Assistant Professor
Gilbert 333

B.Sc (2006) University of Ioannina, Greece
Ph.D. (2011) University of Liverpool, UK

Kyriakos Stylianou

Marie Curie Fellowship, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Barcelona Spain (2012)
Ambizione Energy Grant, Team Leader at EPFL, Sion Switzerland (2016)

Research Interests: 
I obtained my Ph.D. degree in materials chemistry at the University of Liverpool, UK. My Ph.D. thesis was based on the rational design of porous metal-organic framework (MOFs) for advanced applications. Upon completion of my Ph.D. thesis, I was awarded the prestigious Marie Curie individual fellowship to work at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICN2, in Barcelona, Spain. I chose to apply his synthetic background in surface chemistry and investigate the growth of MOFs on surfaces using several methods such as nanolithography and inkjet printing, and study how the miniaturization of MOFs at the nanoscale regime can affect their properties and investigate their potential as drug carriers. In 2015, I moved to EPFL Valais in Sion, Switzerland, as a team leader and started my independent research career. My team’s interests were/are based on the design and synthesis of porous MOFs for carbon capture and separation, hydrogen generation, the capture of hazardous molecules such as ammonia and iodine and for sensing applications. 

Within my Materials Discovery Laboratory at OSU, we envision to develop design-strategies for the discovery of new MOF materials for energy, environmental and sensing applications. The research in my lab is highly interdisciplinary, and our projects lie at the interface of inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, nanotechnology, and device fabrication. The biggest excitement of our projects lies in the generation of MOF materials, where new functionality arises depending on how the atoms are arranged in 3-dimensions. Once we elucidate their structure-to-property relationship, we plan to integrate them on surfaces, generate devices and test them towards real-world applications.

Research Page: Link

Representative Publications:

1.  Gladysiak, A.; Nguyen, N.T.; Bounds, R.; Zacharia, A.; Itskos, G.; Reimer, J.A.; Stylianou, K.C.* Temperature-Dependent Interchromophoric Interactions in a Pyrene-Based Metal-Organic Framework PDF Chem. Sci., 2019, 10, 6140-6148

2.  Kinik, P.F.; Nguyen, T. N.; Oveisi, E.; Valizadeh, B.; Ebrahim, F.M.; Gladysiak, A.; Mensi, M.; Stylianou, K.C.* Discovery of a Self-healing Catalyst for the Hydrolytic Dehydrogenation of Ammonia Borane PDF J.Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 23830-23837

3.  Anderson, S.L.; Boyd, P.G.; Gladysiak, A.; Palgrave, R.; Kubicki, D.; Emsley, L.; Bradshaw, D.; Rosseinsky, M.J.; Smit, B.; Stylianou, K.C.; Nucleobase Pairing and Photodimerization in a Biologically Derived MEtal-Organic Framework Nanoreactor PDF Nat. Commun., 2019, 10 (1), 1612

4.  Ebrahim, F.M.; Nguyen, T.N.; Shyshkanov, S.; Gladysiak, A.; Favre, P.; Zacharia, A.; Itskos, G.; Dyson, P.J.; Stylianou, K.C.& A Selective, Fast-response, and Regenerable Metal-organic Framework for Sampling Excess Flouride Levels in Drinking Water PDF J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (7), 3052-3058

5.  Kampouri, S.; Nguyen, T.N.; Spodaryk, M.; Züttel, A.; Smit, B.; Stylianou, K.C.* Concurrent Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation and Degradation of Dyes using MIL-125-NH2 under Visible Light Irradiation PDF Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1806368

6.  Valizadeh, B.; Nguyen, T.N.; Sumit, B.; Stylianou, K.C.* Porous Metal-organic Framework@polymer Beads for Iodine Capture Using a Gas=Sparged Column PDF Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1801596