Dr. Georgios Karanikolos

Dr. Georgios Karanikolos

Arzanah Building, Room 8-317
Office: +971 2 607 5652
Fax: +971 2 607 5200
Email:  georgios.karanikolos@ku.ac.ae

Dr. Georgios Karanikolos received his diploma from the department of Chemical Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

After that he joined the department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science at the University of Minnesota as a post-doctoral research associate, and then the Demokritos National Research Center in Athens as a Marie Curie researcher, before joining as the faculty at the Petroleum Institute, now Khalifa University.

Dr. Karanikolos research focuses on development of multifunctional nanomaterials and processes with emphasis on porous hybrid structures including zeolites, metalorganic frameworks (MOFs), and carbon nanostructures for separation and catalysis.

His work is being published in prestigious scientific journals including Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Carbon.

He has delivered ~20 invited lectures and seminars mainly in Europe and the USA.

  • Ph.D. Chemical & Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo (UB), The State University of New York, USA (2000-2005)
  • Engineering Diploma Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1994–2000)
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • PhD Research Methods (PhD course, PICC700),
  • Nanostructured materials and processes for applications in Energy, Environment, and Health.
  • Porous materials and membranes.
  • Separation, catalysis, CO2
  • Zeolites, metal-organic frameworks, carbon, graphene, CNTs, and hybrid nanostructures.
  • Molecular self-assembly, interfacial phenomena, phase behavior, block copolymers, amphiphilic molecules and related organized microstructures (micelles, microemulsions, liquid crystals).
  • Ceramic and metallic nanostructures.
  • Nanomaterials and structures for photonic and optoelectronic applications, semiconductors, graphene, chemical vapor deposition (CVD).
  • Materials for nanomedicine and nanobiology.
  • J. Pokhrel, N. Bhoria, S. Anastasiou, T. Tsoufis, D. Gournis, G. Romanos, G. N. Karanikolos*,“CO2 Adsorption Behavior of Amine-Functionalized ZIF-8, Graphene Oxide, and ZIF-8/Graphene Oxide Composites under Dry and Wet Conditions”,Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, 267, 53-67 (2018).
  • S. Anastasiou, N. Bhoria J. Pokhrel K. Suresh Kumar Reddy, C. Srinivasakannan, K. Wang, G. N. Karanikolos*, “Metal-organic framework/graphene oxide composite fillers in mixed-matrix membranes for CO2 separation”, Materials Chemistry & Physics, 212, 513-522 (2018).
  • Anna Perdikaki, AngelikiGaleou, George Pilatos, IoannisKaratasios, Nick K. Kanellopoulos, Anastasia Prombona, Georgios N. Karanikolos*, “Ag and Cu Monometallic and Ag/Cu Bimetallic Nanoparticle–Graphene Composites with Enhanced Antibacterial Performance”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8, 27498–27510, (2016).
  • A. Labropoulos, C. Veziri, M. Kapsi, G. Pilatos, V. Likodimos, M. Tsapatsis, Nick K. Kanellopoulos, G. E. Romanos, and G. N. Karanikolos*, “Carbon Nanotube Selective Membranes with Subnanometer, Vertically Aligned Pores, and Enhanced Gas Transport Properties”, Chem. Mater., 27, 8198 (2015).
  • O. Tzialla, Ch. Veziri, X. Papatryfon, K.G. Beltsios, A. Labropoulos, B. Iliev, G. Adamova, T.J.S. Schubert,  M.C. Kroon, M. Francisco, L.F. Zubeir,  G.E. Romanos, G. N. Karanikolos*, Zeolite Imidazolate Framework – Ionic Liquid Hybrid Membranes for Highly Selective CO2 Separation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 18434 (2013).
  • A. V. Perdikaki, P. Tsitoura, E. C. Vermisoglou, N. K. Kanellopoulos, and G. N. Karanikolos*, “Poly(ethylene oxide)-b-Poly(propylene oxide) Amphiphilic Block Copolymer-Mediated Growth of Silver Nanoparticles and Their Antibacterial Behavior,”Langmuir, 29, 11479 (2013).
  • J.A. Stoeger, C.M. Veziri, M. Palomino, A. Corma, N.K. Kanellopoulos, M. Tsapatsis, G.N. Karanikolos*, “On Stability and Performance of Highly c-Oriented Columnar AlPO4-5 and CoAPO-5 Membranes”, Microporous Mesoporous Mater., 147(1), 286 (2012).
  • E.C. Vermisoglou, G. Pilatos, G.E. Romanos, E. Devlin, N.K. Kanellopoulos, G.N. Karanikolos*, “Magnetic Carbon Nanotubes with Particle-free Surfaces and High Drug Loading Capacity”, Nanotechnology, 22, 355602 (2011).
  • G. Pilatos, E.C. Vermisoglou, G.E. Romanos, G.N. Karanikolos*, N. Boukos, V. Likodimos, N.K. Kanellopoulos, “A Closer Look Inside Nanotubes: Pore Structure Evaluation of Anodized Alumina-Templated Carbon Nanotube Membranes through Adsorption and Permeability Studies”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 20(15), 2500 (2010). On the journal cover.
  • W.C. Yoo, S. Kumar, Z. Wang, N.S. Ergang, W. Fan, G.N. Karanikolos, A.V. McCormick, R.L. Penn, M. Tsapatsis, A. Stein, “Nanoscale reactor engineering: Hydrothermal synthesis of uniform zeolite particles in massively parallel reaction chambers”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47(47), 9096 (2008). On the journal cover.

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