Paul J. Sideris

Assistant Professor

Paul J. Sideris
CUNY Queensborough Community College
Department of Chemistry
Science Building S-445
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364  U.S.A.
Phone: (718) 281-5615
Fax: (718) 281-5078


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2009-2012
    • CUNY Hunter College, Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Ph.D Chemistry, SUNY Stony Brook, 2009
  • B.Sc. Chemistry, SUNY Binghamton, 2003
  • B.A. Mathematics, SUNY Binghamton, 2003

Academic and Professional Honors

  • Chair, Long Island Subsection of the American Chemical Society (2015)
  • Co-chair, Student Activities Committee of the New York American Chemical Society (2013-Present)
  • GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) Fellowship (2004-2007)

Research Interests

  • Structure elucidation of inorganic condensed matter
    • Lithium-ion batteries
    • Fuel cells
    • Minerals
    • Ceramics
    • Glasses
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
    • Solid-state NMR
    • Quadrupolar nuclei
    • Diffusion
  • X-ray and neutron diffraction
  • X-ray and neutron pair distribution function analysis


  • "Charge Transfer in Li/CFx-Silver Vanadium Oxide Hybrid Cathode Batteries Revealed By Solid State 7Li and 19F Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" Paul J. Sideris, Rowena Yew, Ian Nieves, Kaimin Chen, Gaurav Jain, Craig L. Schmidt, Steve G. Greenbaum, Journal of Power Sources, 254, 293-297 (2014). [DOI]

  • "Single-ion-conducting nanocomposite polymer electrolytes based on PEG400 and anionic nanoparticles: Part 2. Electrical characterization" Federico Bertasi, Keti Vezzù, Guinevere A. Giffin, Tetiana Nosach, Paul Sideris, Steve Greenbaum, Michele Vittadello, Vito Di Noto, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39, 6, 2884-2895 (2014). [DOI]

  • Subsurface diffusion of oxide electrolyte decomposition products in metal fluoride nanocomposite electrodes” Andrew J. Gmitter, Anna Halajko, Paul J. Sideris, Steve G. Greenbaum, Glenn G. Amatucci, Electrochimica Acta, 88, 735– 744 (2013). [DOI]

  • "Lithium Ion Batteries, Electrochemical Interactions In" Paul J. Sideris, Steve G. Greenbaum, Batteries for Sustainability Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ed. Ralph J. Brodd), Chapter 8, pgs. 239-283 (2013). [Link]

  • "7Li and 31P Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Single Crystal LiMPO4 (M = Co, Fe)" P.E. Stallworth, R. Samueli, P. Sideris, D. Vaknin, S.G. Greenbaum, Advances in Inorganic Phosphate Materials: Ceramic Transactions, Volume 233 (eds I. Belharouak and V. G. Pol), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2012). [Link]
  • "Batteries: Advanced Techniques to Identify Reaction Path of Electrochemical Reactions" Paul J. Sideris, Steve G. Greenbaum, Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology (ed. Robert A. Meyers), Springer, New York, NY, USA (2012). [Link]
  • "Solid State Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Electrolyte Decomposition Products on Lithium-Ion Electrodes" J.H.S.R. DeSilva, Victor Udinwe, Paul J. Sideris, Marshall C. Smart, F.C. Krause, C. Hwang, K.A. Smith, Steve G. Greenbaum, ECS Transactions, 41 (41), 207-214 (2012). [DOI]
  • "Identification of Cation Clustering in Mg-Al Layered Double Hydroxides Using Multinuclear Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy" Paul J. Sideris, Frederic Blanc, Zhehong Gan, Clare P. Grey, Chemistry of Materials, 24, 13, 2449-2461 (2012). [DOI]
  • "Investigation of Cation Ordering in Triclinic Sodium Birnessite via 23Na MAS NMR Spectroscopy" Kellie A. Aldi, Jordi Cabana, Paul J. Sideris, Clare P. Grey, American Mineralogist, 97, 5-6, 883-889 (2012). [DOI]
  • "Iodide-Conducting Polymer Electrolytes based on Poly-Ethylene Glycol and MgI2: Synthesis and Structural Characterization" M. Vittadello, D.I. Waxman, P.J. Sideris, Z. Gan, K. Vezzù, E. Negro, A. Safari, S.G. Greenbaum, V. Di Noto, Electrochimica Acta, 57, 112-122 (2011). [DOI]
  • "Enhancing MQMAS of low-γ Nuclei by Using a High B1 Field Balanced Probe Circuit" Z. Gan, P. Gor’kov, W.W. Brey, P.J. Sideris, C.P. Grey, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 200, 1, 2-5 (2009). [DOI]
  • "Mg/Al Ordering in Layered Double Hydroxides Revealed by Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopy" P.J. Sideris, U.-G. Nielsen, Z. Gan, C.P. Grey, Science, 321, 113-117 (2008). [DOI]
  • "Tuning the Structural and Physical Properties of Cr2Ti3Se8 by Lithium Intercalation: A Study of the Magnetic Properties, Investigation of Ion Mobility with NMR Spectroscopy and Electronic Band Structure Calculations" J. Wontcheu, W. Bensch, M. Wilkening, P. Heitjans, S. Indris, P. Sideris, C.P. Grey, S. Mankovsky, H. Ebert, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 130, 288-299 (2008). [DOI]
  • "Swollen Poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) as a Template for Inorganic Morphologies" D.P. Brennan, A. Dobley, P.J. Sideris, S.R.J. Oliver, Langmuir, 21, 11994-1998 (2005). [DOI]

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

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QPAC: Performing Arts Center

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art Gallery

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.