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Raphael Raptis

Title: Professor

Office: VH 203

Phone: 305-348-7529

Email: rraptis@fiu.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biomolecular Sciences Institute

Labs: VH 172, VH 328

Dr. Raphael G. Raptis is a synthetic inorganic chemist, electrochemist and X-ray crystallographer. 

Education

  • B.S. Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
  • Ph.D. Inorganic Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Research Areas

His research is focused on the study of metal center cooperation in polynuclear systems supported by pyrazole-derived ligands. Currently active projects include:

  • Catalysis (small molecule activation), electronic structure, redox properties (electron transfer, mixed-valence), magnetic exchange
  • Functional materials based on polynuclear, redox-active units: Multi-electron acceptors for solar energy conversion, redox-operated porous gas sorbents
  • Bioinorganic and biomedical aspects of polynuclear complex chemistry: Metalloprotein models, MRI contrast agents, bio-inspired catalysts
  • Lanthanide and actinide coordination chemistry
  • X-ray crystallography, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, spectroelectrochemistry, pyrazole coordination chemistry

Raptis Laboratory Website