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Themis Matsoukas

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering

313 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

txm11@psu.edu

814-863-2002

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Research Areas:

Interfaces and Surfaces

Interest Areas:

Interfaces and Surfaces: Colloids, aerosols, plasma processing, and population balances.

 
 

 

Education

  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University, 1983
  • Ph D, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1989

Publications

Books

  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2019, Generalized Statistical Thermodynamics, Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 350
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2012, Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Prentice Hall
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2004, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics, Lecture Notes for CH E 303 (220), Department of Chemical Engineering, Penn State University
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2003, Phase & Chemical Equilibrium, Lecture Notes for ChE 304 (320), Chemical Engineering Department, Penn State University

Journal Articles

  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, Robert M Rioux, Prawal Agarwal, Devon Jensen and Chen Chien-Hua, 2021, "Surface-functionalized Boron Nanoparticles with Reduced Oxide Content by Non-thermal Plasma Processing for Nanoenergetic Applications", ACS Applied Materials and Intercases
  • Mehakpreet Singh, Themistoklis Matsoukas and Gavin Walker, 2020, "Mathematical Analysis of Finite Volume Preserving Scheme for Nonlinear Smoluchowski Equation", Mehakpreet. Singh
  • Mehakpreet. Singh, Hamza Y Ismail, Themistoklis Matsoukas, Ahmad B Albadarina and Gavin Walker, 2019, "Mass-based Finite Volume Scheme for Aggregation, Growth and Nucleation Population Balance Equation", Proceedings of the Royal Society A
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2019, "Thermodynamics Beyond Molecules: Statistical Thermodynamics of Random Variables and Stochastic Processes", Entropy, 21, (9), pp. 10.3390/e21090890
  • Gurmeet Kaur, Randhir Singh, Mehakpreet Singh, Themistoklis Matsou andas, , 2019, "Analytical Approach For Solving Population Balances: A Homotopy Perturbation Method", Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
  • Gurmeet Kaur, Mehakpreet Singh, Themis Matsoukas, Jitendra Kumar, Thomas De Bee and, Ingmar Nopens , 2018, "Two-compartment modeling and dynamics of top-sprayed fluidized bed granulator", Applied Mathematical Modelling, 68, pp. 267 - 280
  • Saba Lotfizadeh, Hassan Aljama, Dan Reilly and Themis Matsoukas, 2016, "Formation of Reversible Clusters with Controlled Degree of Aggregation", Langmuir, 32, pp. 5
  • S. Lotfizadeh and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2015, "A continuum Maxwell theory for the thermal conductivity of clustered nanocolloids", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 17, (6), pp. 7
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2015, "Abrupt percolation in small equilibrated networks", Physical Review E, 91, (5), pp. 052105
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2015, "Statistical Thermodynamics of Irreversible Binary Aggregation", Scientific Reports, 5, (8855)
  • Matthew Flannery, Themis Matsoukas, Tapan Desai, Saba Lotfizadeh and Matthew Oelschlager, 2015, "Passivation and Stabilization of Aluminum Nanoparticles for Energetic Materials", Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, pp. 12
  • Themis Matsoukas and Saba Lotfizadeh, 2015, "Effect of Nanostructure on Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids", Journal of Nanomaterials, 2015, pp. Article ID 697596, 7 pages
  • Themis Matsoukas, 2014, "Statistical thermodynamics of clustered populations", Phys. Rev. E, 90, (2), pp. 022113
  • Saba Lotfizadeh, Tapan Desai and Themis Matsoukas, 2014, "The thermal conductivity of clustered nanocolloids", APL Materials, 2, (6), pp. 066102
  • Anaram Shahravan, Tapan Desai and Themis Matsoukas, 2014, "Passivation of Aluminum Nanoparticles by Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition for Energetic Nanomaterials", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6, (10), pp. 7942–7947
  • B. Rovagnati, A. L. Yarin, F. Mashayek and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2013, "A reduced model for nanoparticle coating in non-equilibrium plasma", Physics Letters A, 377, (28–30), pp. 1745–1748
  • Carl L. Marshall, Pavol Rajniak and Themis Matsoukas, 2013, "Multi-component population balance modeling of granulation with continuous addition of binder", Powder Technology, 236, (0), pp. 211 - 220
  • Anaram Shahravan, Tapan Desai and Themis Matsoukas, 2012, "Controlled manipulation of wetting characteristics of nanoparticles with dry-based plasma polymerization method", Applied Physics Letters, 101, (25), pp. 251603
  • Anaram Shahravan and Themis Matsoukas, 2012, "Encapsulation and Controlled Release from Core–Shell Nanoparticles Fabricated by Plasma Polymerization", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, (1), pp. 1-11
  • A. Shahravan and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2012, "Encapsulation and Permeability Characteristics of Plasma Polymerized Hollow Particles", J. Vis. Exp., 66, pp. e4113
  • Anaram Shahravan, Srinath Yelamarty and Themis Matsoukas, 2012, "Microbubble Formation from Plasma Polymers", The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 116, (38), pp. 11737-11743
  • Michael Ian Lapsley, Anaram Shahravan, Qingzhen Hao, Bala Krishna Juluri, Stephen Giardinelli, Mengqian Lu, Yanhui Zhao, I-Kao Chiang, Themis Matsoukas and Tony Jun Huang, 2012, "Shifts in plasmon resonance due to charging of a nanodisk array in argon plasma", Applied Physics Letters, 100, (10), pp. 101903
  • Carl L. Marshall, Jr., Pavol Rajniak and Themis Matsoukas, 2011, "Numerical simulations of two-component granulation: Comparison of three methods", Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 89, (5), pp. 545–552
  • Dongsheng Li, Raymond Vrtis, Anaram Shahravan and Themis Matsoukas, 2011, "Plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition of organic particle thin films", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 13, (3), pp. 985-996
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and C. L. Marshall, 2010, "Bicomponent aggregation in finite systems", EPL (Europhysics Letters), 92, (4), pp. 46007
  • Samira Khalili, Yulan Lin, Antonios Armaou and Themis Matsoukas, 2010, "Constant number Monte Carlo simulation of population balances with multiple growth mechanisms", AIChE Journal, 56, (12), pp. 3137–3145
  • Anaram Shahravan, Chris Lucas and Themis Matsoukas, 2010, "Nanowire charging in collisionless plasma", Journal of Applied Physics, 108, (8), pp. 083303
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, T. Kim and K. Lee, 2009, "Bicomponent aggregation with composition-dependent rates and the approach to well-mixed state", Chemical Engineering Science, 64, (4), pp. 787–799
  • K. Lee, T. Kim, P. Rajniak and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2008, "Compositional distributions in multicomponent aggregation", Chemical Engineering Science, 63, (5), pp. 1293 - 1303
  • H. Zhao, A. Maisels, Themistoklis Matsoukas and C. Zheng, 2007, "Analysis of four Monte Carlo methods for the solution of population balances in dispersed systems", Powder Technology, 173, (1), pp. 38 - 50
  • A. L. Yarin, B. Rovagnati, F. Mashayek and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2006, "A reaction model for plasma coating of nanoparticles by amorphous carbon layers", Journal of Applied Physics, 99, (6), pp. 064310
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and Y. Lin, 2006, "Fokker-Planck equation for particle growth by monomer attachment", Phys. Rev. E, 74, (3), pp. 031122
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2006, "Mean relaxation rate of the dynamic structure factor of the Rouse chain", Macromolecules, 39, (19), pp. 6693–6698
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, K. Lee and T. Kim, 2006, "Mixing of Components in Two-Component Aggregation", AIChE J., 52, (9), pp. 3088 – 3099
  • J. Cao and Matsoukas T., 2005, "Nanowire coating by plasma processing", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 33, (2), pp. 829 - 833
  • J. Cao and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2004, "Synthesis of hollow nanoparticles by plasma polymerization", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 6, (5), pp. 447–455
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and J. Cao, 2004, "Film deposition on particles trapped in the sheath of reactive dusty plasma: effect of size distribution", Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on, 32, (2), pp. 699 - 703
  • J. Cao and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2004, "Synthesis of Hollow Particles by Plasma Polymerization", Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 6, (5), pp. 447-455
  • J. Cao and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2003, "Particle coating in seeded dusty plasma reactor: Distribution of deposition rates", Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, 21, (5), pp. 2011-2017
  • J. Cao and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2002, "Deposition kinetics on particles in a dusty plasma reactor", Journal of Applied Physics, 92, (5), pp. 2916-2922
  • Y. Lin, K. Lee and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2002, "Solution of the population balance equation using constant-number Monte Carlo", Chemical Engineering Science, 57, (12), pp. 2241 - 2252
  • J. Cao and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2001, "Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites in RF Plasma", Mat. Res. Soc. Symp., 635, pp. c.4.12.1–c.4.12.6
  • K. Lee and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2000, "Simultaneous coagulation and break-up using constant-N Monte Carlo", Powder Technology, 110, (1-2), pp. 82 - 89
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2000, "Solvent Effects in the Deaggregation of Titania Nanoparticles", KONAPowder and Particle, 18, pp. 102-107
  • K. Lee and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1999, "Can charge fluctuations explain particle growth in low-pressure plasmas?", Journal of Applied Physics, 85, (4), pp. 2085-2092
  • M. Smith, K. Lee and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1999, "Coagulation of Charged Aerosols", J. Nanoparticle Res., 1, (4), pp. 185–195
  • Danijela Vorkapic and Themis Matsoukas, 1999, "Reversible Agglomeration: A Kinetic Model for the Peptization of Titania Nanocolloids", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 214, (2), pp. 283–291
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "", J. Am. Cer. Soc., 81, (11), pp. 2815–2820
  • M. Smith and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "Constant-number Monte Carlo simulation of population balances", Chemical Engineering Science, 53, (9), pp. 1777 - 1786
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "The Effect of Temperature and Alcohols in the Preparation of TiO2 Nanoparticles from Alkoxides", J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 81, (11), pp. 2815-2820
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and M. Russell, 1997, "Fokker Planck Description of Particle Charging in Ionized Gases", Phys. Rev. E, 55, (1), pp. 991-994
  • Themis Matsoukas and Marc Russell, 1997, "Fokker-Planck description of particle charging in ionized gases", Phys. Rev. E, 55, (1), pp. 991–994
  • Themis Matsoukas, 1997, "The Coagulation Rate of Charged Aerosols in Ionized Gases", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 187, (2), pp. 474–483
  • Themis Matsoukas, Marc Russell and Matthew Smith, 1996, "Stochastic charge fluctuations in dusty plasmas", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 14, (2), pp. 624-630
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1995, "Comment on the Electrostatic Energy of Charged Aerosols", J. Aerosol Sci., 26, (1), pp. 147-150
  • Themis Matsoukas, 1995, "On the electrostatic energy of charged aerosols", Journal of Aerosol Science, 26, (1), pp. 147 - 150
  • Themis Matsoukas and Marc Russell, 1995, "Particle charging in low-pressure plasmas", Journal of Applied Physics, 77, (9), pp. 4285-4292
  • Themis Matsoukas, 1994, "Charge distributions in bipolar particle charging", Journal of Aerosol Science, 25, (4), pp. 599 - 609
  • Themis Matsoukas and Sheldon K. Friedlander, 1991, "Dynamics of aerosol agglomerate formation", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 146, (2), pp. 495–506
  • Themis Matsoukas and Erdogan Gulari, 1991, "Self-sharpening distributions revisited–polydispersity in growth by monomer addition", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 145, (2), pp. 557–562
  • Themis Matsoukas and Erdogan Gulari, 1989, "Monomer-addition growth with a slow initiation step: A growth model for silica particles from alkoxides", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 132, (1), pp. 13–21
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and E. Gulari, 1989, "Monomer Additon Growth with a Slow initiation Step - A Growth Model for Silica Particles from Alkoxides", J. of Colloid and Interface Sci., 132, pp. 13-21
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and Erdogan Gulari, 1988, "Dynamics of growth of silica particles from ammonia-catalyzed hydrolysis of tetra-ethyl-orthosilicate", Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 124, (1), pp. 252–261
  • Mehakpreet Singh and Themistoklis Matsoukas, , "New Volume Consistent Approximation for Binary Breakage Population Balance Equation and Its Convergence Analysis", ESAIM: Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis
  • Gurmeet Kaur, Randhir Singh, Mehakpreet Singh, Themistoklis Matsou andas, , , "Reply to Comment on "Analytical approach for solving population balances: a homotopy perturbation method'' J. Phys. A 52 (2019) 385201"", Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, 53, (38), pp. 3

Conference Proceedings

  • Themis Matsoukas, 2016, "Thermodynamics of Irreversible Aggregation"
  • T. Rodrigues and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2002, "Kinetics of Nanoparticle Deaggregation", Penn State, pp. 236-241
  • Y. Lin and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2001, "Complex population balances using Monte Carlo", Proceedings of the 4th World Congress in Particle Technology
  • J. Hatjopoulos, J. Hall, III, T. Rodrigues and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2001, "Size Distributions in the Deaggregation of Titania Nanoparticles", WPCT4, Sydney
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2000, "Deagglomeration of Nanocolloids", Plenum Press, Englewood Cliffs, pp. 201-205
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and K. Lee, 1998, "Fluctuation-induced enhancement of grain growth rate in ionized gases", American Institute of Physics, 446, pp. 32-40
  • Y. Tang and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1997, "A New Monte Carlo Method for Simulations of Agglomeration and Grinding", Plenum Press, Englewood Cliffs, pp. 243
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and E. Gulari, 1988, "Growth of Silica Particles from Alkoxides", Elsevier, New York, pp. 149–161

Manuscripts

  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2020, "The Smoluchowski Ensemble—Statistical Mechanics of Aggregation", Entropy, 22, (10)
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2020, "Statistical Mechanics of Discrete Multicomponent Fragmentation", Condensed Matter, 5, (4)
  • Mehakpreet Singh , Sukhjit Singh, Gavin Walker, Themistoklis Matsoukas and Randhir Singh, 2020, "Discrete finite volume approach for multidimensional agglomeration population balance equation on unstructured grid", Powder Technology, 376
  • Mehakpreet Singh and Themis Matsoukas, 2019, "Mathematical analysis of finite volume preserving scheme for nonlinear Smoluchowski equation", Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 402, pp. 8

Other

  • Themis Matsoukas, Tapan Desaai and Kangtaek Lee, 2015, "Editorial: Engineered Nanoparticles and Their Applications", Journal of Nanomaterials
  • Dongsheng Li, M. Rohani and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 2006, "Synthesis and Characterization of Organic Hollow Particles by Plasma Assisted Method"
  • J. Cao, 2003, "THE FABRICATION OF CORE-SHELL NANOSTRUCTURES BY DUSTY PLASMA CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION"
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "Deaggrgegation of Nanosized Particles"
  • D. Vorkapic and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "Steric Stabilization of Nanosize Titania from Alkoxides"
  • K. Lee and Themistoklis Matsoukas, 1998, "Monte Carlo Simulation of Simultaneous Aggregation and Breakup Processes in Particle Production"
  • Themistoklis Matsoukas and M. Smith, 1996, "Dynamic Monte Carlo Integration of Population Balances", pp. 532-534

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Premier Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, 2017

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Other, Member, Faculty Senate, Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid Committee (ARSSA), September 2017 - 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Presenter, AIChE Webinar: Fugacity Demystified, AIChE, 2015
 


 

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