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Professor Euripides G. Stephanou (Evripidis G. Stefanou)
Professional Address:
Rector’s Office - University of Crete
71 003 Voutes-Heraclion, GREECE
Telephone: +30 2810 545210 & 545204, Fax: +30 2810 545212
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Curriculum Vitae and Statement on Academic and Research Activities
January 2015

A. Curriculum Vitae
(pp. 1-20)

I) Education:
I graduated (1969) from the Lycée Léonin (French high school) in Athens, Greece. I was further educated in Switzerland: I passed the Swiss National Examination for the admission to Swiss Universities (Fribourg) in April 1970. I studied at the University of Neuchâtel where I majored in Chemical Engineering (Diplôme d’ Ingénieur Chimiste) in June 1975. In February 1976, I was enrolled as a PhD student at the Institute of Organic Chemistry of the University of Zurich under the supervision of Professors Hans Schmid (deceased in 1977) and Manfred Hesse. I was awarded the PhD in Organic Chemistry in November 1979. Concurrently with my doctoral studies, I joined the Graduate Program of Environmental Sciences at the University of Geneva (spring semester 1979). I was awarded the “Certificat” (equivalent to Master Degree) in Environmental Analytical Chemistry in May 1980.
Languages: My mother tongue is Greek. I am fluent (writing and speaking) in English, French & German.

II) Post-doctoral activities:
March 1980 - May 1981 and May 1985 to September 1985: Research Associate and Guest Researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources and Water Pollution Control (EAWAG) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).
June 1981 – July 1982 and January 1984 – May 1985: “Maître Assistant” (equivalent to Lecturer) and “Chargé des Cours et de Recherche” at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Geneva.
July 1982 - January 1984: Senior Research Associate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University (CA, USA) (leave of absence from the University of Geneva after invitation from Stanford University).

III) Professional Experience:
i) Academic track:
April 1984: Elected Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the new Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete. I joined the University of Crete in January 1986.
1986-1989: Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry.
1989-1993: Associate (Tenured) Professor of Environmental Chemistry.
1993-present: Professor of Environmental Chemistry.
1997-present: Founder and Director of Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL).
1998-present: Initiator and Director of Post-Graduate Programmes “Environmental Sciences and Engineering” and “Environmental Protection Technologies”.

ii) Administrative activities at the University of Crete:
1989-1994: Chairman of Chemistry Department of the University of Crete.
1996-2002: Dean of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Crete.
1998-1999: Acting Chair, Department of Mathematics of the University of Crete.
1999-2003: Chair of the Technical Council of the University of Crete.
2011, September - 2015, August: Rector (President) of the University of Crete.
October - December 2012: Acting Chair, Department of Philology of the University of Crete.

iii) Appointments in other Higher Education and Research Institutions:
October 1988 - June 1989: Invited Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland (Sabbatical leave).
June 1994 - February 1995: Guest Professor at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Sabbatical leave).
February 2009 – July 2009: Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, USA (Sabbatical leave).

IV) Services to the international Scientific Community:
A) Editor, 2009-2012: “Environmental Science and Pollution Research”, SPRINGER VERLAG.
B) Associate Editor 2002-2004: “Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association”.
C) Reviewer, and Scientific Evaluation Panel Member
Proposals: 1) European Commission; 2) National Science Foundation (NSF, USA); 3) Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation); 4) Research Promotion Foundation (Cyprus).
Scientific Journals: Environmental Science and Technology (ACS), Journal of Geophysical Research and Geophysical Research Letters (AGU), Geophysical Research Letters, Atmospheric Environment, Journal of Chromatography A, Marine Chemistry, Nature, Science, and others.
Scientific Panels: 1) Ministry of Higher Education and Research of Slovenia; 2) French Research Funding Agency ("Laboratories of excellence-LABEX"); 3) Academy of Sciences of Finland.
D) Member of Scientific Committees
European Commission and UNEP

V) Teaching and Graduate Student Advising:
Undergraduate Courses:
1) Environmental Chemistry,
2) Elucidation of Organic Molecules with spectroscopic Methods: NMR and MS.
Graduate Courses:
1) Environmental Organic Chemistry,
2) Environmental Analytical Chemistry: Chromatographic Techniques and Mass Spectrometry,
3) Chemistry of Disinfection of Drinking Water,
4) Applications of Mass Spectrometry in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Advising and mentoring:
Thirteen (14) PhD and forty (42) MSc theses were awarded under my supervision at the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete.
External Referee and Examiner for PhD theses in Foreign Universities: Université Paris VI - P. & M. Curie (France), ETH Zurich, University of Melbourne (Australia), Lancaster University (UK); Masaryk University, Brno, Check Republic.
External Referee and Examiner for PhD theses in Greek Universities: University of Crete and Universities of Ioannina, Patras, Technical University of Crete and National Technical University of Athens.

VI) Research:
A) Research interests:
    • Biogeochemical Cycles of Legacy and Emerging Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs);
    • Study of Atmospheric Aerosols by Physicochemical, Chemical and Biochemical Methods;
    • Environmental Analytical Chemistry of Toxic Organic Compounds (DBPs, endocrine disruptors, POPs) in surface, ground and drinking water and Application of Mass Spectrometry
    • Human Exposure Studies of Emerging Toxic Organic Contaminants (Endocrine Disruptors).

B) Research & Bibliometrics:
I have authored and co-authored 105 articles (see below attached list of publications) in leading international scientific journals (e.g. Nature, Science, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Chromatography A, Microbial Ecology, Environmental Health Perspectives, Cell Plant, Lancet etc.) that received 7600 citations (since 2010: 3705 citations), h-index 43, i10-index 78 (See: http://scholar.google.gr/citations?user=F1OsDfoAAAAJ&hl=en). I have also authored articles in refereed proceedings and 4 chapters in books (by invitation), and presented my research results in international conferences (see below attached list of publications).
I have been invited to present the research work of my group by different academic and research institutions such as Stanford University (CA, USA), Harvard University (USA), University of North Carolina (Chapelhill, USA), Université P. & M. Curie (Paris VI, France), University of Venice (Italy), University of Concepcion (Chile), Technical University Federico Santa Maria (Valparaiso, Chile), National Commission of the Environment of Chile (Santiago, Chile), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH, Zurich, Switzerland), Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (EAWAG, Zurich, Switzerland), University of Bayreuth (Germany), Northeastern University, (Boston, USA), Michigan State University (East Lansing, USA), University of Kuwait, and Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.

C) Funding ID:
Grants, 1992-present: 2.800.000 €
Selected competitive European and National research grants

"Atmospheric Input of Natural and Anthropogenic Organic Compounds to the Mediterranean", 170.000 €, from EU-SCIENCE Programme. Project Coordinator. (CSIC-CID, Barcelona, Spain and Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Marine, Univ. P. & M. Curie, Paris, France). 1992-1994.

“Disinfection of drinking water and of treated domestic waste water by chlorine and chlorine dioxide”, 353.000 €, EU-AVICENNE programme, 1994-1996. ProjectCoordinator. (With TECHNION, Haifa, Israel, and General State Laboratory of Cyprus).

“Aerosol formation from biogenic organic carbon”, 100.000 € (for the Univ. of Crete), E.U. Environment and Climate Programme, 1996-1998.

“Monitoring and prediction of the atmospheric transport and deposition of desert dust in the Mediterranean region”, 134.640 € (for the Univ. of Crete), E.U. Environment and Climate Programme, 1996-1998.

“Global semi-volatile organic compounds (GLOBAL SOC)”, 130.000 € (for the Univ. of Crete), E.U. Environment and Climate Programme, 1998-2000.

“Environmental Analysis of Concrete Admixtures (ANACAD)”, 110.000 € (for the Univ. of Crete), E.U. Environment and Climate Programme, 1997-1999.

“Organic Aerosol Formation” (OSOA), 70.000 € (for the Univ. of Crete), E.U. Environment and Climate Programme, 2000-2002.

“Marine Aerosol Production (MAP)” E.U., Environment and Climate Programme, 2005-2008, 140.000 € (for the Univ. of Crete).

“Health Impacts of Long-term Exposure to Disinfection By-products in Drinking Water”, EU 2007-2010, 280.000 €.

“European Study of Cohorts for Air Pollution Effects” (ESCAPE), EU 2008-2012, 150.000 €.

“Genomics Biomarkers of Environmental Health” (ENVIROGENOMARKERS), EU 2009-2013, 250.000 €.

“ARISTEIA” (Excellence) Ministry of Education grant (2012-2015), approved: 200.000 €

Selected competitive graduate education grants

"Education of young chemists with modern analytical instruments", 67.200 €, from the EU Social Found, 1992-1993.

“Environmental Science and Engineering-Post Graduate Studies Programme”, 600.000 €, Ministry of Education and European Commission, 1998-2006.

VII) Awards and Honours:
“Hans Schmid Award” 1979 -1980 for postdoctoral research.
“Ecopolis Price 2006” for Scientific Achievement in Environmental Science.
Member of the European Research Council (ERC) Panel for the “Sciences of the Earth”, 2007-present.
 
VIII) LIST of PUBLICATIONS
[A] Articles in refereed international journals
106. Myridakis, A.; Balaska, E.; Gkaitatzi, C.; Kouvarakis, A.; Stephanou, E.G. (2015) “Determination and separation of bisphenol A, phthalate metabolites and structural isomers of parabens in human urine with conventional high-pressure liquid chromatography combined with electrospray ionisation tandem mass spectrometry”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, doi: 10.1007/s00216-015-8497-5.
105. Nauen, R; Wölfel, K.; Lueke, B.; Myridakis, A.; Tsakireli, D.; Roditakis, E.; Tsagkarakou, A.; Stephanou, E.; Vontas J. “Development of a lateral flow test to detect metabolic resistance in bemisia tabaci mediated by CYP6CM1, a cytochrome p450 with broad spectrum catalytic efficiency”, Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, doi:10.1016/j.pestbp.2014.12.023, 2015.
104. Charisiadis, P., Andra, S.S., Makris, K.C., Christophi, C.A., Skarlatos, D., Vamvakousis, V., Kargaki, S., Stephanou, E.G. “Spatial and seasonal variability of tap water disinfection by-products within distribution pipe networks”,
Science of the Total Environment 506-507, pp. 26-35, 2015.
103. Vardavas, CI; Karabela, M; Agaku, IT; Matsunaga, Y; Myridakis, A; Kouvarakis, A; Stephanou, EG; Lymperi, M; Behrakis, PK “Secondhand smoke exposure within semi-open air cafes and tobacco specific 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1-butanol (NNAL) concentrations among non-smoking employees”
International Journal of Occupational Medicine & Environmental Health 27(5), pp. 875-881, 2014.
102. Guxens, M., ..., Stephanou, E.G., et al. “Air pollution during pregnancy and childhood cognitive and psychomotor development: Six European birth cohorts”, Epidemiology 25 (5), pp. 636-647, 2014.
101. Riga, M.; Tsakireli, D.; Ilias, A.; Myridakis, A; Stephanou, EG; Nauen, R; Dermauw, W; Van Leeuwen, T; Paine, M; Vontas, J. Abamectin is metabolized by CYP392A16, a cytochrome P450 associated with high levels of acaricide resistance in Tetranychus urticae”, INSECT BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 46, pp. 43-53, 2014.
100. Charisiadis P., Andra S.S., Makris K.C., Christodoulou M., Christophi C., Kargaki S., and Stephanou E., “Household cleaning activities as non-ingestion exposure determinants of urinary trihalomethanes”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 48 (1), pp. 770-780, 2014.
99. Pedersen M., …, Stephanou EG., et al. “Ambient Air Pollution and Low Birth Weight: A European Cohort Study (ESCAPE)”, The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, Volume 1, Issue 9, pp. 695 - 704, November 2013.
98. Stayner L., Stephanou EG., et al. “Exposure to Brominated Trihalomethanes in Water During Pregnancy and Micronuclei Frequency in Maternal and Cord Blood Lymphocytes”, Environmental Health Perspectives, 11/2013; DOI:10.1289/ehp.1206434.
97. Goslan E.H., Krasner S. W., Villanueva C.M., Carrasco Turigas G., Toledano M.B., Kogevinas M., Stephanou E. G., Cordier S., Gražulevičienė R., Parsons, S.A. and Nieuwenhuijsen, M.J., “Disinfection by-product occurrence in selected European waters”, Journal of Water Supply: Research and Technology—AQUA, doi:10.2166/aqua.2013.017, 2013.
96. Karageorgou E., Myridakis A., Stephanou EG, Samanidou V, “Multiresidue LC–MS/MS analysis of cephalosporins and quinolones in milk following ultrasound‐assisted matrix solid‐phase dispersive extraction combined with the quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe methodology”, Journal of Separation Science 36, 2020-2027, 2013.
95. Wang M., Stephanou E., et al., “Evaluation of Land Use Regression Models for NO2 and Particulate Matter in 20 European Study Areas: The ESCAPE Project”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (9), 4357–4364, 2013.
94. Rob Beelen, Stephanou E, et al., “Development of NO2 and NOx land use regression models for estimating air pollution exposure in 36 study areas in Europe – The ESCAPE project”, Atmospheric Environment 72, 10-23, 2013.
93. Marloes, E; Stephanou, E.G.; et al. "Development of land use regression models for PM2.5, PM2.5 absorbance, PM10 and PMcoarse in 20 European study areas; results of the ESCAPE project", Environ. Sci. Technol. 46(20), 11195-11205, 2012.
91. Eeftens M, Stephanou EG, et al., “Variation of PM2.5, PM10, PM2.5 absorbance and PMcoarse concentrations between and within 20 European study areas - results of the ESCAPE project”, Atmospheric Environment 62, 303-317, 2012.
90. Cyrys J., Stephanou EG, et al.; “Variation of NO2 and NOx concentrations between and within 36 European study areas: results from the ESCAPE study”, Atmospheric Environment 62 , 374-390, 2012.
89. Decesari S, Finessi E, Rinaldi M, Paglione M, Fuzzi S, Stephanou EG, Tziaras T, Spyros A, Ceburnis D, O'Dowd C, Dall'Osto M, Harrison RM, Allan J, Coe H, and Facchini MC, “Primary and secondary marine organic aerosols over the North Atlantic Ocean during the MAP experiment”, J. Geophys. Res. 116, D22210, doi:10.1029/2011JD016204, 2011.
88. Klanova J, Jones K, Lammel G, Lohmann R, Pirrone N, Scheringer M, Balducci C, Bidleman T, Blaha K, Blaha L, Booijk K, Bouwman H; Breivik K, Eckhardt S, Fiedler H, Garrigues P, Hamer T, Holoubek I, Hung H, MacLeod M, Magulova K, Mosca S, Pistocchi A, Simonich S, Smedes F, Stephanou E, Sweetman A, Sebkova K, Venier M, Vighi M, Vrana Br, Wania F, Weber R, Weiss P, “Identifying the Research and Infrastructure Needs for the Global Assessment of Hazardous Chemicals Ten Years after Establishing the Stockholm Convention”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 45(18), 7617-7619, DOI: 10.1021/es202751f, 2011.
87. Patelarou E, Kargaki S, Stephanou EG, Nieuwenhuijsen M, Sourtzi P, Gracia E, Chatzi L, Koutis A, Kogevinas M, “Exposure to brominated trihalomethanes in drinking water and reproductive outcomes”, Occup. Environ. Med. doi: 10.1136/oem.2010.056150, 2010.
86. Mandalakis M, Apostolaki M, Tziaras T, Polymenakou P, Stephanou EG, “Free and combined amino acids in marine background atmospheric aerosols over the eastern Mediterranean”, Atmospheric Environment doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.10.046, 2010.
85. Pachiadaki MG, Lykousis V, Stefanou EG, Kormas K, "Prokaryotic community structure and diversity in the sediments of an active submarine mud volcano (Kazan mud volcano, East Mediterranean Sea) ", FEMS Microbiology Ecology 72(3), 429, 2010.
84. Tsapakis M, Dakanali E, Stephanou EG, Karakassis J, “PAHs and n-alkanes in Mediterranean coastal marine sediments: aquaculture as a significant point source”, Journal of Environmental Monitoring 12(4), 958, 2010.
83. Mandalakis M, Apostolaki M, Stephanou EG, “Trace analysis of free and combined amino acids in atmospheric aerosols by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry”, Journal of Chromatography 1217, 143, 2010.
82. Mandalakis M, Iakovidou E, Stephanou EG, “Occurrence and diurnal variation of PCBs and PBDEs in background atmosphere of Eastern Mediterranean”, Chemosphere 77, 1161, 2009.
81. Mandalakis M, Besis A, Stephanou EG, “Particle-size distribution and gas/particle partitioning of atmospheric polybrominated diphenyl ethers in urban areas of Greece”, Environmental Pollution 157, 1227, 2009.
80. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, Horii Y, Kannan K, “Emerging contaminants in car interiors: Evaluating the impact of airborne PBDEs and PBDD/Fs”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 42, 6431, 2008.
79. Polymenakou PN, Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, Tselepides A, “Particle size distribution of airborne microorganisms and pathogens during an intense African dust event in Eastern Mediterranean”, Environ. Health Perspect. 116, 292, 2008.
78. Mandalakis M, Atsarou V, Stephanou EG, “Airborne PBDEs in Specialized Occupational Settings, Houses and Outdoor Urban Areas in Greece”, Environmental Pollution doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2007.11.016, 2008.
77. Skopelitis DS, Paranychianakis NV, Kouvarakis A, SpyrosA, Stephanou EG, Roubelakis-Angelakis KA, “The Isoenzyme Seven of Tobacco NAD(H)-Dependent Glutamate Dehydrogenase Exhibits High Deaminating and Low Aminating Activities in vivo”, Plant Physiology 145, 1726, 2007.
76. Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, "Diurnal cycle of PAHs, nitro-PAHs and oxy-PAHs in a high oxidation capacity marine background atmosphere", Environ. Sci. Technol. 41, 8011, 2007.
75. Stephanou EG, Atmospheric chemistry - A forest air of chirality, Nature 446(7139), 991, 2007. (Invited contribution)
74. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, “Atmospheric concentration characteristics and gas/particle partitioning of PCBs in a rural area of eastern Germany”, Environmental Pollution 147, 2011, 2007.
73. Polymenakou PN, Stephanou EG, Tselepides, A., Bertilsson, S., Organic Matter Preservation and Microbial Community Accumulations in Deep-Hypersaline Anoxic Basins”, Geomicrobiology Journal 24, 19, 2007.
72. Skopelitis D, Pliakonis ED, Paranychianakis NV, Paschalidis KA, Delis ID, Yakoumakis DI, Kouvarakis AN, Stephanou EG, Papadakis AK, Roubelakis-Angelakis KA, "Abiotic Stress Generated ROS Signal Expression of Anionic Glutamate Dehydrogenases to Form Glutamate for Proline Synthesis", Plant Cell 18, 2767, 2006.
71. Tsapakis M, Apostolaki M, Eisenreich S, Stephanou EG, “Atmospheric deposition and marine sedimentation fluxes of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 40, 4922, 2006.
70. Stephanou EG, “The decay of organic aerosols”, Nature 434, 31, 2005. (Invited contribution)
69. Polymenakou PN, Stephanou EG, Tselepides A, Bertilsson S, Carbon speciation and composition of natural microbial communities in polluted and pristine sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea”, Marine Pollution Bulletin 52, 1396, 2006.
68. Polymenakou PN, Bertilsson S, Tselepides A, Stephanou EG, “Bacterial composition in sediments from the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: a comparison of four 16S rDNA clone libraries”, Microbial Ecology 50, 447, 2005.
67.Polymenakou PN, Tselepides A, Stephanou EG, “Study of the mineralization effect on the distribution of lipids in sediments from the Cretan Sea: Evidence for hydrocarbon degradation and starvation stress, Continental Shelf Research25, 2196, 2005.
66. Polymenakou PN, Bertilsson S, Tselepides A, Stephanou EG, “Links between geographic location, environmental factors, and microbial community composition in sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea”, Microbial Ecology 49, 367, 2005.
65. Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, “Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the atmosphere of the Eastern Mediterranean”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 39, 6584, 2005.
64. Mandalakis M, Apostolaki M, Stephanou EG, Stavrakakis S, “Mass budget and dynamics of polychlorinated biphenyls in the eastern Mediterranean Sea”, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 19, art. no. GB3018, 2005.
63. Kanakidou M, Seinfeld JH, Pandis SN, Barnes I, Dentener FJ, Facchini MC, van Dingenen R, Ervens B, Nenes A, Nielsen CJ, Swietlicki E, Putaud JP, Balkanski Y, Fuzzi S, Horth J, Moortgat GK, Winterhalter R, Myhre CEL, Tsigaridis K, Vignati E, Stephanou EG, Wilson J, “Organic aerosol and global climate modeling: a review”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 5, 1053, 2005.
62. Mandalakis M, Gustafsson Ö, Alsberg T, Egebäck AL, Reddy CM, Xu Li, Klanova J, Holoubek I, Stephanou EG, “Contribution of Biomass Burning to Atmospheric Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons at Three European Background Sites”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 39, 2976, 2005.
61. Polymenakou PN, Stephanou EG, “Effect of temperature and additional carbon sources on phenol degradation by an indigenous soil Pseudomonad”, Biodegradation 16, 403, 2005.
60. Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, “Occurrence of gaseous and particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the urban atmosphere: Study of sources and ambient temperature effect on the gas/particle concentration and distribution”, Environmental Pollution 133, 147, 2005.
59. Boy M, Petäjä T, Dal Maso M, Rannik Ü, Rinne J, Aalto P, Kulmala M, Laaksonen A, Vaattovaara P, Joutsensaari J, Hoffmann T, Warnke J, Apostolaki M, Stephanou EG, Tsapakis M, Kouvarakis A, Pio C, Carvalho A, Römpp A, Moortgat G, Spirig C, Guenther A, Greenberg J, Ciccioli P, “Overview of the field measurement campaign in Hyytiälä, August 2001 in the frame of the EU project OSOA”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics4, 657, 2004.
58. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, “Wet Deposition of Polychlorinated Biphenyls in the Eastern Mediterranean”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 38, 3011, 2004.
57. Gogou A, Stephanou EG, “Marine Organic Geochemistry of the Eastern
Mediterranean: Polar Biomarkers in Cretan Sea Surficial Sediments”, Marine Chemistry85, 1, 2004.
56. Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, “Collection of Gas and Particle Semi Volatile Organic Compounds: Use of an Oxidant Denuder to Minimize Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Degradation during High-Volume Air Sampling”, Atmospheric Environment37, 4935, 2003.
55. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, “High Resolution Gas Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry: A Sensitive Analytical Technique Suitable for the Study of Polychlorinated Biphenyl and Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin Atmospheric Processes”, CHIMIA57, 505, 2003.
54. Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, I Karakassis, “Evaluation of atmospheric transport as a non-point source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in marine sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean”, Marine Chemistry80, 283, 2003.
53. Mandalakis M, Berresheim H, Stephanou EG, “Direct evidence for PCB destruction in the subtropical troposphere by OH radicals”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 37, 542, 2003.
52. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, “Study of Polychlorinated Biphenyls Atmospheric Concentration over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea”, J. Geophys. Res.107, 4716, 2002.
51. Lelieveld J, Berresheim H, Borrmann S, Crutzen PJ, Dentener FJ, Fischer H, Feichter J, Flatau PJ, Heland J, Holzinger R, Korrmann R, Lawrence MG, Levin Z, Markowicz KM, Mihalopoulos N, Minikin A, Ramanathan V, De Reus M, Roelofs GJ, Scheeren HA, Sciare J, Schlager H, Schultz M, Siegmund P, Steil B, Stephanou EG, Stier P, Traub M, Warneke C, Williams J, Ziereis H, “Global Air Pollution Crossroads over the Mediterranean”, Science298, 794, 2002.
50. Kavouras IG, Stephanou EG, “Direct evidence of atmospheric secondary organic aerosol formation in forest atmosphere through heteromolecular nucleation”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 36, 5083, 2002.
49. M Tsapakis, E Lagoudaki, Stephanou EG, IG Kavouras, P Koutrakis, P Oyola, D von Baer, “The Composition and Sources of PM2.5 Organic Aerosol in two Urban Areas of Chile”, Atmospheric Environment36, 3851, 2002.
48. Mandalakis M, Tsapakis M, Tsoga A, Stephanou EG, Gas-Particle Concentrations and Distribution of Aliphatic Hydrocarbons, PAHs, PCBs and PCDD/Fs in the Atmosphere of Athens (Greece)”, Atmospheric Environment36, 4023, 2002.
47. Mandalakis M, Stephanou EG, “Polychlorinated Biphenyls Associated to Fine Particles (PM2.5) in Urban Environment of Chile: Concentration Levels and Sampling Volatilization Losses”, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry21, 2270, 2002.
46. Kampioti AA, Stephanou EG, “The impact of bromide on the formation of neutral and acidic disinfection by-products (DBPs) in Mediterranean chlorinated drinking water”, Water Research36, 2596, 2002.
45. Stephanou EG, Kavouras IG, Mihalopoulos N, “Comment on 'Formation of new particles in the gas-phase ozonolysis of monoterpenes' by Koch et al.”, Atmospheric Environment 34 (2000) 4031, Atmospheric Environment, 35(26), 4523, 2001.
44. Kavouras IG, Stephanou EG, “Organic primary and secondary aerosol constituents in urban, background marine and forest atmosphere: Comparative study of their particle size distribution”, J. Geophys. Res. 107, D8:10.1029/2000JD000278, 2002.
43. Kavouras, IG, Stephanou EG, “Gas/particle partitioning and size distribution of carbonaceous aerosol indoor in public buildings”, Indoor Air 12, 17, 2002.
42. Mandalakis M, Tsapakis M, Stephanou EG, “Optimization and application of high resolution gas chromatography with ion trap tandem mass spectrometry to the determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in atmospheric aerosols”, Journal of Chromatography A 925, 183, 2001.
41. Harrison D, Hunter MC, Lewis AC, Seakins PW, Bonsang B, Gros V, Kanakidou M, Touaty M, Kavouras IG, Mihalopoulos N, Stephanou EG, Alves C, Nunes T, Pio C, “Ambient isoprene and monoterpene concentration in a Greek fir (Abies Borissi regis) forest: Reconciliation with emissions measurements and effects on measured OH concentrations”, Atmospheric Environment35, 4699, 2001.
40. Kavouras IG, Koutrakis P, Lagoudaki E, Tsapakis E, Stephanou EG, Oyola P, von Baer D, “Source apportionment of particulate urban PAHs using exploratory multivariate methods”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 35, 2288, 2001.
39. Kavouras IG, Stratigakis N, Stephanou EG, “Chemical characterization of emissions of vegetable-oil process and their contribution to aerosol mass using organic molecular markers approach”, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association51, 552, 2001.
38. Gogou A, Bouloubassi A, Stephanou EG, “Marine Organic Geochemistry of the Eastern Mediterranean: Aliphatic and Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons in Cretan Sea Surficial Sediments”, Marine Chemistry68, 265, 2000.
37. Kampioti A, Stephanou EG, “Simultaneous determination of halogenated neutral and acidic disinfection by-products in drinking water by closed-loop-stripping extraction and capillary gas chromatography”, Journal of Chromatography A857, 217, 1999.
36. Kavouras I, Lawrence J, Koutrakis P, Stephanou EG, Oyola P, “Measurement of Particulate Aliphatic and Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Santiago de Chile: Source Reconciliation and Evaluation of Sampling Artifacts”, Atmospheric Environment 33, 497, 1999.
35. Stephanou EG, Specific tracers of environmental aerosol sources in indoor and outdoor particle-size distributed aerosols”, Epidemiology10, 503, 1999.
34. Kavouras I, Mihalopoulos N, Stephanou EG, "Secondary aerosol formation vs. primary organic aerosol emission: In situ evidence for the chemical coupling between monoterpene acidic photo-oxidation products and new particle formation over forests", Environ. Sci. Technol. 33, 1028, 1999.
33. Kavouras I, Mihalopoulos N, Stephanou EG, “Formation and Gas/Particle
Partitioning of Monoterpenes Photo-oxidation Products over Forests”, Geophys. Res. Lett. 26, 55, 1999.
32. Kavouras I, Mihalopoulos N, Stephanou EG, “Formation of Atmospheric Particles from Organic Acids Produced by Forests”, Nature395, 683, 1998.
31. Kavouras I, Stratigakis N, Stephanou EG, "Iso- and Anteiso-Alkanes: Specific Tracers of Environmental Tobacco Smoke in Indoor and Outdoor Particle-Size Distributed Urban Aerosols", Environ. Sci. Technol. 32, 1369, 1998.
30. Gogou A, Apostolaki M, Stephanou E, “Determination of organic molecular markers in marine aerosols and sediments: One-step flash chromatography compound class fractionation and capillary gas chromatographic analysis”, Journal of Chromatography A799, 215, 1998.
29. Gorbunov B, Hamilton R, Stephanou E, “The effect of organic compounds on water uptake by aerosol particles”, J. Aerosol Sci. 28, 645, 1997.
28. Mihalopoulos N, Stephanou E, Kanakidou M, Pilitsidis S, Bousquet P, “Tropospheric aerosol ionic composition in the Eastern Mediterranean region”, Tellus B49B, 1997.
27. Gogou A, Stratigakis N, Kanakidou M, Stephanou E, “Fine organic aerosols in Eastern Mediterranean: Components source reconciliation by using molecular markers and atmospheric back trajectories”,Org. Geochem.25, 75, 1996.
26. Gogou A, Stephanou E, Stratigakis N, Grimalt JO, Simo R, Albaiges J, "Differences in lipid and organic salt constituents of aerosols from eastern and western Mediterranean coastal areas", Atmospheric Environment, 28, 1301, 1994.
25. Psathaki M, Manoussaridou E, Stephanou E, "Analysis of organophosphorous and triazine pesticides in ground and drinking water, by solid phase extraction and capillary GC/MSD &/or NPD: a comparison study", Journal of Chromatography A 667, 241, 1994.
24. Stephanou E, Stratigakis N, "Determination of anthropogenic and biogenic organic compounds on airborne particles: Flash chromatography fractionation and capillary gas chromatography determination", Journal of Chromatography644, 141, 1993.
23. Stephanou E, Stratigakis N, "ω-Oxocarboxylic and α,ω-Dicarboxylic Acids: Photooxidation Products of Biogenic Unsaturated Fatty Acids, Present in Urban Aerosols", Environ. Sci. Technol. 27, 1403, 1993.
22. Stephanou E, "Biogenic and Anthropogenic Organic Compounds in Aeolian Particulates in Eastern Mediterranean Region: Occurrence and origin", Atmospheric Environment26A, 2821,1992.
21. Stephanou E, "α,ω-Dicarboxylic acid salts and α,ω-dicarboxylic acids: Photo-oxidation products of unsaturated fatty acids, present in marine aerosols and marine sediments”, Naturwissenschaften 79, 128, 1992.
20. Stephanou E, "Analysis of anthropogenic and biogenic lipids in the aerosol of coastal area in East Mediterranean Sea", Fresenius J. Anal. Chem 339, 780, 1991.
19. Kokkalou E, Stefanou E, "The volatile Oil of Calamintha nepeta (L.) Savi subsp. glandulosa (Req.) Endemic to Greece. Flavor and Fragrance Journal 5(1), 23, 1990.
18. Stephanou E, "Long Chain n-Aldehydes: An Overlooked and Ubiquitous Compounds Class of Geochemical and Environmental Significance", Naturwissenschaften 76, 464-467, 1989.
17. Stephanou E, Zourari M, "Exposure to Pesticides in Greenhouses: Determination of Airborne Residues and Surface Deposition", Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry25, 17, 1989.
16. Kokkalou E, Stefanou E, "Study of the Volatile Oil of Chaerophyllum bulbosum L. ssp. bulbosum Growing Wild in Greece”, Pharm. Acta Helv.64 (5-6), 133, 1989.
15. Stephanou E, Reinhard M, Ball H, "Identification and quantitation of halogenated and non-halogenated octylphenol polythoxylate residues by gas-chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) using electron ionization and chemical ionization", Biomedical &Environmental Mass Spectrometry14, 275, 1988.
14. Viras L, Siskos P, Stephanou E, "Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Athens Atmosphere", Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 28, 71, 1987.
13. Mulkens A, Stephanou E, Kapetanidis I, "Heterosides and volatile constituants in the leaves of Melissa officinalis L. (Lamiaceae)", Pharm. Acta Helv. 60, 276, 1985.
12. Stephanou E, "Environmental Determination of Alkyphenol Polyethoxylate Refractory Residues using Mass Spectrometric Techniques", Intern. J. Environ. Anal. Chem. 20, 41, 1985.
11. Stephanou E, "Identification of nonionic surfactants by GC/CIMS A complementary method or an attractive alternative to GC/EI-MS and other methods", Chemosphere 13, 43, 1984.
10. Stephanou E, "Chemical lonization Mass Spectra of Alkylphenol and Linear Alcohol Polythoxylates", Org. Mass Spectr. 19, 510, 1984.
9. Stephanou E, Lawi-Berger C, Kapetanidis I, "Cannabis sativa L.: Cannabinoids and stilbene derivatives in fresh leaves and geographic origin of phenotypes", Pharm. Acta Helv. 59, 216, 1984.
8. Lawi-Berger C, Stephanou E, Kapetanidis I, "Contribution in chemotaxonomy of Cannabis (Cannabaceae): Qualitative analysis of fatty acids of Cannabis sativa L.", Pharm. Acta Helv. 58, 48,1983.
7. Stephanou E, Giger W, "Quantitative Determinations of Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates by Glass Capillary Glass Chromatography", Envir. Sci. Technol. 16, 1982.
6. Giger W, Stephanou E, Schaffner C, "Persistent Organic Chemicals in sewage effluents: 1. Identification of Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Polyethoxylates by Glass Capillary GC/MS", Chemosphere 10, 1981.
5. Heidelberger C, Guggisberg A, Stephanou E, Hesse M, "Amidins as intermediates by transamidation reactions", Helv. Chem. Acta 64, 399, 1981.
4. Stephanou E, Guggisberg A, M Hesse, "Ring enlargement reactions of N-(2-
aminoethyl)-, N-(4-aminobutyl)-, N-(6-amino-4-aza-hexyl)- and N-(8-amino-4-aza-octyl)-lactams", Helv.Chem. Acta62, 1932, 1979.
3. Krammer U, Guggisberg A, Stephanou E, Schmid H, Hesse M, "The zip-reaction: A new method for synthesis of Polyaminolactames by ring enlargement", IUPAC4, 314, 1978.
2. Krammer U, Stephanou E, Guggisberg A, Hesse M, H Schmid, "Transamidation reactions on cyclic aminolactams", Helv. Chem. Acta 61, 1050, 1976.
1. Stefanou E, Hostettmann K, Jacot-Guillarmord A, "Secoiridoids and xanthones of Gentiana burseri ", Phytochemistry 15, 330, 1976.
[B] Invited Chapters in Books
1. De Leeuw G., Stephanou E.G., et al. “Ocean–Atmosphere Interactions of Particles” in P.S. Liss and M.T. Johnson (eds.), “Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions of Gases and Particles”, 171 Springer Earth System Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-25643-1_4, 2014
2. Stephanou EG, “Aerosols PM10 & PM2.5”, in “Comprehensive Sampling and Sample Preparation”, Editor-in-Chief Janusz Pawliszyn, Elsevier, July 2012, (ISBN: 978-0-12-381374-9).
3. Gogou A, Stephanou EG, “Urban and rural organic fine aerosols: Components source reconciliation by using an organic geochemical approach”, in Aerosols Chemical Processes in the Environment, K.R. Spurny (Ed.), CRC Lewis USA, 2000.
4. Stephanou E, Kokkalou E, "Phytochemical Study of Chaerophylum bulsbosum L. and Calamintha nepeta L., Endemic to Greece", in Development in Food Sciences, Flavors and off-Flavors, G. Haralambous (Ed.), Elsevier, 1990.
[C] Selected Reviewed Articles and Abstracts in Conference Proceedings
1. Facchini MC, Decesari S, Finessi E, Stephanou EG, et al., “Primary and secondary marine organic aerosols over the North Atlantic Ocean”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 242, 140-ENVR, 2011.
2. Kogevinas M, Patelarou E, Villanueva CM, Stephanou EG, et al.
“Disinfection Byproducts, Polymorphisms, and Susceptibility to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes”: EPIDEMIOLOGY 22(1), S67,   DOI:10.1097/01.ede.0000391870.47922.fe, 2011.
3. Klaene JJ, Glick J, Stephanou EG, Vouros P, ”Exploring the link between urban aerosols and DNA adducts using capillary nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS”:
ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 240,   Meeting Abstract: 105-TOXI, 2010.
4. Facchini MC, Decesari S, Rinaldi M., Stephanou EG, et al., “Marine SOA: Gas-to-particle conversion and oxidation of primary organic aerosol”, Geochim.Cosmochim. Acta 74(12), A275, 2010.
5. Patelarou E, Chatzi L, Kargaki S, Stephanou EG, et al., “Low Birth Weight and Exposure to Disinfection By-Products in Pregnant Women in Crete (Rhea Study)”, EPIDEMIOLOGY 20(6 ), S63, 2009.
6. Stephanou EG, Mandalakis M, Tsapakis M, et al., “Study of PAHs' and PCBs' occurrence and fate in marine aerosols of Eastern Mediterranean”, Geochim.Cosmochim. Acta72(12), A897, 2008.
7. Gustafsson O, Mandalakis M, Zencak Z, Stephanou EG, et al.: “Distinguishing natural and anthropogenic sources of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons using natural abundance radiocarbon measurements”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY (234), 34-ENVR, 2007.
8. Stephanou EG, Mandalakis M, “Assessment of concentrations and human exposure of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in outdoor and indoor air of homes and occupational settings in Greece”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 234, 181-ENVR, 2007.
9. Stephanou EG, Kargaki S, “Occurrence and behavior of the emerging contaminants benzothiazoles and benzotriazoles in wastewater treatment plants”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 234, 82-ENVR, 2007.
10. Mandalakis M, Atsarou V, Stephanou EG, “Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in outdoor, indoor and car interior air in Greece”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 232, 126-ENVR, 555, 2006.
11. Kargaki S, Mylona K, Kouvarakis A, Stephanou EG, “Emerging contaminants: Analysis of biocides and corrosion inhibitors in wastewater treatment plants using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry”, ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 232, 243-ENVR, 564, 2006.
12. Stephanou EG, Apostolaki M, “Levels and gas-particle distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls in the urban indoor and outdoor atmosphere”: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 232, 140-ENVR, 565, 2006.
13. Stephanou EG et al., “Comparison of microbial community composition from different sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea using T-RFLP, DGGE and PLFA analysis”. Rapp. Comm. Int. Mer. Medit. v. 37, p. 286, 2004.
14. Stephanou EG, Mandalakis M, Apostolaki M, “Transport and atmospheric processes of PCBs in the subtropical atmosphere of Eastern Mediterranean”, Geochim.Cosmochim. Acta67(18), A447, 2003.
15. Stephanou EG, Gogou A, Tsapakis M, “Evaluation of atmospheric transport as source of biogenic and anthropogenic organic compounds in marine sediment of Eastern Mediterranean”, Geochim.Cosmochim. Acta67(18), A448, 2003.
16. Stephanou EG et al., “Loss Processes of PCBs in the subtropical atmosphere: Study of PCB-OH radical reactions in Eastern Mediterranean”, Organochlorine Compounds60-65(2), 2003.
17. Stephanou EG et al., “Atmospheric Input of Polychlorinated Biphenyls to the Eastern Mediterranean”, Organochlorine Compounds60-65(2), 2003.
18. Stephanou EG et al., Transport and Atmospheric Processes PCBs in the subtropical atmosphere of Eastern Mediterranean”, Geochim.Cosmochim. Acta67 (18), 447, 2003.
19. Stephanou EG et al., “Atmospheric input of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, in Sea-Air Exchange: Processes and Modeling, Eds. (J.M. Pacyna, D. Broman and E. Lipiatou), 197-201, 1997.
20. Stephanou EG et al., ”Bromide effect on disinfection by-products in drinking waters of Mediterranean Cities”, A.C.S Division of Environ. Chemistry, Vol. 35, No 2, 1995
21. Stephanou EG et al., “Urban & Rural Organic Marine Aerosols in the Eastern Mediterranean Coastal Environment: Components Source Reconciliation by Using Organic Geochemical Parameters”, in Organic Geochemistry: Developments andApplications to Energy, Climate, Environment and Human History; Selected papers from the 17th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, J.O. Grimalt and C. Dorronsoro (Editors), 613, 1995.
22. Stephanou E, Stratigakis N, Marnellaki K, ω-Oxocarboxylic acids and α,ω-dicarboxylic acids in free and salt form: photo-oxidation products of unsaturated fatty acids present in marine aeolian particulates, marine sediments and ground level particulates of coastal areas in East Mediterranean Sea: ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 203, 125-ENVR, 1992.
23. Stephanou E et al., "Distribution, Accumulation and transformation of organic contaminants in an Eastern Mediterranean Costal Area", UNEP-MAP Report Series N.59, 1991.
24. Stephanou E et al., "Distribution of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in a S.E.
Mediterranean Coastal Area", in Organic Micropollutants in the Aquatic Environment, A. Bjorseth and G. Angeletti (Editors), Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1991.
25. Stephanou E et al., "Pollution of Saronicos Gulf (Greece) by fossil fuel hydrocarbons", in Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water, A. Bjorseth and G. Angeletti (editors), Reidel Publ. Company, 1988.
26. Stephanou E et al., "Hydrocarbons in East Mediterranean Sea: Determination and occurrence in the sediment of considered polluted and unpolluted areas of coastal environment", in Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water, A. Bjorseth and G. Angeletti (editors), Reidel Publ. Company, 1988.
27. Stephanou E, "Determination of acidic and neutral residues of alkylphenol polyethoxylate surfactants using GC/MS analysis of their TMS derivatives", in Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water, A. Bjorseth and G. Angeletti (editors), Reidel Publ. Company, 1986.
28. Stephanou E et al., "Determination of Nonylphenol and Nonylphenol Ethoxylates in Secondary Sewage Effluents", in Analysis of Organic Micro-pollutants in Water, A. Bjorseth and G. Angeletti (editors), Reidel Publ. Company, 1982.
[D] Technical Reports
More than 40 Technical reports to International and National Agencies
[E] Selected Presentations in International Conferences
1. “The ZIP-Reaction : A New Method for Synthesis of Polyaminolactames". 11th Intern. Symposium of Natural Products, Golden sands (Bulgaria), Sept. 1978.
2. "Ring Enlargement Reactions on Cyclic Aminolactames". Annual Conference of the Swiss Chemical Society, Berne. Oct. 1979.
3. "Amidines, Intermediates in Ring Enlargements Reactions". International Meeting on Enamine Chemistry, Libice (Czechoslovakia), April 1980.
4. "Determination of Nonionic Surfactants in Secondary Sewage Effuents". 2nd European Symposium on Analysis of Organic Micropollutants, Killarney (lreland), November 1981.
5. "Mass Spectrometric Techniques Applied to Environmental Analysis of Nonionic Surfactants Refractory Residues". 14th Intern. Symposium on the Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants, Barcelona (Spain), Nov. 1984.
6. "Detetmination of Acidic and Neutral Persistent Metabolites of Alkyphenol Polythoxylate Surfactants and their Environmental Residues". 4th European Symposium on Analysis of Organic Micropollutants, Viena (Austria), Oct. 1985.
7. "Application of Mass Spectrometry to the Analysis of Nonionic Surfactants and their Environmental Residues". 16th Inter. Symposium on Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants, Lausanne, Switzerland, March 1986. (Invited Speaker)
8. "Fate of petroleum derived Hydrocarbons in Coastal Areas in Greece". 5th European Symposium on Analysis of Organic Micropollutants, Rome. Oct. 1987.
9. "Reaction Rates of Processes in Natural Waters". Workshop on Aquatic Chemical Kinetics, Kartause lttingen (Switzerland), March 1989. (Session Chair)
10. "Phytochemical Study of Chaerophyllum bulbosum L., Endemic to Greece". 6th International Flavor Conference (ACS), Rethimnon (Greece), July 1989.
11. "Biogenic and Antrhopogenic Lipids in Aeolian Particles in South-East Mediterranean Sea. Occurrence and Origin". 4th International Workshop on Chemistry of Environmental Hydrocarbons, Strasbourg, France, April 1990.
12. "Partitioning of Oil-Derived Contaminants in the Coastal Environment of Crete". 20th International Symposium on Environmental Analytical Chemistry, April 1990, Strasbourg, France.
13. "The role of particles as scavengers of organic pollutants". European Research Conference (ESF) “Particles in natural waters”. 3-7 September 1990, Ciocco, Italy. (Invited Speaker)
14. "Distribution, transformation and accumulation of Hydrocarbons in an Eastern Mediterranean Area". UNEP International Conference on the "Accumulation and transformation of Chemical contaminants by biotic and abiotic processes in the marine environment", 24-28/9/1990, La Spezia, Italy.
15. "Study of Distribution and origin of fossil-fuel hydrocarbons in sediment and biota of Iraklion Bay". 6th European Symposium on Analysis of organic pollutants. 20- 24 May 1990, Lisbon, Portugal.
16. 1st CCMS Conference "New Strategies for Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development", May 1-3, Washington D.C. (USA), 1991.
17. 2nd CCMS Conference "New Strategies for Environmental Protection and
Sustainable Development", October 8-10, 1991, Heraklion, (Greece), (Conference Organizer).
18. “ω-Oxocarboxylic acids and α,ω-dicarboxylic acids in free and salt form: photo-oxidation products of unsaturated fatty acids present in marine aeolian particulates, marine sediments and ground level particulates of coastal areas in East Mediterranean Sea”. 3rd A.C.S Meeting, "Oxidation-Reduction Transformations of Inorganic and Organic Species in the Environment", San Francisco, April 5-10, 1992.
19. "Nonionic Surfactants in Aquatic Ecosystems: Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Study of their Environmental Fate". International Symposium on "Bio-Remediation Toxicology & Environmental Fate Ecology", Organized by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-Europe, Potsdam (Germany), June 21-24, 1992.
20. "Academic Environmental Research Aiming Pollution Prevention Strategy".
COMETT Conference on: "Evaluation of Impacts and Priority Setting in
Environmental Management" Organized by the Technical Research Center of Finland. Trolleholm, Sweden, 21-26 September 1992. (Invited Speaker)
21. "Determination of anthropogenic and biogenic organic compounds on airborne particles: Flash chromatography fractionation and capillary gas chromatographic analysis". 12th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Aerosol Research, Oak Brook, IL, October 11-15, 1993.
22. “Atmospheric deposition of organic biogenic and anthropogenic compounds in the Mediterranean Sea”. MEDCHEM CONFERENCE: The Chemistry of the Mediterranean. 20-26 May 1995, Taranto Italy. (Invited Speaker)
23. ”Bromide effect on disinfection by-products in drinking waters of Mediterranean Cities”. 210th A.C.S National Meeting, 20-24 August 1995, Chicago, U.S.A.
24. “Urban & Rural Organic Marine Aerosols in the Eastern Mediterranean Coastal Environment: Components Source Reconciliation by Using Organic Geochemical Parameters”. 16th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, 4-8 September 1995, San Sebastian (Donostia), Spain.
25. “Marine organic aerosols in Eastern Mediterranean: Study of their origin and occurrence”. European GeophysicalSociety, XXI General Assembly, The Hague, The Netherlands, 6-10 May 1996.
26. “Organic Molecular Markers determination in Sea Water and Sediments of Eastern Mediterranean”. European Geophysical Society, XXI General Assembly, The Hague, The Netherlands, 6-10 May 1996.
27. “Measurements of aerosol composition and optical depth above the Eastern Mediterranean area”. European Geophysical Society, XXI General Assembly, The Hague, The Netherlands, 6-1 May1996.
27. “Atmospheric Input of Natural and Anthropogenic Organic Compounds to the Mediterranean Sea”.European Union Workshop on “Sea-Air Exchange”, Oslo, Norway, 11-13 June 1997. (Solicited Contribution)
29. “Determination of fine organic aerosol content in semi-rural and Forest Areas of Portugal”. International Conference on CarbonaceousAerosols, Vienna, Austria, September 1997.
30. “The effect of carboxylic acids on cloud droplet formation”, InternationalConference on Carbonaceous Aerosols, Vienna, Austria, September 1997.
31. “The effect of organic compounds on water uptake by aerosol particles”, International Conferenceon Carbonaceous Aerosols, Vienna, Austria, September 1997.
32. “Field observation and modeling of the formation of biogenic organic aerosols in Mediterranean Area”, 23th General Assembly of European Geophysical Society, 2-6April 1998, Nice, France.
33. “Formation and gas/particle partitioning of monoterpenes photo-oxidation products over forests”, 24th General Assembly of European Geophysical Society, 19-23 April 1999, The Hague, Holland.
34. “Field evidence for the chemical coupling between terpenes acidic photo-oxidation products and new particle formation over forested areas. Joint International Symposium on Global Atmospheric Chemistry, 19-25 August 1998, Seattle, USA.
35. “Formation and particle partitioning of monoterpenes photo-oxidation products over forests”. 24th GeneralAssembly of European Geophysical Society, 19-23 April 1999, The Hague, TheNetherlands.
36. “Formation of secondary organic aerosol”. 5th International Conference on Protection and Restoration of the Environment, 3-6 July 2000, Thassos Island, Greece.
37. “Formation of biogenic secondary organic aerosol”. European Aerosol Conference, 1-5 September 2000, Dublin, Ireland.
38. “Comparison of hydrocarbon and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon profiles ofaerosol in Santiago and Temuco (Chile)”. 7th International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere, 26-29 November 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
39. “Source apportionment of urban PAHs using multivariate statistical methods”. 7th International Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere, 26-29 November 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
40. “Heterogeneous heteromolecular nucleation: A possible mechanism for the formation of biogenic secondary organic aerosol”. 7thInternational Conference on Carbonaceous Particles in the Atmosphere, 26-29November 2000, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
41. “Atmospheric concentration and deposition fluxes of chlorinated POPs at background marine and urban sites of Eastern Mediterranean”. 11th Annual Meeting of SETAC, 6-10 May 2001, Madrid,Spain. (Invited Speaker)
42. “Atmospheric gas/particle distribution and deposition flux of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Eastern Mediterranean”, 11th Annual Meeting of SETAC, 6-10 May 2001, Madrid,Spain.
43. “Atmospheric Occurrence and Processes of PAHs, PCBs and PCDD/Fs over the eastern Mediterranean”. UNEP Symposium on the “Assessmentof Ecotoxicological Impact of Persistent Toxic Substences and Transboundary
Transport”, 2-5 April 2002, Rome, Italy. (Invited Speaker)
44. “A global budget for PCBs provides prediction of their environmental longevities”. 224th American Chemical Society Meeting Boston, MA, August 18, 2002.
45. “PCBs associated to fine particles (PM2.5) in the urban environment of Chile: Concentration levels and sampling volatilization losses”. 7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric ChemistryProject (IGAC), Atmospheric chemistry within the earth system: From regional pollution to global climate change, 18-25 September 2002, Hersonisos, Crete, Greece.
46. “Direct evidence for PCB destruction in the subtropical troposphere by OH radicals”. 7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric ChemistryProject (IGAC), Atmospheric chemistry within the earth system: From regional pollution to global climate change, 18-25 September 2002, Hersonisos, Crete, Greece.
47. “Occurrence and processes of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the atmosphere of eastern Mediterranean sea”. 7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric ChemistryProject (IGAC), Atmospheric chemistry within the earth system: From regional pollution to global climate change, 18-25 September 2002, Hersonisos, Crete, Greece.
48. “Gas-particle concentrations and distribution of aliphatic hydrocarbons, PAHs, PCBs and PCDD/Fs in the atmosphere of Athens”. 7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric ChemistryProject (IGAC), Atmospheric chemistry within the earth system: From regional pollution to global climate change, 18-25 September 2002, Hersonisos, Crete, Greece.
49. “Direct evidence of atmospheric secondary organic aerosol formation in forest atmosphere through heteromolecular nucleation”.
7th Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric ChemistryProject (IGAC), Atmospheric chemistry within the earth system: From regional pollution to global climate change, 18-25 September 2002, Hersonisos, Crete, Greece.
50. “PCB removal by OH radicals: A major process regulating their budget in the Eastern Mediterranean troposphere”. 6th Workshop on “Understanding and Modelling the Regional andGlobal Scale Distribution and Fate of POPs”, 7-9 October 2002, Lancaster (UK).(Invited Speaker)
51. “Direct evidence of PCB destruction by OH radicals in the subtropical troposphere”. 6th Workshop on“Understanding and Modelling the Regional and Global Scale Distribution and Fate ofPOPs”, 7-9 October 2002, Lancaster (UK).
52. “Gas/particle partitioning of primary and secondary organic aerosol products in a boreal forest”.European Geophysical Union-American Geophysical Society Joint Assembly, Nice,France 7-11/4/2003.
53. “Direct evidence for atmospheric secondary organic aerosol formation through heteromolecular nucleation”, European Geophysical Union-American Geophysical Society Joint Assembly, Nice,France 7-11/4/2003.
54. “PCB Destruction in the Subtropical Troposphere by OH Radicals”. European Geophysical Union-American Geophysical Society Joint Assembly, Nice,France 7-11/4/2003.
55. “Transport and Atmospheric Processes PCBs in the atmosphere of Eastern Mediterranean”, GoldschmidtConference, Sept. 7-12, 2003, Kurashiki, Japan
56. “Evaluation of atmospheric transport as source of biogenic and anthropogenic organic compounds in marine sediment of Eastern Mediterranean”, Goldschmidt Conference, Sept. 7-12,2003, Kurashiki, Japan.(Keynote presentation)
57. “Loss Processes of PCBs in the subtropical atmosphere: Study of PCB-OH radical reactions in Eastern Mediterranean”, DIOXIN 2003 Conference, August 24-30, 2003, Boston. (Invited Speaker)
58. “Atmospheric Input of Polychlorinated Biphenyls to the Eastern Mediterranean”, DIOXIN 2003 Conference, August 24-30, 2003, Boston. (Invited Speaker)
59. “Atmospheric processes determining the fate of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in subtropical areas”, Swiss Chemical Society Conference, “Analytical Chemistry of Organic Contaminants in the Environment”, Sept. 3-5, 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. (Invited Speaker)
60. “Study of Loss Processes of PAHs and PCBs in the Subtropical Atmosphere: The Eastern Mediterranean Paradigm, “Global cycling and fate of chemicals”, 14th Annual Meeting of SETAC, 19-22 April 2004, Prague, Check Republic.
61. “Field Study of Loss Processes of PCBs in Eastern Mediterranean Atmosphere”, 3rd UBA Forum on Persistent Organic Substances, 11 and 12 March 2004, Berlin (Germany). (Invited Speaker)
62. “High bacterial diversity in different sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: environmental control of community composition”. International Symposium ‘Chemistry & Biology of Marine Organisms’, Kolympari, Crete, Greece: 21-26 September 2003
63. “Comparison of microbial community composition from different sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea using T-RFLP, DGGE and PLFA analysis. 37th CIESM Congress, Barcelona, Spain: 7-11 June 2004
64. “High bacterial diversity in different sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: comparison of community composition using molecular-based techniques”. American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) Summer Meeting 2005, Santiago de Compostela, Spain: 19-24 June 2005.
65. “Polybrominated diphenyl ethers in outdoor, indoor and car interior air in Greece.” 232nd National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 10-14 September 2006, San Francisco, CA USA.
66. "Levels and gas-particle distribution of polychlorinated biphenyls in the urban indoor and outdoor atmosphere". 232nd National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 10-14 September 2006, San Francisco, CA USA. (Invited speaker and Session Chair).
67. “Modeling of the global destruction of polychlorinated biphenyls by OH radicals in the troposphere”. 9th Joint IGAC/CACGP/SOLAS/WMO Symposium: Atmospheric Chemistry at the interfaces, 17-23 September, 2006, Cape Town, South Africa.
68. “Mass budget and dynamics of polychlorinated biphenyls in the eastern Mediterranean Sea”. 9th Joint IGAC/CACGP/SOLAS/WMO Symposium: Atmospheric Chemistry at the interfaces, 17-23 September, 2006, Cape Town, South Africa.
69. “Distinguishing natural and anthropogenic sources of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons using natural abundance radiocarbon measurements”. 234th National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 19-23 August, 2007, Boston, MA USA.
70. “Occurrence and behaviour of the emerging contaminants benzothiazoles and benzotriazoles in wastewater treatment plants”. 234th National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 19-23 August 2007, Boston, MA USA. (Invited Speaker and session co-chair)
71. “Assessment of concentrations and human exposure of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in outdoor and indoor air of homes and occupational settings in Greece”. 234th National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 19-23 August, 2007, Boston, MA USA.
72. “Transport and Atmospheric Processes PCBs in the subtropical atmosphere of Eastern Mediterranean». Goldschmidt 2008 - "from Sea to Sky" 
July 13 - 18 in Vancouver, Canada
73. “Free and Combined Amino Acids in Marine Aerosols over the Eastern Mediterranean». MOCA09: IAMAS IAPSO IACS 2009 Joint Assembly, July 19-29, 2009 - Montréal, Canada
74. “Emerging Contaminants in Waste Water Treatment Plants: Challenges in their Exposure Assessment”. 15th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, October 7-11, 2009, Bari, Italy. (Keynote Speaker)
75. "Indoor air pollution by PBDEs in specialized occupational settings, houses and car interiors.ESF Exploratory Workshop on "Indoor contamination with persistent organic compounds: An important exposure pathway for people?", 23-25 March, 2009, Stockholm, Sweden. (Invited presentation).
76. “Emerging Contaminants in the Indoor and Outdoor Atmosphere”. 3rd EuCheMS (European Chemical Society) Chemistry Congress, 29.08. – 02.09.2010, Nürnberg, Germany. (Invited Speaker)
77. “Emerging Contaminants in the Indoor and Outdoor Atmosphere”. 3rd EuCheMS (European Chemical Society) Chemistry Congress, 29.08. – 02.09.2010, Nürnberg, Germany. (Invited Speaker)
78. “Water Soluble Organic Compounds over the Eastern Mediterranean: Study of their Occurrence and Sources”. EGU – 2010 Conference, “From gas to particles, new perspectives on organic compounds in the atmosphere ”, Vienna 5 May, 2010.
79. «Disinfection By-products, Polymorphisms, and Susceptibility to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes», ISEE 22nd Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, 28 August-1 September 2010.
80. “Disinfection By-products, Polymorphisms, and Susceptibility to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes”, ISEE 22nd Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, 28 August-1 September 2010
80. “Marine Secondary Organic Aerosol: Gas-To-Particle Conversion and Oxidation of Primary Organic Aerosol”, Goldschmidt Conference 2010, June 13-18, 2010, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
81. “Exploring the link between urban aerosols and DNA adducts using capillary nanoLC-ESI-MS/MS”, 240nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS), Boston, AUG 22, 2010.
82. Primary and secondary marine organic aerosols over the North Atlantic Ocean. 242nd National Meeting of the American-Chemical-Society (ACS) Denver, CO Date: AUG 28-SEP 01, 2011
83. “Concurrent determination of water-soluble organic compounds in atmospheric marine aerosols by NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry”, 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of American Chemical Society, 25-29 March 2012, San Diego, CA USA. (Invited Contribution)
84. “The Analysis of Atmospheric Organic Gases and Semi volatile Compounds with GC/MS techniques”, ESF Exploratory Workshop: The Molecular Identification of Organic Compounds in the Atmosphere, Cambridge (UK), March 25-28, 2013. (Invited Contribution)
85. “Hazardous Chemicals and Microorganisms Transported into the Mediterranean: Environmental Implications”, CIESM International Scientific Forum – 2014: Advances and Gaps in Black Sea/Mediterranean Sea Oceanography”, Sochi (RU), December 1-3, 2014. (Invited Contribution)
 
 
B. Statement on Academic and Research Activities
 
(pp. 21-25)
“Scientometric” data, as those to be used below, are a measure to judge researchers individually. I strongly believe that institutional citizenship, teaching dedication and excellence, and innovative research (evaluated by fellow experts and not only on the base of numbers of papers and citations), are the most important criteria. However, “scientometrics” can additionally offer a picture of the performance for an institution (academic department, research group, research centre) or a researcher over a period of time.

I) Academic Accomplishments
Starting my academic career as a founding faculty member, and as its first elected Chairman, of the newly established Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete (UoC), I responded to the challenge to organize, with four other colleagues, from scrap a new Department at a developing University in Europe’s south end periphery, and at the same time produce high-quality research. The UoC had the reputation, between the Greek academics overseas, of an emerging research and teaching institution striving for quality.
Due to the dedication of the founding members (I can include myself) of UoC and of its Department of Chemistry some accomplishments can be mentioned:
The Chemistry Department of the UoC in a recent evaluation was classified the first Department of Chemistry in Greece on the base of the quality of faculty publications (mean h-Factor of faculty: see in T. Lazaridis, Scientometrics (2010) 82:211–216). This fact was also confirmed, on the basis of its overall performance (teaching, research, infrastructure), by the evaluation of Hellenic Quality Assurance & Accreditation Agency (ADIP):                                 (http://www.hqaa.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=247&lang=en).
Within the Department of Chemistry I have organized the Division of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry and founded (by decision of the Senate of the University of Crete and the Ministry of Education of Greece) in 1997 the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL). I have managed to repatriate and hire for the Department of Chemistry and ECPL 3 young prolific scientists (N. Mihalopoulos [Atmospheric Chemistry] in 1993, M. Kanakidou [Environmental Modelling] in 1997 and S. Pergantis [Instrumental Analytical Chemistry] in 2003) to create a multidisciplinary team of Environmental Research. ECPL since its creation is the most productive research unit of the Department of Chemistry and the School of Sciences of the UoC by the number and quality of publications, citation record, and achievement in competitive research funding. According to Essential Science Indicators rankings (http://incites.com/rsg/esi), ECPLʼs average record of citations/faculty (>1200 citations/faculty member) corresponds to the top 1% for the fields of Environmental Sciences and Ecology (individual scientists 340 citations), Geosciences (540 citations) and Chemistry (850 citations).
I have applied and obtained (competitive) funding from the Ministry of Education and the European Commission, to initiate and run the postgraduate programmes “Environmental Sciences and Engineering” with the institutional collaboration of the School of Public Health, Harvard University (1998-2002) and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras (1998-present) and “Environmental Protection Technologies” with the institutional collaboration of the Higher Technological Educational Institution of Crete (2003-present) that are the most attracting postgraduate programs of the School of Sciences and Engineering of UoC (60-70 candidates for 6 positions in each call). The above-mentioned graduate programmes have been positively evaluated three times by international committees including prominent members of the international scientific community (e.g. Prof. Paul Crutzen, Max Plank Institute, Nobel Prize of Chemistry (now retired); Prof. A. J. Zehnder, President of ETH and EPFL (now retired); Prof. W. Giger, ETH, Editor of ES&T (now retired)).
During my term as Dean of the Faculty of Sciences I managed to expand it to a Faculty of Sciences and Engineering through the establishment of two new Departments (Dept. of Materials Science and Dept. of Applied Mathematics).
Throughout my term, as President of the Technical Council of the University of Crete, the new campus in Voutes was extended with the new buildings of the Chemistry Dept., of the Student Centre and of the Sport Centre. In addition, were built the main frames of the Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics (now completed). The above-mentioned buildings were achieved in 5 years without any increase of their initial budget (for comparison the buildings of Biology and Physics at the same campus were constructed, before my term, in 10 years with a doubling of their initial budget).
I was very honoured (and thus I have accepted the position) that ca. 60% of the Faculty and 70% of the Personnel of the University of Crete selected me to be the Rector (President) of the University of Crete in May 2011 (term started on September 2011 and will be achieved on August 2015). Despite the problems all the Greek HEIs faced, due to the changes to the Universities law in 2011 and the dramatic personnel and budget cuts from 2012 to the present, the University of Crete was distinguished from all other Greek Universities by the harmonious collaboration of the newly established University Council (equivalent to Board of Trustees) and the Rector and its untroubled functioning. In addition, despite all previously-mentioned problems the University of Crete is the best research academic institution in Greece and according to a recent ranking for research accomplishments (http://www.leidenranking.com/ranking.aspx) is the 1st of the 23 Greek Universities and came 48th in the Times Higher Education 2014 rankings of the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old (improving compared with 2011-2013), and 5th for natural sciences in Europe in 2014 according to the CWTS Leiden Ranking of universities’ scientific performance” (see NATURE 2015, vol. 517, pp. 127-128). Commenting on this, Phil Baty, editor of Times Higher Education Rankings, said: “The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 is a hotlist of the world's most dynamic and exciting young universities. The list contains many global superstars, including some of the most exceptional and well-funded East Asian institutions; so to make it into the top 100 is a significant achievement in itself. I would like to congratulate the University of Crete on their impressive performance this year, despite Greece’s well documented and extraordinary economic challenges, in strengthening their position amongst this world elite.” (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014/one-hundred-under-fifty)
Starting my term as Rector, I have obtained financing from the National Strategic Reference Framework (ESPA) to achieve the installation of all departments remaining in the old buildings (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Computer Science and Material Science) in the new Heraklion-Voutes campus (by September 2012), and to build the extension of the Research Centre of Social and Human Sciences in the campus of Rethymnon (to be achieved in September 2015). During my Rector’s term, I’ve never stopped my teaching (a semester under graduate course and a semester graduate course) and research activities (see publications list).

II) Research Accomplishments:
My doctoral thesis, with the title “Ringerweiterungreactionen an Aminolactamen” (“Ring enlargement reactions on aminolactames”), was focusing on the development of a transamidation reaction (called zip-reaction) for the synthesis of polyaminolactames, and received particular attention. The publications of my thesis have been cited in classical books of organic chemistry (e.g. “Advanced Organic Chemistry”, by J. March) and opened a field in which, numerous PhD theses were done at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Zurich.
After the defence of my PhD thesis, I received the “Hans Schmid” award for postdoctoral research and continued my scientific career in Environmental Sciences at the EAWAG (German initials for Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources & Water Pollution Control) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). My postdoctoral activity at the EAWAG and later at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Stanford University were important milestones in my research and academic career and indicated my ability to constructively change research field and conduct interdisciplinary research. In both institutions (ETH-Z and Stanford) I studied the fate of organic contaminants in the aquatic environment. The publications, I have authored and co-authored during my postdoctoral research, found recognition in the environmental engineering and scientific community stated by the number of citations received and the following up of this research by numerous studies in leading laboratories worldwide, and had a wide societal impact. My work on the fate of nonylphenol ethoxylate nonionic surfactants (in collaboration with Professor Walter Giger), published in Environ. Sci. Technol., Chemosphere, Organic Mass Spectrometry, and Biomedical and Environmental Mass Spectrometry, triggered the ban of this compound class in Switzerland and Germany. We demonstrated that a hydrophilic and non-toxic surfactant (nonylphenol ethoxylates, added to many commodities) through wastewater treatment was leaving as residue the nonylphenol, a very toxic and lipophilic (prone to bioaccumulation) environmental metabolite. Nonylphenol is now recognized as an endocrine disruptor, a fact that fostered research in leading laboratories in many countries.
In January 1986, I started my academic career as a faculty member in the new Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete (UoC). Trying to promote interdisciplinary research, I collaborated with foreign (ETH Zurich, Max Plank Institute, University of Stockholm, Lancaster University, University P. & M. Curie, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Utrecht University, CNR Bologna, Italy, CREAL and CSIC Spain) and Greek Institutions (Dept. of Chemical Engineering - University of Patras, Dept. of Biology - University of Crete) through European research Programmes and published the results of this effort, with my students and colleagues, in leading journals such as Science, Nature, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research, Microbial Ecology, Environmental Health Perspectives, Cell Plant, Lancet, etc.
My scientific group’s research activity focuses in the field of Environmental Organic Chemistry and specifically on the study of biogeochemical cycles of organic biogenic and anthropogenic compounds, the long-range transport of contaminants, the formation of organic aerosols, and recently to the study of the environmental (air and water consumption) exposure of humans to toxic organic chemicals. This activity occurs in close collaboration with Epidemiologists, Modellers and Molecular Geneticists. The tasks of my group consist mainly to assess the environmental exposure (air and drinking water) and to study the metabolites of toxic compounds in human fluids (urine, blood).
The publications produced by my group received attention and recognition by the international scientific community, the specialized scientific press and the international and national press.
Some highlights of my research outcomes at the University of Crete:
We demonstrated, by using a multidisciplinary approach of physical measurements, chemical analysis and meteorological measurements, for the first time that biologically produced gases are converted to particles that may function as cloud condensation nuclei, revealing thus a direct connection between the metabolic activity of trees and the propensity for the atmosphere to produce clouds. The results of this activity were published in leading scientific journals (e.g. Nature, Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Geophysical Research and Geophysical Research Letters), received numerous citations and were given particular attention in the specialized scientific press (Chemical and Engineering News 76, October 19, 1998) and the international press (New York Times-Sciences Supplement, November 3, 1998). In addition, a part of it has been designated as “Editor choice” (Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 26, 1999).
In the field of the study of biogeochemical cycles of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), my group was the first to demonstrate by performing field studies, owing to the fine analytical techniques we developed, the destruction of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs) by hydroxyl radicals, and the mechanism of formation of the very toxic nitrated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (nitro-PAHs). This research was also published in the leading journals of the field (e.g. Environmental Science and Technology, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Journal of Geophysical Research).
Our research effort concerning the study of the emerging contaminants, such as polybrominated biphenyl ethers (or PBDEs) used as flame- retardants, published in Environmental Science and Technology was presented in the “Sciences News Site” of the American Chemical Society (http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2008/mar/science), in Environ. Health Perspectives (http://www.ehponline.org/members/2008/116-5/focus.html). In addition, an article in “Le Figaro” (http://www.lefigaro.fr/sciences/2008/04/16/) was dedicated to this research.
In another recent study, published in Environmental Health Perspectives, we examined the microbial quality of aerosols over the Eastern Mediterranean region (Island of Crete, Greece) during an African dust storm. Bacterial communities associated with aerosol particles of six different size ranges were characterized following molecular culture-independent methods (analysis of 16S rRNA genes). Spore forming bacteria such as Firmicutes were found to be present at all aerosol particles and dominated the large particle sizes. Besides the dominance of Firmicutes in dust particles, at the respirable particles were detected phylogenetic neighbours to human pathogens. These pathogens have been linked to several diseases such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bacteremia or suspected to induce pathologic reactions such as endocarditis. This study was an important breakthrough (see references in NIH: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2265062/) in the research, focusing on African dust as a microorganism carrier and it is the first report of size-distributed airborne bacteria during a Saharan storm using molecular-based methods.
To advance this study I was awarded, in October 2011, the “ARISTEIA” (EXCELLENCE) grant of the Ministry of Education and Research of Greece (the rejection rate for the ARISTEIA grants was 90%).
Due to the recognition of our publications, my PhD students were received for postdoctoral research in respected research institutions (Harvard University, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Stockholm University, DRI, Northeastern University and others) and are now tenured or on tenure track researchers in foreign and Greek research Institutions. I have also been invited to present the research work of my group by different academic and research institutions. I have served the international scientific community as Editor in international peer reviewed scientific journals, as a reviewer to international and national research agencies, and scientific journals, and as member in international committees.

I am honoured to be, since 2007, member of the European Research Council (ERC) Panel for the Sciences of the Earth.

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