Education

  • B.S.: Tufts University, 1984
  • M.S.: Tufts University, 1988
  • Ph.D.: Princeton University, 1996

Research/Clinical 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.

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Professional Affiliations
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  • University of Cincinnati
  • Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Honeoye Falls
  • Senior Materials Scientist, General Motors Fuel Cell Research and Development Center
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Endicott, NY
  • Staff Engineer, IBM Corporation
  • Watertown, MA
  • Research Assistant, U.S. Army Materials Laboratory
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Electrochemical Society of America (ESA)
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Research Grants
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  • PO FAS0236411/06/2006-11/05/2007. General Motors Corporation. Conductive, Hydrophilic Coatings for Fuel Cell Bipolar Plates, PI, Closed.
  • AR 000402/15/2008-04/07/2010. General Motors Corporation. Transmission Electron Microscopy Characterization of Fuel Cell Electrode Materials, PI, Closed.
  • GM Project AR000905/01/2008-10/30/2009. General Motors Corporation. Characterization and Control of Chemically Heterogeneous Phase distribution for Conductive, Hydrophilic Bipolar Coatings, PI, Closed.
  • PRF 48701-AX509/01/2008-08/31/2011. American Chemical Society - National Chapter. Nanoparticle Layer-by-Layer Assembly for Fuel Cell Electrodes, PI, Closed.
  • SRS 00712509/01/2010-12/31/2011. General Motors Corporation. Synthesis and Application of Novel Au Nanoparticle Coating to Stainless Steel Bipolar Plates, PI, Closed.
  • EEC-100462309/01/2010-08/31/2014. National Science Foundation. REU Site in Sustainable Urban Environments, Collaborator, Active.
  • NSF EEC-134356812/01/2013-11/30/2015. National Science Foundation. Development of Nanotechnology Minor Focused on Nano Biomedicine and Sustainable Energy, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • EEC-140476605/01/2014-04/30/2017. National Science Foundation. RET Site on "Challenge-Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers.", Collaborator, Awarded.
  • NSF DMR-141011809/01/2014-08/31/2017. National Science Foundation. SusChEM: Sustainable Synthesis of Bismuth-Based Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Alternative Energy Applications, PI, Awarded.
  • DMR-153159309/01/2015-08/31/2018. National Science Foundation. MRI: Acquisition of a High Resolution Analytical Scanning Electron Microscope for Multidisciplinary Research and Education , Collaborator, Awarded.
  • AF 1073 (affil NSF DMR-1531593)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, Collaborator, Awarded.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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Paper Presentations
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  • S. St. John and A.P. Angelopoulos (11/07/2010). Improved Activity of Carbon-Supported Platinum Electrocatalysts: Synthesis and Characterization. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • A.P. Angelopoulos and J.A. Bernstein (03/16/2006). Hand-Held Breath Analyzer. UC Showcase ,Columbus, OH.
  • S. St. John and A.P. Angelopoulos (11/08/2009). Electro-Catalytically Active Molecular Platinum Clusters. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,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. AIChE Annual Meeting ,Nashville, TN.
  • M. Alazemi, F. Wang, and A.P. Angelopoulos (05/18/2008). Graphite Nanoparticle Self-Assembly on Gold. 213th Electrochemical Society Meeting ,Phoenix, AZ.
  • A.P. Angelopoulos and J.A. Bernstein (02/18/2008). Hand-Held Detector for Occupational Hazards. UC Showcase ,Columbus, OH.
  • A.P. Angelopoulos and D. McClelland (02/18/2008). More Efficient Fuel Cell. UC Showcase ,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. Abstr Pap Am Chem
  • A.P. Angelopoulos and Y. Kim (08-2001). Polyelectrolyte Adsorption onto Perfluorosulfonate Ionomer Membranes for Fuel Cell Miniaturization. Abstr Pap Am Chem
  • I.J. Kim, A.P. Angelopoulos, and R. Faust (08-2001). Synthesis and Characterization of Polyisobutylene Brushes on Silicate Substrates via Carbocationic Polymerization. Abstr Pap Am Chem
  • 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.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • AIChE National Conference.Nashville, TN, Chem-E-Car Design Award, Faculty Mentor,11-2009
  • AIChE Northwest Conference.Chicago, IL, Chem-E-Car Design Award, Faculty Mentor,02-2009
  • American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund AC Award,2008
  • NSF REU Mentor Recognition Award,08/22/2008
  • Faculty Service Award .for Undergraduate Recruitment, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering,05/27/2008
  • Fuel Cell Activities Achievement Award.GM Corporation,2006
  • Invention Achievement Award.IBM Corporation,1998
  • Guest Member, IBM Academy of Technology,1996
  • IBM Corporation Fellowship.Princeton University,1992,1996
  • U.S. Army Fellowship.Tufts University,1985,1987
  • Magna Cum Laude.Tufts University,1984
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Patents and Inventions
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  • 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
  • ,P001985 ,Multifunctional Nanocoatings with Mixed Nanoparticles and Process For Fabricating Same ,A.P. Angelopoulos ,2008
  • ,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
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