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Konstantinos Alexopoulos

Assistant Research Professor


  • Chemical Engineering
  • Materials Research Institute

226 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building


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Research Areas:

Energy and Environment; Interfaces and Surfaces; Materials and Nanotechnology; Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

Heterogeneous catalysis, reaction engineering, computational chemistry, machine learning, multiscale modeling





Journal Articles

  • Lars Ostervold, Raheleh Daneshpour, Madelyn Facchinei, Bolton Tran, Maxwell Wetherington, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Lauren Greenlee and Michael Janik, 2023, "Identifying the Local Atomic Environment of the “Cu3+” State in Alkaline Electrochemical Systems", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15, (23), pp. 27878-27892
  • Qi Dong, Yonggang Gao, Sichao Cheng and Konstantinos Alexopoulos, 2022, "Programmable Heating and Quenching for Efficient Thermochemical Synthesis", Nature
  • Jeremy Hu, Eun Mi Kim, Michael J Janik and Konstantinos Alexopoulos, 2022, "Hydrogen activation and spillover on anatase TiO2-supported Ag single atom catalysts", The Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Jiayi Fu, Shizhong Liu, Weiqing Zheng, Renjing Huang, Cong Wang, Ajibola Lawal and Konstantinos Alexopoulos, 2022, "Modulating the dynamics of Brønsted acid sites on PtWOx inverse catalyst", Nature Catalysis
  • Hilal Ezgi Toraman and Konstantinos Alexopoulos, 2021, "Ethylene production by direct conversion of methane over isolated single active centers", Chemical Engineering Journal, 420, (3)
  • Jiayi Fu, Jonathan Lym, Weiqing Zheng, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Alexander V Mironenko, Na Li, J Anibal Boscoboinik, Dong Su, Ralph T Weber and Dionisios G Vlachos, 2020, "C--O bond activation using ultralow loading of noble metal catalysts on moderately reducible oxides", Nature Catalysis, 3, (5), pp. 446--453
  • Rakesh Batchu, Vladimir V Galvita, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Tatyana S Glazneva, Hilde Poelman, Marie-Francoise Reyniers and Guy B Marin, 2020, "Ethanol dehydration pathways in H-ZSM-5: Insights from temporal analysis of products", Catalysis Today, 355, pp. 822--831
  • Gerhard R Wittreich, Konstantinos Alexopoulos and Dionisios G Vlachos, 2020, "Microkinetic modeling of surface catalysis", Handbook of Materials Modeling: Applications: Current and Emerging Materials, pp. 1377--1404
  • Ya-Qiong Su, Long Zhang, Yifan Wang, Jin-Xun Liu, Valery Muravev, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Ivo AW Filot, Dionisios G Vlachos and Emiel JM Hensen, 2020, "Stability of heterogeneous single-atom catalysts: a scaling law mapping thermodynamics to kinetics", npj Computational Materials, 6, (1), pp. 1--7
  • Konstantinos Alexopoulos and Dionisios G Vlachos, 2020, "Surface chemistry dictates stability and oxidation state of supported single metal catalyst atoms", Chemical Science, 11, (6), pp. 1469--1477

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