Current Members



Principal Investigator

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George Christou
Drago and Distinguished Professor

 

Education

  • BSc (hons) in Chemistry, Exeter University, UK, 1971-1974
  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Exeter University, UK, 1974-1977
  • Postdoc Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Manchester University, UK, 1978-1979
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Dept., Stanford University, USA, 1980
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry Dept., Harvard University, USA, 1981-82

Positions Held

  • Lecturer/SRC Advanced Fellow, Chemistry Dept., Imperial College, UK, 1982-83
  • Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University, USA, 1983-1989
  • Associate Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University, USA, 1989-1991
  • Professor of Chemistry, Indiana University, USA, 1991-1998
  • James H. Rudy Professor, Indiana University, USA, 1998-2000
  • Earl Blough Professor, Indiana University, USA, 2000-2001
  • Drago Professor of Chemistry, University of Florida, USA, 2001-
  • Distinguished Professor, University of Florida, 2011-

Awards and Honors

  • 1986 Corday-Morgan Medal and Prize, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK
  • 1987 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow
  • 1987 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar
  • 1990 Visiting Professor, Oxford University, UK
  • 1993 Wilsmore Foundation Fellow, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 1993 XXV Dwyer 1993 Medal and Memorial Lectureship, Australian Chem.Society
  • 1993 European Community Lectureship, University of Ioannina, Greece
  • 1997 William Evans Fellowship, University of Otago, New Zealand
  • 1997 Akron Award, American Chemical Society
  • 2000 Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University
  • 2000 Invited Professor, Pierre et Marie Curie University, France
  • 2000 Award for Chemistry and Electrochemistry of Transition Metals, RSC, UK
  • 2003-08 Associate Member, Pacific Inst.of Theoretical Phys., Vancouver, Canada
  • 2006 Scientific Advisory Panel on Nanoscience to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • 2007-12 Honorary Professor, UCL and London Centre for Nanotechnology, London, UK
  • 2008 Florida Award of the American Chemical Society, Southeastern USA Region
  • 2008-11 University of Florida, Research Professorship
  • 2009-12 University of Florida, Faculty Senator
  • 2011- University Distinguished Professor
  • 2013-18 Honorary Professor, UCL and London Centre for Nanotechnology, London, UK
  • 2014 Honorary Doctorate, University of Cyprus
  • 2014 Selected to the Thompson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher List
  • 2014 Castle Plenary Lecture, University of South Florida
  • 2014 Distinguished Adjunct Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 Doctoral Advisor-Mentor Award, UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • 2015 Selection to the Thompson-Reuters Highly Cited Researcher 2015 List for Chemistry
  • 2016 Inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, University of Florida
  • 2016 Teacher-Scholar of the Year Award, University of Florida
  • 2016 Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society (FACS)
  • 2016 Nyholm Prize for Inorganic Chemistry, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK

Publications

  • 568 peer-reviewed papers (as of June 1, 2016) in journals and books.
  • For a complete publications List, see our publications page.

Citations and Hirsch (H) Index

  • 26,585 total citations (excluding self-citations) as of June 1, 2016
  • Average citations per paper: 41.7
  • H = 88 (H = number of papers that have received at least H citations)
  • Selected to the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 and 2015 lists

External Service and International Activities

  • American Chemical Society Symposium Nominations Committee, 1989-91.
  • Co-organizer, ACS Symposium “Inorganic Modeling of HDS, HDN and HDM Petroleum Chemistry”, Joint Symposium, ACS Divisions of Inorganic Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry; Boston National ACS Meeting, April 1990
  • NSF Committee visiting South Korean Universities and Institutions, 1992
  • Executive Editor for the Americas, and Special Issues Editor of the Journal Polyhedron (1998 – present)
  • Editorial Boards: Inorganic Chemistry (1996-8); Chemtracts (1997-2001); Chemical Society Reviews (2004-10); Dalton Transactions (2008-), Inorganic Chemistry (2008-10)
  • Annual mentor of high-school research students in the Florida Student Summer Training Program (SSTP), 2003 – present
  • Founder and Organizer, Florida Inorganic and Materials Symposium (FIMS) Annual Meetings of 14 Florida Universities and Colleges (2003 – present)
  • Co-organizer, Inorganic Modeling of HDS, HDN and HDM Petroleum Chemistry Joint Symposium, ACS Divisions of Inorganic Chemistry and Petroleum Chemistry; Boston National ACS Meeting, April 1990
  • Co-founder and co-organizer, North America-Greece-Cyprus Workshops on Paramagnetic Materials (Cyprus 2005, Syros 2007, Cyprus 2009, Patras 2011, Cyprus 2013)
  • Co-founder and co-organizer, Current Trends in Molecular and Nanoscale Magnetism Workshop, (Santorini, 2006; Delphi, 2008; Florida, 2010; Chalkidiki, 2012; Cyprus 2014)
  • Organizing committee, International Conference on Molecule-based Magnetism, Orlando, FL, USA, 2012
  • Scientific Advisory Panel on Nanoscience to the Supreme Court of Canada (2006)
  • Research Consultant, University of Cyprus Chemistry Department, 2006 – present
  • International Advisory Committee, International Conference of Molecule-based Magnetism, 2010-present
  • Chair of Selection Committee, American Chemical Society Florida Award, 2010 – present.
  • Member, Chemistry and Materials Panel, National Scientific Funding Agency, Ministry of Education, Greece, 2011
  • Founder and Organizer, Showcase Symposium, Annual Meeting of the ACS Florida Section, 2013 – present.
  • Featured as 1 of 27 Greek or Greek Cypriot scientists who appeared on the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 list, 2014 see link
  • http://highlycited.com/
  • https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G7JFVC7
  • http://sciencewatch.com/grr/presenting-highly-cited-researchers

Staff

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Alice Jempson
Adminstrative Assistant

Graduate Researchers

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Thai Son Cao
Graduate Student
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Khoa Xuan Dang
Graduate Student
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Elly Daniels
Graduate Student
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Alex Diodati
Graduate Student
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Ethan Fisher
Graduate Student
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Ashlyn Hale
Graduate Student
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Rahul Kumar
Graduate Student
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Kenneth Lee
Graduate Student
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Preet Mahalay
Graduate Student
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Brad Russell-Webster
Graduate Student
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Alok Singh
Graduate Student

Undergraduate Researchers

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Megan Lott
Undergraduate Student

Visiting Students & Researchers