Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research Assistant Professor: Christopher Gianopoulos, Ph.D.

Phone: 419.530.2210

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Professional Background:
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 2014-2016
Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry, 2014, University of Toledo
B.S. in Chemistry, 2009, Purdue University
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Purdue University

Research Interests: Inorganic, Organometallic, Structural Chemistry

Research Synopsis:
My research interests focus on understanding the structure and bonding of inorganic and organometallic molecules, especially for poorly understood and unsual systems, such as bonding to the actinide elements or low-coordinate, heavy elements with multiple bonds. We employ highly-accurate X-ray diffraction experiments at low temperatures to quantify the ground-state electron density distribution. The combination of these experimental results with those from state-of-the-art theoretical calculations provides a meaningful description of chemical bonding in the ground-state which is not available from other experimental methods.

Chris Gianopoulos

Last Updated: 8/10/23