Dr. Dimitris S. Argyropoulos is a Professor Emeritus at North Carolina State University and a Finland Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. 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.
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. His teaching is primarily related to wood chemistry, biomaterial characterization, carbohydrate, lignin and polymer chemistry. 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 Division Chair, and Secretary of the Cellulose and Renewable Materials of the American Chemical Society.
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. In addition, his group develops new methods based on organic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy and catalysis to modulate, direct and understand the transformations of wood biopolymers during industrial transformations such pulping, bleaching and bio-processing.
Area(s) of Expertise
Lignin and polymer science, organic and wood chemistry, biomaterial characterization, NMR spectroscopy, analytical chemistry of complex organic materials, creation of novel, smart, stimuli-responsive nano-materials
- A Perspective of Lignin Processing and Utilization Technologies for Composites and Plastics with Emphasis on Technical and Market Trends , BIORESOURCES (2021)
- Quantitative P-31 NMR Analysis of Lignins and Tannins , JOVE-JOURNAL OF VISUALIZED EXPERIMENTS (2021)
- 3D Photoinduced Spatiotemporal Resolution of Cellulose-Based Hydrogels for Fabrication of Biomedical Devices , ACS APPLIED BIO MATERIALS (2020)
- A facile strategy for photoactive nanocellulose-based antimicrobial materials , GREEN CHEMISTRY (2019)
- Are lignin-derived carbon fibers graphitic enough? , Green Chemistry (2019)
- Determination of hydroxyl groups in biorefinery resources via quantitative 31P NMR spectroscopy , Nature Protocols (2019)
- Extraction and characterization of lignin from corncob residue after acid-catalyzed steam explosion pretreatment , INDUSTRIAL CROPS AND PRODUCTS (2019)
- NMReDATA, a standard to report the NMR assignment and parameters of organic compounds , Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry (2018)
- Synthesis and characterization of nano fibrillated cellulose/Cu2O films; micro and nano particle nucleation effects , Carbohydrate Polymers (2018)
- Ultrasound assisted polyacrylamide grafting on nano-fibrillated cellulose , Carbohydrate Polymers (2018)