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Dr. Euripides Stephanou, Professor of Environmental Organic Chemistry and Vice President for Research of CyI.
He was educated in Switzerland. He majored in Chemical Engineering (University of Neuchatel). He was awarded a Master Degree in Environmental Chemistry (University of Geneva), and the PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Zurich). He made postdoctoral research at the Swiss Federal Institute for Water Resources & Water Pollution Control of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-ETH Zurich.
He worked as “Maître Assistant & Chargé des Cours et de Recherche” at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Geneva, and as Senior Research Associate at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of Stanford University (CA, USA). He joined the University of Crete at 1986 (1986-1989 Assistant Professor, 1989-1993 Associate Professor, and since 1993 as Professor). He served the University of Crete as Rector (2011-2015), Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (1996-2002) and Chairman of the Department of Chemistry (1989-1994).
His research focuses on the study of Atmospheric Aerosols, the Biogeochemical Cycles of Organic Pollutant, and the study of Human Exposure to Toxic Contaminants. He acted as Coordinator and Principal Investigator in numerous European Projects.
He is the author and co-author of more than 110 peer-reviewed papers in leading international scientific journals (Nature, Science, Environ. Sci. Technol., Journal of Geophysical Research, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Lancet, Environmental Health Perspectives, and others). His work found a broad echo not only in national press but also in the international and general scientific press (New York Times; Le Figaro; Chemical & Engineering News, and others). He has been Associate Editor of Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association (2002-2004) and Editor of Environmental Science and Pollution Research. He was a member (2008-2015), of the European Research Council (ERC) Panel “Sciences of the Earth”, and since 2018 he is a member of the ERC Synergy Panel.
He received the “Ecopolis 2006 price” for “scientific achievements in Environmental Research”. Professor Stephanou speaks and writes Greek (mother tongue), English, French and German.