Paschalis Alexandridis

PhD

Paschalis Alexandridis

PhD

Paschalis Alexandridis

PhD

Research Topics

Self-assembly; directed assembly; complex fluids; soft materials; nanomaterials; interfacial phenomena; amphiphilic polymers; biopolymers; product design

Contact Information

508 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1183

Fax: (716) 645-3822

palexand@buffalo.edu

Biography

Paschalis Alexandridis utilizes molecular interactions and supramolecular assemblies to develop products with desired properties, function and processes that are energy efficient and environment friendly. Ongoing projects address structuring via self-assembly and directed assembly, block copolymers, ionic liquid solvents, polymer dissolution, nanocomposites, and polymer electrolytes. He has worked with industry to address product and process issues involving complex fluids, soft materials, and surfaces, for example, formulation of waterborne inks for improved pigment deposition, prediction of long-term performance of biomedical cross-linked polymer gels, and control of adhesion during polymer processing.

Dr. Alexandridis has authored over 155 journal articles and 65 proceedings (Web of Science citations >10,500 and h-index = 56). He is the editor of two books and co-inventor of six U.S. patents on pharmaceutical formulations, superabsorbent polymers, and nanomaterial synthesis. He has served as CBE Director of Graduate Studies, Co-Director of the Materials Science and Engineering program, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Alexandridis received his PhD in chemical engineering from MIT in 1994, and joined UB in 1997 following postdoctoral research in polymer and surfactant physical chemistry at Lund University in Sweden.

At UB, Alexandridis has developed and taught courses such as "We All Live in a Material World" and "Molecular Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology" (freshman-level seminars), "Colloid and Surface Phenomena" and "Introduction to Polymers" (elective courses), and "Product Design" (required capstone design course).

He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received numerous awards including the American Chemical Society (ACS) Schoellkopf Medal, Bodossaki Foundation Academic Prize in Applied Science, SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity and in Teaching, and UB’s inaugural Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring Award. Alexandridis has served as chair of AIChE Area 1C: "Interfacial Phenomena" and on the executive committee of the ACS Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry. 

Education

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, 1994
  • MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, 1990
  • Dipl., National Technical University, Chemical Engineering, 1989

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