Dimitrios GIANNAKOUDAKIS

Chemist PhD, MSc • City University of New York

Chemistry is life, life is chemistry!

  • Dimitrios GIANNAKOUDAKIS
  • 24th May
  • 85 Saint Nicholas Ter New York, NY 10031 United States
  • dagchem@gmail.com
  • +1 646 341 7750
  • http://www.giannakoudakis.gr

Books & Chapters

  • Detoxification of Chemical Warfare AgentsSpringer, 2018

    From WWI to Multifunctional Nanocomposite Approaches

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Teresa J. Bandosz

Education

  • Research Associate02/2017-

    City College of New York

  • PhD • Chemistry & Nanotechnology2012 - 2016

    City University of New York - CUNY

    Thesis Title: "Synthesis of complex/multifunctional metal (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide/AuNPs or AgNPs nano-adsorbents and analysis of their interactions with Chemical Warfare Agents" // • CUNY Science Scholarship, full tution award for the PhD

  • Master • Nanotechnology and materials chemistry2012-2015

    City University of New York - CCNY

    • Grade: 3.87/4

  • Master • Didactics & Educational Technologies2009-2012

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    • Grade: 9,25/10 (excellent) • Thesis Topic: “Development of modern online Green Chemistry e-library” • Master thesis grade: 10

  • Master • Physic Chemistry & Electrochemistry2007 - 2010

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    • Grade: 9,34/10 (excellent) – Achieved Distinction • Thesis Topic: “Study on the kinetics and mechanisms of Reactive Black 5 removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption onto activated carbons” • Master thesis grade: 10 • Vice President of master & PhD club

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemistry1999-2005

    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

    • Degree Grade: 8 – Achieved Distinction, Valedictorian • I graduated 1st among 72 students • President of student club, Chemistry Department 2003-2005

  • Mandoulides High School1995-1999

    Thessaloniki

    Achieved distinction in the quantitative courses. • Awarded a scholarship during all three years • Distinguished three time in National Mathematic competitions • Distinguished in National Chemistry competition

Distinctions & Awards

  • James Whittam Award for Research Excellence in Interfacial Phenomena2016

    City College of New York

  • GRE, Quantitative Reasoning • Score: 168/170 (>5%)2012

    Greece

  • 1st prize at 13nd PanHellenic Chemistry competition1999

    Greece

  • 2nd European prize, Mathematic comp. “Gh. Titeica”1998

    University of Craiova, Romania

  • 1st prize twice in Greek Mathematic competition1997, 1999

    Greece

  • Award of Science, Mandoulides High school1998, 1999

    Thessaloniki

Grants & Scholarships

  • NSF travel grand for conference presentation2016

    USA

    12th International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption, Friedrichshafen/Lake Constance, Germany

  • CUNY Science Scholarship2012-2017

    New York

    full tution award for the PhD

  • Doctoral Student Research Grant, CUNY2014,2016

    New York

  • City College Professional Development Institute Grant2014

    New York

  • Onassis Foundation study abroad scholarship2012-2016

    Athens

  • Leventis Foundation scholarship2013-2015

    Greece

Publications - Peer Reviewed Papers

  • 6.85

    Avg IF as first author:

  • 5.83

    Avg IF in total:

  • 20. Smart textiles of MOF/g-C3N4 nanospheres for chemical warfare agent rapid detection/detoxification2017

    Nanoscale Horizons

    D.A. Giannakoudakis, Y. Hu, M. Florent, T. J. Bandosz

  • 19. Mustard gas surrogate interactions with modified porous carbon fabrics: Effect of oxidative treatment2017

    Langmuir

    M. Florent, D.A. Giannakoudakis, T. J. Bandosz

  • 18. Oxidized g-C3N4 nanospheres as catalytically photoactive linkers in MOF/g-C3N4 composite of hierarchical pore structure2017

    Small - Willey

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Nikolina A. Travlou, Jeff Secor, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 17. Carbon textiles modified with copper-based reactive adsorbents as efficient media for detoxification of chemical warfare agents2017

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

    M. Florent, D.A. Giannakoudakis, R. Wallace, T.J. Bandosz

  • 16. Ferrihydrite deposited on cotton textiles as protection media against chemical warfare agent surrogate (2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide)2017

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A

    R. Wallace, D. A. Giannakoudakis, M. Florent, C. Karwachi, T. J. Bandosz

  • 15. Mixed CuFe and ZnFe (hydr)oxides as chemical warfare agents surrogate reactive adsorbents2017

    Journal of Hazardous Materials

    M. Florent, D.A. Giannakoudakis, R. Wallace, T.J. Bandosz

  • 14. Effective impregnation for the preparation of magnetic mesoporous carbon: application on dye adsorption2017

    Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology

    H. S. Saroyan, D. A. Giannakoudakis, C. S. Sarafidis, N. K. Lazaridis, E. A. Deliyanni

  • 13. Adsorption of Methylene Blue on Cashew Nut Shell Based Carbons Activated with Zinc Chloride: The Role of Surface and Structural Parameters2017

    Journal of Molecular Liquids

    A. Spagnoli, D.A. Giannakoudakis, S. Bashkova

  • 12. Mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride-based nanospheres as visible-light active chemical warfare agents decontaminant2016

    ChemNanoMat

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis,Mykola Seredych, Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 11. Highly efficient air desulfurization on self-assembled bundles of copper hydroxide nanorods2016

    ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Mingyung Jiang, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 10. Effect of Ag containing (nano) particles on reactive adsorption of mustard gas surrogate on iron oxyhdroxide/graphite oxide composites under visible light irradiation2016

    Chemical Engineering Journal

    Javier Arcibar-Orozco, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 9. Reactive adsorption of mustard gas surrogate on zirconium (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide composites: the role of surface and chemical features2016

    Journal of Materials Chemistry A

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Joshua K. Mitchell, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 8. Photoactivity of g-C3N4/S-doped porous carbon composite: synergistic effect of composite formation2016

    ChemSusChem

    Mykola Seredych, Szymon Łoś, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Enrique Rodríguez-Castellón, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 7. Effect of GO phase in Zn(OH)2/GO composite on the extent of photocatalytic reactive adsorption of mustard gas surrogate2016

    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Javier Arcibar-Orozco, Teresa J Bandosz

  • 6. Multi-parametric adsorption effects of the reactive dye removal with commercial activated carbons2016

    Journal of Molecular Liquids

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, George Z. Kyzas, Antonis Avranas, Nikolaos K. Lazaridis

  • 5. Time-resolved fluorescence and ultrafast energy transfer in a zinc (hydr)oxide–graphite oxide mesoporous composite2015

    Journal of Photonics for Energy

    J. Secor, V. Narinesingh, M. Seredych, D. A. Giannakoudakis, T. J. Bandosz, R. R. Alfano

  • 4. Copper Hydroxyl Nitrate/Graphite Oxide Composite as Superoxidant for the Decomposition/Mineralization of Organophosphate-Based Chemical Warfare Agent Surrogate2015

    Advanced Materials Interfaces

    Javier A. Arcibar-Orozco, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis and Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 3. Key role of terminal hydroxyl groups and visible light in the reactive adsorption/catalytic conversion of mustard gas surrogate on zinc (hydr)oxides2015

    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Javier A. Arcibar-Orozco, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 2. Zinc (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide/AuNPs composites: Role of surface features in H2S2014

    Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Teresa J. Bandosz

  • 1. Self-organized nanostructures of alkylated phthalocyanines and underivitized C60 on ITO2013

    RSC Advances

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Alessandro Varotto, Matthew Jurow, Viacheslav Manichev, Nikolina A. Travlou, Charles Michael Drain

Teaching

  • Quantitative Analysis (TA) CHEM2432013 - 2016

    City College of New York

  • Technological Educational Institute • IEK PASTER2009 - 2012

    Thessaloniki

    Chemistry Tutor: Toxicology, Quantitative Analysis, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry & Pharmacology.

  • Private School - Frontistiria2006 - 2012

    Thessaloniki

    High school Chemistry and Programming • Frontisiria: Sistima and Ballis

  • High School Teacher2006 - 2009

    Thessaloniki

    Chemistry and Programming. 2th, 4th Kalamarias and 2th Iktinou High schools.

Employment

  • PIRAEUS BANK • Green Officer2010-2012

    Thessaloniki

    Green Products, Private Banking & Public Relations

  • Technological Educational Institute • IEK PASTER2009-2012

    Thessaloniki

    Chemistry Tutor: Toxicology, Quantitative Analysis, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry & Pharmacology.

  • Radio Producer FM1012010 - 2012

    Thessaloniki

  • EYATh – Chemist2007 - 2008

    Thessaloniki

    Organization of Water Supply and Sewage Disposal System of Thessaloniki - Drinking water quality control.

  • High School Teacher2006 - 2009

    Thessaloniki

    Chemistry and Programming. 2th, 4th Kalamarias and 2th Iktinou High schools.

Social Services • Voluntary Contribution

  • Executive Committee of CUNY Chemistry Program2014 - 2015

    New York

  • Fundraising Director • National Hellenic Student Association (NHSA) of America2013 - 2015

    USA

  • Co-Officer of the Greek Community of City University of New York2013 - 2015

    New York

  • Vice-President of Association of Youth Entrepreneurships (YEs)2010 - 2015

    Greece

  • Elected Councilor of Municipality of Thessaloniki 2006 - 2009

    Thessaloniki

  • Vice-President of Chemists’ Association of Macedonia2009 - 2012

    Thessaloniki

  • President of NGO Active Democratic Group of Youth (ENDON)2005 - 2011

    Greece

  • President of Chemists’ Association of Macedonia2006 - 2009

    Thessaloniki

Presentations

  • Smart textiles of MOF/g-C3N4 nanospheres for CWAs detection/detoxification7/2017

    ACS 91st Colloid & Surface Science Symposium

    D.A. Giannakoudakis, T.J. Bandosz

  • Iron Oxyhdroxide deposited on cotton cloths as protection media against chemcial warfare agent surrogate (2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide)10/2016

    ACS Northeast Regional Meeting

    D.A. Giannakoudakis, R. Wallace, M. Florent, C.J. Karwacki, T.J. Bandosz

  • Catalytic and selective oxidation of mustard gas surrogate on zinc peroxide and oxide nanoparticles9/2016

    Surface Science and Multifunctional Materials, Durham

    D.A. Giannakoudakis, M. Florent, R. Wallace, T.J. Bandosz

  • Insight into multifunctional reactive adsorbents9/2016

    Surface Science and Multifunctional Materials, Durham

    D.A. Giannakoudakis, M. Florent, R. Wallace, J. Arcibar-Orozco, T.J. Bandosz

  • Mesoporous graphitic carbon nitride-based nanospheres as visible-light active chemical warfare agents decontaminant6/2016

    6th International Colloids Conference

    D. A. Giannakoudakis, M. Seredych, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, T. J. Bandosz

  • Photoactivity of g-C3N4/S-doped porous carbon composite: synergistic effect of composite formation5/2016

    Carbon

    M. Seredych, S. Łoś, D. A. Giannakoudakis, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, T. J. Bandosz

  • Adsorption of methylene blue by zinc chloride activated carbon from cashew nut shells5/2016

    Carbon

    S. Bashkova, A. A. Spagnoli, D. A. Giannakoudakis

  • g-C3N4 and its oxidized counterpart composites with MOF as visible-light active chemical warfare agent decontaminants5/2016

    12th International Conference on the Fundamentals of Adsorption, Friedrichshafen, Germany

    D. A. Giannakoudakis, N. A. Travlou, M. Seredych, T. J. Bandosz

  • Magnetic mesoporous activate carbon. Effect of the preparation route on the removal of Reactive Black 54/2016

    European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016

    H. Saroyan, D. A. Giannakoudakis, N. K. Lazaridis, E. A. Deliyanni

  • Zirconium (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide/AgNPs composites: Role of surface features in reactive adsorption of mustard gas and organophosphate surrogates’ vapors12/2015

    Pacifichem, Hawaii, Honolulu

    D. A. Giannakoudakis, T. J. Bandosz

  • CWA surrogates decontamination on metal (hydr)oxide/ graphite oxide adsorbents: Engaging chemical reactivity, porosity, conductivity, and visible light activity12/2015

    Pacifichem, Hawaii, Honolulu

    T. J. Bandosz, J. Arcibar-Orozco, D. A. Giannakoudakis

  • Photocatalytic degradation pathways of mustard’s gas surrogate on zinc hydroxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles: The role of the surface features6/2015

    Soft Nano, Nanoscience New York

    Dimitrios Giannakoudakis, Javier Arcibar-Orozco, Teresa J Bandosz

  • Reactive adsorption of 2-chloroethyl ethyl sulfide in Zinc (hydr)oxide/graphite oxide composites: The role of the surface features6/2015

    CPM 7th, International Workshop of Characterization on Porous Materials, Delray Beach, Florida

    Dimitrios Giannakoudakis, Javier Arcibar-Orozco, Teresa J Bandosz

  • Effects of structural and Chemical heterogeneity of zinc hydroxide/graphite oxide/AuNP on the Reactive adsorption of Hydrogen sulfide11/2014

    4th World Colloid Conference: Surface design and Engineering. Madrid, Spain

    D. A. Giannakoudakis, T.J. Bandosz

  • Self-organized nanostructures containing phthalocyanines and underivatized C60 on ITO: Synthesis and surface studies6/2013

    10th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies

    Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Nikolina A. Travlou, Alessandro Varotto, Matthew Jurow, Viacheslav Manichev, Charles Michael Drain

  • Self-organized nanostructures containing phthalocyanines and underivatized C60 on ITO: Photonic properties6/2013

    10th International Conference on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies

    Nikolina A. Travlou, Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis, Alessandro Varotto, Matthew Jurow, Viacheslav Manichev, Charles Michael Drain

  • Removal of the Reactive Black 5 dye from aqueous solutions by adsorption to active carbons12/2011

    21st PanHellenic Chemistry Conference

    D. Giannakoudakis, N. Lazarides, A. Avranas

About

  • Dimitrios Giannakoudakis was born in Thessaloniki. He attended Mantoulidis private high school and was awarded with a scholarship gaining the first place in several Pan-Hellenic Mathematics competitions. He also received the second European award at the “Gh. Titeica” Mathematic competition while, being a student; he was also awarded from the Greek Chemistry Association with the first award in Macedonia in the Pan-Hellenic Chemistry contest. He graduated first from the department of Chemistry in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued his master studies in the field of Physical Chemistry & Electrochemistry of Materials in the same department, with grade 9.34/10. He also holds a second Master’s Degree in “Chemistry Teaching and New Educational Technologies”, with grade 9.25 during which, he developed the first modern online Green Chemistry e-library. He worked at the Organization of Water Supply and Sewage Disposal System of Thessaloniki. After completing his military service, he worked at Piraeus Bank in the field of Green Products. He has a long time experience in the field of education. Finally he was a radio producer at FM101. Beside his education and working experience, he was elected a counselor of the Municipality of Thessaloniki. He also served as the youngest chairman of the Association of Chemists of Northern Greece. Currently, he is PhD candidate at City University of New York (CUNY) at the sub-disciple of Nanotechnology, having received a full scholarship from the University and a second one from Onassis foundation. His research focuses on the removal of toxic gasses by adsorption on carbon-based materials. He is also an elected officer of the Greek Community at the Graduate Center of CUNY.

Chemistry Skills

  • SEM

  • Adsorption of N2

  • GC-MS

  • XRD

  • TEM

  • Thermal Analysis

  • FTIR

  • UV-Vis

  • Mass Spectroscopy

  • Potentiom. Titration

  • XPS

  • AFM

Programming Skills

  • Chem Office

  • Microsoft Office

  • Apple OS

  • Chem Draw

  • Origin

  • iWork

  • iLife

  • Windows

Graphics and Design skills

  • Illustrator

  • Wordpress

  • Photoshop

  • Indesign

Languages

  • Greek

  • English

  • German

Hobbies

  • Cooking

  • Sailing

  • Traveling

  • Ski

  • Table tennis

  • Radio pod casting

  • Blogging

  • Chess

Contact info

  • 85 Saint Nicholas Ter New York, NY 10031 United States

  • Email: dagchem@gmail.com
  • Phone: +1 646 341 7750
  • Website: http://www.giannakoudakis.gr

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