Time：Nov. 5 2010 AM9：00
Location：Academic Hall on Foor 1 of SKLC
Prof. Dimitris S. Argyropoulos
Dr. Argyropoulos received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from McGill University in Montreal, Canada where he also served as a PAPRICAN professor with the Chemistry department.
Currently, Dr. Argyropoulos is a Professor of Chemistry at North Carolina State University with the Department of Forest Biomaterials and a Finland Distinguished Professor of Chemistry with the Dept of Chemistry at the University of Helsinki.
Dr. Argyropoulos is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Chemistry. In addition to being a member to a number of professional societies (ACS, TAPPI, PAPTAC), Dr. Argyropoulos serves the editorial boards of five scientific journals as well the board of the International Lignin Institute and a number of International Scientific committees. He has also served as the Chairma and Secretary of the Cellulose and Renewable Materials of the American Chemical Society.
The work of his group focuses on the organic chemistry of wood components and the development of new chemistry for transforming the carbon present in our trees toward producing valuable chemicals, materials and energy. The efforts of his research group have been disseminated in excess of 150 scientific papers, nearly two hundred scientific conference and numerous invited presentations. Dr. Argyropoulos has edited three books on the subjects of Characterisation, Oxidation of Lignocellulosic materials as well as Materials Chemicals & Energy from Forest Biomass.
Recent research in his group emerges from a significant finding that wood can be dissolved in Ionic Liquids, allowing for the creation of a variety of novel processing platforms for producing new materials, chemicals and energy.