Anastasios Angelopoulos

Anastasios Angelopoulos

Professor, Department Head

Engineering Research Cntr

701L

CEAS - Chemical Eng - 0012

School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering
693 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0012

Education

B.S., Tufts University 1984 (Chemical Engineering)

M.S., Tufts University 1988 (Chemical Engineering)

Ph.D., Princeton University 1996 (Chemical Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

·         Novel platinum structure syntheses to investigate structure sensitivity in fuel cell electrocatalysis at the atomic cluster to single crystal transition.

·         Understanding confinement effects in polymer-supported heterogeneous catalysts for ambient chemical hazard detection, capture, and conversion.

·         Investigate mechanisms of inorganic ligand attachment for complex fluid stabilization during the formation of layered nanoparticle assembles.

·         Understanding electrical conduction mechanisms in layered assemblies of heterogeneous nanoparticles for sustainable energy applications.

Research Support

Grant: #PO FAS02364 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 11-06-2006 -11-05-2007 General Motors Corporation Conductive, Hydrophilic Coatings for Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates Role:PI $83,736.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #AR 0004 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 02-15-2008 -04-07-2010 General Motors Corporation Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Fuel Cell Electrode Materials Role:PI $252,484.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #GM Project AR0009 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 05-01-2008 -10-30-2009 General Motors Corporation Characterization and Control of Chemically Heterogeneous Phase distribution for Conductive, Hydrophilic Bipolar Coatings Role:PI $109,180.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #PRF 48701-AX5 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 09-01-2008 -08-31-2011 American Chemical Society - National Chapter Nanoparticle Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Fuel Cell Electrodes Role:PI $100,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #SRS 007125 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 09-01-2010 -12-31-2011 General Motors Corporation Synthesis and Application of Novel Au Nanoparticle Coating to Stainless Steel Bipolar Plates Role:PI $119,708.96 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #EEC-1004623 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Keener, Timothy; Khang, Soon Jai; Kukreti, Anant; Kupferle, Margaret; Lee, Joo; Lu, Mingming; Shanov, Vesselin; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng 09-01-2010 -08-31-2014 National Science Foundation REU Site in Sustainable Urban Environments Role:Collaborator $600,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #NSF EEC-1343568 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Kim, J.; Schulz, Mark; Shanov, Vesselin; Shi, Donglu 12-01-2013 -11-30-2015 National Science Foundation Development of Nanotechnology Minor Focused on Nano Biomedicine and Sustainable Energy Role:Collaborator $199,998.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #EEC-1404766 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Bhattacharya, Prabir; Cohen, Kelly; Franco, John; Guliants, Vadim; Kastner, Jeffrey; Kukreti, Anant; Kupferle, Margaret; Lu, Mingming; Nistor, Vasille; Sorial, George; Wei, Heng; Wendell, David 05-01-2014 -04-30-2017 National Science Foundation RET Site on "Challenge-Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers." Role:Collaborator $498,949.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #NSF DMR-1410118 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios 09-01-2014 -08-31-2017 National Science Foundation SusChEM: Sustainable Synthesis of Bismuth-Based Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Alternative Energy Applications Role:PI $399,785.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #DMR-1531593 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Guliants, Vadim; Heineman, William; Jackson, Howard; Schulz, Mark; Shanov, Vesselin; Smith, Leigh; Vasudevan, Vijay; Zhang, Peng 09-01-2015 -08-31-2018 National Science Foundation MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope for Multidisciplinary Research and Education Role:Collaborator $531,693.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #AF# 1073 (affil NSF DMR-1531593) Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Guliants, Vadim; Heineman, William; Jackson, Howard; Schulz, Mark; Shanov, Vesselin; Smith, Leigh; Vasudevan, Vijay; Zhang, Peng 09-01-2015 -08-31-2018 Ohio Board of Regents MRI: Acquisition of a Ultra-High Resolution Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope for Multidisciplinary Research and Education Role:Collaborator $113,934.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #CBET-1836556 Investigators:Angelopoulos, Anastasios; Nickels, Jonathan 09-01-2018 -08-31-2021 National Science Foundation COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: The Role of Sulfonated Polymer Membrane Morphology in Microscale Transport of Organic Molecules Role:PI $105,527.00 Active Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

S. St. John, I. Dutta, A.P. Angelopoulos (2011. )Improved Activity of Carbon-Supported Pt Electrocatalysts: Synthesis and Characterization .Langmuir , ,

S. St. John, I. Dutta, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2010. )Synthesis and Characterization of Electrocatalytically Active Platinum Atom Clusters and Monodisperse Single Crystals .J. Phys. Chem. C , ,114 ,13515-13525

S. Ayyadurai, A.D. Worrall, J.A. Bernstein, and A.P Angelopoulos (2010. )Perfluorosulfonic Acid Membrane Catalysts for Optical Sensing of Anhydrides in the Gas Phase .Anal. Chem., ,82 ,6265-6272

S. St. John, I. Dutta, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2010. )Acceleration of Electrocatalytic Activity on Pt-Sn Nanoparticles .J. Electrochem. Soc., ,157 ,B1245-B1250

F. Wang, M. Alazemi, I. Dutta, R.H. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2010. )Layer by Layer Assembly of Hybrid Nanoparticle Coatings for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates .J. Power Sources , ,195 ,7054-7060

M. Alazemi, F. Wang, I. Dutta, R.H. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2010. )Adsorption Kinetics And Nanostructure Development during Layer by Layer Assembly of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Amorphous Carbon Nanospheres .Carbon, ,48 ,4063-4073

R. Yang, F. Wang, R.H. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2010. )Competing Effects of Silanol Surface Concentration and Solvent Dielectric Constant on Electrostatic Layer by Layer Assembly of Silica Nanoparticles on Gold .J. Coll. Interf. Sci. , ,349 ,148-152

M. Alazemi, I. Dutta, F. Wang, R. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2009. )Electrically Conductive Thin Films Prepared from Layer by Layer Assembly of Graphite Platelets .Adv. Functional Mat. , ,19 ,1118-1129

F. Wang, S. Peters, J. Guzda, R.H. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2009. )Silica Nanoparticle Layer-by-Layer Assembly on Gold .Langmuir, ,5 ,4384-4392

Y K. Marx, S. Oh, and A.P. Angelopoulos (2008. )Gold Surface Adsorption Properties of The Enzymatically Polymerized Amphiphilic Decyl Ester Of L-Tyrosine .J. Macromolecular Sci., Part A , ,45 ,503-510

Y.T. Cheng, D.E. Rodak, A.P. Angelopoulos, and T. Gacek (2005. )Microscopic Observations of Condensation of Water on Lotus Leaves .Applied Physics Letters , ,87 ,194112

A.P. Angelopoulos and Y. Kim (2002. )The Effect of Nafion Membrane Sulfonate Surface Concentration on Cationic Polyacrylamide Adsorption .Fuel, ,81 ,2167-2171

A.P. Angelopoulos (2001. )Enthalpy-Driven Adsorption of Chain Molecules onto Chemically Heterogeneous Surfaces .J. Coll. Interf. Sci. , ,243 ,292-299

Y. Kim, D. Oblas, A.P. Angelopoulos, S.A. Fossey, and L.J. Matienzo (2001. )Adsorption of a Cationic Polyacrylamide onto the Surface of a Nafion Ionomer Membrane .Macromolecules , ,34 ,7489-7495

A.P. Angelopoulos, L.J. Matienzo, and G.W. Jones (2000. )Thermally Induced Intramolecular Surface Reactions on a Photoimageable Dielectric .Langmuir, ,16 ,1078-1082

D. Golomb and A.P. Angelopoulos (2000. )A Benign Form of CO2 Sequestration in the Ocean .Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, 5th International Congress , ,

A.P. Angelopoulos, L.J. Matienzo, and J.B. Benziger (1999. )The Effect of Polymer Substrate Surface Basicity on the Adsorption of a Cationic Polyacrylamide .J. Coll. Interf. Sci. , ,212 ,419-425

A.P. Angelopoulos, J.B. Benziger, and S.P. Wesson (1997. )Cationic Polyacrylamide Adsorption on Epoxy Surfaces .J. Coll. Interf. Sci. , ,185 ,147-156

N.S. Schneider, C.F. Mee, R. Goydan, and A.P. Angelopoulos (1989. )Incremental Vapor Sorption in a Phase Segregated Polyurethane Elastomer .J. Polymer Sci., Part B , ,27 ,939-956

A.P. Angelopoulos, J.H. Meldon, and N.S. Schneider (1987. )Analysis of Membrane Permeation from a Deposition Droplet .J. Membrane Sci. , ,34 ,317-329

Presentations

Paper Presentations

S. St. John and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-07-2010. )Improved Activity of Carbon-Supported Platinum Electrocatalysts: Synthesis and Characterization .Salt Lake City, Utah.

A.D. Worrall, J.A. Bernstein, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-07-2010. )Optical Sensing of Acetone in Exhaled Breath Utilizing Acid Catalyst Membranes .Salt Lake City, Utah.

S.M. Ayyadurai and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-07-2010. )Partitioning and Acylation of Resorcinol Immobilized in Hetero-Phase Perfluorosulfonic Acid Polymer Membranes .Salt Lake City, Utah.

M. Alazemi, R. Yang, I. Dutta, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-07-2010. )Thin-Film Nanostructure Development During the Aggregation of Graphene Nanoplatelets Onto Charged Surfaces And its effect on Electrical Conductivity .Salt Lake City, Utah.

L. Tan, D. McClelland, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-07-2010. )AC Impedance Spectroscopy Analysis of Improved Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Operation via Direct Inlet Gas Humidity Control .Salt Lake City, Utah.

A.P. Angelopoulos and J.A. Bernstein (03-16-2006. )Hand-Held Breath Analyzer .Columbus, OH.

S. St. John and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-08-2009. )Electro-Catalytically Active Molecular Platinum Clusters .Nashville, TN.

F. Wang, M. Alazemi, I. Dutta, R.H. Blunk, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-08-2009. )Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Hybrid Graphite/Silica Nanoparticle Coatings on Gold for PEM Fuel Cell Applications .Nashville, TN.

S. Ayyadura, A.D. Worrall, J.A. Bernstein, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-08-2009. )Membrane Catalysts for Optical Sensing of Anhydrides in the Gas Phase .Nashville, TN.

M. Alazemi, F. Wang, I. Dutta, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-08-2009. )Controlled Assembly of Graphene Sheets and Carbon Nanospheres for Electrically Conductive Barrier Coating Applications .Nashville, TN.

F. Wang, I. Dutta, R. Yang, M. Alazemi, and A.P. Angelopoulos (11-08-2009. )Electrically Conductive and Super-Hydrophilic Coatings Prepared From Mixed Aqueous Suspensions of Graphite Sheets and Silica Nanospheres .Nashville, TN.

M. Alazemi, F. Wang, and A.P. Angelopoulos (05-18-2008. )Graphite Nanoparticle Self-Assembly on Gold .Phoenix, AZ.

A.P. Angelopoulos and J.A. Bernstein (02-18-2008. )Hand-Held Detector for Occupational Hazards .Columbus, OH.

A.P. Angelopoulos and D. McClelland (02-18-2008. )More Efficient Fuel Cell .Columbus, OH.

A.P. Angelopoulos and Y. Kim (08-2001. )Diffusion of Epoxy and Acrylic Acid Based Azo Polymers into Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer Memberanes:, Abstr Pap Am Chem S 222: 64-COLL Part 1 .

A.P. Angelopoulos and D. Golomb (08-2001. )Benign Form of Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in the Ocean .

A.P. Angelopoulos and Y. Kim (08-2001. )Polyelectrolyte Adsorption onto Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer Membranes for Fuel Cell Miniaturization .

I.J. Kim, A.P. Angelopoulos, and R. Faust (08-2001. )Synthesis and Characterization of Polyisobutylene Brushes on Silicate Substrates via Carbocationic Polymerization .

A.P. Angelopoulos, M.S. Tremblay, and Y. Kim (08-20-2000. )Surface and Bulk Interaction of An Epoxy Based Azo Polymer with a Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer Membrane .

Honors and Awards

11-2009 AIChE National Conference Nashville, TN, Chem-E-Car Design Award, Faculty Mentor

02-2009 AIChE Northwest Conference Chicago, IL, Chem-E-Car Design Award, Faculty Mentor

2008 American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund AC Award

08-22-2008 NSF REU Mentor Recognition Award

05-27-2008 Faculty Service Award for Undergraduate Recruitment, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

2006 Fuel Cell Activities Achievement Award GM Corporation

1998 Invention Achievement Award IBM Corporation

1996 Guest Member, IBM Academy of Technology

1992 -1996 IBM Corporation Fellowship Princeton University

1985 -1987 U.S. Army Fellowship Tufts University

1984 Magna Cum Laude Tufts University

Professional Affiliation

2006 -To Present: Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering University of Cincinnati,

2002 -2006: Senior Materials Scientist General Motors Fuel Cell Research and Development Center Honeoye Falls,

1998 -2002: Assistant Professor Chemistry University of Massachusetts Lowell

1988 -1998: Staff Engineer IBM Corporation Endicott, NY,

1984 -1988: Research Assistant U.S. Army Materials Laboratory Watertown, MA,

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Electrochemical Society of America (ESA)

Patents and Inventions

20100003764 Optical Sensor for Monitoring Environmental Condition Comprises Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer Membrane Containing Transition Metal-Free Dye Component 1. A.P. Angelopoulos, J. Bernstein, D. Kanter, and S. Ayyadurai, 2010

P001983 Multifunctional Nanocoatings and Process for Making Same A.P. Angelopoulos, 2008 Assigned to UC

P001985 Multifunctional Nanocoatings with Mixed Nanoparticles and Process For Fabricating Same A.P. Angelopoulos, 2008 Assigned to UC

20090211522 Fabricating Gas Diffusion Media for Fuel Cell Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell by Applying Fluorocarbon Polytetrafluoroethylene Particles to Diffusion Media and Carbon Fiber Substrates A.P. Angelopoulos and S. Perl, 2009

20070098908 Coating Process for Bipolar Plate, Involves Applying Aqueous Solution Comprising Polyelectrolyte Polymer to Fuel Cell Component so that the Polyelectrolyte Polymer Adheres to the Component A.P. Angelopoulos and S.L. Peters, 2007

20070141238 Process of Coating Fuel Cell Component Used in Electronic Packages, Involves Submerging Fuel Cell Component in Bath Comprising Nanoparticles and Liquid Phase Comprising Dispersion Agent, Removing Cell Component and Drying Coating A.P. Angelopoulos and S.L. Peters, 2007

20070202247 Removal Method for Nano-Particle Coating on Bipolar Plate and on Bars of Bipolar Plate, Involves Dipping Gas Cell Bipolar Plate into Bath, which Covers Nano-Particle and Liquid Phase and Nano-Particle Dispersing Agent S.L. Peters and A.P. Angelopoulos, 2007

7,132,191 Addressing One Membrane Electrode Assembly (MEA) Failure Mode by Controlling the Catalyst Layer Overlap A.P. Angelopoulos, J.P. Healy, and C. Hochgraf, 2006

7,105,242 Control of Polymer Surface Distribution on Diffusion Media for Improved Fuel Cell Performance A.P. Angelopoulos, C. Ji, and M. Mathias, 2006

20050058870 Membrane Electrode Assembly For Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell System, Has Cathode Catalyst Layer Whose Edges Are Closer In Proximity Than Edges Of Anode Catalyst Layer To Edges Of Solid Polymer Electrolyte J.P. Healy, A.P. Angelopoulos, and C. Hochgraf, 2005

20050084742 Preparation of fluoropolymer coated carbon fiber based substrate for fuel cell, comprises applying polymer composition comprising fluorocarbon polymer and solvent to surface of substrate A.P. Angelopoulos and M.F. Mathias, 2005

6,908,684 Promoting Adhesion Between a Polymer and A Metallic Substrate A.P. Angelopoulos, J. Cangelosi, J.A. Kotylo, L.J. Matienzo, N.L. Shaver, 2005

6,730,409 Fabrication of Printed Circuit Cards and Boards, by Providing Water Soluble Cationic Polymeric Material On Metallic Surface, and Providing Layer of Non-Water Soluble Polymeric Material on Water Soluble Polymeric Material A.P. Angelopoulos, S.J. Fuerniss, J.A. Kotylo, L.J. Matienzo, N.L. Shaver, 2004

6,447,914 Method of Uniformly Depositing Seed and a Conductor and The Resultant Printed Circuit Structure A.P. Angelopoulos, L.J. Matienzo, G.W. Jones, T.R. Miller, W.D. Taylor, 2002

6,025,057 Organic Electronic Package and Method of Applying Palladium-Tin Seed Layer Thereto A.P. Angelopoulos, G.W. Jones, R.W. Malek, H. Marcello, and J. McKeveny, 2000

5,997,997 Seed Deposition in Electroless Plating A.P. Angelopoulos, G.W. Jones, L.J. Matienzo, T.R. Miller, V.R. Markovich,

5,935,652 Method of Reducing Seed Deposition for Electroless Plating on Polymer Insulators A.P. Angelopoulos, G.W. Jones, L.J. Matienzo, T.R. Miller, and V.R. Markovich, 1999

5,866,237 Organic Electronic Package A.P. Angelopoulos, G.W. Jones, R.W. Malek, H. Marcello, and J. McKeveny, 1999

Contact Information

School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering
693 Rhodes Hall
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45221-0012
Phone: (513) 556-2777
anastasios.angelopoulos@uc.edu