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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.

Group News

  • July 2022, We had a great time at the GRC Solid State Chemistry, NH. Diverse and highly impactful research topics. See you all in 2 years.

  • July 2022, Brandon and Georgios join the group. Welcome!

  • July 2022, Ali's first paper as a co-author is published!More to come.

  • June 2022, we are excited as we received our first grant as an independent research group from ACS-Petroleum Research Fund (PRF).

  • June 2022, Daria, Amanda and Shahedul join the group. Welcome guys.

  • June 2022, our custom made ventilation system for our oven station is installed.

  • May 2022, Yannis received a faculty affiliate appointment at the Dept. of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering at USF. Deeply honored.

  • May 2022, our first group alumni Leah graduates.

  • April 2022, Leah and Alissa presented their work at the Raymond N. Castle conference.

  • March 2022, our last piece of equipment (FS5) is installed and we are fully operational.

  • January 2022, Alissa and Mike join the group. Welcome.

  • November 2021, Leah joins the group as the first undergraduate student. Welcome Leah.

  • November 2021, the lab space is ready to host our ideas and our dreams. IDRB 211 has hosted Profs. Michael Zaworotko, Mohamed Eddaoudi and Shengqian Ma in the past. Very big shoes to fill.

  • October 2021, Ali joins the group as the first graduate student. Welcome Ali.

  • August 2021, group is established at USF Chemistry.