Principal Investigator

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Ioannis D. Spanopoulos PhD

Assistant Professor

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Department of Chemical, Biological and Materials Engineering, University of South Florida (08/2021 - present)

  • Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University (04/2021 – 07/2021)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University (12/2016 – 03/2021)

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of Crete (12/2015 – 11/2016)

 

Bio. Ioannis (Yannis) holds a BSc. degree in Chemistry and a MSc. degree in Environmental Chemistry and Technology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the latter under the supervision of Prof. Michael Scoullos. In 2015 he acquired his PhD. degree in Materials Chemistry from the University of Crete, under the supervision of Prof. Pantelis N. Trikalitis working on the development of Metal Organic Frameworks for gas storage and separation applications. After one year as a Post-Doctoral Fellow developing water stable MOFs, in 2016 he joined the research group of Prof. Mercouri G. Kanatzidis at Northwestern University for a second Post-Doctoral appointment. His work at NU focused on the design and synthesis of environmentally friendly and stable perovskite and metal halide materials for optoelectronic applications. He developed the new family of 3D "hollow" perovskites (US Patent 16/623,873), as well as various water stable metal halide materials. He received the 2020 IIN Outstanding Researcher award from the International Institute for Nanotechnology and he holds a teaching certificate (2020-2021) from the SEARLE center at Northwestern University.

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Graduate Students

Ali Azmy

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BSc. in Materials Science

University of Science and Technology (UST) at Zewail City (2021)

I am Ali Azmy, and I am from Egypt. I obtained my BSc. degree in Materials Science from UST-Zewail City in Egypt (2021). Part of my former research experience was related to the adsorption of cationic dyes on water stable MOFs. Currently, I am pursuing my PhD. degree at USF in the Spanopoulos Group.

Alissa Anderson

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BA. in Chemistry,

Minors in Biology and Biomedical Physics

University of South Florida (Spring 2022)

I am currently a PhD student in the Spanopoulos group at the University of South Florida, interested in inorganic synthesis of low-dimensional materials and applied spectroscopy. As an undergraduate, I studied Janus modifications of 2D nanosheets, 2D metals, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS), and a variety of synthetic and analytical techniques.

Kamaleldeen Nassar

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BSc. in Materials Science

University of Science and Technology (UST) at Zewail City (2021)

My name is Kamal. I am from Egypt. I obtained my BSc. degree in Materials Science from UST-Zewail City in Egypt in 2021. I have always been interested in functional materials and their applications, especially catalysis. I am currently pursuing my PhD. degree at USF in the Spanopoulos Group.

Neelam Tariq MSc

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MSc. in Chemistry

Lahore University of Management and Sciences (2018)

BSc. (Hons) in Chemistry

Government College University Lahore (2016)

Lahore, Pakistan

I am Neelam Tariq from Pakistan. I got my master's degree from LUMS. My research was focused on designing catalysts for electrochemical reactions. Here at USF, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in the Spanopoulos Group.  

Mina Bagherifard Sharabiani MSc

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MSc. in Organic Chemistry

Sharif University of Technology (2019)

BSc. in Pure Chemistry

Sharif University of Technology (2017)

Tehran, Iran

I am Mina Bagherifard, and I am from Iran. I got my bachelor’s degree in pure chemistry and my master’s degree in organic chemistry at Sharif University of Technology. I have worked on polymer chemistry, and I have designed smart photo-responsive drug carriers, oil absorbents, and catalysts.  I am pursuing my PhD. Degree at USF in the Spanopoulos Group.

Research Interns

Daria M. Konovalova

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BSc. in Biomedical Sciences

University of South Florida (Spring 2022)

My name is Daria Konovalova, and I am from Ukraine. I graduated from the University of South Florida in Spring 2022 with a degree in Biomedical Sciences. I am a research intern in Dr. Spanopoulos' group, where we are working on hybrid semiconductors. In the future, I intend to become a medical doctor and continue participating in research for innovative and environmentally friendly materials with multiple applications.

Shahedul Islam PhD

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PhD. in Chemistry

University of South Florida (Spring 2022)

BSc. in Pharmacy

University of Science and Technology (2009) Chittagong, Bangladesh

I graduated from USF with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Materials Science is something I have always wanted to pursue. I have done extensive NMR, ESI-MS, and IR studies with paramagnetic species before I joined the Spanopoulos group. Together with my industrial experience in Pharmaceutical production, I wish to extend my expertise in hybrid-semiconductors and solar cells.

Undergraduate Students

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Amanda Reyes

BSc. in Chemistry,

Minor in Linguistics

University of South Florida (Spring 2023)

I am a senior at the University of South Florida pursuing a degree in Chemistry. I have a profound interest in inorganic synthesis and material sciences. After graduation, I hope to continue my studies by attending graduate school.

Georgios Ousta

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BSc. in Health Sciences,

University of South Florida (Spring 2024)

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, currently a senior at the University of South Florida with an overall interest in organic chemistry and love for medicine. After I graduate, I am looking to get into the medical program at USF.

Brandon Sauval 

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BSc. in Chemistry,

University of South Florida (Spring 2024)

I am a junior at the University of South Florida with a profound interest in composite material synthesis with a focus on environmental remediation. After graduation I intend on eventually continuing my studies in graduate school.

Brianna Pecourt

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BSc. in Chemistry,

Minor in Linguistics

University of South Florida (Spring 2025)

I am a second year from Ohio studying at the University of South Florida. I am pursuing a degree in Chemistry with a minor in linguistics. Within chemistry, my interests lie in material sciences and physical chemistry. After graduation I plan to attend graduate school to continue doing research.

Group Alumni

Michael Pham (BSc. 2022), Georgia Tech
Leah Lepore (BSc. 2022)