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Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos

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Department of Chemistry
55 North Eagleville Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: (860) 486-3447




  • Ph.D. in Polymer Science & Engineering University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • M.S. in Polymer Science & Engineering University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • B.S. with honors in Chemistry National University of Athens, Greece


Research Focus

  • Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)
  • Semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs)
  • DNA-assisted solid freeform fabrication manufacture of photonic crystals
  • Totally implantable wireless glucose sensors



  • Elected as Member of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering, 2004
  • National Science Foundation, Early Faculty Career Award, 1997
  • American Association of University Professors, Excellence Award of Teaching Promise, 1997
  • Elected Member of the Honor Society of FKF, UMASS Chapter, 1992


Current Publications

Asmatulu, R., Kim, S., Papadimitrakopoulos, F., Marcus, H. “Dielectrophoretic Force-Induced Assembly Technique for the Fabrication of 2D Colloidal Photonic Crystals.”ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2009) Proceedings 6, pp. 229-234.

Ju, S.-Y., Utz, M., Papadimitrakopoulos, F. “Enrichment Mechanism of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Surfactant Amines.” Journal of the American Chemical Society (2009) 131 (19), pp. 6775-6784.

Chikkaveeraiah, B.V., Liu, H., Mani, V., Papadimitrakopoulos, F., Rusling, J.F. “A Microfluidic Electrochemical Device for High Sensitivity Biosensing: Detection of Nanomolar Hydrogen Peroxide”. (2009) Electrochemistry Communications 11 (4), pp. 819-822.

Ju, S.-Y., Kopcha, W.P., Papadimitrakopoulos, F. “Brightly Fluorescent Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Via an Oxygen-Excluding Surfactant Organization.” (2009) Science 323 (5919), pp. 1319-1323.

Vaddiraju, S., Burgess, D.J., Jain, F.C., Papadimitrakopoulos, F. “The Role of H2O2 Outer Diffusion on the Performance of Implantable Glucose Sensors.” (2009) Biosensors and Bioelectronics 24 (6), pp. 1557-1562.

Geiss, E., Kim, S., Marcus, H.L., Papadimitrakopoulos, F. “Laser-Induced Defect Insertion in DNA-Linked 2D Colloidal Crystal Array.” (2009) Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing 94 (2), pp. 339-346.

Srinivasan, C., Siddiqui, S., Silbart, L.K., Papadimitrakopoulos, F., Burgess, D.J. “Dual Fluorescent Labeling Method to Visualize Plasmid DNA Degradation.” (2009) Bioconjugate Chemistry 20 (1), pp. 163-169.

Wei, H., Kim, S.N., Kim, S., Huey, B.D., Papadimitrakopoulos, F., Marcus, H.L. “Site-Specific Forest-Assembly of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes on Electron-Beam Patterned SiOx/Si Substrates.” (2008) Materials Science and Engineering C 28 (8), pp. 1366-1371.

Wei, H., Craig, A., Huey, B.D., Papadimitrakopoulos, F., Marcus, H.L. “Electric Field and Tip Geometry Effects on Dielectrophoretic Growth of Carbon Nanotube Nanofibrils on Scanning Probes.”(2008) Nanotechnology 19 (45), art. no. 455303.

Ju, S.-Y., Doll, J., Sharma, I., Papadimitrakopoulos, F. “Selection of Carbon Nanotubes with Specific Chiralities Using Helical Assemblies of Flavin Mononucleotide.” (2008) Nature Nanotechnology 3 (6), pp. 356-362.