Chemistry Faculty: Christos Lampropoulos, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Apparatus

Office: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 2826

Labs: Science & Engineering (Building 50), Room 2830, 3510

Phone: (904) 620-2152

Email: C. Lampropoulos@unf.edu

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with Honors - University of Illinois at Chicago 2004

M.Sc. - University of Florida 2007

Ph.D. - University of Florida 2009

Postdoctoral Research - University of Patras, Greece 2009-2010

Teaching

Dr. Lampropoulos teaches General, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Methods for Materials Chemistry. Dr. Lampropoulos instituted and leads an annual transformational learning opportunity (TLO) extracurricular activity, during which STEM students perform experiments at the National High Magnetic Field Lab, visit different research centers, experience state-of-the-art facilities, and learn about individual research groups in the state, as they prepare for graduate school in chemistry, physics, or materials science and engineering.

Awards

  • Dr. Lampropoulos was awarded a sabbatical leave for the Fall 2017.
  • Dr. Lampropoulos was the first male recipient of the Susan B. Anthony Award given by the University of North Florida Women's Center. This award is bestowed upon an individual within the campus community who actively promotes women's growth at UNF, provides a positive role model for women on campus, works to improve the position of women at UNF through advocacy and education, and exhibits qualities of leadership on campus. He was a finalist two times and he received the award in 2017 during the annual Women's History Month luncheon (watch his remarks here).
  • Dr. Lampropoulos received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2015, after being finalist two times in previous years.

Current & Past External Funding

Research Interests

Dr. Lampropoulos' research is not only highly interdisciplinary with strong ties to Materials Science and Physics, but also very rewarding with many high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals (14 peer-reviewed publications since 2011, as of August 2017). Dr. Lampropoulos and his students are regular users of the National High Magnetic Field Lab, where Dr. Lampropoulos also served in the users committee for three years, as well as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Lab

The research interests of Dr. Lampropoulos include:

  • the synthesis of functional inorganic materials with magnetic, conducting, catalytic, or photo-responsive properties
  • the synthesis of hybrid nano-materials which possess multiple functions such as the ones mentioned above
  • the synthesis of separation agents for heavy metals, such as lead, mercury, and uranium
  • the physical and spectroscopic characterization of these materials using a variety of methods (NMR, EPR, Electrochemistry, Mossbauer spectroscopy, SQUID and micro-SQUID magnetometry, among others).
  • x-ray crystallography
  • high pressure science including characterization of materials using crystallography, magnetism, and spectroscopy under high pressures, similar to the ones experienced at the center of the earth.