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Alexander Couzis

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Alexander Couzis

Herbert G. Kayser Professor

Phone Number: 
(212) 650-6701
Secondary Phone: 
(212) 650-6660
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Alexander Couzis

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), 1992, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

M.S. (Chemical Engineering), 1988, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

B.S. (Chemical Engineering), 1987, National Technical University, Athens, Greece.

Research Interests

Nanoscience and Engineering, Surface Engineering, Interfacial Phenomena, Templated Crystallization, Biosensors, Surfactant Facilitated Wetting of Hydrophobic Surfaces.

  • Facile synthesis of silver core - silica shell composite nanoparticles, Olivia Niitsoo and Alexander Couzis, Journal of colloid and interface science, 2011, vol. 354 (2) pp. 887-890
  • Investigation of Macroscopic Interfacial Dynamics between Clathrate Hydrates and Surfactant Solutions, Jung Hun Song, Alexander Couzis, and Jae W. Lee, Langmuir, 2010, vol. 26 (23) pp. 18119-18124
  • Adsorption of Cationic and Anionic Surfactants on Cyclopentane Hydrates, C. Lo, J.S. Zhang, A. Couzis, P. Somasundaran, and J. W. Lee, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2010, 114(31), 13385–13389
  • Direct Measurements of Contact Force between Clathrate Hydrates and Water, Jung Hun (Kevin) Song, Alexander Couzis, and Jae W. Lee, Langmuir, 2010, 26 (12), 9187–9190
  • Atomistic simulations of the wetting behavior of nanodroplets of water on homogeneous and phase separated self-assembled monolayers, J. D. Halverson, C. Maldarelli, A. Couzis and J. Koplik, Soft Matter, 2010, 6,1297-1307
  • Wetting of hydrophobic substrates by nanodroplets of aqueous trisiloxane and alkylpolyethoxylate surfactant solutions, Jonathan D. Halverson, Charles Maldarelli, Alexander Couzis, Joel Koplik, Chemical Engineering Science, 2009, 64(22), 4657-4667.
  • Adsorption of Kinetic Inhibitors on Clathrate Hydrates, J. S. Zhang, C. Lo, A. Couzis, P. Somasundaran, J. Wu, and J. W. Lee. Journal Of Physical Chemistry C, 2009 (113), 17418-174
  • Adsorption of Surfactants on Two Different Hydrates, C. Lo, J. S. Zhang, P. Somasundaran, S. Lu, A. Couzis, J. W. Lee, Langmuir, 2008, 24 (22), 12723–12726.
  • Adsorption of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate at THF Hydrate/Liquid Interface, Zhang, J. S., Lo, C., Somasundaran, P., Lu, S., Couzis, A., Lee, J. W., Journal Physical Chemistry C., 2008, 112(32); 12381-12385.
  • A molecular dynamics study of the motion of a nanodroplet of pure liquid on a wetting gradient, Jonathan D. Halverson, Charles Maldarelli, Alexander Couzis, and Joel Koplik, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2008, 129, 164708.
  • Spectral Nanobarcoding of Polystyrene Microbeads Using Multicolored Quantum Dots, S.V. Vaidya, M. L. Gilchrist, C. Maldarelli, A. Couzis, Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79(22), 8520-8530.
  • A Transport Model For The Adsorption Of Surfactant From Micelle Solutions Onto A Clean Air/Water Interface In The Limit Of Rapid Aggregate Disassembly Relative To Diffusion And Supporting Dynamic Tension Experiments, Q. Song, A. Couzis, P. Somasundaran, C. Maldarelli, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2006, 282-283, 162-182.
  • An Infrared Spectroscopy Study of the Hydrogen Bonding and Water Restructuring as a Trisiloxane Superspreading Surfactant Adsorbs onto an Aqueous-Hydrophobic Surface, N. Kumar, C. Maldarelli, A. Couzis, Colloids and Surfaces A, 2006, 277, 98-106.
  • Arraying of Intact Liposomes Into Chemically Functionalized Microwell Surfaces, N. D. Kalyankar, M. K. Sharma, S. Vaidya, D. Calhoun, C. Maldarelli1, A. Couzis, L. Gilchrist, Langmuir, 2006, 22, 5403-5411.
  • Molecular Dynamics Study of the Influence of Surfactant Structure on Surfactant-Facilitated Spreading of Droplets on Solid Surfaces, Y. Shen, A. Couzis, J. Koplik, C. Maldarelli, S. Tomassone, Langmuir, 2005, 21, 12160-1217.
  • Island Surfaces: Fabrication, Hongjie Liu, Charles Maldarelli, M. Lane Gilchrist, Alexander Couzis, Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, editors, James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera, pp 1 - 12, Published by Dekker, 2005
  • Effect of beryllium concentration on the size of self-assembled CdSe quantum dots grown on Zn1-xBexSe by molecular-beam epitaxy, X Zhou, MC Tamargo, M Munoz, H Liu, A Couzis, C Maidarelli, YS Huang, L Malikova. J. Vac.Sci. Techn. B, 2005, 23, 1212-1216.
  • Self-Assembled Silane Monolayers: Conversion of Cyano to Carboxylic Termination, Chandra Sekhar Palla, Alexander Couzis, Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, editors, James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera, pp 3345 - 3359,Published by Dekker, 2004
  • Silane Self-Assembled Monolayers: Nanometer Domains by Sequential Adsorption, Nitin Kumar, Charles Maldarelli, Carol Steiner, and Alexander Couzis, "", Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, editors, James A. Schwarz, Cristian I. Contescu, Karol Putyera, pp 3539 - 3549, Published by Dekker, 2004
  • Surfaces Made of Nanoislands of One Chemical Functionality Surrounded by a Matrix of a Second Formed by the Coadsorption of Silanes Self Assembling Monolayers, F. Fan, C. Chi, A. Couzis, C. Maldarelli, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 3254-3265.
  • Measurement of the kinetic rate constants for the adsorption of superspreading trisiloxanes to an air/aqueous interface and the relevance of these measurements to the mechanism of superspreading, N. Kumar, A. Couzis, C. Maldarelli, J. Coll. Interf. Sci. 2003, 267, 272–285.
  • Formation of Nanometer Domains of One Chemical Functionality in a Continuous Matrix of a Second Chemical Functionality by Sequential Adsorption of Silane Self-Assembled Monolayers, N. Kumar, C. Steiner, C. Maldarelli, A. Couzis, Langmuir, 2001, 17, 7789-7797.
  • Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Gaseous-Liquid Phase Transitions of Soluble and Insoluble Surfactants at a Fluid Interface, M.S. Tomassone, A. Couzis, C. Maldarelli, J. Banavar, J. Koplik, J. Chem. Phys. 2001, 115, 8634-42.
  • Effects of Be on the II-VI/GaAs interface and on CdSe quantum dot formation Guo, S.P., Zhou, X., Maksimov, O., Tamargo, M.C., Chi, C., Couzis, A., Maldarelli, C., Kuskovsky, I.L., and Neumark, G.F., Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 2001, 19(4), 1635-9.
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