Christos  Lampropoulos

Assistant Professor

Chemistry • College of Arts & Sciences

Areas of Expertise

The group was established in August 2011, when Dr. Lampropoulos was hired as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at UNF. This is a Physical Inorganic group, while the research has strong ties to Physics and Materials Science.

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 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

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.

Education

Academic Background

08/2004-05/2009
Ph.D. in Physical-Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
Dissertation: Homo- and heterometallic manganese clusters: New metal architectures, single-molecule magnets, and physical phenomena.
Ph.D. Supervisor: Drago Professor George Christou

08/2004-12/2007
M.Sc. in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
Thesis: New manganese - cerium clusters with novel topologies: Synthesis, X-ray crystallography, and magnetic characterization of two unprecedented hexa- and decametallic mixed-metal cages.
M.Sc. Supervisor: Drago Professor George Christou

08/1999-05/2004
B.A. in Chemistry with Honors, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.
Undergraduate research thesis: Synthesis of trifluoromethyl-containing organometallic compounds of platinum and molybdenum.
Undergraduate research supervisor: Professor John A. Morrison

Biography

Awards

Awards and Achievments


* Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Science for Life Graduate Student Mentor Award, Spring 2009.
* Graduate Student Travel Award, 37th South Eastern Magnetic Resonance Conference (SEMRC 2008).
* Crow Stasch Award of excellence in scientific publication, 2008. Center for Research in the Bio-Nano Interface, Graduate Student Award in Chemical Education, Spring 2008.
* College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Travel awards for participation at the 10th International Conference on Molecular-based Magnets (ICMM), Victoria Canada, August 2006.
* Department of Chemistry Teaching Award for the academic year 2005-2006.
* The Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, Spring 2005.

Affiliations

Membership in Professional Organizations and Honors Societies
* American Chemical Society (ACS)
* ΦΗΣ International Honors Society
* International Society of Collegiate Scholars

Publications & Presentations

List of Publications in International Peer-Reviewed Journals
25. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, A. Vinslava, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “Homo- and Heterometalic Manganese Triangles: New Single-Molecule Magnets, and Probes of Magnetic Interactions and Spin Frustration Effects”, Inorganic Chemistry, under submission.
24. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “A Family of 3d/4f Molecular Species Spanning a Range of Oxidation Levels and Ce:Mn Ratios: Ce6Mn4, CeMn8, and Ce2Mn4”, Inorganic Chemistry, under submission.
23. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, A. G. Harter, J. Lawrence, S. O. Hill, N. S. Dalal, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “High-symmetry Mn12 SMMs: Synthesis, and physical and spectroscopic characterization”, Inorganic Chemistry, under submission.
22 (C) S. Li, L. Bo, B. Wen, M. P. Sarachik, P. Subedi, A. D. Kent, Y. Yeshurun, A. J. Millis, C. Lampropoulos, S. Mukherjee, G. Christou, “Experimental Determination of the Weiss Temperature of Mn12-Ac and Mn12-Ac-MeOH”, Physical Review B, 82, 174405, 2010. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.174405.
21 (FP) E. E. Moushi, C. Lampropoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, V. Nastopoulos, G. Christou, A. J. Tasiopoulos , “Including Single-molecule Magnetism in a Family of Loop-of-loops aggregates: Heterometallic Mn40Na4 Clusters and the Homometallic Mn44 Analog”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132, 16146, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/ja106666h
20. (C) L. Chen, W. Wernsdorfer, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, I. Chiorescu, “On-chip SQUID Measurements in the Presence of High Magnetic Fields”, Nanotechnology, 21, 405504, 2010. DOI:10.1088/0957-4484/21/40/405504
19. (FP) B. Wen, P. Subedi, L. Bo, Y. Yeshurun, M. P. Sarachik, A. D. Kent, A. J. Millis, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “Realization of Random-field Ising Ferromagnetism in a Molecular Magnet”, Physical Review B, 82, 014406, 2010. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.82.014406
18. (C) E. S. Koumousi, M. J. Manos, C. Lampropoulos, A. J. Tasiopoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, G. Christou, Th. C. Stamatatos, “α-Benzoin Oxime in Higher Oxidation State 3d Metal Cluster Chemistry: Structural and Magnetic Study of a New MnIII9 Complex”, Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 3077, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/ic100178y
17. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, G. Redler, S. Data, K. A. Abboud, S. O. Hill, G. Christou, “Binding of Higher Alcohols onto Mn12 Single-Molecule Magnets: Engineering the Highest Barrier Mn12 SMM”, Inorganic Chemistry, 49, 1325, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/ic901480y
16. (IP) S. Mukherjee, M. R. Daniels, R. Bagai, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, C. Lampropoulos, “A variety of new tri- and tetranuclear Mn-Ln and Fe-Ln (Ln = lanthanide) complexes” Polyhedron, 29, 54, 2010. DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2009.06.003
Invited paper for the special issue of Polyhedron entitled: Polyhedron: the Next Generation
15. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, Th. C. Stamatatos, M. J. Manos, A. J. Tasiopoulos, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “New mixed-valence MnII/III6 complexes bearing oximato and azido ligands: Synthesis, and structural and magnetic characterization”, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 15, 2244, 2010. DOI: 10.1002/ejic.200901013
14. (C) C. Lampropoulos, S. O. Hill, G. Christou, “A Caveat for single-molecule magnetism: non-linear Arrhenius plots”, Chem.Phys.Chem., 10, 2397, 2009. DOI: 10.1002/cphc.200900420
13. (FP) G. Redler, C. Lampropoulos, S. Datta, C. Koo, Th. C. Stamatatos, N. E. Chakov, G. Christou, S. Hill, “Crystal lattice desolvation effects on the magnetic quantum tunneling of single-molecule magnets”, Physical Review B, 80, 094408, 2009. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.094408
12. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, Th. C. Stamatatos, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “A convenient MnIII starting material for the synthesis of homo- and heterometallic manganese carboxylate clusters: Mn9 and Mn10-xFex complexes”, Polyhedron, 28, 1958, 2009.
DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2008.11.026
11. (C) C. Lampropoulos, K. A. Abboud, Th. C. Stamatatos, G. Christou, “A nontwisted, ferromagnetically coupled MnIII3O triangular complex from the use of 2,6-bis(hydroxymethyl)-p-cresol”, Inorganic Chemistry, 48, 813, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/ic802084h
10. (C) C. Lampropoulos, Th. C. Stamatatos, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “Initial use of dioximate ligands in 3d/4f cluster chemistry: Synthesis, structure, and magnetic studies of an unusual [GdIII2MnIVO]8+ complex”, Inorganic Chemistry, 48, 429, 2009. DOI: 10.1021/ic802005a
9. (FP) E. Burzurí, C. Carbonera, F. Luis, D. Ruiz-Molina, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “Alignment of magnetic anisotropy axes in crystals of Mn12 molecular nanomagnets: Angle-dependent ac susceptibility study”, Physical Review B, 80, 224428, 2009. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.224428
8. (FP) F. Macià, J. M. Hernandez, J. Tejada, S. Datta, S. Hill, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “Effects of quantum mechanics on the deflagration threshold in the molecular magnet Mn12 acetate”, Physical Review B, 79, 092403, 2009. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.79.092403
7. (FP) Th. C. Stamatatos, A. G. Christou, S. Mukherjee, K. M. Poole, C. Lampropoulos, K. A. Abboud, T. A. O’Brien, G. Christou, “High-yield syntheses and reactivity studies of Fe10 “ferric wheels”: Structural, magnetic, and computational characterization of a star-shaped Fe8 complex”, Inorganic Chemistry, 47, 9021, 2008. DOI: 10.1021/ic801038r
6. (FP) C. Lampropoulos, C. Koo, S. O. Hill, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “Synthesis, magnetism, and High-Frequency EPR spectroscopy of a family of mixed-valent cuboctahedral Mn13 complexes with 1,8-naphthalenedicarboxylate ligands”, Inorganic Chemistry, 47, 11180, 2008. DOI: 10.1021/ic801484g
5. (C) F. Macià, J. Lawrence, S. Hill, J. M. Hernandez, J. Tejada, P. V. Santos, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “Spin dynamics in single-molecule magnets combining surface acoustic waves and high-frequency electron paramagnetic resonance”, Physical Review B, 77, 020403, 2008.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.77.020403
4. (FP) C. J. Milios, P. A. Wood, S. Parsons, D. F. Albiol, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, S. P. Perlepes, E. K. Brechin, “The use of methylsalicyloxime in manganese chemistry: A [MnIII3] triangle and its oxidation to a [MnIV4CeIII2] rod”, Inorganica Chimica Acta, 360, 3932, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.ica.2007.06.031
3. (C) E. E. Moushi, C. Lampropoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, V. Nastopoulos, G. Christou, A. J. Tasiopoulos , “A loop-of-loops: Α [Mn10Na]4 aggregate of four linked Mn10 loops“, Inorganic Chemistry, 46, 3795, 2007. DOI: 10.1021/ic062454o
2. (C) A.G. Harter, C. Lampropoulos, M. Murugesu, P. Kuhns, A. Reyes, G. Christou, N.S. Dalal, “55Mn nuclear spin relaxation in the truly axial single-molecule magnet Mn12-t-butylacetate thermally-activated down to 400 mK”, Polyhedron, 26, 2320, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2006.11.039
1. (C) C. Lampropoulos, M. Murugesu, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou , “A family of mixed-valent MnIVMnIII6MnII6 tridecanuclear clusters and their magentostructural corelation”, Polyhedron, 26, 2129, 2007. DOI:10.1016/j.poly.2006.10.038

C = Communication
FP = Full Paper
IP = Invited paper

 


Oral (O) and Poster (P) Presentations in Symposia and Conferences
22. (O) C.Lampropoulos, “High-symmetry and High-Barrier Mn12 Single Molecule Magnets (SMMs): Engineering the Highest Barrier Mn12 SMM”, 4th N. America – Greece – Cyprus Workshop on Paramagnetic Materials, Patras, Greece, June 14-18, 2011.
21. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “Probing Magnetic Interactions With Triangular Clusters: Homo- and Heterrometallic Oxide-Centered Mn Triangles”, 3rd N. America – Greece – Cyprus Workshop on Paramagnetic Materials, Portaras, Cyprus, June 15-19, 2009.
20. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “Probing Magnetic Interactions With Triangular Clusters: Homo- and Heterrometallic Oxide-Centered Mn Triangles”, Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition, Orlando, USA, May 14-17, 2009, p. 48 in the Book of Abstracts.
19. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “High-Symmetry Mn12 SMMs: Synthesis, and physical and spectroscopic characterization”, Florida Inorganic & Materials Symposium, Gainesville, USA, September 12-13, 2008.
18. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “Polynuclear homo- and heterometallic manganese clusters: Synthesis, structures, and magnetic properties”, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Seminar, Gainesville, USA, September 10, 2007.
17. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “Homo- and heterometalic manganese clusters: New ligands, synthetic routes, and research directions”, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Seminar, Gainesville, USA, January 8, 2007.
16. (O) C. Lampropoulos, “Dicarboxylate ligands in manganese cluster chemistry: A new family of tridecanuclear manganese clusters”, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Seminar, Gainesville, USA, February 13, 2006.
15. (P) G . Redler, C. Koo, S. Datta, C. Lampropoulos, T. C. Stamatatos, G. Christou, S. Hill, “Magnetization barrier reduction in Mn12 single-molecule magnets”, American Physical Society March Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA, March, 2009, Abstract A31.0004 in the Book of Abstracts.
14. (O) J.R. Friedman, E. H. da Silva Neto, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, N. Avraham, Y. Myaesoedov, H. Shtrikman, E. Zeldov, “Geometric-phase effect in the thermally assisted resonant tunneling of Mn12-tBuAc”, American Physical Society March Meeting, Pittsburgh, USA, March, 2009, Abstract A31.0008.
13. (P) C. Lampropoulos, J. Lawrence, A. Harter, W. Wernsdorfer, K. A. Abboud, N. S. Dalal, S. Hill, G. Christou, “A new Mn12 single-molecule magnet with tetragonal (axial) symmetry: magnetic characterization, and single-crystal spectroscopy studies using 55Mn NMR and high-field EPR (HFEPR)”, Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Tallahassee, USA, October 17-19, 2008.
12. (O) S. Hill, J. Lawrence, F. Macia, J. M. Hernandez, J. Tejada, P. Santos, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “Spin dynamics in single-molecule magnets combining surface acoustic waves and high frequency electron paramagnetic resonance”, American Physical Society March Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 10-14, 2008, Abstract V32.00012 in the Book of Abstracts.
11. (O) S. Hill, G. Redler, S. Datta, C. Koo, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “The effective barrier to magnetization reversal in single-molecule magnets”, 53rd Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM), Austin, USA, November 10-14, 2008.
10. (O) E. Burzurí, C. Carbonera, F. Luisa, D. Ruiz-Molina, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, “How well aligned are the magnetic anisotropy axes in crystals of Mn12 molecular nanomagnets? An angle-dependent ac susceptibility study”, Nano Spain 2008, Braga, Portugal, April 14-18, 2008.
9. (P) E. E. Moushi, C. Lampropoulos, Th. C. Stamatatos, V. Nastopoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, G. Christou, A. J. Tasiopoulos, “Synthesis, crystal structures and magnetic properties of two new high nuclearity manganese clusters with 1,3-propanediol”, 9th FIGIPAS Meeting in Inorganic Chemistry, Vienna, Austria, July 4-7, 2007. Abstract PO-110.
8. (P) Th. C. Stamatatos, C. Lampropoulos, K. A. Abboud, W. Wernsdorfer, G. Christou, “High nuclearity, high symmetry, high spin molecules: A mixed-valence Mn10 cage possessing rare T symmetry and an S = 22 ground state”, Florida Inorganic Mini-Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, USA, October 14, 2006. One page in the Book of Abstracts.
7. (P) Th. C. Stamatatos, C. Lampropoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “A new world record for the spin on a molecule: A new Mn25 complex possessing an S = 61/2 ground state and single-molecule magnetism behavior”, Florida Inorganic Mini-Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, USA, October 14, 2006. One page in the Book of Abstracts.
6. (P) Th. C. Stamatatos, C. Lampropoulos, K. A. Abboud, W. Wernsdorfer, G. Christou, “High nuclearity, high symmetry, high spin molecules: A mixed-valence Mn10 cage possessing rare T symmetry and an S = 22 ground state”, 10th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, Victoria, Canada, August 13-17, 2006, p. 0174 in the Book of Abstracts.
5. (P) Th. C. Stamatatos, C. Lampropoulos, W. Wernsdorfer, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “A new world record for the spin on a molecule: A new Mn25 complex possessing an S = 61/2 ground state and single-molecule magnetism behavior”, 10th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, Victoria, Canada, August 13-17, 2006, p. 0170 in the Book of Abstracts.
4. (P) A. G. Harter, C. Lampropoulos, R. Bagai, E. Hicks, P. Kuhns, A. Reyes, G. Christou, N. S. Dalal, “Longitudinal-Relaxation in a Family of Single-Molecule Magnets”, 10th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, Victoria, Canada, August 13-17, 2006, p. 0102 in the Book of Abstracts.
3. (P) C. Lampropoulos, M. Murugesu, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “A family of mixed-valent MnIVMnIII6MnII6 tridecanuclear clusters, and their magnetostructural correlation”, 10th International Conference on Molecule-based Magnets, Victoria, Canada, August 13-17, 2006, p. 0169 in the Book of Abstracts.
2. (O) A. Harter, N. Chakov, C. Lampropoulos, G. Christou, P. Kuhns, A. Reyes, N. S. Dalal, “Working Hard to Understand Relaxation: NMR and Single-Molecule Magnets”, Florida Regional ACS Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 11-13, 2006.
1. (P) C. Lampropoulos, M. Murugesu, K. A. Abboud, G. Christou, “Synthesis and characterization of a family of mixed-valent MnII-MnIV-MnIII tridecanuclear clusters”, 231st National American Chemical Society Meeting, Atlanta, USA, March 26-30, 2006. Abstract INOR 197.

 

Attendance of Seminars and Schools

- “Current trends in nanoscopic and mesoscopic magnetism”, Santorini, Greece, September 6-9, 2006.
- “Characterization of paramagnetic molecules”, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA, October-December, 2005.
 

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