Education

  • BS & Diploma: University of Patras, 1989
  • Ph.D.: State University of New York at Buffalo , 1994

Research/Clinical Interests

  • • Catalysis on:
                                    • Development and optimization of zeolites as catalysts for refining and energy related process industries
                                    • Selective catalytic reduction of NOx from mobile and stationary sources
                                    • Photocatalytic degradation of toxic organics in aqueous and gas streams
                                    • Catalysis for industrial chemicals 
                • Characterization of solid materials  
                • Molecular Sieves and Novel Materials        
    • Reactor modeling and Chemical Kinetics
                • High temperature Separation of CO2 separation
    • Separation of biorelated molecules (proteins, peptides) with mesoporous sorbents and membranes

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Professional Affiliations
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  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (A.I.Ch.E.)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • International Zeolite Association
  • North American Catalysis Society
  • The Tri-State Club of Catalysis
  • Sigma-Xi Society, The Scientific Research Society
  • New York Academy of Sciences
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2010,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,Professor,U. of Cincinnati,Chemical & Materials Engineering Department
  • 01/01/2002-07/01/2002,Visiting Professor,Laboratory for Technical Chemistry, ETH, Zürich,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
  • 1990-1994,Research and Teaching Assistant,State University of NY at Buffalo,Chemical Engineering Department
  • 1987-1989,Research Assistant,University of Patras, Greece,Chemical Engineering Department
  • 1987,Industrial Research Associate,PECHINEY Co. ,(Aluminum of Greece, Greece)
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Research Grants
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  • OER-CDO-D-15-1603/16/2016-04/30/2018. Ohio Coal Development Office. Integrating H2-Perm-selective WGS Membrane Reactor with CO2 membrane Separator For Efficient Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • 14-0108/08/2014-08/31/2016. Ohio Coal Development Office. Integrated Low-Temperature SCR, Mercury, and Trace Metal Capture for Power Plants Fired Using Ohio Coal, Collaborator, Awarded.
  • 14-0508/08/2014-08/31/2016. Ohio Coal Development Office. Novel Catalysts for Direct Conversion of Ohio Coals derived SYNGAS into Ethanol, PI, Awarded.
  • D-13-2807/19/2013-07/31/2015. Ohio Department of Development. High Efficiency Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture Membrane Reactor during Gasification of Ohio Coals, PI, Awarded.
  • Phase 206/01/2013-01/31/2014. Cummins Engine Co., Inc.. Novel Low Temperature Catalysts for the Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides: Phase 2, PI, Active.
  • SRS 00850102/19/2013-02/18/2015. Tenneco. Development of Highly Durable Catalysts for the Low Temperature NH3-SCR, PI, Active.
  • 11-12-C-0209/01/2012-12/31/2014. Ohio Development Services Agency. Novel Catalysts for Direct Conversion of Ohio Coals Derived SYNGAS into Ethanol, PI, Active.
  • SRS 00795502/20/2012-09/30/2012. Cummins Engine Co., Inc.. Novel Low Temperature Catalysts for the Reduction of Nitrogen Oxides, PI, Closed.
  • CBET 082822608/15/2008-07/31/2012. National Science Foundation. Activation of CO and NO Over MnOx/Ti02 Surfaces: Mechanistic Investigations, PI, Closed.
  • OCRC AY08-09-A2-C08/01/2008-09/30/2010. Ohio Department of Development. High Temperature Water Gas Shift Membrane Reactors for Production of Hydrogen from Ohio Coals, Collaborator, Closed.
  • DE-FG26-06NT4271202/22/2006-08/31/2010. Department of Energy. Integrated Removal of NOx, with Carbon Monoxide as Reductant and Capture of Mercury in a Low Temperature Selective Catalytic and Adsorptive Reactor, Collaborator, Closed.
  • DE-FG36-05GO1504307/01/2005-10/30/2012. Department of Energy. Zeolite Membrane Reactor for Water Gas Shift Reaction for Hydrogen Production, PI, Active.
  • SST.NR.SFP 98146102/01/2005-05/31/2010. North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Capture and Decontamination of Chemicals and Biological Agents by Novel Catalysts and Millisecond Jet Reactors, PI, Closed.
  • TAA/109/07/2004-10/31/2005. Shepherd Color Company. Measurement of Photocatalytic Activity of Mixed Metal Oxides, PI, Closed.
  • 2003-HIF-3507/17/2003-06/30/2006. Ohio Board of Regents. Hydrogen Production and Storage, PI, Closed.
  • DE-FG26-03NT41810-0107/01/2003-06/30/2006. Department of Energy. Superior Sorbents for Separation of Carbon Dioxide, PI, Closed.
  • CTS-023717202/15/2003-01/31/2008. National Science Foundation. Mechanistic Studies of Titanium Oxide-based Manganese/Nickel Catalysts for the Low Temperature SCR of NOx with Ammonia, PI, Closed.
  • 2C-R322-NAEX08/15/2002-08/15/2003. Environmental Protection Agency. Developing and Testing Nanostructured Catalysts for Cleaner Manufacturing Processes, PI, Closed.
  • DEFG2601NT41284/A00009/18/2001-09/17/2002. Department of Energy. Superior Sorbents for Separation of CO2 from Flue Gas at a Wide Temperature Range during Coal Production, PI, Closed.
  • OCRC3-00-2.A2.409/01/2001-08/31/2002. Ohio Department of Development. Mechanistic Studies During Low Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of NOx, PI, Closed.
  • CTS-0097347-NCE01/01/2001-12/31/2002. National Science Foundation. Novel Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Toxic Organics Utilizing Visible Radiation, PI, Closed.
  • OCRC3-00-1.A1.109/01/2000-09/30/2001. Ohio Department of Development. Mechanistic Studies during the Low Temperature Selective Catalytic Reduction of Nitrous Oxide over Novel Catalysts, PI, Closed.
  • DAAD190010399/P0000306/12/2000-06/11/2003. Department of the Army. Novel Photocatalysts and Processes of Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Organics Associated with Military Activities, PI, Closed.
  • NCE01/01/2000-04/30/2004. North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Science for Peace Programme, PI, Closed.
  • PO No. to Follow09/01/1999-09/30/2000. Ohio Department of Development. Mechanistic Studies During the Selective Catalytic Reduction and NOx over Novel Catalysts, PI, Closed.
  • OSP9914803/01/1999-10/15/2000. Procter & Gamble Company. Degradation of Organics with Photocatalysts, PI, Closed.
  • 01/01/1999-11/01/1999. National Science Foundation. Kinetic Studies during the Photocatalytic Degradation of Chemical Warfare Simulants, PI, Closed.
  • PO 79904909/01/1998-09/30/1999. Ohio Department of Development. Mechanistic Research during the Selective Catalytic Reduction and NOx over Novel Catalysts, PI, Closed.
  • DE-FG26-97FT97274-309/30/1997-10/28/2001. Department of Energy. Development of Multi-Task Catalysts, PI, Closed.
  • CTS-9702081-NCE06/01/1997-05/31/2002. National Science Foundation. Synthesis Characterization and Catalytic Evaluation of Novel Dealuminated Zeolite-Based Catalysts, PI, Closed.
  • 333 - NCE05/01/1997-12/31/2001. Ohio Board of Regents. Electrically-Assisted Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Nanoparticles, PI, Closed.
  • CTS-9619392-NCE05/01/1997-12/31/2001. National Science Foundation. Electrically-Assisted Flame Aerosol Synthesis of Nanoparticles, PI, Closed.
  • 31606-G5 Splmt02/01/1997-08/31/2000. American Chemical Society - National Chapter. Selective Dealumination of Zeolite Supercages Leading to Minimum Coke Deposition, PI, Closed.
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Other Publications
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  • 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. Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 354, 114-122. .
  • G.K. Reddy, K. Gunasekara, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (In Press). Cr- and Ce-Doped Ferrite Catalysts for the High Temperature Water-Gas Shift Reaction: TPR and Mossbauer Spectroscopic Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. .
  • B. Sun, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (In Press). Parametric studies of Diethyl Phosphoramidate Photocatalytic Decomposition with TiO2. Journal of Hazardous Materials. .
  • G.K. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). Effect of copper as a dopant on the water gas shift activity of Fe/Ce and Fe/Cr modified Ferrites. Catalysis Letters. .
  • P.A. Kolinko, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (Under Review). Cr Modified TiO2-Loaded MCM-41 Catalysts for UV-Light Driven Photodegradation of Diethyl sulfide. Chemosphere. .
  • J. He, G.K. Reddy, S.W. Thiel, N.G. Pinto and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (Under Review). Simultaneous Removal of Metallic and Oxidized mercury over Mn/TiO2 Catalysts. Energy & Fuels. .
  • D. Moushey, U. Graham, B.H. Davis, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (Under Review). Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Zeolites and Molecular Sieves by utilizing Carbon Particles as the Template for Mesoporosity. Mesoporous and Microporous Materials. .
  • G.K. Reddy, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). (Under Review). Raman and XPS Study of Cu- Promoted Ferrites as High Temperature WGS Catalysts. Applied Catalysis A: General. .
  • H. Lu, A.M. Khan, S. E. Pratsinis and P.G. Smirniotis (2009). Flame-Made Durable doped-CaO Nanosorbents for CO2 Capture. Energy and Fuels, Vol. 23, 1093-1100. .
  • D. Moushey, and P.G. Smirniotis (2009). n-Heptane Hydroisomerization over Mesoporous Zeolites made by Utilizing Carbon Particles as the Template for Mesoporosity. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 129, 20-25. .
  • H. Lu, P.G. Smirniotis, F. Ernst, and S.E. Pratsinis (2009). Stable, flame-made Ca-based sorbents with high CO2 Uptake Efficiency. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 64, 1936-1943. .
  • H. Lu, and P.G. Smirniotis (2009). Calcium Oxide Doped Sorbents for CO2 Uptake in the Presence of SO2 at High Temperatures. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 48, 5454-5459. .
  • 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. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Vol. 173, 40-46. .
  • A. M. Khan, P. Chen, P. Boolchand, and P.G. Smirniotis (2008). Modified Nano-crystalline Ferrites for High Temperature WGS Membrane Reactor Applications. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 253, 91-104. .
  • P. M. Sreekanth, and P.G. Smirniotis (2008). Selective Reduction of NO with CO over Titania Supported Transition Metal Oxide Catalysts. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 122, 37-42. .
  • 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. Energy and Fuels, Vol. 22, 2299-2306. .
  • 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. Industrial Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 47, 6216-6220. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 76, 123-134. .
  • A. M. Khan, and P.G. Smirniotis (2007). Relationship between Temperature Programmed Reduction Profile and Activity of Modified Ferrite-Based Catalysts for WGS Reaction. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, Vol. 280, 43-51. .
  • 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. Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, Vol. 237, 314-321. .
  • X. Wei, and P. G. Smirniotis (2006). Development and Characterization of Mesoporosity in ZSM-12 by Desilication. Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, Vol. 97, 97-106. .
  • H. Lu, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2006). Calcium Oxide Based Sorbents for Adsorption of Carbon Dioxide at High Temperatures. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 45, 3944-3949. .
  • 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. Journal of Chromatography, Vol. 1122 (1-2), 13-20. .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 45, 6436-6443. .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 45, 6444-6449. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 57, 139-149. .
  • A. Katiyar, L. Ji, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Pinto (2005). Protein Adsorption on SBA-15: Effects of pH and Pore Size. Journal of Chromatography A, Vol. 1069, 119-126. .
  • A. Katiyar, L. Ji, P.G. Smirniotis, and N. Pinto (2005). Adsorption of Bovine Serum Albumin on Si-MCM-41. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 80, 311-320. .
  • 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 . Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 44, 6485-6490. .
  • K. S. Yoo, S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005). Enhancement of n-Hexane Cracking Activity over Modified ZSM-12 Zeolites. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 44, 4562-4568. .
  • K. S. Yoo, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005). Zeolite Catalyzed Alkylation of Isobutane with 2-Butene: Influence of Acidic Properties. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 103, 249-255. .
  • 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. Kinetics and Catalysis, Vol. 46(2), 189-203. .
  • A. V. Vorontsov, D. V. Kozlov, P. G. Smirniotis, V. N. Parmon (2005). Photocatalytic oxidation over TiO2. 2. Gas phase processes. Kinetics and Catalysis, Vol. 46(3), 422-436. .
  • A. V. Vorontsov, D. V. Kozlov, P. G. Smirniotis, V. N. Parmon (2005). Photocatalytic oxidation over TiO2. 3. Gas phase reactors. Kinetics and Catalysis, Vol. 46(3), 437-444. .
  • B. Sun, E. P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005). Visible Light Cr(VI) Reduction and Organic Chemical Oxidation by TiO2 Photocatalysis. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol.39, 6251-6259. .
  • X. Wei, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005). Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous ZSM-12 by Using Carbon Particle. Mesoporous and Microporous Materials, Vol. 89, 170-178. .
  • B. Sun, P. Boolchand, and P. G. Smirniotis (2005). Visible light photocatalysis with platinized rutile TiO2 for aqueous organic oxidation. Langmuir, Vol. 21, 11397-11403. .
  • 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. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 221, 421-431. .
  • K. Yoo, V. V. Nambodiri, R. S. Varma, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004). Ionic liquid catalyzed alkylation of isobutane with 2-butene. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 222, 511-519. .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 43, 2950-2956. .
  • S. Madhugiri, B. Sun, P. G. Smirniotis, J. P. Ferraris, and K. J. Balkus, Jr. (2004). Electrospun Mesoporous Titanium Dioxide Fibers. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 69, 77-83. .
  • E. P. Reddy, and P.G. Smirniotis (2004). Sorption of CO2 by alkali metals doped CaO sorbents. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 108, 7794-7800. .
  • 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. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 108, 9927-9936. .
  • 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. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, Vol. 162, 503-511. .
  • G. D. Pirngruber, M. Luechinger, P. K. Roy, A. Cecchetto, P.G. Smirniotis, R. Prins (2004). Comparison of different iron zeolites in N2O decomposition. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 224, 429-440. .
  • 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. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 225, 278-287. .
  • A. V. Vorontsov, Y.-C. Chen, and P. G. Smirniotis (2004). Effect of the Operating Conditions on Sonophotocatalytic Oxidation of 2-(Butylamino)Ethanethiol (BAET). Journal of Hazardous Materials B, Vol. 113, 89-95. .
  • 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. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 75, 221-229. .
  • 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. Journal Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 108, 17198-17205. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 42, 1-11. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 42, 77-87. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 247, 113-123. .
  • 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. TiO2 Reactivation in Photocatalytic Destruction of Gaseous Diethylsulfide in a Coil Reactor, Vol. 44, 25-40. .
  • 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. Reaction Kinetic and Catalysis Letters, Vol. 78(2), 341-348. .
  • D.V. Bavykin, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003). Kinetics of the TiO2 Films growth produced by the Hydrothermal Hydrolysis of TiOSO4 . Reaction Kinetic and Catalysis Letters, Vol. 79(1), 77-84. .
  • B. Sun, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003). The Role of Platinum deposited on Titania during Phenol Photocatalytic Oxidation. Langmuir, Vol. 19, 3151-3156. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 246, 243-251. .
  • 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. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 60, 57-68. .
  • Y.-C. Chen, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2003). Y.-C. Chen, A.V. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, Vol. 2, 694-698. .
  • 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. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 220, 424-423. .
  • B. Sun, and P. G. Smirniotis (2003). Interaction of Anatase and Rutile TiO2 Particles in Aqueous Photooxidation. Catalysis Today, Vol. 88, 49-59. .
  • 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. Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 107, 13593-13596. .
  • 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. Russian Chemical Bulletin, Vol. 52(5), 1100-1105. .
  • S. Gopal, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002). Deactivation Behavior of Large Pore Pt/H-zeolite Catalyst during Cyclopentane Hydroconversion. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 205, 231-243. .
  • E.P. Reddy, L. Davydov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2002). Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Activity of Titania loaded Cadmium incorporated MCM-41. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 79, 183-189. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 227, 171-179. .
  • 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. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 106, 3394-3401. .
  • 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. New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 26, 732-744. .
  • K. Yoo, E. C. Burckle, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002). Isobutane/2-Butene Alkylation using Large Pore Zeolites in Mild Reaction Conditions. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 211, 6-18. .
  • 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. Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 36, 5958-5965. .
  • Y.-C. Chen and P. G. Smirniotis (2002). Enhancement on Photocatalytic Degradation by Ultrasound using Phenol and Chlorophenols. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 41, 5958-5965. .
  • R. Tsekov, E. Evstatieva, and P. G. Smirniotis (2002). Surface Diffusion Control of the Photocatalytic Oxidation in Air/TiO2 Heterogeneous Reactors. Phys. Chemical Communication, Vol. 5(24), 161-164. .
  • T. Brar, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Control of Crystal Size and Distribution of Zeolite A. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 40, 1133-1139. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 211, 19-30. .
  • L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Sonophotocatalytic Destruction of Organic Contaminants in Aqueous Systems on TiO2 Powders. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 32, 95-105. .
  • A. V. Vorontsov, E. N. Savinov, L. Davydov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Photocatalytic Destruction of Gaseous Diethylsulfide over TiO2. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 32, 11-24. .
  • L. Davydov, R. Tsekov and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Optimal Radiation Field in Continuous Flow Heterogeneous Photoreactors. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 56, 4837-4847. .
  • T. Brar, P. France and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Heterogeneous versus Homogeneous Nucleation and Growth of Zeolite A. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 105, 5383-5390. .
  • 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. Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed., Vol. 40, 2479-2481. .
  • 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. Journal of Physical Chemistry, Vol. 105, 6227-6235. .
  • 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. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 203, 85-90. .
  • L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, P. France, and P.G. Smirniotis (2001). Transition-Metal Substituted Titania-Loaded MCM-41 as Photocatalysts in Visible Light. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 203, 157-167. .
  • B. M. Reddy, B. Chowdhury, P. G. Smirniotis (2001). An XPS study of La2O3 and In2O3 Influence on the Properties of MoO3/TiO2 Catalysts. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 219, 53-60. .
  • S. Gopal, K. Yoo, and P. G. Smirniotis (2001). Synthesis of Al-rich ZSM-12 Zeolite using TEA+ Cation as Template. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 49, 149-156. .
  • 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. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 192, 174-184. .
  • 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. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 104, 4122-4129. .
  • L. Davydov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000). Quantitative Assesment of Photocatalytic Processes. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 191, 05-115. .
  • A. V. Vorontsov, E. N. Savinov, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000). Vibrofluidized- and Fixed-Bed Photocatalytic Reactors. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 55, 5089-5098. .
  • L. Davydov, S. E. Pratsinis, and P. G. Smirniotis (2000). The Intrinsic Catalytic Activity in Photoreactors. Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 34, 3435-3442. .
  • W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999). Study of Oxide-based Catalysts for the Oxidative Transformation of Acetonitrile to Acrylonitrile with CH4. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 182, 70-81. .
  • L. Davydov, P. G. Smirniotis, and S. E. Pratsinis (1999). Novel Differential Reactor for the Measurement of Overall Quantum Yields. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 38, 1376-1383. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis, and W. Zhang (1999). Study of the oxidative methylation of acetonitrile to acrylonitrile with CH4 over Li/MgO. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 176, 63-73. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis, L. Davydov, and E. Ruckenstein (1999). Composite Zeolite-based Catalysts and Sorbents. Catalysis Reviews in Science and Engineering, Vol. 41(1), 43-113. .
  • 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. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 182, 400-416. .
  • N. Economidis, D. Peña, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999). Comparison of TiO2-based Oxide Catalysts for the Selective Catalytic Reduction of NO. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Vol. 23, 123-134. .
  • W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1999). On the Exceptional Time on Stream Stability of HZSM-12: Relation between Zeolite Pore Structure and Activity. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 60, 223-228. .
  • 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. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 33, 173-185. .
  • W. Zhang, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998). Dealuminated Zeolite-based Composite Catalysts for the Reforming of an Industrial Naphthene-rich Feedstock . Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 168 (113-130). .
  • 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. Catalysis Today, Vol. 40 (27-37). .
  • R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998). Resonant Diffusion of Normal Alkanes in Zeolites: Effect of the Zeolite Structure and Alkane Molecule Vibrations. Journal of Physical Chemistry: B, Vol. 102, 9385-9391. .
  • 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. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Vol. 20, 307-316. .
  • R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1998). Theoretical Models for the Rate of NO Decomposition over Cu-Exchanged Zeolites. Journal of Physical Chemistry: B, Vol. 102, 9525-9531. .
  • R. Tsekov, and P. G. Smirniotis (1997). Radiation Field in Continuous Annular Photocatalytic Reactors: The Role of the Lamp Finite Size. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 52 (1667-1671). .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 35, 3055-3066. .
  • 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. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 123, 59-88. .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 34, 1517-1528. .
  • 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. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 24, 123-132. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994). The Synergism of Pt/-Al2O3 and Pt/ Zeolite in the Reforming of Naphthene. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 33, 493-503. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994). Maximum and Time Stable Aromatic Yield in the Reforming of Alkylcyclopentanes over Pt/Zeolites. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 25, 351-359. .
  • 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. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol. 33, 800-813. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1994). Effect of Pt/Al sites ratio on the Performance of Pt/ zeolite in the Reforming of Alkylcyclopentanes. Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 117, 75-96. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993). The Activity of Composite Catalysts: Theory and Experiments for Spherical and Cylindrical Single Pellets. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 48, 585-593. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993). Platinum Impregnated Zeolite  as a Reforming Catalyst. Catalysis Letters, Vol. 17, 341-347. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993). Comparison between Zeolite and Al2O3 Supported Pt for Reforming Reactions. Journal of Catalysis, Vol. 140, 526-542. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1993). The Performance of Pt/ Zeolite and Pt/-Al2O3 Composite Pellets in the Reforming of Methylcyclopentane and Methylcyclohexane. Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 48, 3263-3272. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1992). Catalytic Cracking of Gas Oil: Effect of the Amount of Zeolite Composite Catalysts. Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 116, 171-191. .
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (1991). Optimum Dilution Profiles of Composite Zeolites in Packed Beds. Chemical Engineering Communications, Vol. 106, 119-138. .
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Published Books
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  • V.M. Parmon, A. Vorontsov, D. Kozlov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2011). (In Progress). Photocatalysis: Catalysts, Kinetics and Reactors. : to be published by Wiley-VCH.
  • P. G. Smirniotis, and S.S.C. Chuang (Guest Editors) (2011). (In Progress). Advances in Environmental Catalysis. : to be published by Elsevier.
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Book Chapter
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  • A. Vorontsov, and P.G. Smirniotis (2010). Photocatalytic Transformations of Sulfur-based Organic CompoundsIn M. Anpo and P. Kamat (Eds.) ,Environmentally Benign PhotocatalystsSpringer.
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Symposium
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  • Lev Davydov, E.P. Reddy, and P. G. Smirniotis (08/26/2010). Substitution Silicon with a Transition metal in MCM-41: Application to Photocatalysis. Symposium on Catalytic Applications of Novel Silica Structures, presented before the Division of Petroleum Chemistry, Inc., 222nd National ACS ,Chicago, IL .
  • D. Moushey, F. Wang, P.G. Smirniotis (09/02/2008). Synthesis and Characterization of Mesoporous Structures using Carbon Particles. Zeolites and Related Materials: Trends, Targets and Challenges Proceedings of 4th International FEZA Conference ,Paris, France.
  • R. Tsekov, E. Evstatieva, K.W. Stöckelhuber, P.G. Smirniotis (2004). Stability of TiO2 Photocatalytic Suspensions in Reactors for Degradation of Toxic Pollutants. Prog. Colloid Polym. Science
  • E.P. Reddy, Lev Davydov, and P.G. Smirniotis (06/12/2002). Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 loaded Cr-MCM-41 Photocatalysts for Visible Light. International Symposium in Nanoporous Materials – III ,Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • S. Gopal and P.G. Smirniotis (07/08/2001). Effect of Zeolite Acidity Characteristics on the Deactivation Behavior of Bifunctional Large-pore Zeolites Catalyst during Cyclopentane Hydroconversion. 13th International Zeolites Conference ,Montpellier, France.
  • P.G. Smirniotis, L. Davydov, E.P. Reddy, and P. France (10/23/2000). Sonophotocatalytic Degradation of Volatile Organic Compounds by Titania-loaded Zeolites and Mesoporous Materials. Industrial Applications of Zeolites ,Brugge Belgium.
  • W. Zhang, and P.G. Smirniotis (09/20/1998). Oxidative Methylation of Acetonitrile to Acrylonitrile with CH4. 5th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium 1998 ,Sicily, Italy.
  • P.G. Smirniotis, G.P. Fotou, and S. E. Pratsinis (07/14/1996). Design of Annular Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Reactors. 5th World Congress of Chemical Engineering 1996 ,San Diego, CA.
  • P. G. Smirniotis and E. Ruckenstein (02/26/1995). Reforming of Naphthenes over Pt/ Zeolite- Pt/ Al2O3 Composite Catalysts, and over Pt/Dealuminated  Zeolite. Worldwide Solid Acid/Base Process Conference 1995 ,Houston, Texas.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • North American Central Regional Young Investigator Award.of SIGMA XI,2006
  • Eminent Engineer.of Tau Beta Pi,2004
  • Outstanding Professor .of the Quarter in the College (Fall 2004) (University of Cincinnati),2004
  • Outstanding Professor .of the Quarter in the College (Fall 2003) (University of Cincinnati),2003
  • SIGMA XI Young Investigator Award.(University of Cincinnati),2002
  • BP Faculty Excellence Award,2001
  • Young Investigator Award .of the U.S. DoArmy,2000
  • Science for Peace Programme.of NATO (Belgium),2000
  • Outstanding Professor .of the Chemical Engineering Department (University of Cincinnati),2000
  • Research Award for Young Faculty .of the College of Engineering (University of Cincinnati),1999
  • Honor Roll .Professor of the Engineering College (University of Cincinnati),1999
  • DuPont Young Professor,1999
  • Honor Roll .Professor of the Engineering College (University of Cincinnati),1998
  • Outstanding Professor .of the Chemical Engineering Department (University of Cincinnati),1998
  • Outstanding Professor .of the Quarter in the College (Summer 1997) (University of Cincinnati),1997
  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship .(University of Cincinnati),1997
  • The 1997 CAREER .Award (NSF),1997
  • NASA SHARP PLUS .(Emerging Ethnic Engineers Program),1997
  • Award for Ethnic Education .(University of Cincinnati),1995
  • U.S.A. Achievement Academy Award .(USAA),1994
  • Valedictorian of the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Patras, GREECE .Undergraduate Education,1989
  • Annual Recipient of the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece.Undergraduate Education,1985,1989
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Patents and Inventions
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  • ,US 6,585,863 ,Photocatalytic Degradation of Organic Compounds ,L. Davydov, P. France, P.G. Smirniotis ,07/01/2003 ,08/08/2000
  • ,USXXCO US 2010139486 A1 20100610 CAN 153:44467 AN 2010:717290 ,Sulfur tolerant highly durable CO2 sorbents ,Smirniotis, Panagiotis G.; Lu, Hong ,2010
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