Sotiris S. Xantheas

2016 – present: UW – PNNL Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Washington
2004 – present: Laboratory Fellow, Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab.
1988 – 2004: Chief Scientist, Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab.
1993 – 1998: Sr. Research Scientist, Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab.
1990 – 1992: Post-doctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest Laboratory

Field of Specialization
Electronic structure

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory(U.S.A)

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights


Selected Awards

  • 2013
    Director's Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement, Pacific Northwest Nat. Lab.
  • 2012
    Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Technical Univ. of Munich at Garching
  • 2011
    Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • 2010
    Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 2007
    Marie Curie Fellow
  • 2005
    Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2003
    Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel research award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Selected Publications

  • E. Miliordos and S. S. Xantheas. “The Origin of the Reactivity of the Criegee Intermediate: Implications for Atmospheric Particle Growth.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 201655, 1015
  • E. Miliordos and S. S. Xantheas. “On the bonding nature of ozone (O3) and its sulfur-substituted analogues, SO2, OS2, and S3: Correlation between their biradical character and molecular properties.” J. Am. Chem. Soc2014136, 2808
  • E. Miliordos, K. Ruedenberg and S. S. Xantheas. “Unusual inorganic biradicals: A theoretical analysis.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201352, 5736.
  • G.-L. Hou, et al. “A Combined Gas-Phase Photoelectron Spectroscopic & Theoretical Study of Zeise's Anion and Its Bromine and Iodine Analogues.” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed201251, 6356.
  • S. Yoo and S. S. Xantheas. “Enhancement of Hydrogen Storage Capacity in Hydrate Lattices.” Chem. Phys. Lett2012525-526, 13.