Bence Solymosi

Bence Solymosi


My education and professional development have been quite varied so far. I completed my B.Sc. in Chemistry at a small, industrially focused Hungarian University, working on semiconductor photocatalyst development for the sustainable valorisation of H2S. For my M.Sc. in Chemistry I moved to Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, a nationally leading University with close ties to the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences. My M.Sc. project involved time resolved IR spectroscopic matrix isolation studies on astrochemically important pseudohalide species.

After completing my degrees I completed a 10 month Erasmus+ traineeship at Leeds under the supervision of Tom Chamberlain and Charlotte Willans. This project involved the development of composite catalysts for a Fenton-like water treatment application. My current PhD project grew out of this traineeship work; I am now working on bifunctional composite catalysts to be used in a self-sufficient catalyst system capable of removing persistent organic micropollutants using only electricity and air.

Research interests

I am mostly interested in catalyst development and materials chemistry and associated characterisation methods, that will be crucial in the coming decades for the electric transition, and making our industrial processes more efficient, more sustainable and less polluting.


  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (University of Pannonia, Hungary)
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, with specialization in Analytical Chemistry (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
  • 10 month Erasmus+ Postgraduate Traineeship (University of Leeds)