Teresa J. Bandosz

Environmental Chemistry/Materials Science

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Chemical Warfare Agent Detoxification
  • Energy Storage
  • Environmental and Energy Related Catalysis
  • New Materials
  • Separation Process


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Teresa J. Bandosz


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Teresa J. Bandosz holds Ph.D.  in Chemical Engineering and D.Sc. in Physical Chemistry. Prof. She 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. Dr. Bandosz has a broad experience in the field of materials preparation, and their applications to environmental problems related to development of adsorbents for gas separation. For three years she was associated with Dalian University of Technology in China as a sky scholar/ guest professor of Chemical Engineering. Dr. Bandosz is a Fulbright Senior Scholar (2016/2017). She edited the book “Activated carbon surface in environmental remediation,” published by Elsevier (2006). Her work during last 30 years has resulted in 6 US patents and over 400 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Her recent research interests include synthesis of Graphene/ MOF, Graphene/hydroxide composites for separation and energy harvesting applications, visible light photoactivity of carbonaceous materials, energy storage, and CO2 sequestration and reduction, development of carbon  based sensors and ORR catalysts. Since 2014 she is coeditor of Journal of Colloid and Interface Science.  She was on the Advisory Board of American Carbon Society (2011-2016). Dr. Bandosz served on the Board of Directors of International Adsorption Society and on the Editorial Boards of Carbon, C, Adsorption Science and Technology, and Applied Surface Science.  She was selected as The Graffin Lecturer for 2016/2017 by The American Carbon Society. She is the Fellow of  the American Carbon Society and  The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering- the Technical University of Krakow, Poland,  1989
  • D.Sc. in Physical Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry - Marie Curie University, Poland,1998


  • Chemistry for Engineers
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Environmental Chemistry 
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


''  Drawing by Marie Roberts (Ligo Project)

(with examples of the relevant publications)


Adsorption and catalysis

T.J. Bandosz . J. Colloid Interface Science 2002, 246 ,1-20

Nanoengineered materials


D. A. Giannakoudakis, N. A. Travlou, J. Secor, T. J.Bandosz. Small 2017, 13, 1601758

C. Petit and T. J. Bandosz.. Advanced Materials  2009, 21, 4753-4757.


Graphene containing nanocomposites


C. Petit and T. J. Bandosz. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009,  19, 1-8


Surface chemistry of carbonaceous materials

J. Jagiello, T. J. Bandosz, K. Putyera and J. A. Schwarz. J.  Colloid Interf. Sci. 1995, 172,341-346


Surface reactivity/photoactivity

.J. Bandosz, C.O. Ania. O. Advanced Science , 2018, 1800293

C.O Ania, P.A. Armstrong, T.J .Bandosz, F. Beguin, A.P. Carvalho, A. Celzard, E. Frackowiak,M.A. Gilarranz, K. Laszlo, J. Matos, M. F. R. Pereira. Carbon 2020, 164, 69-84


Reactive adsorption

C. Yang, M. Florent, GG. de Falco, H. Fan, T.J. Bandosz. Chem. Eng. J. 2020,394, 124906


Waste utilization


L. Nielsen, L. Bandosz T.J.  Micro. Meso. Mater. 2016, 220, 58-72


Desulfurization of fuels

M. Seredych and T.J. Bandosz. Applied Catalysis B; 2011, 106, 133-141


Development of air and water filtration media

L. Nielsen, T.J. Bandosz, Chem. Eng. J. 2016,287, 139-147


Energy storage/supercapacitors

D. Hulicova-Jurcakova, M. Seredych, G. Q. Lu, T. J. Bandosz. Advanced Functional Materials 2009, 18 ,1-10.


Gas sensors


N. A. Travlou, K. Singh, E. Rodríguez-Castellón. T.J.  Bandosz. J. Mater. Chem A. 2015,3, 11417-1142913


Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR)


D. Barrera, M. Florent, K. Sapag, T.J. Bandosz. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2019, 2, 10, 7412-7424


CO2 electrodreduction


W. Li, M. Seredych, E. Rodriguez-Castellon, T.J. Bandosz. ChemSusChem 2016, 9,  606-616


Chemical Warfare Agents  Detoxification


D.A. Giannakoudakis, M. Barczak, F. Pearsal, S. O'Brien, T.J Bandosz. Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 3984, 123280



I. Books Authored

Detoxification of Chemical Warfare Agents: From WWI to Multifunctional Nanocomposite Approaches. Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis and Teresa J. Bandosz. Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (January 11, 2018) ISBN-13: 978-3319707594


II. Books Edited

Activated Carbon Surfaces in Environmental Remediation, Bandosz, T. J. Ed. pp. 159-230. Elsevier, Oxford, 2006.

III. Peer Reviewed publications  (2020- 2021 ( April)) : Total 446 ( for   complete publication list look at www.tbandosz.com)

  1. Chemically heterogeneous carbon dots enhanced cholesterol detection by MALDI TOF mass spectrometry. Houdova, D.; Soto, J.; Castro, R.; Rodrigues, J.; Pino-Gonzalez, M.S.; Petkovic, M.; Bandosz, T.J.; Algarra, M. J. Colloid Interf. Sci. 2021, 591, 373-383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcis.2021.02.004. 02/07/2021
  2. Alternative view of oxygen reduction on porous carbon electrocatalysts: the substance of complex oxygen surface interactions. deFalco, G.; Florent, M.; Jagiello, J.; Cheng, Y.; Daemen, L.L.; Ramirez-Cuesta, A.J.; Bandosz, T.J. iScience  2021, 24,102216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102216. 02/23/2021
  3. Scrolled titanate nanosheet composites with reduced graphite oxide for photocatalytic and adsorptive removal of toxic vapors. Giannakoudakis, D.A.; Vikrant, K.; LaGrow, A.P.; Lisovytskiy, D.; Kim, K.H; Bandosz,T.J.; Colmenares, J.C. Chem. Eng. J. 2021, 415, 128907 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2021.128907  02/12/21
  4. Exploring the silent aspect of carbon nanopores. Bandosz, T.J. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 407 https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11020407. 02/05/2021.
  5. Inorganic matter in rice husk derived carbon and its effect on the capacitive performance. Li, W.; Nazhipkyzy, M.; Bandosz, T.J. J. Energy Chem.  2021, 57, 639-649 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jechem.2020.10.046. 11/06/2020.
  6. Engineering heterostructured Ni@Ni(OH)2 core-shell nanomaterials for synergistically enhanced water electrolysis. Zhang, J-W.; Lv, X-W.; Ren, T.-Z.; Wang, Z; Bandosz, T.J.; Yuan, Z-Y. Green Energy Environ 2021 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gee.2020.12.009 . 12/11/2020.
  7. FeNi doped porous carbon as an efficient catalyst for oxygen evolution reaction. Zhang, J.W.; Zhang, H.; Ren, T.Z.; Yuan, Z-Y.; Bandosz, T.J.  Front. Chem. Sci. Eng. 2021, 5,279–287 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11705-020-1965-2. 09/25/2020.
  8. Proposing an unbiased ORR onset potential determination by using a Savitzky-Golay differentiation procedure, De Falco, G., Florent M. De Rosa, A.  J. Colloid Interf. Sci.2021. 586, 597-600 DOI:10.1016/J.jcis.2020.10.127. 11/03/2020.
  9. Pyrolyzed biosolid surface features promote a highly efficient oxygen reduction reaction.De Falco, G.:  Florent, M.; Bandosz, T.J. Green Chem. 2020, 22, 7858 – 7870. DOI: 10.1039/D0GC03030A . 10/05/2020
  10. Boosting the photoactivity of grafted titania: ultrasound-driven synthesis of a multi-phase heterogeneous nano-architected photocatalyst. Giannakoudakis, D.A.; Qayyum, A.; Lomot, D.; Besenhards, M.; Lisovytskiy, D.; Bandosz, T.J.; Colmenares, J.C. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2020, 31, 2007115 DOI:10.1002/adfm.202007115. 09/30/2020.
  11. Effect of the surface chemistry on the photoluminescence properties of boron doped carbon dots. Largitte, L.; Travlou, N.; Florent, M.; Secor, J.; Bandosz, T.J. J. Photochem. Photobio A: Chem. 2021, 405, 112903. DOI: 10.1016/j.jphotochem.2020.112903. 09/13/2020.
  12. Effect of the Incorporation of Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals into UiO‐66 on Composite Porosity and Surface Heterogeneity Alterations. Policicchio, A.; Florent, M.; Attia, M.F.; Whitehead, D.C.; Jagiello, J.; Bandosz, T.J. Adv. Mater. Interf. 2020, 7, 190298. https://doi.org/10.1002/admi.201902098. 06/05/2020.
  13. Surfactant-modified biosolid-derived materials as efficient H2S removal media: Synergistic effects of carbon phase properties and inorganic phase chemistry on reactive adsorption. Florent, M.; Bandosz, T.J.  Chem. Eng. J. 2020, 401, 125986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.125986.06/25/2020.
  14. Support features govern the properties of the active phase and the performance of bifunctional ZnFe2O4-based H2S adsorbents. Yang, C.; De Falco, G.; Florent, M.; Fan, H.; Bandosz, T.J. Carbon 2020, 169, 327-337. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.07.075. 08/09/2020.
  15. Enhancing the gas adsorption capacities of UiO-66 by nanographite addition. Policicchio, A.; Florent, M.; Celzard, A.; Fierro, V.; Jagiello, J.; Bandosz, T.J. Micro. Meso. Mater. 2020, 309, 110571. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2020.110571. 08/27/2020.
  16. Ni-doped hierarchical porous carbon with a p/n-junction promotes electrochemical water splitting. Zhang, H.; Zhang, J-W.; Ren, T-Z.; Yuan, Z-Y, Bandosz, T.J.  Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 2020, 45, 17493-17503. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.04.258.05/29/2020.
  17. Ultrasound-activated TiO2/GO-based bifunctional photoreactive adsorbents for detoxification of chemical warfare agent surrogate vapor. D. A. Giannakoudakis, N. Farahmand, D. Łomot, K. Sobczak, T. J Bandosz, J.C. Colmenares. Chem. Eng. J. 395 (2020) 125099. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.125099. 04/18/2020.
  18. Detoxification of mustard gas surrogate on ZnO2/g-C3N4 composites: Effect of surface features' synergy and day-night photocatalysis. M. Florent, D.A. Giannakoudakis, T.J .Bandosz. Appl.  Cat. B 272 (2020)119038.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.119038.04/22/2020.
  19. ZnFe2O4/activated carbon as a regenerable adsorbent for catalytic removal of H2S from air at room temperature. C. Yang, M. Florent, G. de Falco, H. Fan, T.J. Bandosz. Chem. Eng. J. 394 (2020) 124906. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cej.2020.124906. 04/01/2020.
  20. Engaging nanoporous carbons in "beyond adsorption"  applications: characterization, challenges and performance. C.O. Ania, P.A. Armstrong, T.J .Bandosz, F. Beguin, A.P. Carvalho, A. Celzard, E. Frackowiak,M.A. Gilarranz, K. Laszlo, J. Matos, M. F. R. Pereira. Carbon 164 (2020) 69-84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2020.03.056. 03/27/20220
  21. Bifunctional ZnO-MgO/activated carbon adsorbents boost H2S room temperature adsorption and catalytic oxidation.C. Yang, Y. Wang, H. Fan, G. de Falco, S. Yang, J .Shangguan, T.J. BandoszAppl. Cat. B: Environ. 266 (2020) 266, 118674. DOI: 10.1016/j.apcatb.2020.118674. 01/22/2020
  22. Building MOF  nanocomposites with oxidized graphitic carbon nitride nanospheres: the effect of framework geometry on the structural heterogeneity.D.A. Giannakoudakis, T.J. BandoszMolecules  24 (2019), 4529.  DOI: 10.3390/molecules24244529 . 12/11/2019
  23. Activated carbon with heteroatom from organic salt for hydrogen evolution reaction.Y.M. Zhao, T.Z. Ren, Z.Y .Yuan, T.J. Bandosz. Micro. Meso. Mater. 297 (2020), 110033. DOI: 10.1016/j.micromeso.2020.110033. -1/17/2020
  24. Composite of  porous carbon textile with deposited barium titanate nanospheres as wearable protection medium against toxic vapors. D.A. Giannakoudakis, M. Barczak, F. Pearsall, S. O'Brien, T.J Bandosz Chem. Eng. J. 384 (2020) 123280 DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2019.123280. `10/25/2019
  25. Defectous UiO-66 MOF Nanocomposites as Reactive Media of Superior Protection against Toxic Vapors.D.A. Giannakoudakis, T.J. Bandosz. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces  12 (2020) 14678-14689. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b17314. 11/27/2019
  26. Exploring the options for the improvement of H2S adsorption on sludge derived adsorbents: Building the composite with porous carbons. M. Florent, A. Policicchio, S. Niewiadomski, T.J. Bandosz J. Cleaner Product. 249 (2020) 249, 119412. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.119412 11/21/2019
  27. Solar light-driven photocatalytic degradation of phenol on S-doped nanoporous carbons: The role of functional groups in governing activity and selectivity. T.J. Bandosz, A. Policicchio, M. Florent, W.Li,  P.S. Poon, J. Matos. Carbon 156 (2020) 10-23. 10.1016/j.carbon.2019.09.037. 09/12/2019


IV. Patents:
1. Activated Carbons Molecularly Engineered
  J.A. Schwarz, K. Putyera, J. Jagiello, and T. J. Bandosz.U.S. Patent 5,385,876 (1995).
2. Microporous Carbons for Fuel Gas Storage
  J.A. Schwarz, K. Putyera, J. Jagiello, and T. J. Bandosz. U.S. Patent 5,614,460 (1997).
3. Composite Microporous Carbons for Fuel gas Storage
  J.A. Schwarz, K. Putyera, T. J. Bandosz, J. Jagiello and K.A. Amankwah. U.S. Patent 5,837,741 (1998).
4. Preparation of adsorbents from organic fertilizer and mineral oil and their application for removal of acidic gases from sulfur containing wet gas streams,
  T.J. Bandosz, A. Bagreev,  D. Locke. US Patent 6,962,616 (2005)
6. Preparation of MOF/Graphene composites and their application for toxic gases removal
  T.J. Bandosz and C. Petit. US patent 8,633,331 (2014)
7. Compositions comprising zirconium hydroxide and Graphite oxide and methods for use
  T.J. Bandosz, M. Seredych, Ch. Karwacki. G. Peterson. US patent 8,658,555 (2014)
8. Catalytic adsorbents obtained from municipal sludges, industrial sludges, compost and tobacco waste and process for their production.
  T.J. Bandosz. US  Patent 9808761B2 (2016)
9. Barium-containing nanoparticles as a detoxification agent
  T.J. Bandosz, D. Ginnakoudakis, S. O'Brian, F. Paersal.
  US patent filed on June 21, 2019; APPL# 62/864,772.



H Index  88 ( since 2015: 68; Google Scholar)
Fulbright Senior Scholar
American Carbon Society Fellow

Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Graffin Lecturer in Carbon Sceince and Technology; The American Carbon Society  Award
Invited  by Japanese Carbon Society as Plenary Speaker at Carbon 2020, Kyoto, Japan.
Plenary Speaker at Carbon for Energy and Environmental Applications, Alicante, Spain, Oct. 2019. Appointed to the Expert Panel of the Research Foundation Flanders ( 2019-2021)
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).
Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia; Fall 2006
Guest Professor/ Sky Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, China 2006-2009.
Visiting Professor, University of Orleans, France, Fall 2009.
Visiting Professor, University of Malaga, Spain,  Fall 2013.
Visiting Professor, Shinshu University, Japan, Spring-Summer 2014
Visiting Professor, University of Adelaide, Australia, winter 2014.
Invited speaker to 1st International Symposium on Chemistry of Energy Conversion and Storage (Germany; February 2001).
Plenary speaker 9Th International Symposium on Particle Size Analysis, Environmental Protection and Powder Technology, Balatonfured, Hungary September 5-7, 2004.
Plenary speaker at 2-nd South American Conference of Adsorbents and Adsorption. San Luis, Argentina, February 20-23, 2013.
Plenary speaker at 4th World Colloid Conference: Surface design and Engineering. Madrid Spain, June 15-18, 2014;
Plenary speaker at III Workshop on Adsorption Catalysis and Porous Materials, August 29-31 2016, Bogota, Colombia.
Invited speaker, Graphchina 2016, Qingadao, China Sept. 2016. Moderator at USA-China Forum.
Plenary speaker at TLMC=2, Termas de Chile, Chile Nov 14-Nov 19, 2016
Plenary speaker  at  IX ( 2016 ) and X (2018)  International  Symposium of Physics and Chemistry of Carbon and Nanoenergetic Materials, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Keynote speaker at Carbon 2018, Madrid, Spain, July 2, 2018.
Keynote speaker at 3rd Ibero-American Congress on Adsorption, Gijon, Spain, Sept. 3, 2018
Invited Keynote speaker at XVII meeting of Brazilian Materials Research Society, Natal, Brazil, Sept 18, 2018
Excellence in Review Award; Environmental Science and Technology, 2005
Excellence in Review Award; Carbon, 2008
Excellence in Review Award; Carbon, 2012
Excellence in Review Award; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2012.




Editor: Journal of Colloids and Interface Science (2014-present)


Editorial Board Member: Adsorption Science and Technology (2005-present); Chemical Engineering Journal (2017-present); Applied Surface Science (2014- present); Carbon (2014- present); Adsorption (2013-present); Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2008-2010)’ C (2015-present); Eurasian  Chemical Technological Journal


Ad hoc and Panel Reviewer for Federal and International Agencies: National Science Foundation, The American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund,  National Center of Science and Technology (Kazakhstan), Czech National Foundation, Polish Science Foundation;  European Research Council; Flounder Research Foundation; Australian Research Council; CNRF (France); US Army Research Office, DTRA, DoE, European Science Council, European Science Council

Ph.D. Theses Reviewer: The University of Queensland, Australia; Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada; University of Malaga, Spain; India Institute of Technology

Host of  international students and scholars from: Australia, Spain, India, Poland, Argentina,  Colombia, Brazil, Greece,  Finland, Denmark, China, France, Italy, Mexico, Kazakhstan

Reviewer for International peer-reviewed Journals: Nature, Science, Nature Materials. Advanced Science, Scientific  Reports, Nature Nanotechnology, Adgewandte Chemie, Journal of American Chemical Society, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials,  Advanced Materials Interfaces, ChemSusChem, Chemistry of Materials, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Applied Catalysis A,  Analytical Chemistry,  ACS Catalysis,  ACS Applied Materials  Interfaces, ACS Applied Bio Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, Environmental Science and Technology, Carbon, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Journal of Chromatography A, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Langmuir, ChemPhysChem, Catalysis Today, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Chemosphere, Green Chemistry, Fuel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Chemical Engineering Journal, , Journal of Chromatography B, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, Fuel Processing Technology, Energy and Fuel, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Colloids and Surfaces A, Industrial and Chemical Engineering Research, Applied Surface Science, Adsorption, Water Research


Service to  CCNY and CUNY
1.    On the CUNY Intellectual Property Transfer Committee (since 2005-2010)
2.    On the Chemistry Department Executive Committee (since 2007-2014)
3.    On the Core Facility Committee (2008)
4.    On the CCNY Laboratory Safety Committee
5.    Chemistry Department Deputy Chair (2011-2014)
6.    CCNY Department of Chemistry Executive Committee (2008-2014)
7.    On the CUNY Doctoral Program Executive Committee (2011-2014)
8.    Chemistry Department representative to  School of Engineering



"Carbon lab  " seen by an artist ( LIGO project). Carbon drawings by Marie Roberts