Eleni A. Kyriakidou

PhD

Eleni A. Kyriakidou

PhD

Eleni A. Kyriakidou

PhD

Research Topics

Heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes

Contact Information

613 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1629

Fax: (716) 645-3822

elenikyr@buffalo.edu

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Our research interests are in the area of heterogeneous catalysis, nanoparticle synthesis and surface science, and the application of such catalysts to environmental processes. Our particular focus is on the rational design of new catalytic materials with controlled nanostructures and investigating the relationship between size/structure and composition of nanoparticles and their catalytic activity with the purpose of optimizing nanoscale formulations that have superior reactivity. Embedded in these studies is the evaluation of the materials after hydrothermal treatments at elevated temperatures that is fundamental to their stability.

The Kyriakidou group advances the use of a variety of different experimental techniques, such as temperature-programmed studies, FTIR spectroscopy, chemisorption of probe molecules, UV-vis spectroscopy, Transmission/Scanning Electron Microscopy, Energy-Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Through collaborations with Oak Ridge National Laboratory we utilize highly specialized equipment for the characterization of the nanostructure of catalytic materials.

Research Projects

1/26/17

New vehicle engines are more efficient, and engine exhaust temperatures are lower. Innovative catalysts are needed to control the engine pollutants

10/12/17
Natural gas has been widely used in homes, power plants, factories, and transportation due to its low cost and large domestic reserves. A 50% rise in global natural gas consumption is expected between 2010 and 2035 according to the U. S. Energy Information Administration.