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Welcome to the Spanopoulos Research Group at USF

The Group is motivated by challenges at the interface of Chemistry and Materials Science, pertaining to the development of materials of the future. We leverage our expertise in organic and inorganic synthesis for the design of multi-functional materials for energy and environmental related applications. Strong emphasis is set on the thorough physical and optical characterization of the assembled compounds. As such, advanced crystallography (in-house equipment and synchrotron facilities), spectroscopy and gas sorption studies for porosity evaluation are employed. The acquired knowledge elucidates critical structure-property relationships, paving the way for the design of new systems with targeted functionalities.