Panagiotis Smirniotis

Panagiotis Georgios Smirniotis

Professor

Professional Summary

Professor Smirniotis performs research in the fields of i) catalytic clean-up of gaseous streams, ii) photocatalytic degradation of toxics in aqueous and gaseous streams, iii) hydrogen generation, iv) synthesis and characterizations of molecular sieves, v) development of zeolite catalysts for refining and energy process industries, vi) characterization of solid materials and surfaces with state-of-the-art techniques, vii) high temperature separation of carbon dioxide, viii) separation of biomolecules, and ix) reactor modeling and chemical kinetics.
Professor Smirniotis teaches classes in transport phenomena, chemical kinetics, advanced chemical reaction engineering, process design & control, molecular sieves and applications, solid materials and surface characterizations, environmental catalysis and reaction engineering, and sustainable energy.

Education

Ph.D.: : State University of New York at Buffalo, New York, 1994 (Chemical Engineering)

BS & Diploma: : University of Patras, Greece, 1989 (Chemical Engineering)

Research and Practice Interests

• Catalytic clean-up of gaseous streams
• Photocatalytic degradation of toxics in aqueous and gaseous streams
• Hydrogen generation
• Synthesis and characterizations of molecular sieves
• Development of zeolite catalysts for refining and energy process industries
• Characterization of solid materials with state-of-the-art techniques
• High-temperature separation of carbon dioxide
• Separation of biomolecules
• Reactor Modeling and Chemical Kinetics

Positions and Work Experience

2010 -2014 Chairman, U. of Cincinnati, Chemical Engineering Program

2009 -2011 Director Elected, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE), Catalysis & Reaction Engineering (CRE) Division

2005 -2007 Department Head, U. of Cincinnati, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department

2004 -2006 Graduate Studies Director of Chemical Engineering , U. of Cincinnati, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department

2004 -2008 President of the Tri-State Catalysis Society, Tri-State Catalysis Society brings together scientists/engineers from the Academic world and the Industries of OH, KY, and WV,

2003 -2010 Professor, U. of Cincinnati, Chemical & Materials Engineering Department

01-01-2002 -07-01-2002 Visiting Professor, Laboratory for Technical Chemistry, ETH,, Zürich, Switzerland

1999 -2003 Associate Professor, U. of Cincinnati, Chemical Engineering Department

1998 -2003 Consultant, Procter & Gamble Co.,

1994 -1999 Assistant Professor, U. of Cincinnati, Chemical Engineering Department

1987 - Industrial Research Associate, PECHINEY Co. , (Aluminum of Greece, Greece)

2014 -2016 Director Elected, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Environmental Engineering Division,

Publications

Other Publications

196. S. Swati, T. Oluokun, B. Sharma, A. Verma, A. Vorontsov, R. Singh, U. Kumar, and P.G. Smirniotis (2024. ) Comparative study of Cr and Ga exchanged ZSM-5 catalysts for production of BTX from bioethanol, ChemPlusChem in press ,

195. A.V. Vorontsov and P.G. Smirniotis (2023. ) Advancements in Hydrogen Energy Research with the Assistance of Computational Chemistry, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 48,14978-14999 ,

194. A.V. Vorontsov, U. Kumar, and P.G. Smirniotis (2023. ) A DFT Study on Single Brønsted Acid Sites in Zeolite Beta and their Interaction with Probe Molecules,

193. A.V. Vorontsov and P.G. Smirniotis (2022. ) A DFT Study on the Stability and the Acid Strength of Brønsted Acid Sites in Zeolite Beta, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 126 ,7840-7851 ,

192. X. Sun, D. Damma, Z. Cao, N.T. Alvarez, V. Shanov, A. Arvanitis, P.G. Smirniotis, and J. Dong (2022. ) CO-Promoted Low-Temperature Conversion of CH4 to Hydrogen and Carbon Nanotubes on Nanocrystalline Cr-Doped Ferrite Catalyst, Catalysis Communications, 169 ,106475 ,

191. D. Damma, A. Welton, P. Boolchand, J.H. Dong, and P.G. Smirniotis (2022. ) Ce/Cr and Ce/Co modified ferrite catalysts for high temperature water-gas shift reaction at elevated pressures, Journal of Catalysis, 405 , 35-46 ,

190. N. Pugazhenthiran, S. Murugesan, S. H. Valdés, M. Selvaraj, P. Sathishkumar, P.G. Smirniotis, S. Anandan, and R.V. Mangalaraja (2021. ) Photocatalytic oxidation of ceftiofur sodium under UV-visible irradiation using plasmonic porous Ag-TiO2 nanospheres and eco-toxicity, Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry, 105, 384-392 ,

189. S. Raja, M.S. Alphin, L. Sivachandiran, S. Pratichi, D. Damma, and P.G. Smirniotis (2021. ) TiO2-Carbon nanotubes composite supported MnOx-CuO catalyst for low temperature NH3-SCR of NO: Investigation of SO2 and H2O tolerance, Fuel, 307 , 121886 ,

186. D. Devaiah, and P.G. Smirniotis (2021. ) Recent Advances in the Direct Conversion of Syngas to Oxygenates, Catalysis Science & Technology, 11, 5412-5431 ,

188. D. Damma, T. Boningari, and P.G. Smirniotis (2021. ) Multimetallic Rh-La/M/SiO2 (M = W, V, Ce, and Zr) Catalysts for Oxygenates Synthesis from Syngas, Chemical Engineering Science, 243, 116778, ,

187. D. Damma, D. Pappas, B. Thirupathi, and P.G. Smirniotis (2021. ) Study of Ce, Sb, and Y Exchanged Titania Nanotubes and Superior Catalytic Performance for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx at Low Temperatures, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 287, 119939 ,

185. D. Devaiah, J. Deshetti, A. Welton, P. Boolchand, A. Arvanitis, J. Dong, and P.G. Smirniotis (2020. ) Effect of Nb modification on the structural and catalytic property of Fe/Nb/M (M = Mn, Co, Ni, and Cu) catalyst for high temperature water-gas shift reaction, Catalysis Today, 355 ,921-931 ,

184. J.O. Olowoyo, U. Saini, M. Kumar, H. Valdés, H. Singh, M.O. Omorogie, J.O. Babalola, A.V. Vorontsov, U. Kumar, and P.G. Smirniotis (2020. ) Reduced graphene oxide/NH2-MIL-125(Ti) composite: Selective CO2 photoreduction to methanol under visible light and computational insights into charge separation, Journal of CO2 Utilization, 42 , 10300-10310 ,

183. A.V. Vorontsov, H. Valdés, Y. Paz, and P.G. Smirniotis (2020. ) Computational Models of (001) Faceted Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles, Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 95 , 2750-2760 ,

182. X. Sun, A. Arvanitis, D. Damma, N.T. Alvarez, V. Shanov, J.Dong, and P.G. Smirniotis, (2020. ) Carbon Nanotube Formation on Cr-Doped Ferrite Catalyst during Water Gas Shift Membrane Reaction: Mechanistic Implications and Extended Studies on Dry Gas Conversions, Catalysts, 10 , 927-946 ,

181. D. Devaiah, and P.G. Smirniotis (2020. ) Fe-Ce spinel supported Ni, Sn catalysts for the high temperature water gas shift reaction, Catalysts, 10 , 639-658 ,

180. A.V. Vorontsov, H. Valdés, Y. Paz, and P.G. Smirniotis (2020. ) Recent Advancements in the understanding of the Surface chemistry in TiO2 Photocatalysis, Surfaces, 3 , 72-92 ,

177. A.V. Vorontsov, H. Valdés, and P.G. Smirniotis (2019. ) Design of Active Sites in Zeolite Catalysts using Modern Semiempirical Methods: The Case of Mordenite, Computational and Theoretical Chemistry, 1166 , 112572-112585 ,

176. V.S. Drozd, N. A. Zybina, K.E. Abramova, M.Y. Parfenov, U. Kumar, H. Valdés, P.G. Smirniotis, and A.V. Vorontsov (2019. ) Oxygen Vacancies in nano-sized TiO2 Anatase Nanoparticles, Solid State Ionics, 339, 115009 ,

179. D. Damma, E.P. Reddy, B.M. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2019. ) A Review of Low Temperature SCR for Removal of NOx, Catalysts: Emissions Control Catalysis, 9, 349-383 ,

178. A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2019. ) Semiempirical Computational Study of Oxygen Vacancies in a Decahedral Anatase Nanoparticle, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 119 ,1-9 ,

175. A. Arvanitis, X. Sun, S. Yang, D. Damma, P.G. Smirniotis, and J. Dong (2018. ) Approaching Complete CO Conversion and Total H2 Recovery for Water Gas Shift Reaction in a High-Temperature and High-Pressure Zeolite Membrane Reactor, Journal of Membrane Science, 549 ,575-580 ,

174. B.T. Reddy, S.I.N. Reddy, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) One step Synthesis of Sulfur doped-TiO2 by Flame Pyrolysis for Visible Photocatalytic Degradation of Acetaldehyde, Chemical Engineering Journal, 339 ,249-258 ,

173. A.V. Vorontsov, E.N. Kabachkov, I.L. Balikhin, E.N. Kurkin, V.N. Troitskii, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Correlation of Surface Area with Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2, Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 21 ,1-11 ,

172. P.G. Smirniotis, B.T. Reddy, D. Damma, and S.I.N. Reddy (2018. ) Single-Step Rapid Aerosol Synthesis of N-doped TiO2 for Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity, Catalysis Communications, 113 ,1-5 ,

171. D. Damma, Thirupathi Boningari, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) High temperature WGS over Fe/Ce/Co spinel catalysts: Study of the promotional effect of Ce and Co, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, 451 ,20-32 ,

170. Thirupathi Boningari, S.M. Pavani, E.P. Ettireddy, S. Chuang, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Mechanistic Investigations on NO reduction with CO over Mn/TiO2 catalyst at low Temperatures, Journal of Molecular Catalysis, 451 ,33-42 ,

169. A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Size and Surface Groups Effects in Decahedral Anatase Nanoparticles for Photocatalytic Applications, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 363 ,51-60 ,

168. P.G. Smirniotis, S.I.N. Reddy, D. Damma, and B.T. Reddy (2018. ) Single-Step Rapid Aerosol Synthesis of N-doped TiO2 for Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Activity, Catalysis Communications, 113 ,1-5 ,

167. B.T. Reddy, S.I.N. Reddy, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Novel one-step synthesis of nitrogen-doped TiO2 by flame aerosol technique for visible-light photocatalysis: Effect of synthesis parameters and secondary nitrogen (N) source,

166. Thirupathi Boningari, S.I.N. Reddy, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Novel Continuous Single-Step Synthesis of Nitrogen-Modified TiO2 by Flame Spray Pyrolysis for Photocatalytic Degradation of Phenol in Visible Light,

165. B. Thirupathi, D. Pappas, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Metal Oxide-confined Interweaved Titania Nanotubes M/TNT (M=Mn, Cu, Ce, Fe, V, Cr and Co) for the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx in the presence of excess oxygen,

164. D. Mukherjee, D. Devaiah, P. Venkataswamy, T. Vinodkumar, P.G. Smirniotis, and B.M. Reddy (2018. ) Superior Catalytic Performance of CoOx/Sn-CeO2 hybrid Materials for Catalytic Diesel Soot Oxidation,

163. P.G. Smirniotis, B.T. Reddy, and S.I.N. Reddy (2018. ) Single-step Synthesis of N-doped TiO2 by Flame Aerosol Method and the Effect of Synthesis Parameters,

162. A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Structure, Electronic and Optical Properties of Bilayer Anatase Nanoribbons,

161. B. Thirupathi, S.I.N. Reddy, V. Manousiouthakis, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Facile Synthesis of Flame Spray Pyrolysis?derived Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles for CO2 Sorption: Effect of Precursors, Morphology and Structural Properties,

160. D. Devaiah, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Recent Advances in Iron-based High Temperature WGS Catalysis for Hydrogen Production,

159. B.T. Reddy, D. Damma, P.R. Ettireddy, B.M. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2018. ) Direct Decomposition of NOx over TiO2 supported Transition Metal Oxides at Low Temperatures,

158. J.K.P. Kumar, B.T. Reddy, A.N. Prasad, P.G. Smirniotis, and B.M. Reddy (2018. ) Rapid and efficient N-tert-butoxy carbonylation of amines catalyzed by sulfated tin oxide under solvent-free condition,

157. A.V. Vorontsov and P.G. Smirniotis (2017. ) Benchmarking Semiempirical and DFT Methods for the Interaction of Thiophene and Diethyl Sulfide Molecules with a TiO2(H2O)3 Cluster,

156. B. Thirupathi, A. Somogyvari, and P.G. Smirniotis (2017. ) Ce-based catalysts for the selective catalytic reduction of NOx in presence of excess oxygen and diesel engine exhaust conditions,

155. S.I.N. Reddy, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Influence of Synthesis Method on Leaching of the Cr-TiO2 Catalyst for Visible Light Liquid Phase Photocatalysis and their Stability,

154. D. Pappas, B. Thirupathi, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Novel Manganese Oxide Confined Interweaved Titania Nanotubes for the Low-Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) of NOx by NH3,

153. E. Sheerin, K.G. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Evaluation of Rh/CexTi1-xO2 Catalysts for Synthesis of Oxygenates from Syngas: An XPS Investigation,

152. M. Sridhar, K.G. Reddy, N. Hu, A. Motahari, X. Zuo, D.W. Schaefer, S.W. Thiel, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Impact of Interfacial Roughness on the Sorption Properties of Nanocast Polymers,

151. D. Devaiah, G. Thrimurthulu, P.G. Smirniotis and B.M. Reddy (2016. ) Nanocrystalline alumina-supported ceria?praseodymia solid solutions: Structural characteristics and their efficient activity in CO oxidation,

150. B. Thirupathi, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Impact of nitrogen oxides on the environment and human health: Mn-based materials for the NOx abatement,

149. S.I.N. Reddy, B. Thirupathi, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Stabilization of Cr in Ti/Si/Cr ternary composites by aerosol flame spray-assisted synthesis for visible-light-driven photocatalysis,

148. D. Devaiah, and P.G. Smirniotis (2016. ) Role of Ce and Cr content of Fe-Ce-Cr ferrite spinels for the high temperature water-gas-shift reaction,

147. B. Thirupathi, E.P. Reddy, A. Somogyvari, Y. Liu, A. Vorontsov, C.A. McDonald, and P.G. Smirniotis (2015. ) Influence of elevated surface texture hydrated titania on Ce doped Mn/TiO2 catalysts for the low-temperature SCR of NOx under oxygen rich conditions,

146. D. Devaiah, T. Tsuzuki, B.T. Reddy, P.G. Smirniotis and B.M. Reddy (2015. ) Ce0.80M0.12Sn0.08O2-? (M=Hf, Zr, Pr and La) ternary oxide solid solutions with superior properties for CO oxidation,

145. B.T. Reddy, D. Pappas, E.P. Ettireddy, A. Kotrba, and P.G. Smirniotis (2015. ) Influence of SiO2 on M/TiO2 (M=Cu, Mn, and Ce) Catalyst formulations for Low-Temperature SCR of NOx with NH3: Surface Properties and Key Components in Relation with Activity of NOx Reduction,

144. G.K. Reddy, J. He, S.W. Thiel, N.G. Pinto, and P.G. Smirniotis (2015. ) Sulfur Tolerant Mn-Ce-Ti sorbents for elemental mercury capture from Flue Gas - Mechanistic Investigation by XPS,

143. S.I.N. Reddy, B. Thirupathi, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) Visible-light-induced Photodegradation of gas phase organics using aerosol-made transition metal (V, Cr, Fe, Co, Mn, Mo, Ni, Cu, Y, Ce, and Zr) doped TiO2,

142. R. Koirala, G.K. Reddy, J.-Y. Lee, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) Influence of Foreign Metal Dopants on the Durability and Performance of Zr/Ca Sorbents during High Temperature CO2,

141. M. Sridhar, K.G. Reddy, N. Hu, A. Motahari, D.W. Schaefer, S.W. Thiel, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) Preparation, Characterization and Lysozyme Immobilization Studies on Siliceous Mesocellular Foams: Effect of Precursor Chemistry on pore size, wall thickness and interpore spacing,

140. S.I.N. Reddy, B. Thirupathi, M. Suidan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Cr Incorporated TiO2 for Visible Light Photodegradation of Gas Phase Acetonitrile,

139. P.G. Ghougassian, J.P. Lopez, V. Manousiouthakis, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) CO2 Capturing from Power Plant Flue Gases: Energetic comparison of Amine Adsorption with MgO based, Heat integrated , Pressure-Temperature-Swing Adsorption,

138. G.K. Reddy, S. Quillin, and P.G. Smirniotis (2014. ) Influence of Synthesis Method on Structural and CO2 Adsorption Properties of Ca/Zr Sorbents,

137. J. He, G.K. Reddy, S.W. Thiel, N.G. Pinto and P.G. Smirniotis (2013. ) Simultaneous Removal of Metallic and Oxidized mercury over Mn/TiO2 Catalysts,

136. B. Thirupathi, R. Koirala, and P.G. Smirniotis (2013. ) Low-temperature Catalytic Reduction of NO by NH3 over Vanadia-based Nanoparticles prepared by Flame-assisted Spray Pyrolysis,

135. S.-J. Kim, S. Yang, G.K. Reddy, P.G. Smirniotis and J. Dong (2013. ) Zeolite Membrane Reactor for High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction: Effects of Membrane Properties and Operating Conditions,

134. P.A. Kolinko, D.V. Kozlov, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Cr Modified TiO2-Loaded MCM-41 Catalysts for UV-Light Driven Photodegradation of Diethyl sulfide and Ethanol,

133. S.-J. Kim, Z. Xu, G.K. Reddy, P.G. Smirniotis and J. Dong (2012. ) Effect of pressure on High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction in Microporous Zeolite Membrane Reactor,

132. B.T. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Nickel-doped Mn/TiO2 as an Efficient Catalyst for the Low Temperature SCR of NO with NH3: Catalytic Evaluation and Characterization,

131. G.K. Reddy, S.J. Kim, J.H. Dong, P.G. Smirniotis, R.B. McCoy, and J. Jacek (2012. ) Long-term WGS Stability of Fe/Ce and Fe/Ce/Cr catalysts at high and low steam to CO Ratios - XPS and Mössbauer Spectroscopic Studies,

130. E.P. Ettireddy, N. Ettireddy, B. Thirupathi, R. Pardemann, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Investigation of the Selective Catalytic Reduction of Nitric Oxide with Ammonia over Mn/TiO2 Catalysts through Transient Isotopic Labeling Studies,

129. G.K. Reddy, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Unexpected behavior of Copper in Modified Ferrites during High Temperature WGS reaction ? Aspects of Fe3+´Fe2+ redox chemistry from Mössbauer and XPS studies,

128. R. Koirala, G.K. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Single Nozzle Flame-Made Highly Durable Metal Doped Ca-based Sorbents for CO2 Capture at High Temperature,

127. B. Thirupathi, R. Koirala, and P.G. Smirniotis (2012. ) Low Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO with NH3 using Flame-assisted Spray Pyrolysis synthesized Vanadia-based Nanoparticles: Structural and Catalytic Properties,

126. G.K. Reddy, K. Gunasekara, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Cr- and Ce-Doped Ferrite Catalysts for the High Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction: TPR and Mossbauer Spectroscopic Study,

125. B. Sun, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Parametric studies of Diethyl Phosphoramidate Photocatalytic Decomposition with TiO2,

124. G.K. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Effect of copper as a Promoter on Fe/Ce and Fe/Cr-based Ferrite Catalysts for the High Temperature WGS Reaction,

123. G.K. Reddy, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Sulfur Tolerant Metal Doped Fe/Ce Catalysts for High Temperature WGS reaction at Low Steam to CO ratios ? XPS and Mössbauer Spectroscopic Study,

122. G.K. Reddy, K. Gunasekara, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Cr- and Ce-Doped Ferrite Catalysts for the High-Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction: TPR and Mossbauer Spectroscopy Study,

121. G.K. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Effect of Copper as a Promoter on Cr- and Ce-based Ferrite Catalysts for the High-Temperature WGS Reaction,

120. B. Sun, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Parametric studies of Diethyl Phosphoramidate Photocatalytic Decomposition with TiO2,

119. B.T. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Effect of Nickel as Dopant in Mn/TiO2 Catalysts for the Low?Temperature Selective Reduction of NO with NH3,

118. G.K. Reddy, K. Gunasekara, P. Boolchand, J. Dong, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) High Temperature WGS Reaction over NanoCrystalline copper co-doped modified ferrites,

117. B.T. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Co-doped metals (Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ce, and Zr) on Mn/TiO2 Catalyst and its Effect on Selective Reduction of NO with NH3 at Low?Temperatures,

116. R. Koirala, G.K. Reddy, S.E. Pratsinis, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Effect of Zirconia doping on the Performance and Stability of CaO-based Sorbents for CO2 Capture during extended Operating Cycles,

115. J. He, G.K. Reddy, P.G. Smirniotis, S.W. Thiel, and N.G. Pinto (2011. ) Ceria-Modified Manganese Oxide/Titania Materials for Removal of Elemental and Oxidized Mercury from Flue Gas,

114. Z. Tang, S.-J. Kim, G.K. Reddy, J. Dong, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010. ) Modified Zeolite Membrane Reactor for High Temperature Water Gas Shift Reaction,

113. D. Moushey, U. Graham, B.H. Davis, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010. ) Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Zeolites and Molecular Sieves by utilizing Carbon Particles as the Template for Mesoporosity,

112. A. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010. ) Photocatalytic Transformations of Sulfur-based Organic Compounds,

111. H. Lu, A.M. Khan, S. E. Pratsinis and P.G. Smirniotis (2009. ) Flame-Made Durable doped-CaO Nanosorbents for CO2 Capture,

110. D. Moushey, and P.G. Smirniotis (2009. ) n-Heptane Hydroisomerization over Mesoporous Zeolites made by Utilizing Carbon Particles as the Template for Mesoporosity,

109. H. Lu, P.G. Smirniotis, F. Ernst, and S.E. Pratsinis (2009. ) Stable, flame-made Ca-based sorbents with high CO2 Uptake Efficiency,

108. H. Lu, and P.G. Smirniotis (2009. ) Calcium Oxide Doped Sorbents for CO2 Uptake in the Presence of SO2 at High Temperatures,

107. A.S. Besov, N.A. Krivova, A.V. Vorontsov, O.B. Zaeva, D.V. Kozlov, A.B. Vorozhtsov, V.N. Parmon, G.V. Sakovich, V.F. Komarov, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Eisenreich (2009. ) Air Detoxification with Nanosize TiO2 Aerosol Tested on Mice,

106. A. M. Khan, P. Chen, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2008. ) Modified Nano-crystalline Ferrites for High Temperature WGS Membrane Reactor Applications,

105. P. M. Sreekanth, and P.G. Smirniotis (2008. ) Selective Reduction of NO with CO over Titania Supported Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts,

104. L. Ji, P. M. Sreekanth, P.G. Smirniotis, S. W. Thiel, and N. G. Pinto (2008. ) Manganese Oxide/Titania Materials for Removal of NOx and Elemental Mercury from Flue Gas,

103. H. Lu, A.M. Khan, and P. G. Smirniotis (2008. ) Relationship between Structural Properties and CO2 Capture Performance of CaO-based Sorbents Obtained from Different Organometallic Precursors,

101. E.P. Ettireddy, N. Ettireddy, S. Madedov, P. Boolchand, and P. G. Smirniotis (2007. ) Surface Characterization Studies of TiO2 Supported Manganese Oxide Catalysts for Low Temperature SCR of NO with NH3,

100. A. M. Khan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2007. ) Relationship between Temperature Programmed Reduction Profile and Activity of Modified Ferrite-Based Catalysts for WGS Reaction,

99. B. Sun, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2006. ) TiO2-Loaded Cr-Incorporated MCM-41, MCM-48, and SBA-15 Molecular Sieves for Organic Photodegradation under Visible Light,

98. X. Wei, and P. G. Smirniotis (2006. ) Development and Characterization of Mesoporosity in ZSM-12 by Desilication,

97. H. Lu, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2006. ) Calcium Oxide Based Sorbents for Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide at High Temperatures,

96. A. Katiyar, S. Yadav, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Pinto (2006. ) Synthesis of Ordered Large Pore mesoporous Spherical Particles for Chromatographic Separation of Biomolecules and Comparison with Conventional Fibrous SBA-15 Silica Materials,

95. P.G. Smirniotis, P. M. Sreekanth, D. A. Peña, and R. J. Jenkins (2006. ) Manganese Oxide Catalysts Supported on TiO2, Al2O3 and SiO2: A Comparison for Low-Temperature SCR of NO with NH3,

94. P. M. Sreekanth, D. A. Peña, and P.G. Smirniotis (2006. ) Titania Supported Bimetallic Transition Metal Oxides for Low Temperature SCR of NO with NH3,

93. B. Sun, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Effect of the Cr6+ concentration on Cr-modified TiO2-loaded MCM-41 Catalysts for Visible Light Photocatalysis,

92. A. Katiyar, L. Ji, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Pinto (2005. ) Protein Adsorption on SBA-15: Effects of pH and Pore Size,

91. A. Katiyar, L. Ji, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Pinto (2005. ) Adsorption of Bovine Serum Albumin on Si-MCM-41,

90. A. Roesch, E. P. Reddy and P.G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Parametric Study of Cs/CaO Sorbents with respect to Simulated Flue Gas at High Temperatures,

89. K. S. Yoo, S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Enhancement of n-Hexane Cracking Activity over Modified ZSM-12 Zeolites,

88. K. S. Yoo, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Zeolite Catalyzed Alkylation of Isobutane with 2-Butene: Influence of Acidic Properties,

87. A. V. Vorontsov, D. V. Kozlov, P. G. Smirniotis, V. N. Parmon (2005. ) Photocatalytic oxidation over TiO2. 1. Photocatalysts for liquid and gas phase processes and photocatalytic destruction of chemical warfare agent imitants in liquid phase,

86. A. V. Vorontsov, D. V. Kozlov, P. G. Smirniotis, V. N. Parmon (2005. ) Photocatalytic oxidation over TiO2. 2. Gas phase processes,

85. A. V. Vorontsov, D. V. Kozlov, P. G. Smirniotis, V. N. Parmon (2005. ) Photocatalytic oxidation over TiO2. 3. Gas phase reactors,

84. B. Sun, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Visible Light Cr(VI) Reduction and Organic Chemical Oxidation by TiO2 Photocatalysis,

83. X. Wei, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous ZSM-12 by Using Carbon Particle,

82. B. Sun, P. Boolchand, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005. ) Visible light photocatalysis with platinized rutile TiO2 for aqueous organic oxidation,

81. D. A. Peña, B. S. Uphade and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) TiO2-supported Metal Oxide Catalysts for Low-Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO with NH3: I. Evaluation and Characterization of First Row Transition Metals,

80. K. Yoo, V. V. Nambodiri, R. S. Varma, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Ionic liquid catalyzed alkylation of isobutane with 2-butene,

79. S. Gopal, W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Effect of the Octane Structure on the Hydroisomerization and Hydrocracking Reactions over Large Pore Zeolite Catalysts,

78. S. Madhugiri, B. Sun, P. G. Smirniotis, J. P. Ferraris, and K. J. Balkus, Jr. (2004. ) Electrospun Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide Fibers,

77. E. P. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Sorption of CO2 by alkali metals doped CaO sorbents,

76. D. A. Peña, B. Uphade, E. P. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2004. ) TiO2-Supported Metal Oxide Catalysts for Low-Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO with NH3. In-situ FT-IR Studies of Mn-, Cr- and Cu-oxides,

75. E. A. Kozlova, P.G. Smirniotis and A.V. Vorontsov (2004. ) Comparative Study on Photocatalytic Oxidation of Four Organophosphorus Simulants of Chemical Warfare Agents in Aqueous Suspension of Titanium Dioxide,

74. G. D. Pirngruber, M. Luechinger, P. K. Roy, A. Cecchetto, P.G. Smirniotis, R. Prins (2004. ) Comparison of different iron zeolites in N2O decomposition,

73. S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Factors affecting isomer yield for n-heptane hydroisomerization over as-synthesized and dealuminated zeolite catalysts loaded with platinum,

71. A. V. Vorontsov, Y.-C. Chen, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Effect of the Operating Conditions on Sonophotocatalytic Oxidation of 2-(Butylamino)Ethanethiol (BAET),

71. L. Ji, A. Katiyar, M. Jaroniec, N. Pinto, and P.G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Al-MCM-41 Sorbents for Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA): Relation between Al Content and Performance,

70. E. P. Reddy, B. Sun, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004. ) Transition Metal Modified TiO2-loaded MCM-41 Catalysts for Visible and UV-Visible Light Driven Photodegradation of Aqueous Organic Pollutants,

69. E.P. Reddy, L. Davydov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) TiO2-loaded Zeolites and MCM-41 in the Sonophotocatalytic Decomposition of Aqueous Organic Pollutants: The Role of the Support,

68. D. V. Kozlov, A. V. Vorontsov, P. G. Smirniotis and E. N. Savinov (2003. ) Gas-phase photocatalytic oxidation of Diethylsulfide over TiO2: Kinetic Investigations and Catalyst Deactivation,

67. S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Pt/H-ZSM-12 as a Catalyst for the Hydroisomerization of C5 to C7 n-Alkanes and Simultaneous Saturation of Benzene,

66. A.V. Vorontsov, E.N. Savinov, C. Lion, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) TiO2 Reactivation in Photocatalytic Destruction of Gaseous Diethylsulfide in a Coil Reactor,

65. E. V. Kuznetsova, E.N. Savinov, A. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Heterogeneous Oxidation of Cu(OH)2/?-Fe2O3 under Visible Light: Routes of Photocatalytic Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents Simulants,

64. D.V. Bavykin, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Kinetics of the TiO2 Films growth produced by the Hydrothermal Hydrolysis of TiOSO4,

63. B. Sun, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) The Role of Platinum deposited on Titania during Phenol Photocatalytic Oxidation,

62. K. Yoo, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Study on Deactivation Pathway of one-Dimensional Zeolites, ZSM-12 and LTL, for the Alkylation of Isobutane with 2-Butene,

61. K. Yoo, R. Kashfi, S. Gopal, P. G. Smirniotis, M. Gangoda, and R. N. Bose (2003. ) TEABr Directed Synthesis of ZSM-12 and its NMR Characterization,

60. Y.-C. Chen, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Y.-C. Chen, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis,

59. A. V. Vorontsov, C. Lion, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Pathways of Photocatalytic Gas Phase Destruction of HD Simulant 2-Chloroethyl Ethylsulfide,

58. B. Sun, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Interaction of Anatase and Rutile TiO2 Particles in Aqueous Photooxidation,

57. K. Yoo, R. Tsekov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Experimental and Theoretical Proof of Resonant Diffusion of Normal Alkanes in One-Dimensional Zeolites, LTL and ZSM-12,

56. D. V. Kozlov, A. A. Panchenko, D. V. Bavykin, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003. ) Influence of Humidity and Acidity of the Titanium Dioxide Surface on the Kinetics of Photocatalytic oxidation of Volatile Organic Compounds,

55. S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Deactivation Behavior of Large Pore Pt/H-zeolite Catalyst during Cyclopentane Hydroconversion,

54. E.P. Reddy, L. Davydov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Titania loaded Cadmium incorporated MCM-41,

53. K. Yoo and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) The influence of Si/Al ratios of synthesized beta zeolites for the Alkylation of i-butane with 2-butene,

52. E. P. Reddy, L. Davydov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Characterization of TiO2 loaded V, Fe and Cr Incorporated MCM-41 by XRD, TPR, UV-Vis, Raman and XPS Techniques,

51. A.V. Vorontsov, L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, C. Lion, E.N. Savinov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Routes of Photocatalytic Destruction of Chemical Warfare Agents Simulants,

50. K. Yoo, E. C. Burckle, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Isobutane/2-Butene Alkylation using Large Pore Zeolites in Mild Reaction Conditions,

49. A.V. Vorontsov, A. A. Panchenko, E.N. Savinov, C. Lion, and P.G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Photocatalytic Degradation of 2-phenethyl-2-chloroethylsulfide in Liquid and Gas Phases,

48. Y.-C. Chen and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Enhancement on Photocatalytic Degradation by Ultrasound using Phenol and Chlorophenols,

47. R. Tsekov, E. Evstatieva, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002. ) Surface Diffusion Control of the Photocatalytic Oxidation in Air/TiO2 Heterogeneous Reactors,

46. T. Brar, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Control of Crystal Size and Distribution of Zeolite A,

45. B. M. Reddy, B. Chowdhury, and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) An XPS study of the Dispersion of MoO3 on TiO2-ZrO2, TiO2-SiO2, TiO2-Al2O3, SiO2-ZrO2, and SiO2-TiO2-ZrO2 mixed oxides,

44. L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Sonophotocatalytic Destruction of Organic Contaminants in Aqueous Systems on TiO2 Powders,

43. A. V. Vorontsov, E. N. Savinov, L. Davydov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Photocatalytic Destruction of Gaseous Diethylsulfide over TiO2,

42. L. Davydov, R. Tsekov and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Optimal Radiation Field in Continuous Flow Heterogeneous Photoreactors,

41. T. Brar, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Heterogeneous versus Homogeneous Nucleation and Growth of Zeolite A,

40. P. G. Smirniotis, D. A. Peña, and B. Uphade (2001. ) Low-Temperature SCR of NO by NH3 using Mn-, Cr-, and Cu-oxides supported on Hombikat TiO2,

39. B.M. Reddy, I. Ganesh, E.P. Reddy, A. Fernandez and P.G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Surface Characterization of Ga2O3-TiO2 and V2O5/Ga2O3-TiO2 catalysts,

38. K. Yoo, E. C. Burckle and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Comparison of Protonated Zeolites with Various Dimensionalities for the Liquid Phase Alkylation of i-Butane with 2-Butene,

37. L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, P. France, and P.G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Transition-Metal Substituted Titania-Loaded MCM-41 as Photocatalysts in Visible Light,

36. B. M. Reddy, B. Chowdhury, P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) An XPS study of La2O3 and In2O3 Influence on the Properties of MoO3/TiO2 Catalysts,

35. S. Gopal, K. Yoo, and P. G. Smirniotis (2001. ) Synthesis of Al-rich ZSM-12 Zeolite using TEA+ Cation as Template,

34. C. L. Bothe Almquist, R. P. Ettireddy, A Bobst, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000. ) An XPS, XRD, and EPR Study of Li/MgO Catalysts: Case of the Oxidative Methylation of Acetonitrile with CH4,

33. W. Zhang, P. G. Smirniotis, M. Gangoda, and R. N. Bose (2000. ) Brønsted and Lewis Acid Sites in Dealuminated ZSM-12 and ? Zeolites Characterized by NH3-STPD, FT-IR and MAS NMR Spectroscopy,

32. L. Davydov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000. ) Quantitative Assesment of Photocatalytic Processes,

31. A. V. Vorontsov, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000. ) Vibrofluidized- and Fixed-Bed Photocatalytic Reactors,

30. L. Davydov, S. E. Pratsinis, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000. ) The Intrinsic Catalytic Activity in Photoreactors,

29. W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999. ) Study of Oxide-based Catalysts for the Oxidative Transformation of Acetonitrile to Acrylonitrile with CH4,

28. L. Davydov, P. G. Smirniotis, and S. E. Pratsinis (1999. ) Novel Differential Reactor for the Measurement of Overall Quantum Yields,

27. P. G. Smirniotis, and W. Zhang (1999. ) Study of the oxidative methylation of acetonitrile to acrylonitrile with CH4 over Li/MgO,

26. P. G. Smirniotis, L. Davydov, and E. Ruckenstein (1999. ) Composite Zeolite-based Catalysts and Sorbents,

25. W. Zhang and P. G. Smirniotis (1999. ) Effect of Zeolite Structure and Acidity on the Product Selectivity and Reaction Mechanism for n-Octane Hydroisomerization and Hydrocracking,

24. N. Economidis, D. Peña, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999. ) Comparison of TiO2-based Oxide Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO,

23. W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999. ) On the Exceptional Time on Stream Stability of HZSM-12: Relation between Zeolite Pore Structure and Activity,

22. W. Zhang, E. C. Burckle, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999. ) Characterization of the Acidity of USY, Mordenite, and ZSM-12 via NH3-Stepwise Temperature Programmed Desorption and FT-IR,

21. W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998. ) Dealuminated Zeolite-based Composite Catalysts for the Reforming of an Industrial Naphthene-rich Feedstock,

20. N. Economidis, R. F. Coil, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998. ) Catalytic Performance of Al2O3/SiO2/TiO2 loaded with V2O5 for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx with Ammonia,

19. R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998. ) Resonant Diffusion of Normal Alkanes in Zeolites: Effect of the Zeolite Structure and Alkane Molecule Vibrations,

18. G. M. Robb, W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998. ) Acidity of Dealuminated ? Zeolites via Coupled NH3-Stepwise Temperature Programmed Desorption and FT-IR Spectroscopy,

17. R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998. ) Theoretical Models for the Rate of NO Decomposition over Cu-Exchanged Zeolites,

16. R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1997. ) Radiation Field in Continuous Annular Photocatalytic Reactors: The Role of the Lamp Finite Size,

15. P. G. Smirniotis, and W. Zhang (1996. ) Effect of the Si/Al Ratio and of the Zeolite Structure on the Performance of Dealuminated zeolites for the Reforming of Hydrocarbon Mixtures,

14. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1995. ) Increased Aromatization in the Reforming of Mixtures of n-Hexane, Methylcyclopentane and Methylcyclohexane Mixtures over Composites of Pt/BaKL Zeolite with Pt/??and Pt/USY Zeolites,

13. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1995. ) Alkylation of Benzene or Toluene with Methanol or Ethylene over ZSM-5 and ??Zeolite: Effect of the Zeolite pore openings and of the Hydrocarbons involved on the Mechanism of Alkylation,

12. E. Ruckenstein and P. G. Smirniotis (1994. ) Two Sources of Synergism in the Reforming of n-Hexane, Methylcyclopentane and Methylcylohexane Mixtures over Composites of Basic and Acidic Zeolites,

11. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994. ) The Synergism of Pt/?-Al2O3 and Pt/? Zeolite in the Reforming of Naphthene,

10. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994. ) Maximum and Time Stable Aromatic Yield in the Reforming of Alkylcyclopentanes over Pt/??Zeolites,

9. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994. ) Comparison of the Performance of ZSM-5 , ??Zeolite, Y, USY and their Composites in the catalytic cracking of n-Octane, 2,2,4-Trimethylpentane and 1-Octene,

8. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994. ) Effect of Pt/Al sites ratio on the Performance of Pt/? zeolite in the Reforming of Alkylcyclopentanes,

7. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993. ) The Activity of Composite Catalysts: Theory and Experiments for Spherical and Cylindrical Single Pellets,

6. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993. ) Platinum Impregnated Zeolite ? as a Reforming Catalyst,

5. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993. ) Comparison between Zeolite ??and ??Al2O3 Supported Pt for Reforming Reactions,

4. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993. ) The Performance of Pt/? Zeolite and Pt/?-Al2O3 Composite Pellets in the Reforming of Methylcyclopentane and Methylcyclohexane,

3. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1992. ) Catalytic Cracking of Gas Oil: Effect of the Amount of Zeolite Composite Catalysts,

2. P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1991. ) Optimum Dilution Profiles of Composite Zeolites in Packed Beds,

102. A. M. Khan, P. Chen, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2008. ) Modified Nano-crystalline Ferrites for High Temperature WGS Membrane Reactor Applications,

Published Books

V.M. Parmon, A. Vorontsov, D. Kozlov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011. ) Photocatalysis: Catalysts, Kinetics and Reactors .Wiley-VCH

P. G. Smirniotis, and S.S.C. Chuang (Guest Editors) (2019. ) Advances in Environmental Catalysis .Elsevier

G.K Reddy and P.G. Smirniotis (2015. ) Water Gas Shift Reaction: Research Developments and Applications .Elsevier

Book Chapter

A. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010 ) Photocatalytic Transformations of Sulfur-based Organic Compounds Environmentally Benign Photocatalysts (Editors: M. Anpo and P. Kamat) .(pp. 579 -621).Springer

Honors and Awards

2021 George Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research

2014 Lawrence K. Cecil Award of AIChE in Environmental, AIChE

2006 North American Young Investigator Award of SIGMA XI

2004 Eminent Engineer of Tau Beta Pi

2001 BP Faculty Excellence Award

2000 Young Investigator Award of the U.S. DoArmy

2000 Science for Peace Programme of NATO (Belgium)

1999 DuPont Young Professor

1997 The 1997 CAREER Award (NSF)

1997 NASA SHARP PLUS (Emerging Ethnic Engineers Program)

1994 U.S.A. Achievement Academy Award (USAA)

Professional Affiliation

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A.I.Ch.E.)

American Chemical Society (ACS)

International Zeolite Association

North American Catalysis Society

The Tri-State Catalysis Society

Sigma-Xi Society, The Scientific Research Society

New York Academy of Sciences

Patents and Inventions

US Patent# 6,585,863, Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Compounds, L. Davydov, P. France, P.G. Smirniotis,, 07-01-2003 assigned to Procter & Gamble Co.

US Patent #8,114,808, Sulfur tolerant highly durable CO2 sorbents, P.G. Smirniotis, H. Lu,, 02-14-2012

US 2016/0032803 A1; WO 2016/018778 A1, Exhaust after-Treatment System having Low temperature SCR Catalyst, P. Ettireddy, A. Kotrba, T. Spinks, T. Boningari, P.G. Smirniotis, , 02-04-2016

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