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Research Experience

professional history

Assistance Professor
04/2020 - present

Institute of Physical Chemistry and Catalysis, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Juan Carlos Colmenares Research Group
• Understanding the mechanism of lignin-based model molecules selective conversions to phenolics via ultrasound-assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis.

Visiting Schoral (Miniatura grant)
06/2019 - 08/2019

Center of Discovery and Innovation of CCNY, USA
In the frame of my personal grant Miniatura 2, received from National Science Center of Poland
• Smart multifunctional MOFs or 1D metal oxide based  nanocomposites textiles for heterogeneous catalytic applications

Research Assistant,
10/2018 - 03/2020

Institute of Physical Chemistry and Catalysis, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland
OPUS-13 project, Polish Academy of Science
Prof. Juan Carlos Colmenares Research Group
• Understanding the mechanism of lignin-based model molecules selective conversions to phenolics via ultrasound-assisted heterogeneous photocatalysis.

Research Associate and tutor (Visiting scholar),
06-08/2018

City College of New York, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, USA
Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz Research Group
• Smart multifunctional MOF based nanocomposites
• Modification of Carbon-based textiles for catalytic detoxification

Postdoctoral fellow,
03-05/2018

Polish Academy of Science, Institute of Physical Chemistry and Catalysis (exchange scholar, COST action), Warsaw, Poland
Prof. Juan Carlos Colmenares Research Group
• Photo-Catalytic oxidation of HMF to valuable products: Exploring the physicochemical parameters

Research Assistant,
09/2017 - 09/2018

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Greece
Prof. Konstantinos Triantafyllidis Research Group •
• Catalytic valorization of biomass derived fractions, Photocatalytic selective oxidation of HMF
• Deep desulfurization of biofuels
• Adsorption of aqueous pollutants by biomass derived adsorbents

Postdoctoral Assistant,
01-09/2017

City College of New York, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, USA
Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz Research Group
• Smart multifunctional textiles for adsorption, detoxification, and detection of CWAs
• Nanostructured oxides for remediation applications

Doctoral student, 
09/2012-12/2016

The Graduate Center of City University of New York, USA (Full Scholarship)
Mentor: Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz Research Group
Thesis title: “Synthesis of multifunctional metal (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide/AuNPs or AgNPs nano-adsorbents and analysis of their interactions with Chemical Warfare Agents”.

Education 

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Nanotechnology & Materials Science - City University of New York and the Graduate Center of CUNY, New York, USA • Tuition Award and CUNY Science Scholarship • Onassis Foundation scholarship • Leventis Foundation scholarship
  • Master in Nanotechnology & Materials Science - City University of New York and the Graduate Center of CUNY, New Yotk, USA • Tuition Award and CUNY Science Scholarship • Thesis title: “Synthesis of novel Phthalocyanine Metal Organic Frameworks: Exploring the properties and the reactivity towards volatile Toxic Organic Compounds”.
  • Master in Didactics of Chemistry & New Educational Technologies - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Grade: 9,25/10 (A+, Distinction) • Thesis Topic: “Development of modern online Green Chemistry e-library”
  • Master in Physic Chemistry & Electrochemistry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Grade: 9,34/10 (A+, Distinction) • Topic: “Study on the kinetics and mechanisms of Reactive Black 5 removal from aqueous solutions onto activated carbons” • Vice President of PhD club
  • Bachelor in Chemistry - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece • Grade: 8/10 • Valedictorian Distinction (graduated 1st among 72 students) • President of the Chemistry Department's Students Club 2003-2005
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OTHER FIELDS OF EXPERIENCE

  • EYATh, Organization of Water Supply and Sewage Disposal System of Thessaloniki - Drinking water quality control • 2007-08 
  • PIRAEUS BANK, Green Products, Private Banking & Public Relations • 2010-12 
  • Ecografia, Graphic Designer & Website Developing • 2009-11
  • Radio FM 101, Radio producer, presenter, executive producer & music diligence: RadioActive Youth • 2009-11

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Dr. Dimitrios A.
Giannakoudakis

Chemist
Assistant Professor

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dgiannakoudakis@ichf.edu.pl