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Dr. Emmanouil Manos


6/2003 Philosophy of Doctoral (PhD) in Chemistry

University of Ioannina, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Ioannina, Greece

Dissertation: “Molybdenum and vanadium polyoxometalates with the sulfite and carbonate anions.”

Advisor: Prof. Themistoklis Kabanos

9/2000  Master of Science (MSc) in Bioinorganic Chemistry

University of Ioannina, Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry, Ioannina, Greece                   

Dissertation: “Vanadium(III) in marine ascidians: A possible mechanism of the reduction of V(IV) to V(III).”

Advisor: Prof. Themistoklis Kabanos

9/1998  Bachelor degree in Chemistry

             University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece



9/2019-               Associate Prof., Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece  

9/2014-9/2019     Assistant Prof., Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece  

9/2012-9/2014     Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece

12/2008-8/2012   Postdoctoral Research Associate (Assistant Prof. A. J. Tasiopoulos group), Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cyprus, 1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

9/2006-12/2008   Postdoctoral Research Associate 

                             (Prof. M.G. Kanatzidis group), Northwestern University, Dept. 

                            of Chemistry, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

5/2004-9/2006     Postdoctoral Research Associate  (Prof. M.G. Kanatzidis group). Michigan State

                            University, Dept. of Chemistry, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.



Synthetic techniques

  • Solution synthesis: schlenk-line techniques, synthesis and crystal growth from water and organic solutions of inorganic and metal organic materials.

  • Solid state synthesis: Glove box techniques, general solid state synthetic techniques, hydro/solvothermal reactions.

  • Ion-exchange reactions (batch and column methods).  

Physical techniques

  • IR and Raman spectroscopy, solution and solid state reflectance UV/VIS, single crystal UV-Vis, electrochemistry, 1H NMR and 13C NMR.  

  • Photoluminescence, thermal analysis (TGA/DTA/DSC).

  • SEM and EDS, XPS, XRF, magnetic susceptibility  measurements.


  • Single Crystal X-ray Crystallography, Powder X-ray Diffraction.




  • Journal of American Chemical Society, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Crystal Growth & Design, Inorganic Chemistry, Industrial &Engineering Research, Chemistry of Materials, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry (ACS)

  • Chemical Science, Chemical Communications Dalton Transactions,  Micro & Nano Letters, New Journal of Chemistry, CrystEngComm, , RSC Advances (RSC)

  • Journal of the Solid State Chemistry, Inorganica Chimica Acta, Polyhedron, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Powder Technology, Colloids and Surfaces A, Progress in Materials Science, Biotechnology Advances, Analitica Chimica Acta (Elsevier)

  • Separation Science and Technology (Taylor&Francis)

  • Chemistry- A European Journal,European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, Small (Wiley)

  • Current Organic Chemistry (Bentham Science)

  • Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications (Nature Publishing Group)

  • Minerals (MDPI)

  • Polymer Bulletin (Springer)

  • iScience(Cell Press)



  1. M. J. Manos, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Process for the removal of heavy metals using an open framework chalcogenide”, Patent Number: US20080145305.

  2. M. J. Manos, N. Ding, M. G. Kanatzidis, “New chalcogenide compound for treatment of wastes with extremely low yet highly toxic mercury concentrations”, Patent Number: WO2009048552-A1; US2009095684-A1; US8070959-B2.

  3. M. G. Kanatzidis, J. Mertz, M. J. Manos, “Chalcogenide compounds for the remediation of nuclear and heavy metal wastes”, Patent Number: US2011290735-A1.

  4. M. J. Manos, D. Sarma, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Column Material for the Capture of Heavy Metal and Precious Metal Ions”, Patent Number: US 20150144568 A1; WO 2015080976 A1.

  5. M. J. Manos, D. Sarma, M. G. Kanatzidis, “Composite materials containing organic polymer-encapsulated metal organic frameworks”, Patent Number: WO2017083467A1.



M. J. Manos, M. G. Kanatzidis, J. Ibers, in The Chemistry of Actinides and Transactinide Elements, chapter 37 (Actinide Chalcogenide Compounds), fourth edition, vol. 6, edited by L. R. Morss, N. M. Edelstein, J. Fuger, Springer, 2010.



Dr. Emmanouil Manos is an Assistant Prof. at the Dept. of Chemisty in University of Ioannina. His research interests are focused on the development of new functional inorganic and hybrid inorganic-organic materials. He has a broad research experience in various fields including bioinorganic chemistry, oxometallate clusters, solid state/ hydrothermal synthesis and ion-exchange studies of metal chalcogenide materials as well as synthesis, gas/liquid sorption, single crystal to single crystal transformations, photoluminescence and ion-exchange properties of metal organic frameworks. He has also significant expertise in various characterization techniques, such as single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, thermal analysis, various spectroscopic techniques, electron microscopy etc.  The research of Dr. Emmanouil Manos is reflected in 104 publications in international scientific journals (including several publications in high impact journals such as Progr. Mater. Sci., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Chem. Sci., Adv. Funct. Mater., J. Mater. Chem. A etc), a book chapter and five patents (one more pending). He has also given more than 20 presentations in International Conferences and delivered 4 invited lectures in Universities and Research Institutions. His work received a considerable number of hetero-citations (>3100) and he has a Hirsch-index of 32.  






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