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Konstantinos Vogiatzis

Assistant Professor


Our research centers on the development of computational methods based on electronic structure theory and machine learning algorithms for describing chemical systems relevant to green chemistry. We are particularly interested in new methods for non-covalent interactions and bond-breaking reactions of small molecules with transition metals. Our overall objectives are to elucidate the fundamental physical principles underlying the magnetic, catalytic, and sorption properties of polynuclear systems, as well as to assist in the interpretation of experimental data.


Konstantinos "Kostas" Vogiatzis graduated from the Hellenic-American Educational Foundation and completed his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Athens, Greece, in 2006. He obtained his MSc in Applied Molecular Spectroscopy from the University of Crete, Greece, in 2008, where he worked on theoretical studies of interactions of CO2 with nanomaterials under the supervision of Prof. George Froudakis. He received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, where he developed a highly accurate coupled-cluster scheme in the group of Prof. Wim Klopper. After an eight-month post-doctoral appointment at the Institute of Nanotechnology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, where he conducted research with Dr. Karin Fink, he moved in 2014 at the University of Minnesota (UMN), where he performed post-doctoral research at the group of Prof. Laura Gagliardi. His research at the UMN focused on the catalytic and sorption properties of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), and on the development and application of strongly correlated methods. In 2016, Dr. Kostas Vogiatzis joined the University of Tennessee as an assistant professor of theoretical and computational chemistry.


B.S., University of Athens, Greece (2006)
M.S., University of Crete, Greece (2008)
Ph.D., Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2012)
Postdoctoral research assistant, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany (2013)
Postdoctoral research assistant, University of Minnesota


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Townsend, K. D. Vogiatzis,Data-Driven Acceleration of the Coupled-Cluster Singles and Doubles Iterative Solver,J. Phys. Chem. Lett.201910, 4129.

R. Anneser, G. R. Elpitiya, J. Townsend, E. J. Johnson, X. B. Powers, J. F. DeJesus, K. D. Vogiatzis, D. M. Jenkins,Unprecedented Five‐coordinate Iron(IV) Imides Generate Divergent Spin States Based on Imide R‐groups,Angew. Chemie Int. Ed.201958, 8115.

Townsend, N. M. Braunscheidel, K. D. Vogiatzis,Understanding the Nature of Weak Interactions Between Functionalized Boranes and N2/O2, Promising Functional Groups for Gas Separations,J. Phys. Chem. A2019123, 3315.

D. Vogiatzis, M. V. Polynski, J. K. Kirkland, J. Townsend, A. Hashemi, C. Liu, E. A. Pidko,Computational Approach to Molecular Catalysis by 3d Transition metals: Challenges and Opportunities,Chem. Rev., 2019119, 2453. 

K. Kirkland, S. N. Khan, B. Casale, E. Miliordos, K. D. Vogiatzis,Ligand Field Effects on the Ground and Excited States of Reactive FeO2+SpeciesPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys.201820, 28786. 

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