G. Radaelli, Erwin Mayer, John L. Finney Phys. Rev. Lett., 103 (2009) 105701
  • Highly hydrophilic and stable polypeptide/single-wall carbon nanotube conjugates Christoph G. Salzmann*, Gordon K.-C. Lee, Michael A. H. Ward, Bryan T. T. Chu, Malcolm L. H. Green J. Mater. Chem., 18 (2008) 1977-1983
  • The role of carboxylated carbonaceous fragments in the functionalization and spectroscopy of single-wall carbon nanotubes Christoph G. Salzmann*, Simon A. Llewellyn, Gerard Tobias, Michael A. H. Ward, Yoon Huh, Malcolm L. H. Green Adv. Mater., 19 (2007) 883-887
  • The preparation and structures of hydrogen ordered phases of ice Christoph G. Salzmann*, Paolo G. Radaelli, Andreas Hallbrucker, Erwin Mayer, John L. Finney Science, 311 (2006) 1758-1761


A full and up-to-date publication list can be found on the website of the group: Salzmann group website

  • 2011 - present  Royal Society University Research Fellow & University Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University College London
  • 2010 - 2011 Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Durham University
  • 2007 - 2009 APART Research Fellow (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford
  • 2006 - 2009 RJP Williams Junior Research Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford
  • 2005 - 2007 Erwin Schrödinger Research Fellow (Austrian Science Fund), Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford
  • 2003 - 2005 Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Innsbruck & University College London
  • 2001 - 2003 PhD in Chemistry, promotio sub auspiciis praesidentis rei publicae, University of Innsbruck
  • 1995 - 2001 Undergraduate studies in Chemistry, highest distinction, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Awards/Honours

  • 2010 Biannual Prize Lecture for Physical Crystallography (British Crystallographic Association)
  • 2004 Recipient of the honorary ring of the President of Austria for outstanding success in the Austrian education system