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Lubomira Tosheva

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Who am I?

Name:Lubomira Tosheva

Role:

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry

MSc Advanced Materials Admissions Tutor

Interesting Fact:

I have done my PhD in Lulea, a Swedish city situated ca. 100 south of the Arctic Circle and have experienced temperatures of down to-43°C

Or

I am a third-generation chemist.

Academic Background:


Dr Lubomira Tosheva graduated from Sofia University with an MSc in Chemistry (1995) and was awarded a PhD in Chemical Technology from Lulea University (2001). After postdoctoral works at Lulea University, University of Upper Alsace, Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Manchester, she joined MMU in 2009, where she currently works as a senior lecturer in Materials Chemistry. She is a deputy director of the Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering Research Centre.

What do I teach?

Surface science

Physical chemistry

Mathematics

Research Interests

Zeolites and related porous materials

Antimicrobial applications of porous materials

Photocatalysis

Words of wisdom:

Do not waste energy to worry about unimportant things.

Publications:

1.G. Hurst, J. M. González‐Carballo, L. Tosheva, S. Tedesco, Synergistic catalytic effect of sulphated zirconia—HCl system for levulinic acid and solid residue production using microwave irradiation, Energies 14 (2021) 1582.

2.S. Tedesco, G. Hurst, A. Imtiaz, M. Ratova, L. Tosheva, P.Kelly, TiO2supported natural zeolites as biogas enhancers through photocatalytic pre-treatment of Miscanthus x giganteous crops, Energy 205 (2020) 117954..

3.I. V. Joseph, L. Tosheva, A. M. Doyle, Simultaneous removal of Cd(II), Co(II), Cu(II), Pb(II), and Zn(II) ions from aqueous solutions via adsorption on FAU-type zeolites prepared from coal fly ash, J. Environ. Chem. Eng. 8 (2020) 103895.

4.S. Suárez, R. Postolache, F. J.García-García, B. Sánchez, R. Rothon, A. M. Doyle, L. Tosheva,Silicalite-1 synthesized with geothermal and Ludox colloidal silica and corresponding TiO2/silicalite-1 hybrid photocatalysts for VOC oxidation, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 302 (2020) 110202.

5.I. V. Joseph, G. Roncaglia, L. Tosheva, A. M. Doyle, Waste peat ash mineralogy and transformation to microporous zeolites, Fuel Process. Technol. 194 (2019) 106124.

6.M. Ratova, L. Tosheva, P.J. Kelly, B. Ohtani, Characterisation and properties of visible light-active bismuth oxide-titania composite photocatalysts, Sus. Mater. Technol. 17 (2019) e00112.

7.A. M. Doyle, R. Postolache, D. Shaw, R. Rothon, L. Tosheva, Methane oxidation over zeolite catalysts prepared from geothermal fluids, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 285 (2019) 56-60.

8.S. Malic, S. Rai, J. Redfern, J. Pritchett, C. M. Liauw, J. Verran, L. Tosheva, Zeolite-embedded silver extends antimicrobial activity of dental acrylics, Colloids Surf. B 173 (2019) 52-57.

9.Q. A. Naqvi, M. Ratova, R. Klaysri, P. J. Kelly, M. Edge, S. Potgieter-Vermaak, L. Tosheva, Tuning the composition of porous resin-templated TiO2macrobeads for optimized photocatalytic performance, Catal. Today 326 (2019) 54-59.

10.A. Farooq, A. Shukur, C. Astley, L. Tosheva, P. Kelly, D. Whitehead, Azzawi M, Titania coating of mesoporous silica nanoparticles for improved biocompatibility and drug release within blood vessels, Acta Biomater. 76 (2018) 208-216.

11.J. Redfern, L. Geerts, J. W. Seo, J. Verran, L. Tosheva, L. H. Wee, Toxicity and antimicrobial properties of ZnO@ZIF‑8 embedded silicone against planktonic and biofilm catheter-associated pathogens, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 1 (2018) 1657-1665.

12.J. Redfern, K. Goldyn, J. Verran, R. Retoux, L. Tosheva, S. Mintova, Application of Cu-FAU nanozeolites for decontamination of surfaces soiled with the ESKAPE pathogens, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 253 (2017) 233-238.

13.L. Tosheva. S. Balkhair, M. Gackowski, S. Malic, N. Al-Shanti, J. Verran, Rapid screening of the antimicrobial efficacy of Ag zeolites, Colloid Surf. B 157 (2017) 254-260.

14.J. Kiener, L. Tosheva, J. Parmentier, Carbide, nitride and sulfide transition metal-based macrospheres, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 37 (2017) 1127.

15.M. Ratova, P. J. Kelly, G. T. West, L. Tosheva, M. Edge, Reactive magnetron sputtering deposition of bismuth tungstate onto titania nanoparticles for enhancing visible light photocatalytic activity, Appl. Surf. Sci. 392 (2017) 590.

16.M. Ratova, P. J. Kelly, G. T. West, L. Tosheva, A Novel Technique for the Deposition of Bismuth Tungstate onto Titania Nanoparticulates for Enhancing the Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity, Coatings 6 (2016) 29.

17.A. Farooq, L. Tosheva, M. Azzawi, D. Whitehead, Real-time observation of aortic vessel dilation through delivery of sodium nitroprusside via slow release mesoporous nanoparticles, J. Colloid. Interface Sci. 478 (2016) 127.

18.S. P. D. Ormond, M. Ratova, P. Kelly, M. Edge, B. Mihailova, L. Tosheva, Titanium silicalite-1 macrostructures for photocatalytic removal of organic pollutants from aqueous media, J. Porous Mater. 23 (2016) 1421.

19.S. Belkhair, M. Kinninmonth, L. Fisher, B. Gasharova, C. M. Liauw, J. Verran, B. Mihailova, L. Tosheva, Silver zeolite-loaded silicone elastomers: A multidisciplinary approach to synthesis and antimicrobial assessment, RSC Advances 5 (2015) 40932.

20.B. Dong, S. Belkhair, M. Zaarour, L. Fisher, J. Verran, L. Tosheva, R. Retoux, J.-P. Gilson, S. Mintova, Silver confined within zeolite EMT nanoparticles: preparation and antibacterial properties, Nanoscale 6 (2014) 10859-10864.

21.T. Butt, L. Tosheva, Synthesis of colloidal silicalite-1 at high temperatures, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 187 (2014) 71.

22.Z. Qin, L. Lakiss, L. Tosheva, J.-P. Gilson, A. Vicente, C. Fernandez, V. Valtchev, Comparative study of nano-ZSM-5 catalysts synthesized in OH- and F- medium, Adv. Funct. Mater. 24 (2014) 257.

23.V. Valtchev, L. Tosheva, Porous nanoparticles: preparation, properties and applications, Chem. Rev. 113 (2013) 6734.

24.L. Tosheva, A. Brockbank, B. Mihailova, J. Sutula, J. Ludwig, H. Potgieter, J. Verran, Micron- and nanosized FAU-type zeolites from fly ash for antibacterial applications, Mater. Chem. (2012) 22, 16897-16905.

25.L. Tosheva, B. Mihailova, M. A. Wilson, M. A Carter, Gravimetric and spectroscopic studies of the chemical combination of moisture by as-fired and reheated terracotta, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 20 (2010) 1867.

26.L. Tosheva, N. Gospodinova, L. Vidal, I. Mihai, M. Defaux, D.A. Ivanov, A.M. Doyle, Monoparticulate films of polyaniline, Thin Solid Films 517 (2009) 5459.

27.J. Parmentier, V. Valtchev, F. Gaslain, L. Tosheva, C. Ducrot-Boisgontier, J. Möller, J. Patarin, C. Vix-Guterl, Effect of the zeolite crystal size on the structure and properties of carbon replicas made by nanocasting process, Carbon 47 (2009) 1066.

28.L.H. Wee, Z. Wang, L. Tosheva, L. Itani, V. Valtchev, A.M. Doyle, Silicalite-1 films with preferred orientation, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 116 (2008) 22.

29.L. Tosheva, B. Mihailova, L.H. Wee, B. Gasharova, K. Garbev, A.M. Doyle, Indirect observation of structured incipient zeolite nanoparticles in clear precursor solutions, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 47 (2008) 8650.

30.L. Tosheva, E.-P. Ng, S. Mintova, T.H. Metzger, A.M. Doyle, AlPO4-18 films by secondary growth, Chem. Mater. 20 (2008) 5721.

31.V. Valtchev, F. Gao, L. Tosheva, Porous materials via egg-constituents templating, New J. Chem. 8 (2008) 1331.

32.L.H. Wee, L. Tosheva, L. Itani, V. Valtchev, A.M. Doyle, Steam-assisted synthesis of continuous zeolite films from spin-coated zeolite precursor coatings, J. Mater. Chem. 18 (2008) 3563.

33.L.H. Wee, L. Tosheva, A.M. Doyle, Synthesis of Silicalite-1 films by a steam-assisted crystallization method, in: A. Gedeon, P. Massiani, F. Babboneau (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., Elsevier, vol. 174, 2008, p. 641.

34.X. Wang, A. Klocke, B. Mihailova, L. Tosheva, U. Bismayer, New insights into structural alteration of dental apatite induced by citric acid and sodium fluoride solutions, J. Phys. Chem. B. 112 (2008) 8840.

35.L. Tosheva, V.P. Valtchev, B. Mihailova, A.M. Doyle,Zeolite Beta films prepared via the Langmuir-Blodgett technique, J. Phys. Chem C 111 (2007) 12052.

36.L. Tosheva, N. Mahé, V. Valtchev, One-step template extraction and alumination of BEC-type zeolite, in: R. Xu, Z. Gao, J. Chen, W. Yan (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 170, Elsevier, 2007, p. 616.

37.L. Tosheva, L.H. Wee, Z. Wang, B. Mihailova, C. Vasilev, A.M. Doyle, Modified colloidal silicalite-1 crystals and their use for preparation of Langmuir-Blodgett films, in: R. Xu, Z. Gao, J. Chen, W. Yan (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 170, Elsevier, 2007, p. 577.

38.L.H. Wee, L. Tosheva, C. Vasilev, A.M. Doyle Influence of the dispersion medium on the properties of spin-coated Silicalite-1 films, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 103 (2007) 296.

39.V.P. Valtchev, K.N. Bozhilov, M. Smaihi, L. Tosheva, Room temperature synthesis: an efficient way for studying the zeolite formation, in: J. Cejka, N. Zilkova, P. Nachtingall (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 158, Elsevier, 2005, p. 73.

40.V.P. Valtchev, L. Tosheva, K.N. Bozhilov,Synthesis of zeolite nanocrystals at room temperature, Langmuir 21 (2005) 10724.

41.L. Tosheva, J. Parmentier, V. Valtchev, C. Vix-Guterl, J. Patarin, Carbon spheres prepared from zeolite Beta beads, Carbon 43 (2005) 2474.

42.L. Tosheva, V.P. Valtchev,Nanozeolites: synthesis, crystallization mechanism and applications, Chem. Mater. 17 (2005) 2494. Issue cover illustration.

43.O. Larlus, L. Tosheva, M. Hölzl, S. Mintova, T. Metzger, V.P. Valtchev, Effect of crystal morphology on the orientation of LTL-type zeolite films, in: J. Cejka, N. Zilkova, P. Nachtingall (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 158, Elsevier, 2005, p. 367.

44.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, Supported and self-bonded molecular sieve structures, C. R. Chimie 8 (2005) 475.

45.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Self-bonded zeolite Beta/MCM-41 composite spheres, J. Porous Mater. 12 (2005) 193.

46.L. Tosheva, M. Hölzl, T.H. Metzger, V. Valtchev, S. Mintova, T. Bein, Zeolite Beta films synthesized from basic and near-neutral precursor solutions and gels, Mater. Sci. Eng. C 25 (2005) 570.

47.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, Silicalite-1 crystallization on glass fiber filter discs, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 81 (2005) 11.

48.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, O.N. Antzutkin, J. Sterte, Meso/macroporous AlPO-5 spherical macrostructures tailored by resin templating, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 78 (2005) 181.

49.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Mesoporous Me-AlPO4-5 spheres prepared using cation-exchange resins as templates, in: E. van Steen, L. Callanan, M. Claeys (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 154, Elsevier, 2004, p. 660.

50.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, ZSM-5 crystallization of preformed amorphous aluminosilicate beads, in: E. van Steen, L. Callanan, M. Claeys (Eds), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 154, Elsevier, 2004, p. 654.

51.L. Tosheva, J. Parmentier, S. Saadallah, C. Vix-Guterl, V. Valtchev, J. Patarin, Carbon and SiC macroscopic beads from ion-exchange resin templates, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126 (2004) 13624.

52.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Vanadium modified AlPO-5 spheres through resin macrotemplating, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 66 (2003) 321.

53.B. Mihailova, U. Bismayer, B. Güttler, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Raman scattering in locally inhomogeneous oxide crystals, Phase Transitions 76 (2003) 17.

54.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Palladium containing zeolite beta macrostructures prepared by resin macrotemplating, Chem. Mater., 14 (2002) 4881.

55.J. Sterte, J. Hedlund, L. Tosheva, Options for the design of structured molecular sieve materials, in R. Aiello, G. Giordano, F. Testa (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 142, Elsevier, 2002, p. 1437.

56.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Chromium containing zeolite beta macrostructures, in R. Aiello, G. Giordano, F. Testa (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 142, Elsevier, 2002, p. 1449.

57.L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, ZSM-5 spheres prepared by resin templating, in R. Aiello, G. Giordano, F. Testa (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 142, Elsevier, 2002, p. 183.

58.V. Naydenov, L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Spherical macrostructures containing vanadium and tungsten oxides assembled by the resin templating method, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 55 (2002) 253.

59.L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Tailored palladium containing silica spheres, Chem. Commun. (2001) 1112. Highlighted in Platinum Metals Rev. 45 (4) (2001) 174.

60.L. Tosheva, J. Sterte, Silicalite-1 spheres prepared from preformed resin-silicate composites, in A. Galarneau, F. Di Renzo, F. Fajula, J. Vedrine (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 135, Elsevier, 2001, 330.

61.L. Tosheva, B. Mihailova, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, Zeolite beta spheres, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 48 (2001) 31.

62.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, Amorphous very high surface area silica macro structures, J. Mater. Chem. 10 (2000) 2330.

63.L. Tosheva, B. Mihailova, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, Silicalite-1 macrostructures – preparation and structural features, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 39 (2000) 91.

64.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, Silicalite-1 containing microspheres prepared using shape directing macro templates, Microporous Mesoporous Mater. 35 (2000) 621.

65.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, A method for the preparation of silicalite-1 microspheres, in: I. Kiricsi, G. Pal-Borbely, J.B. Nagy, H.G. Karge (Eds.), Stud. Surf. Sci. Catal., vol. 125, Elsevier, 1999, p. 21.

66.L. Tosheva, V. Valtchev, J. Sterte, Bilayered hollow zeolite tubes, in: M.M.J. Treacy, B.K. Marcus, M.E. Bisher, J.B. Higgins (Eds.), Proc. 12th Intl. Zeolite Conf., Mater. Res. Soc., 1999, p.629.

67.B.G. Jeliaskova, M.A. Doicheva, L.B. Tosheva, EPR study on the chemistry and photochemistry of copper (II) dithiocarbamate mixed-ligand complexes, Appl. Magn. Reson. 10 (1996) 151.

Recent Conferences:

Zeolite workshop, St Malo, France, June 2019

BZA Annual Meeting, Ambleside, UK, July 2018.

Nanomaterials in Biotechnology Workshop in Qingdao, China, May 2018

7thFEZA Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2017

18thInternational Zeolite Conference, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 2016

Manchester Met full-time employee and will support a proportion of teaching at Manchester Metropolitan Joint Institute, Hubei University.

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