Assistant Professor
Gilbert 328

B.Sc (2006) University of Ioannina, Greece
PhD (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:
Kyriakos obtained his PhD degree in materials chemistry at the University of Liverpool, UK, in one of the world-leading groups in design, synthesis and characterization of porous materials under the supervision of Prof. Matthew J. Rosseinsky, FRS, and co-supervision of Prof. Darren Bradshaw. His PhD thesis was based on the rational design of open porous metal-organic framework (MOFs) for advanced applications. Upon completion of his PhD thesis, he was awarded with the prestigious Marie-Curie individual fellowship to work at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, ICN2, in Barcelona and collaborate with Prof. Daniel Maspoch. He 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, he moved at EPFL Valais in Sion as a Senior Scientist within the Laboratory of Molecular Simulation led by Prof. Berend Smit. Since September 2015, he leads a synthetic team of highly motivated chemists, physicists and engineers, and his team’s interests are based on the design and synthesis of MOFs, named as SIONs, for carbon capture and separation, hydrogen generation, capture of hazardous molecules such as ammonia and iodine and for sensing applications.

Kyriakos’ group at OSU envisions to develop design-strategies for the discovery of new multifunctional and porous MOFs for carbon capture and separation, photocatalytic water splitting (hydrogen and oxygen production), CO2 photoreduction and conversion into valuable products, water remediation and decontamination, and for the detection of hazardous molecules or ions present in air and water (electronic and fluorescent sensors).

The research in Kyriakos’ group is highly interdisciplinary, and our projects lie at the interface of inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, nanotechnology and device fabrication. The biggest excitement of our projects lies on the design, synthesis and solid-state characterization of novel MOFs, where new functionality arises depending on how the atoms are arranged in 3-dimesions. Once the structure-to-property is elucidated, these materials will be integrated on devices and tested towards real-world applications.

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Representative Publications:

  1. Gładysiak, A.; Nguyen, T. N.; Bounds, R.; Zacharia, A.; Itskos, G.; Reimer, J. A.; Stylianou, K. C.*  Tempareture-Dependent Interchromophoric Interactions in a Pyrene-Based Metal-Organic Framework Chem. Sci., 2019,DOI.10.1039/c9sc0142
  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 BoraneJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, DOI.10.1039/C9TA02123J
  3. Anderson, S. L.; Boyd, P. G.; Gładysiak, A.; Nguyen, T. N.; 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 Nat. Commun., 2019, 10 (1), 1612
  4. Shyshkanov. S; Nguyen, T. N.; Ebrahim, M. F.; Stylianou, K. C.*; Dyson, P. J.*  In situ formation of Frustrated Lewis Pairs in a Water Tolerant Metal–organic Framework for the Transformation of CO2 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019,58 (16) 5371-5375
  5. Ebrahim, F. M.; Nguyen, T. N.; Shyshkanov, S.; Gładysiak, 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 Fluoride Levels in Drinking Water J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141 (7), 3052-3058
  6. 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 Adv. Funct. Mater.,2018,18, 180636
  7. Valizadeh, B.; Nguyen, T. N.; Smit, B.; Stylianou, K. C.*  Porous Metal-organic Framework@polymer Beads for Iodine Capture Using a Gas-Sparged Column Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 28, 1801596