Porous Materials, Adsorption, Diffusion, MOFs


Christos Tampaxis obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Chemistry Department of the University of Ioannina (BSc 2007). He then moved to the Netherlands for his master’s degree in Bio-inorganic Chemistry which he received from the Chemistry Department of the University of Leiden (MSc 2010). During his studies there, he enrolled to Prof Jan Reedijk’s research group where he completed his thesis on the synthesis of coordination compounds and their applications in catalysis and DNA cleavage as anti-cancer agents, under the direct supervision of Dr Patrick Gamez. After an internship in Janssen Pharmaceutical Greece, he joined the Porous Materials Group in National Center for Scientific Reasearch “Demokritos” under the direct supervision of Dr Theodore Steriotis and Dr Georgia Charalambopoulou (2013). His research interests converge on gas sorption theory for nanoporous and nanocomposite materials. More specifically, he focuses on the extensive physicochemical characterization of a variety of materials exhibiting nanoporous structures (zeolites, activated carbons, MOFs etc) and the evaluation of their properties for gas storage/separation applications within a wide range of pressure/temperature conditions.


Kostoglou, N., Koczwara, C., Stock, S., Tampaxis, C., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T., Paris, O., Rebholz, C. and Mitterer, C., Nanoporous polymer-derived activated carbon for hydrogen adsorption and electrochemical energy storage Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 427, Article Number: 131730, 2022 [doi]

Kostoglou, N., Liao, C.-W., Wang, C.-Y., Kondo, J.N., Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T., Giannakopoulos, K., Kontos, A.G., Hinder, S., Baker, M., Bousser, E., Matthews, A., Rebholz, C. and Mitterer, C., Effect of Pt nanoparticle decoration on the H2 storage performance of plasma-derived nanoporous graphene Carbon, Volume 171, Pages: 294-305, 2021 [doi]

Stefanopoulos, K.L., Tampaxis, C., Sapalidis, A.A., Katsaros, F.K., Youngs, T.G.A., Bowron, D.T. and Steriotis, T.A., Total neutron scattering study of supercooled CO2 confined in an ordered mesoporous carbon Carbon, Volume 167, Pages: 296-306, 2020 [doi]

Smyrnioti, M., Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T. and Ioannides, T., Study of CO2 adsorption on a commercial CuO/ZnO/Al2O3 catalyst Catalysis Today, Volume 357, Pages: 495-502, 2020 [doi]

Nguyen, H.G.T., Sims, C.M., Toman, B., Horn, J., van Zee, R.D., Thommes, M., Ahmad, R., Denayer, J.F.M., Baron, G.V., Napolitano, E., Bielewski, M., Mangano, E., Brandani, S., Broom, D.P., Benham, M.J., Dailly, A., Dreisbach, F., Edubilli, S., Gumma, S., Möllmer, J., Lange, M., Tian, M., Mays, T.J., Shigeoka, T., Yamakita, S., Hakuman, M., Nakada, Y., Nakai, K., Hwang, J., Pini, R., Jiang, H., Ebner, A.D., Nicholson, M.A., Ritter, J.A., Farrando-Pérez, J., Cuadrado-Collados, C., Silvestre-Albero, J., Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T., Řimnáčová, D., Švábová, M., Vorokhta, M., Wang, H., Bovens, E., Heymans, N. and De Weireld, G., A reference high-pressure CH4 adsorption isotherm for zeolite Y: results of an interlaboratory study Adsorption, Volume 26, Pages: 1253-1266, 2020 [doi]

Kostoglou, N., Tampaxis, C., Charalambopoulou, G., Constantinides, G., Ryzhkov, V., Doumanidis, C., Matovic, B., Mitterer, C. and Rebholz, C., Boron nitride nanotubes versus carbon nanotubes: A thermal stability and oxidation behavior study Nanomaterials, Volume 10, Pages: 1-9, Article Number: 2435, 2020 [doi]

Tampaxis, C., Steriotis, T.A., Katsaros, F.K., Sapalidis, A.A., Youngs, T.G.A., Bowron, D.T. and Stefanopoulos, K.L., Enhanced Densification of CO2 Confined in the Pores of a Carbon Material: an in Situ Total Neutron Scattering Study Journal of Surface Investigation, Volume 14, Pages: S221-S224, 2020 [doi]

Tsoufis, T., Tampaxis, C., Spanopoulos, I., Steriotis, T., Katsaros, F., Charalambopoulou, G. and Trikalitis, P.N., High-quality graphene sheets decorated with ZIF-8 nanocrystals Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Volume 262, Pages: 68-76, 2018 [doi]

Bratsos, I., Tampaxis, C., Spanopoulos, I., Demitri, N., Charalambopoulou, G., Vourloumis, D., Steriotis, T.A. and Trikalitis, P.N., Heterometallic In(III)-Pd(II) Porous Metal-Organic Framework with Square-Octahedron Topology Displaying High CO2 Uptake and Selectivity toward CH4 and N2 Inorganic Chemistry, Volume 57, Pages: 7244-7251, 2018 [doi]

Holec, D., Kostoglou, N., Tampaxis, C., Babic, B., Mitterer, C. and Rebholz, C., Theory-guided metal-decoration of nanoporous carbon for hydrogen storage applications Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 351, Pages: 42-49, 2018 [doi]

Tzitzios, V., Kostoglou, N., Giannouri, M., Basina, G., Tampaxis, C., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T., Polychronopoulou, K., Doumanidis, C., Mitterer, C. and Rebholz, C., Solvothermal synthesis, nanostructural characterization and gas cryo-adsorption studies in a metal–organic framework (IRMOF-1) material International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Volume 42, Pages: 23899-23907, 2017 [doi]

Kostoglou, N., Koczwara, C., Prehal, C., Terziyska, V., Babic, B., Matovic, B., Constantinides, G., Tampaxis, C., Charalambopoulou, G., Steriotis, T., Hinder, S., Baker, M., Polychronopoulou, K., Doumanidis, C., Paris, O., Mitterer, C. and Rebholz, C., Nanoporous activated carbon cloth as a versatile material for hydrogen adsorption, selective gas separation and electrochemical energy storage Nano Energy, Volume 40, Pages: 49-64, 2017 [doi]

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