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Theo Kitsopoulos

Professor Theo Kitsopoulos



B. Sc. in Chemistry (with highest honors), University of Illinois, Chicago, 1986
Ph. D. in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1991
(Advisor Prof. Daniel Neumark)
Postdoctoral Researcher Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, USA, 1991-93
(Advisor Dr. David Chandler)

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  • PHD - University of California-Berkeley (1991)
  • BS - University of Illinois at Chicago (1986)

Introduction to Classical Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism for Physical Chemists
Introduction to Waves, Optics, Probabities and Quantum Mechanics for Physical Chemistry
Molecular Spectroscopy using Group Theory
Building a Scientific Apparatus

  • Steric Hindrance of NH3 Diffusion on Pt (111) by Co-Adsorbed O-Atoms, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2022, 10.1021/jacs.1c09269
  • Quantum effects in thermal reaction rates at metal surfaces, Science, 2022, 10.1126/science.abq1414
  • Binding Energy and Diffusion Barrier of Formic Acid on Pd (111), The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2022, 10.1021/acs.jpca.2c07414
  • The puzzle of rapid hydrogen oxidation on Pt (111), Molecular Physics, 2021, 10.1080/00268976.2021.1966533
  • The barrier for CO2 functionalization to formate on hydrogenated Pt, The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2021, 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c04833
  • Kinetics of NH3 desorption and diffusion on pt: Implications for the Ostwald process, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2021,
  • Measuring transient reaction rates from nonstationary catalysts, ACS catalysis, 2020, 10.1021/acscatal.0c03773
  • Following the microscopic pathway to adsorption through chemisorption and physisorption wells, Science, 2020, 10.1126/science.abc9581
  • Velocity-resolved kinetics of site-specific carbon monoxide oxidation on platinum surfaces, Nature, 2018, 10.1038/s41586-018-0188-x
  • Slice imaging: A new approach to ion imaging and velocity mapping, Review of Scientific Instruments, 2001, 10.1063/1.1403010
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • English (Full Professional)
  • Greek (Native or Bilingual)
  • German (Elementary)

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Areas of Expertise

Using Ion Imaging to study the Kinetics and Dynamics at Surfaces and in the Gas Phase