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Teresa J Bandosz

Professor of Chemical Engineering


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Prof. Teresa J. Bandosz has been a faculty member of the Chemistry Department of CCNY/CUNY since 1996 (full professor since 2005) and the member of CUNY Energy Institute. She was a Guest Professor at Dalian University of Technology in China 2006-2008. Her research, which has been reported in over 230 peer reviewed papers, 6 book chapters an more than 135 conference presentations, focuses on the application of adsorption to environmental problems, which include development of new adsorbents based on activated carbons, clays and industrial waste, desulfurization of air, fuel gases and liquid fuel, removal of toxic industrial gases and development of carbons for supercapacitors. TJB has vast experience in the study of the surface chemistry of nanoporous carbons using various methods, and relating this to the performance of these materials in the environmental context. She holds 4 patents, is a consultant for companies such as Dupont, Synagro and Fuel Cell Energy, is responsible for controlling odor removal from the water pollution control plants of City of NY, has been a member of the scientific committees of various international conferences, serves on the editorial boards of Adsorption Science and Technology and Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, and recently edited the book Activated Carbon Surface in Environmental Remediation, published by Elsevier in 2006. Dr. Bandosz in her research efforts collaborates with scientists from, United Kingdom, Italy, Republic of South Africa, China, Australia, Spain, Germany, Ukraine, Ireland, Venezuela, Spain and France. Homepage:

  • PhD in Chemical Engineering- the Technical University of Krakow, Poland,  1989
  • D.Sc. in Physical Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry - Marie Curie University, Poland,1998
Courses Taught
  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Research Interests
  • Adsorption and catalysis
  • Nanoengineered materials
  • Graphene containing nanocomposites
  • Surface chemistry of carbonaceous materials
  • Surface reactivity
  • Reactive adsorption
  • Waste utilization
  • Desulfurization of fuels
  • Development of air and water filtration media
  • Energy storage/supercapacitors
  • Gas sensors

Last 5 year ( 235 total)

1.     Role of phosphorus in carbon matrix in desulfurization of diesel fuel using adsorption process

Mykola Seredych, Chi Tang Wu, Patrice Brender, Conchi O. Ania, Cathie Vix-Guterl and Teresa J. Bandosz

Fuel, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.08.007


2.     Towards understanding reactive adsorption of ammonia on Cu-MOF/graphite oxide nanocomposites

Camille Petit, Liangliang Huang, Jacek Jagiello,Jeffrey Kenvin, Keith E. Gubbins Teresa J. Bandosz

Langmuir, DOI: 10.1021/la202924y


3.     Copper modified activated carbons  as adsorbents of NO at ambient conditions

Benoit Levasseur,  Teresa J. Bandosz

Adsorption Science and Technology, in press.


4.     Towards Understanding Reactive Adsorption Of Small Molecule Toxic Gases On Carbonaceous Materials

Teresa J. Bandosz.

Catal. Today.doi:10.1016/j.cattod.2011.08.01


5.     Interactions of NO2  at ambient temperature with cerium-zirconium mixed oxides supported on SBA-15

Benoit Levasseur, Amani M. Ebrahim, Jacob Burress, and Teresa J. Bandosz

J Haz Mater. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.09.087


6.     Reactive adsorption of acidic gases on MOF/graphite oxide composites

Camille petit, Barbara Mendoza, Benoit Levasseur, Teresa J. Bandosz

Micro. Meso. Mater. Doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.09.012


7.     Manganese oxide and graphite oxide/MnO2 composites as reactive adsorbents of ammonia at ambient conditions

Mykola Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Micro. Meso. Mater. doi:10.1016/j.micromeso.2011.09.012


8.     Effect of Graphite Features on the Properties of Metal–Organic Framework/Graphite Hybrid Materials Prepared Using an in Situ Process

Camille Petit, Barbara Mendoza, Deanna O’Donnell, and Teresa J. Bandosz, Langmuir 27 (2011) 10234–10242


9.     Role of Zr+4 cations in NO2 adsorption on Ce1-xZrxO2 mixed oxides at ambient conditions

Benoit Levasseur , Amani Ebrahim , and Teresa J Bandosz

Langmuir 27 (2011) 9379–9386


10.   Changes in graphite oxide texture and chemistry upon oxidation and reduction and their effect on adsorption of ammonia

Mykola Seredych,  Joseph A. Rossin  and Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 49 (2011) 4392-4402.


11.   Template-free synthesis of silica ellipsoids

Henan Zhang, Teresa J. Bandosz and Daniel L. Akins

Chem. Commun. 47 (2011) 7791-7793


12.   Removal of dibenzothiophenes from model diesel fuel on sulfur rich activated carbons

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Applied Catalysis B; Environmental 106 (2011) 133-141.


13.   Effect of reduction treatment on copper modified activated carbons on NOx adsorption at room temperature

Benoit Levasseur, Eugene Gonzalez-Lopez, Joseph A. Rossin, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Langmuir 27 (2011) 5354-5365


14.   Synthesis, characterization and adsorption properties of MIL(Fe) - graphite oxide composites: Exploring the limits of materials’ fabrication

C. Petit and T.J. Bandosz

Adv. Function. Mater.  21, 2011, 2108-2117.


15.   Enhancement in Dibenzothiophene Reactive Adsorption from Liquid Fuel via Incorporation of Sulfur Heteroatoms to the Nanoporous Carbon Matrix

M. Seredych, M. Khine, T. J. Bandosz

ChemSusChem 4 (2011) 139-147.


16.   Effect of silver nanoparticles deposited on micro/mesoporous activated carbons on retention of NOx at  room temperature

S. Bashkova, D. Deoki, T J. Bandosz

J. Coll. Interface Sci. 354 (2011) 331-340


17.   Reactive adsorption of penicillin on activated carbons

Conchi O. Ania, Joaquina G. Pelayo, Teresa J. Bandosz

Adsorption  17 (2011) 421-429.


18.   Reactive Adsorption of Hydrogen Sulfide on Graphite oxide/Zr(OH)4 composites

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Chemical Eng. J. 166 (2011) 1032-1038.


19.   Reactive adsorption of NO2 on copper-based MOF and Graphite oxide-MOF composites

Benoit Levasseur, Camille Petit and Teresa J. Bandosz

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2 (2010) 3606-3613


20.   Investigation of the enhancing effects of sulfur and/or oxygen functional groups of nanoporous carbons on adsorption of dibenzothiophenes

M. Seredych, T.J. Bandosz

Carbon 49 (2011)1216-1224.


21.   Hydrogen Sulfide Adsorption on Metal-Organic Frameworks and Metal-Organic Frameworks / Graphite Oxide Composites

C. Petit, B. Mendoza  and T.J Bandosz

ChemPhysChem, 11(2010) 3678-3684


22.   Effect of Carbon Surface Modification with Dimethylamine on Reactive Adsorption of NOx

Eleni Deliyanni and Teresa J. Bandosz

Langmuir, 27 (2011) 1837–1843


23.   Importance of carbon surface chemistry in  development of  iron-carbon composite adsorbents arsenate removal

E. Deliyanni, T. J Bandosz

J. Haz. Mat. 186 (2011) 667-674.


24.   Adsorption of NO2  at room temperature on iron-containing polymer-based porous carbons

S. Bashkova, T. J. Bandosz

ChemSusChem. 4 (2011) 404–412


25.   The synthesis and characterization of copper-based metal organic framework/graphite oxide composites

C.Petit, J. Burress and T.J. Bandosz

Carbon, 49 (2011) 563-572.


26.   MOF/ Graphite oxide hybrid materials: exploring the new concept of adsorbents and catalysts

Bandosz, T. J.; Petit, C.

Adsorption 17 (2011) 5-16.


27.   Hydrogen sulfide adsorption on metal-organic frameworks and metal-organic frameworks / graphite oxide composites

Petit, C.; Mendoza, B.; Bandosz, T. J.

ChemPhysChem, 11(2010) 3678-3684


28.   Reactive adsorption of ammonia on Cu-based MOF/graphene composites

Petit, C.; Mendoza, B.; Bandosz, T. J.

Langmuir 26 (2010) 15302-15309


29.   Effects of surface features on adsorption of SO2 on graphite oxide/Zr(OH)4 composites

Mykola Seredych, and Teresa J. Bandosz

J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 14552–14560.


30.   Interactions of NO2 and NO with Carbonaceous Adsorbents Containing Silver Nanoparticles

M. Seredych, S. Bashkova, R. Pietrzak, T.J. Bandosz

Langmuir 26 (2010) 9457-9464

31.   Adsorption of dibenzothiophenes on activated carbons with copper and iron deposited on their surfaces

Mykola Seredych, Teresa J. Bandosz*

Fuel Processing Technology. 91 (2010) 693-701


32.   Interactions of arsine with nanoporous carbons role of heteroatoms in the oxidation process at ambient conditions

Mykola Seredych, Gregory W. Peterson, John Mahle, and Teresa J. Bandosz

J. Phys. Chem. C 114 (2010) 6527-6533


33.   Graphite oxides obtained from porous graphite: the role of surface chemistry and texture in ammonia retention at ambient conditions

Mykola Seredych, Albert V. Tamashausky, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Adv. Functional Mater. 20 (2010) 1670-1679


34.   Adsorption of dibenzothiophenes on nanoporous carbons: identification of specific adsorption sites governing capacity and selectivity

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Energy and Fuels 24 (2010) 3352-3360


35.   The role of sulfur-containing groups in ammonia retention on activated carbons

Camille Petit, Karifala Kante, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 48 (2010) 654-667.


36.   Combined role of water and surface chemistry in reactive adsorption of ammonia on graphite oxides

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Langmuir 26 (2010) 5491-5498


37.   Specific anion and cation capacitance in porous carbon blacks

Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova, Mykola Seredych, Yonggang Jin, Gao Qing Lu, Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 48 (2010) 1767-1778.


38.   The effects of oxidation on the surface chemistry of  sulfur-containing carbons and their arsine adsorption capacity

Camille Petit, Gregory W. Peterson, John Mahle, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 48 (2010) 1779-1787


39.   Effect of the incorporation of nitrogen to the carbon matrix on the selectivity and capacity for adsorption of dibenzothiophenes from model diesel fuel.

M. Seredych, D. Hulicova-Jurcakova, and T.J.  Bandosz.

Langmuir 26 (2010) 227-233


40.   Adsorption of ammonia on graphite oxide/Al13 composites

M.Seredych and T. J. Bandosz

Colloids and Surfaces A. 353 (2010) 30-36.


41.   Revisiting the chemistry of graphite oxides and its effect on ammonia adsorption.

C. Petit, M. Seredych, and T.J. Bandosz

J. Mater. Chem.  19 (2009) 9077-9185.


42.   Adsorption of hydrogen sulfide on graphite derived materials modified by incorporation of nitrogen

M. Seredych, T. B. Bandosz.

Mat. Chem. Phys. 113 (2) (2009) 946-952.


43.   Combined effect of nitrogen- and oxygen-containing functional groups of microporous activated carbon on its electrochemical performance in supercapacitors

Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova, Mykola Seredych, Gao Qing Lu, Teresa J. Bandosz

Advanced Functional Materials 18 (2009) 1-10.


44.   Role of graphite precursor in the performance of graphite oxides as ammonia adsorbents

Mykola Seredych, Camille Petit, Albert V. Tamashausky, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 47 (2009) 445-456.


45.   Nitrogen modified carbide derived carbons as adsorbents of hydrogen sulfide

Mykola Seredych. Cristell Portet, Yury Gogotsi, Teresa J. Bandosz

J. Colloid Interface Sci. 330 (2009) 60-66.


46.   The effects of urea modification and heat treatment on the process of NO2 removal by wood-based activated carbon

S. Bashkova, and T. J. Bandosz

J. Colloid Interface Sci. 333 (2009) 97-103.


47.   Graphite oxide/polyoxometalate nanocomposites as adsorbents of ammonia

Camille Petit and Teresa J. Bandosz

J. Phys. Chem. 113  (2009) 3800–3809


48.   Textural and chemical factor affecting adsorption capacity of activated carbons in highly efficient desulfurization of diesel fuel.

M. Seredych, J. Lison. U. Jans, T.J. Bandosz

Carbon 47 (2009) 2491 –2500.


49.   Effects of surface chemistry on the reactive adsorption of hydrogen cyanide on activated carbons.

Mykola Seredych, Martin van der Merwe and Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 47 (2009) 2456-2465.


50.   Effect of surface phosphorus functionalities of activated carbons containing oxygen and nitrogen on electrochemical capacitance

Denisa Hulicova-Jurcakova,Mykola Seredych, Gao Qing Lu, N. K. A. C. Kodiweera,

Phillip E. Stallworth, Steve Greenbaum, Teresa J. Bandosz

Carbon 47 (2009) 1576-1584.


51.   Graphite oxide/AlZr polycation composites: surface characterization and performance as adsorbents of ammonia

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Materials Chemistry and Physics 117 (2009) 99-106.


52.    Interactions of 4, 6- dimethyldibenzothiophene with the surface of activated carbons

Eleni Deliyanni, Mykola Seredych and Teresa J. Bandosz

Langmuir 25 (2009) 9302-9312.


53.   On the reactive adsorption of ammonia on activated carbons modified by impregnation with inorganic compounds

T.J. Bandosz, C. Petit

J. Coll. Interface Science, feature article, 338(2009) 329-345.


54.   Selective adsorption of dibenzothiophenes on activated carbons with Ag, Co and Ni species deposited on their surfaces

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz

Energy & Fuels 23 (2009) 3737–3744.


55.   Role of surface heterogeneity in the removal of ammonia from air on micro/mesoporous activated carbons modified with molybdenum and tungsten oxides

C. Petit and T. J. Bandosz

Micro. Meso. Mat. 118 (2009) 61-67.


56.   MOF-graphite oxide composites: combining the uniqueness of graphene layers and framework of MOF

C. Petit Ad T. J. Bandosz

Advanced Materials 21 ( 2009) 4753-4757.


57.   Role of microporosity and surface chemistry in adsorption of 4,6-dimethyldibenzothiophene on polymer-derived activated carbons

M.Seredych, Eleni Deliyanni, and Teresa J. Bandosz

Fuel 89 (2010) 1499-1507


58.   MOF-graphite oxide nancomposites: surface characterization and evaluation as adsorbents of ammonia

C. Petit And T. J. Bandosz

J. Mater. Chem. 19 (2009) 6521-6528.


59.   Desulfurization of air at high and low H2S concentrations

Y. Elsayed, M. Seredych, A. Dallas, T. J. Bandosz

Chemical Engineering Journal, Environmental 155 (2009) 594-602.


60.   Enhanced adsorption of ammonia on metal-organic framework / graphite oxide composites: analysis of surface interactions

C. Petit And T. J. Bandosz

Adv. Funct. Mater. 19 (2009) 1-8


61.   Investigation of factors affecting adsorption of transition metals on oxidized carbon nanotubes

Gao, Z., Bandosz, T.J., Zhao, Z., Han, M., Qiu, J.

Journal of Hazardous Materials 167 (2009) 357-365.


62.   Adsorption/reduction of NO2 on graphite oxide/iron composites

S. Bashkova, T.J. Bandosz

Ind. Chem. Eng. Res.  48 (2009) 10884–10891


63.   Role of oil derived carbonaceous phase in the performance of sewage sludge based materials as media for desulfurizaton of digester gas

Karifala Kante, Jason Qiu, Zhongbin Zhao, Yu Chang, Teresa J. Bandosz

Applied Surface Science, 254 (2008) 2385-2395.


64.   Effect of fly ash addition on the removal of hydrogen sulfide from biogas and air on sewage sludge-based composite adsorbents

Mykola Seredych, Christien Strydom, Teresa J. Bandosz

Waste Management 28 (2008) 1983-1992.


65.   Effect of ozonolysis on the pore structure, surface chemistry, and bundling of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Tirandai Hemraj-Benny, Teresa J. Bandosz, and Stanislaus S. Wong

J. Coll. Interface Sci.  317, 375-382 (2008).


66.   Development of surface porosity and catalytic activity in metal sludge waste oil derived adsorbents: effect of heat treatment.

Karifala Kante, Jason Qiu, Zhongbin Zhao, Yu Chang, Teresa J. Bandosz

Chemical Engineering Journal 138 (2008) 155-165.


67.   Sewage sludge/metal sludge/ waste oil composites as catalysts for desulfurization of digester gas

Karifala Kante and T.J. Bandosz

Energy and Fuels 22 (2008) 389-397.

Additional Information



1.     Appointed to National Academies Committee on Examination of the Disposal of Activated Carbon from the Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition Systems at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities (May 2008- May 2009).

2.     On the Editorial Board of Adsorption Science and Technology (2005-present)

3.     On the Editorial Board of Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2008-2010)

4.     On The Advisory Board of American Carbon Society (2010- present).

5.     On Scientific Committee of Pacific Basin Conference on Adsorption Science and Technology II, Australia, May 2000.

6.     On the Scientific Committee of IV International Symposium on Surface Heterogeneity in Adsorption and Catalysis, August 2006

7.     On the Scientific Committee of 2nd Carbon for Environmental Protection Conference, October 2009.

8.     On the Advisory Board of 1st United Arab Emirates Conference on Pure and Applied Chemistry (ECPAC11)-American University of Sharjah, February 2011.

9.     On the Scientific Committee of Colloids and Materials, Amsterdam 2011.

10.  On the Advisory Committee of International Carbon Conference, Krakow, Poland 2012

11.  Session Organizer /Chair at Annual ACS Meetings in Philadelphia (2004) and San Diego (2005).

12.  Editor “Activated Carbon Surfaces in Environmental Remediation”, Elsevier, 2006.

13.  Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia; Fall 2006

14.  Guest Professor/ Sky Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, China 2006-2009.

15.  Visiting Professor, University of Orleans, France, Fall 2009.

16.  Plenary Lecturer at Brazilian Institute of Chemical Engineers Meeting, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, September 2010.

17.  Plenary Lecturer of Carbon in Catalysis, CarboCat4, Conference, Dalian, China, November 2010.

18.  Invited speaker to 1st International Symposium on Chemistry of Energy Conversion and Storage (Germany; February 2001).

19.  Invited Keynote speaker to  Carbon for Energy storage and Environment Protection  IV (France, September 20011)

20.  Discussion leader at Hydrocarbon Resources Gordon Conference (January 2009)

21.  Excellence in Review Award; Environmental Science and Technology, 2005

22.  Excellence in Review Award; Carbon, 2008

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