Dr Christophoros Christophoridis has received a bachelor degree in Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He completed his studies with a MSc in Environmental Chemistry and a PhD in the removal of inorganic and organic pollutants from groundwater, using Permeable Reactive Barriers (PRBs). During his studies he has worked on many parallel projects in the field of environmental analytical chemistry. He has received scholarships and awards from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation and the Onassis Foundation. He was also selected to participate in the 59th Lindau
Nobel Laureates meeting, based on his academic record.
He has worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich, gaining experience in the field of electrochemical degradation of pollutants and the structure elucidation of transformation products (TPs). Following that, he continued his work as a post-doctoral researcher at the National University of Athens, Department of Chemistry, on the ozonolysis of selected pollutants and the determination of their transformation products using HRMS.
From February 2014 to September 2020, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the “Laboratory of Photo-Catalytic Processes and Environmental Chemistry”, Institute of Nanoscience – Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, on the development of analytical methods for the determination of cyanotoxins in environmental samples, using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. He has worked on the preparation and characterization of composite photocatalytic materials. He also studied the degradation of selected pollutants using various advanced oxidation processes (AOPs), such as photocatalysis, ultra-sonication and g-irradiation, in order to elucidate the role of individual Reactive Species (RS) on the degradation mechanism.