Kyriakos C. Stylianou

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Scientist

kyriakos.stylianou@epfl.ch +41 21 69 58278

Citizenship : Cypriot

EPFL Valais Wallis
EPFL SB ISIC LSMO
Rue de l'Industrie 17
Case postale 440
CH-1951 Sion

Unit: EDCH-ENS

EPFL VPRHO DSPS COSEC-SB
I17 4 F3 (Industrie 17)
Rue de l'Industrie 17, CP 440
CH-1951 Sion

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

1. Rational Design and Synthesis of Metal Organic Frameworks

2. Solid State Characterisation

3. Surface Chemistry

4. Composite generation


Education

Research Scientist Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering EPFL Valais Wallis February 2015 - present
Marie Curie Fellow NANOup Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience January 2012 - December 2014
Philosophy of Degree (PhD) Faculty of Engineering and Science University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK November 2007 – December 2011
Research assistant Department of Chemistry University of Cyprus, Cyprus September 2006 – September 2007
Chemistry B.Sc Department of Chemistry Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece September 2002 - July 2006

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Research

Metal Organic Frameworks

My research interests lie on the rational design, synthesis and characterisation of the next generation of robust and porous metal organic frameworks making use of automated high-throughput methods. These materials will be used for the selective capture and utilisation of CO2. The key requirements for the newly synthesised MOFs include: air and water stability, corrosion resistance, high thermal stability, high selectivity and adsorption capacity of CO2 over other components, as well as adequate robustness and mechanical strength to withstand repeated exposure to high gas streams. The CO2 utilisation part (developed using the robotic platform as it is possible to test 96 catalytic reactions at once, varying temperature and pressure) involves the integration of catalytic reactive Lewis acid sites into the MOF structures and so they can act as heterogeneous catalysts and deliver massive increases in the turnover rate of CO2 to useful products. Finally, the use of the solar energy will be utilised to drive reactions for the photo-destruction and conversion of CO2 into viable commodities.