Research Team

Research Team

Senior Research Associates

Dr. Irene Michael-Kordatou
Chemical Engineer
PhD in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Irene Michael-Kordatou is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in July 2008 (second highest-ranked graduate of the School of Chemical Engineering in 2008). She has received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cyprus in May 2012. Her doctoral dissertation holds several novel contributions to the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of advanced chemical oxidation processes against contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in urban wastewater, and this is reflected in the high number of citations of her work. She has participated as a guest researcher at the Plataforma Solar de Almería via the successful funding by the European Commission (EC) of a research proposal submitted to the SFERA program (Solar Facilities for the European Research Area), wherein she acquired extensive experience in the development/operation of solar-driven pilot plants (based on the compound parabolic collector technology (CPC)) for the removal of CECs and dissolved effluent organic matter present in urban wastewater effluents. Her expertise in the operation of CPC reactors was the stepping-stone of the transition of the GAIA research group from the laboratory solar simulators to solar pilot-scale systems for the treatment of urban wastewater, as she participated in design, construction and successful operation of the first solar CPC photocatalytic pilot plant in Cyprus (the GAIA group became the second group at European level, working with this type of reactors). 

She is currently a senior researcher at the Nireas-International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus. Her research activity includes among others, the (i) development, application and optimization of advanced wastewater treatment processes (e.g. membrane filtration and separation processes, adsorption on activated carbon, advanced chemical oxidation processes) for the removal of CECs in urban wastewater, (ii) elucidation of the major transformation products (TPs) of CECs formed during advanced treatment, (iii) assessment of the biological potency of CECs and of their TPs through the application of bioassays, (iv) assessment of the efficiency of wastewater treatment technologies (individual and/or combined) to inactivate antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and (v) evaluation of the potential uptake of CECs by crops grown in soils irrigated with urban wastewater. 

She has participated (or she is currently involved) either as Principle Investigator or as Scientific Manager, in a number of collaborative water-related research projects funded by the EC. She was the Scientific Manager of the ANSWER project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) and she participated in the NEREUS COST Action ES1403, in which she was a Management Committee Substitute and the Grant Holder Administrator. She has (co)authored more than 28 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals and 8 book chapters, and she presented her work in high-level scientific conferences (>35). She serves as Guest Editor of special volumes of scientific journals, and on various Scientific/Evaluation Committees.

  • michael.irene@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Lida Ioannou-Ttofa
Chemical Engineer
PhD in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Lida Ioannou-Ttofa (female) received her first degree from the Department of Chemical Engineers, of the Technical University of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2008. She also completed her master course (M.Sc.) at the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus as a full-time student in December 2009, and her Ph.D. from the same university in November 2013 (Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering). She has been a Senior researcher at the Nireas International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus since November 2013.

Her research focuses on biological processes, advanced chemical oxidation processes and membrane filtration and separation processes, as well as their combination for the treatment of agro-industrial wastewater (i.e. winery and olive mill wastewater) and for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in urban wastewater effluents; and on the Life Cycle Assessment of various treatment technologies.

She has participated (or she is currently involved) in a number of collaborative water-related research projects (more than 13) funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the European Regional Development Fund, and the EU. She has participated in the sampling campaigns organized in the framework of Working Group 5 of the NORMAN Association with the title ″Wastewater reuse and contaminants of emerging concern″, which aimed at monitoring the occurrence of antibiotic resistance genes in the final wastewater effluents and wastewater receiving water bodies throughout Europe. She has also participated in the “Global Monitoring of Pharmaceuticals Project”, which aimed at the development of a ‘snapshot-view’ of pharmaceutical concentrations in rivers across the globe. She has participated in a number of scientific conferences and has already published 11 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals (while more are in preparation) and she has co-authored two book chapters (Springer, Elsevier). She was member of the Coordinating team and the Dissemination & Outreach Manager of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network project ANSWER (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) (2015-2019) (total budget: 3.7 M€) and she was participated in the NEREUS COST Action ES1403 (2014-2018). Currently, she is the Dissemination & Communication Manager of a Partnership for Research and Innovation project DSWAP (Decision support-based approach for sustainable water reuse application in agricultural production) (PRIMA/1822). In 2010, she received the Second Diploma of Excellence by Hydrotech Ltd in Czech Republic for her M.Sc. thesis, with the title “Photocatalytic degradation of beta-blockers (atenolol and propranolol) in pure water and in urban wastewaters with TiO2 and solar irradiation”. Dr. Ioannou-Ttofa is an awarded Ph.D. Candidate of the “International Ph.D. School in Advanced Oxidation Process” (www.aops-school.com), since 2014.

  • ioannou.lida@ucy.ac.cy
Dr. Marinos Stylianou
Chemical Engineer
PhD in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Marinos Stylianou graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2002 and awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in the field of Waste Management in 2012, also from NTUA. From 2012 until 2019, he was working as a special scientist (postdoctoral researcher) at the Nireas International Water Research Center at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Cyprus and he was responsible for the laboratory work (research, sampling, and analysis) of the Subsurface Research Laboratory. He is now involved in a Water JPI project under the supervision of Prof Papanastasiou. In parallel, he elaborates his 3rd postdoctoral research (2019-2022) which concerns the bio-desulphurisation of oil, a collaboration of the University of Cyprus with Cyprus University of Technology and NORTEST Ltd (Research Program: DIDAKTOR).

His research interests focus on chemical and environmental engineering such as: (i) design of decontamination processes, (ii) characterization of waste, (iii) development of sorbent materials, (iv) oil and natural gas, (v) remediation of abandoned mines. His teaching experience includes teaching relevant courses at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, the European University of Cyprus as well as the Open University of Cyprus.

His employment experience includes working in the industry for almost a decade in several European and non-European projects in environmental-related fields (2003-2020). In total, he was involved in 18 projects. He is also accredited as ISO consultant by TUV Hellas (TUV NORD) for ISO9001:2000 STANDARD and ISO14001:2004 STANDARD. He has (co)authored 34 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals, 2 book chapters, and he presented his work in high-level scientific conferences (59 papers).

He is also the president of the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) “Almyras – Cultural and Environmental Workshop” which deals with cultural and environmental issues at the wider regions of southern Nicosia and generally in the Cyprus countryside.

  • stylianou.a.marinos@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Fotos Stylianou
Physicist
PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Fotos Stylianou holds BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Cyprus. He received his PhD from the MME Department at the University of Cyprus in 2016. He received a PhD Scholarship from the Cyprus State Scholarship Foundation. 

Since 2010 he has been an active member at the Computational Sciences Laboratory (UCY-CompSci), and from 2015 he has joined the COST action “Simulation and pharmaceutical technologies for advanced patient-tailored inhaled medicines” (SimInhale). 

He is involved in research projects funded by various Pharmaceutical Companies. He has also been involved in research projects funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, and the US Army International Technology Center and the US Air Force European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. 

His main research interests are on the reduction of extrathoracic drug losses of inhaled medications, and on the design/optimization of Dry Powder Inhalers. More specifically he performs high-fidelity numerical simulations of airflow and particle transport (including heat transfer, water vapor transfer, hygroscopic aerosol growth, and water evaporation from the mouth-throat tissue) in a realistic human mouth-throat geometries.

He has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences.

  • stylianou.fotos@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Constantinos Panagiotou
Physicist
PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Constantinos Panagiotou is a physicist with a strong interest in fluid flows and their associated mass and heat transport phenomena. He holds BSc degree in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. He received a PhD degree from the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus in 2016. During his PhD studies, he was involved in research projects funded by different agencies, such as Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF), EUROfusion, the US Army International Technology Center and the US Air Force European Office of Aerospace Research and Development. 

After the completion of his PhD, he worked for two years as a PostDoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo in Japan. His work there was funded by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).  Among other activities, he was involved in the development of optimization algorithms for use in robotic systems, such as Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and walking robots.  

Since 2019 he is an active member of Nireas-International Center under the SMART-Control project, funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation. His main focus is to reduce the risks in the application of sustainable groundwater management through the development and implementation of an innovative web-based, real-time monitoring and control system in combination with risk assessment and management tools.

He has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences.

  • panagiotou.konstantinos@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Magda Psichoudaki
Chemist
PhD in Chemical Engineering

Dr. Magda Psichoudaki is a Chemist who graduated from the University of Patras where she also received her MSc in Environmental Chemical Analysis (University of Patras, Dpt of Chemistry, Award of Excellence from the same University). She defended her Phd in Chemical Engineering in 2014 (University of Patras, Polytechnic School). Her doctoral and postdoctoral work (University of Gothenburg, Dpt of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, Sweden) focused on the interactions of atmospheric organic compounds with water and their cloud formation ability, the physicochemical characterization of atmospheric emissions and their photochemical oxidation,  source apportionment, novel instrument development and optimization for atmospheric nanoparticles sampling and measurement, and analytical method parameterization. She has previously worked as a chemical analyst and research project manager at the private sector, focusing mainly on Persistent Organic Pollutants, (POPs) e.g. toxins and pesticides analysis of food and environmental samples, chromatography-based method development, method validation and quality assurance. She has participated in various European research programmes (e.g. MEGAPOLI, THALIS, PEGASOS, Vinnova) and collaborated with various European and American Universities and Institutions.

Magda’s instrumental experience includes Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry-based techniques (e.g. Chemical Ionization MS, Aerosol MS, Gas Chromatography-MS/MS, Liquid Chromatography MS/MS, Ion Chromatography, High Performance Liquid Chromatography), as well as particle number and size distribution, Organic Carbon measurement, etc. Her previous work has been presented in more than 20 European, American and international conferences and published in high-impact journals (11 publications). She is a member of various committees and she is often selected as a reviewer in various journals.

Junior Researchers

Dr. Popi Karaolia
Biologist
PhD in Environmetal Engineering

Dr. Popi Karaolia received her first degree in Biology, from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2006 and an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the same university. Moreover, she received an M.Sc. in Environmental Health from the Cyprus University of Technology in association with the Harvard School of Public Health. She has successfully defended her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus in February 2019 and since then, she is a post-doctoral fellow at Nireas-IWRC of the University of Cyprus.

Her research focuses on the removal potential of biological and advanced oxidation processes of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB), antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) and other genetic biomarkers of human pollution. She is also currently working on the investigation of the presence of illicit drugs in urban sewage, and the subsequent application of a wastewater-based epidemiological approach for the evaluation of drug consumption in urban areas. Moreover, she is occupied with the occurrence of various contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) including antibiotics, ARB&ARGs in treated wastewater, their accumulation in soil irrigated with treated wastewater and their subsequent uptake by various crops under both hydroponic and real agricultural field conditions.

She is actively involved in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by various Cyprus-based, European and international funding bodies. Dr. Karaolia has participated in a number of scientific conferences, has published more than 11 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals, has co-authored 3 book chapters, she has taught various university courses and has given numerous seminar presentations on water-related topics, in Cyprus and abroad.

  • pkarao01@ucy.ac.cy

Stella Michael
Environmental Engineer
PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Stella G. Michael is a Ph.D. candidate at Nireas-IWRC of the UCY. She is an Environmental Engineer (B.Sc.& M.Sc. equivalent) graduated from the Technical University of Crete. After her graduation, she has worked as an Environmental Engineer in the consultancy sector and has been involved in a number of projects in the fields of Environmental Policy, Water & Flood Management, Waste & Pollution Management, Environmental Impact Assessment etc. 

Her research area focuses on the assessment of the fate and behaviour of various contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) after their release in the environment through urban wastewater reuse practices and the determination of their potential biological potency. One basic pillar of her research is the study of the removal of various antibiotic compounds, antibiotic resistance bacterial genes, pathogens and viruses, frequently detected in the biologically-treated urban wastewater effluents, through the application of various light-driven oxidation processes (e.g. solar photo-Fenton, solar/H2O2, UV-C/H2O2), membrane filtration (Ultrafiltration), adsorption (contact with Activated Carbon) and combination of these processes. 

She has participated as a guest researcher at the Plataforma Solar de Almería in the framework of a project financed by the European Commission (SFERA), wherein she acquired extensive experience in the design, development and operation of solar-driven pilot plants for the removal of various CECs and dissolved effluent organic matter in urban wastewater, as well as at the Future Industries Institute of the University of South Australia, wherein she has improved her laboratory skills and techniques through the quantification of pathogens in advanced-treated wastewater (using qPCR and ddPCR). As a Research Special Scientist at Nireas-IWRC, Stella has participated in a number of collaborative water-related research projects funded by the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and the EU, related with the spread of antimicrobial resistance and advanced wastewater treatment technologies. Currently, she is working as a Sanitary Engineer at the Department of Sewage and Reclaimed water of the Water Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment of Cyprus. Stella G. Michael has (co)authored 4 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals (while more are in preparation) and 1 book chapter, and she has presented her work in a number of scientific conferences.

  • michael.g.stella@ucy.ac.cy

Vasiliki Beretsou
Analytical Chemist
PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Vasiliki Beretsou received her B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2013 and her M.Sc. in Analytical Chemistry in 2015 from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). Since January 2016, she has been a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus, while she was an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) of the ANSWER project (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530) at Nireas-International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus from April 2016 to March 2019.

Her research focuses on the (a) occurrence and fate of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in engineered and natural environments, with emphasis on the identification of transformation products (TPs) of CECs by applying state-of-the-art analytical techniques (LC-QTOFMS), and suspect and non-target screening approaches, (b) assessment of the biological potency of CECs and of their TPs through the application of bioassays, (c) assessment of the efficiency of UV/H2O2 process to remove antibiotic resistance determinants, and, (d) accumulation of CECs in soil irrigated by treated wastewater and their subsequent uptake by crops.

She has gained working experience at the academic and non-academic sector; as an intern, at the Pesticide Residues Laboratory of the General Chemical State Laboratory (Greece) in 2013, as an analytical chemist, at the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) in 2015, and as an ESR in the framework of the ANSWER project, at the private sector and at research centers, during her secondments at Biodetection Systems b.v. (The Netherlands), Environmental Institute s.r.o. (Slovakia), HighChem (Slovakia), Agricultural Research Organization-Volcani Center (Israel) and Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy) from 2016 to 2019.

She has participated (or she is currently involved) in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by the European Commission, Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation and Greek national funds. She has (co)authored 4 peer-reviewed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals and she has presented her work in several scientific conferences and workshops. She has also been involved in various outreach activities, such as Cyprus Researchers’ Nights, radio talks, videos, visits to schools and writing-up of informational material in layman form in order to convey her research and results to the general public.

  • beretsou.vasiliki@ucy.ac.cy

Iakovos C. Iakovides
Chemical Engineer
PhD Candidate in Environmental Engineering

Iakovos C. Iakovides is a Chemical Engineer graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras in 2012. He also obtained his M.Sc. in “Energy and Environment” from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras in October of 2015. Currently he is an Early-Stage researcher in Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus and working as a researcher at Nireas-IWRC. 

His research activities focus on the (i) development, application and optimization of advanced wastewater treatment processes for the removal of contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) in urban wastewater, (ii) assessment of the efficiency of the advanced wastewater treatment processes to inactivate antibiotic-resistant bacteria and (iii) evaluation of the accumulation of chemical and biological CECs in soil irrigated by treated wastewater and their subsequent uptake by selected crops (cucumbers and lettuce) under real agricultural field conditions. 

He has participated (or he is currently involved), in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by the European Commission, the Cyprus Research and Innovation Foundation, the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development in Greece and Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (FORTH/ICE-HT). He has (co)authored 6 refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals, and he has presented his work in high-level scientific conferences.

  • iakovidis.iakovos@ucy.ac.cy

Anna Korelidou
Biologist
Researcher in Environmental Engineering

Anna Korelidou received her first degree from the department  of Biology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2013. She also completed her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology of plants at the University of Crete in 2016. Her thesis focused on the biodegradation of toxic phenols by green alga. During her Master studies, she had an internship at the Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics in Spain, at the Laboratory of Molecular genetics and Biochemistry (2015). She has previously worked as a clinical laboratory analyst and as a microbiologist in the private sector. She has gained work experience in microbiological analyses of food, water, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, air and sewage.

  • korelidou.anna@ucy.ac.cy

Charalambos Kyriakou
Civil Engineer
PhD in Civil Engineering

Dr. Charalambos Kyriakou received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Cyprus (2009), and a Master of Science degree in Construction Project Management at the University of Manchester (2010). Following his MSc graduation, he worked as a Site and Structural Engineer in both the public and private sectors. Dr. Charalambos Kyriakou received a PhD degree in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering of the University of Cyprus (2019). Currently, he is a Post-Doctoral Researcher of the EUPALINOS (Construction Engineering Laboratory and Water Distribution Networks Management Laboratory) of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Nireas International Water Research Center of the University of Cyprus.

  • kyriakou.charalambos@ucy.ac.cy

Pantelis Koullapis
Mechanical Engineer
PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Pantelis Koullapis is a Mechanical Engineer, graduated from National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2013. He received his PhD from the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at the University of Cyprus in 2018. He is a member of the Computational Sciences Laboratory (UCY-CompSci) since 2013, when he joined the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “HEXACOMM” as a PhD candidate, working on the assessment of human exposure to inhaled environmental pollutants  using computer models. In 2015 he has joined the COST action “Simulation and pharmaceutical technologies for advanced patient-tailored inhaled medicines” (SimInhale).

The primary research activity of Pantelis is the use of high fidelity computer simulations for the prediction of drug deposition in the airways, in particular the prediction of regional deposition for various combinations of inhaler devices, patient groups and formulations. Pantelis is also pursuing the development of hybrid models coupling the upper airways to the lung pulmonary region as well as the investigation and understanding of complex phenomena during the transport of solid or aqueous particles in the lungs.

He has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences. He is involved in research projects funded by various Pharmaceutical Companies.

 
  • koullapis.g.pantelis@ucy.ac.cy

Charalambos Frantzis
Mechanical Engineer
PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Dr. Charalambos Frantzis holds a diploma (BSc + Master Equivalence) in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He received his PhD from the MME Department of the University of Cyprus in 2019. At the beginning of his PhD studies, he joined the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “SEDITRANS” as a fellow. He also received a PhD scholarship from the University of Cyprus for the academic year 2018-2019. He has also been involved in a research project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.

Since 2014, he has been an active member at the Computational Sciences Laboratory (UCY-CompSci), working on coastal engineering and wave energy projects. He developed an efficient Navier-Strokes based Numerical Wave Tank, for the simulation of wave-induced flows that include the water-air interactions. He has also worked on the performance assessment of a wave energy converter (WEC) device, through experimental measurements. His main research interests are on the interaction of waves with coastal protection structures, and on the development of efficient numerical methods and tools for the simulation of water-air flows.

He has published several papers in scientific journals and conferences.

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Administrative Staff

Eleni Toxqui
Civil Engineer
MSc in Civil Engineering

Eleni Toxqui holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the City University of New York and an MSc in Civil Engineering from NYU Polytechnic. Upon her graduation she joined STV, a leading U.S. civil engineering firm, as a project controls engineer on several U.S. projects. She is currently serving as a project manager for Nireas-IWRC. 

  • toxqui.eleni@ucy.ac.cy

Graduated PhD students

Popi Karaolia

Gaia Laboratory

Thesis title: Evaluation of the efficiency of the combination of a Membrane BioReactor with selected Advanced Oxidation Processes for the removal of antibiotic-related microcontaminants, February 2019.

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Giorgos Hadjidemetriou

EUPALINOS LABORATORY

Thesis title: Roadway pavement condition assessment utilizing computer vision, machine learning and entropy, November 2018.

Charalambos Kyriakou

EUPALINOS LABORATORY

Thesis title: Pavement Monitoring Utilizing Smartphones, Vibration Sensors and Pattern Recognition for the Detection and Classification of Roadway Pavement Anomalies, September 2018.

  • kyriakou.charalambos@ucy.ac.cy

Pantelis Koullapis

UCY-COMPSCI LABORATORY

Thesis title: In silico studies for the prediction of regional aerosol deposition in the human airways, July 2018.

Fotos Stylianou

UCY-CompSCI LABORATORY

Thesis title: Extensions to Structure-Based Turbulence Theory and Models, with Applications to Internal and Simple Biological Flows, February 2017.

Lida Ioannou

Gaia Laboratory

Thesis title: Advanced systems for the enhancement of the environmental performance of wineries – wastewater purification combining biological, advanced chemical and reverse osmosis treatment, November 2013.

  • ioannou.lida@ucy.ac.cy

Μarlen Ines Vasquez Hadjilyra

Gaia Laboratory

Thesis title: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients in Aqueous Matrices: An Integrated Approach for Assessing Effects, December 2012.

Irene Michael

Gaia Laboratory

Thesis title: Investigating the solar-driven advanced chemical oxidation of ofloxacin and trimethoprim in sewage and other aqueous matrices, May 2012.

  • michael.irene@ucy.ac.cy

Graduated M.Sc. students

Maria Dionysiou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Identification and quantification of illicit drugs in urban wastewater in Cyprus, February 2020.

Rafael Papamarkou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Monitoring of cefotaxime-resistant bacteria in urban wastewater, May 2019.

Morpho Kodjiamani

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Removal of humic and fulvic acids during the application of light-driven oxidation processes, May 2016.

Andreas Parpounas

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Development of an analytical method for the assessment of the presence of veterinary antibiotics in environmental matrices, December 2015.

Raphaella Andreou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Abatement of parabens in secondary treated wastewater by ozonation and UV-activated persulfate oxidation, May 2015.

Maria Tarapoulouzi

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Advanced bioassays for evaluating the effects of pharmaceuticals to organisms and humans, December 2014.

Constantia Anastasiadou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Optimizing the solar photocatalytic treatment of parabens in municipal wastewater effluents: Evaluation of operational and kinetic parameters, May 2014.

Angeliki Panayi

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Purification of olive mill wastewater by coagulation and solar Fenton oxidation at a pilot-scale, December 2014.

Konstantinos Yiannapas

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Optimising olive oil wastewater treatment by coagulation-flocculation and solar Fenton oxidation, September 2013.

Petros Koutsoftas

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Removal of x-ray contrast media by Moving Bed Bio-Reactor, November 2013.

Ioulia Fotiou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Sonolysis and sonophotocatalysis for the treatment of wastewater laden with pharmaceutical compounds, May 2013.

Elena Eliadou

GAIA Laboratory

Thesis title: Heavy metals uptake by soil and crops in areas of intense wastewater reuse irrigation, May 2013.

Graduated M.Eng. students

Eleftheria Nikolaou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Determination and monitoring of the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of cefotaxime in E. coli in an MBR-treated wastewater effluent, May 2019.

Antria Evagorou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Microplastics in the marine environment: major sources and already identified effects, May 2018.

Stephanie Hadjiprokopiou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Guidelines on the minimization of the environmental impacts caused by the operation of Environmental Science and Technology Laboratories,  May 2017.

Andreas Theofanous

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Water and wastewater management – A glossary, May 2017.

Panayiota Photiou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Insights into Solid Phase Extraction methods for optimum recovery of pharmaceutical compounds from complex environmental matrices, December 2016.

Panayiotis Panayiotou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Adsorption behavior of fluoroquinolone antibiotics in soils, May 2015.

Maria Iacovou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Removal of clarythromycin from sewage and investigation of the parameters affecting the formation of bromate ions during ozonation, May 2015.

Panayiotis Kitrou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Occurrence and fate of antibiotics in the terrestrial environment, December 2014.

Maria Parpi

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: An environmental and socioeconomic approach of olive mill wastewater management – Current status in some Mediterranean countries, December 2014.

Stella Christodoulou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: A comparative study of the effects of chloride, sulfate and carbonate ions on the rates of decomposition of ethyl paraben by solar photo-Fenton, December 2014.

Eleni Constantinou

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Assessing the biological potency of urban wastewater, June 2014.

Michaela Michael

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Development of public communication material using as examples winery wastewater management and the assessment of effects of pharmaceutical residues in the environment, May 2013.

V. Sophokleous

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Evaluation of the potential biological effects of mixtures of pharmaceuticals in aqueous matrices, April 2011.

Demetres Karalagas

GAIA laboratory

Thesis title: Systems and methods for the treatment of olive oil wastewaters, April 2011.

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