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Dr Anna-Karin Axelsson

Dr Anna-Karin Axelsson

Chemical and Energy Engineering

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My scientific research career has included several aspects of analytic chemistry, materials science, solid state physics and chemistry, functional evaluations and application-led research in science and technology. Besides I have several years' of industrial work experience within both mechanical and chemical engineering.

In my science research I started from dielectric metal oxides for microwave and mobile communications in 1999, towards a broad range of functional materials used in all of the electromagnetic spectrum over the years. My specialism is to connect theory with experimental data describing the functionality to the material synthesis processes, to finally develop a functional device idea.

I have been a key person in prestigious research projects, writing many national and international research funding grants. I have established industry collaborations with leading brands, such as Hitachi, Nokia, Ericson and Antenova as well as international research institutes and universities in Slovenia, India, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, and Italy.

I have published over 60 papers in high impact journals and been invited as a Plenary, Keynote and Invited Lecturer to prominent international conferences due to my reputation in research.

Both my teaching and research at LSBU focus on clean technology, energy conversion, functional material processing and green hydrogen.

Courses taught

Chemical and Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Advanced Chemical Engineering - MSc

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Miss Nisrine SakakiInvestigation of water dissociation using ferroelectric catalystsPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Ertan Maqbool SiddiquiOptimisation of mechanical activation of aluminium for an economical on-demand hydrogen productionPhD
Mrs Elaheh Hojaji NajafabadiSolar thermochemical cycles for hydrogen production (STCH)PhD
Research Fellow
Imperial College London

Post graduate supervisor , project leader, laboratory responsible in Department of Material Engineering


Filter publications

Comprehensive adsorption and irradiation modelling of LED driven photoreactor for H2 production
Hojaji Najafabadi, E., Valant, M. and Axelsson, A-K. (2020). Comprehensive adsorption and irradiation modelling of LED driven photoreactor for H2 production. Chemical Engineering Journal. 406 (126860).