Chromatographic analysis, mass spectrometry, photocatalysis, sonication, pollutant degradation


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.



Wuijts, S., Claessens, J., Farrow, L., Doody, D.G., Klages, S., Christophoridis, C., Cvejić, R., Glavan, M., Nesheim, I., Platjouw, F., Wright, I., Rowbottom, J., Graversgaard, M., van den Brink, C., Leitão, I., Ferreira, A. and Boekhold, S., Protection of drinking water resources from agricultural pressures: Effectiveness of EU regulations in the context of local realities Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 287, Article Number: 112270, 2021 [doi]

Mitsika, E.E., Christophoridis, C., Kouinoglou, N., Lazaridis, N., Zacharis, C.K. and Fytianos, K., Optimized Photo-Fenton degradation of psychoactive pharmaceuticals alprazolam and diazepam using a chemometric approach—Structure and toxicity of transformation products Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 403, Article Number: 123819, 2021 [doi]

ANASTASIA HISKIA, Noura Alice Hammoud, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Christophoros Christophoridis, Aikaterina Paraskevopoulou, Theodoros M. Triantis, Kamal Slim, Joanna Szpunar, Ali Fadel, Ryszard Lobinski and Anastasia Hiskia, Investigation of the Occurrence of Cyanotoxins in Lake Karaoun (Lebanon) by Mass Spectrometry, Bioassays and Molecular Methods Toxins, 2021 [doi]

Christophoridis, C., Veloutsou, S., Mitsika, E., Zacharis, C.K., Christia, C., Raikos, N. and Fytianos, K., Determination of illicit drugs and psychoactive pharmaceuticals in wastewater from the area of Thessaloniki (Greece) using LC–MS/MS: estimation of drug consumption Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Volume 193, Article Number: 249, 2021 [doi]

Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Kimon Moschandreou, Aikaterina Paraskevopoulou, Christophoros Christophoridis, Elpida Grigoriadou, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Theodoros M. Triantis, Vasiliki Tsiaoussi and Anastasia Hiskia, Cyanobacterial Toxins and Peptides in Lake Vegoritis, Greece Toxins, MDPI AG, Volume 13, Pages: 394, 2021 [doi]

Chatzimpaloglou, Α., Christophoridis, C., Fountoulakis, I., Antonopoulou, M., Vlastos, D., Bais, A. and Fytianos, K., Photolytic and photocatalytic degradation of antineoplastic drug irinotecan. Kinetic study, identification of transformation products and toxicity evaluation Chemical Engineering Journal, Volume 405, Article Number: 126866, 2021 [doi]

González-Mariño, I., Baz-Lomba, J.A., Alygizakis, N.A., Andrés-Costa, M.J., Bade, R., Bannwarth, A., Barron, L.P., Been, F., Benaglia, L., Berset, J.-D., Bijlsma, L., Bodík, I., Brenner, A., Brock, A.L., Burgard, D.A., Castrignanò, E., Celma, A., Christophoridis, C.E., Covaci, A., Delémont, O., Devoogt, P., Devault, D.A., Dias, M.J., Emke, E., Esseiva, P., Fatta-Kassinos, D., Fedorova, G., Fytianos, K., Gerber, C., Grabic, R., Gracia-Lor, E., Grüner, S., Gunnar, T., Hapeshi, E., Heath, E., Helm, B., Hernández, F., Kankaanpaa, A., Karolak, S., Kasprzyk-Hordern, B., Krizman-Matasic, I., Lai, F.Y., Lechowicz, W., Lopes, A., de Alda, M.L., López-García, E., Löve, A.S.C., Mastroianni, N., McEneff, G.L., Montes, R., Munro, K., Nefau, T., Oberacher, H., O’brien, J.W., Oertel, R., Olafsdottir, K., Picó, Y., Plósz, B.G., Polesel, F., Postigo, C., Quintana, J.B., Ramin, P., Reid, M.J., Rice, J., Rodil, R., Salgueiro-Gonzàlez, N., Schubert, S., Senta, I., Simões, S.M., Sremacki, M.M., Styszko, K., Terzic, S., Thomaidis, N.S., Thomas, K.V., Tscharke, B.J., Udrisard, R., van Nuijs, A.L.N., Yargeau, V., Zuccato, E., Castiglioni, S. and Ort, C., Spatio-temporal assessment of illicit drug use at large scale: evidence from 7 years of international wastewater monitoring Addiction, Volume 115, Pages: 109-120, 2020 [doi]

Christophoridis, C., Evgenakis, E., Bourliva, A., Papadopoulou, L. and Fytianos, K., Concentration, fractionation, and ecological risk assessment of heavy metals and phosphorus in surface sediments from lakes in N. Greece Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Volume 42, Pages: 2747-2769, 2020 [doi]

Karakosta, T.D., Christophoridis, C., Fytianos, K. and Tzanavaras, P.D., Micelles mediated zone fluidics method for hydrazine determination in environmental samples Molecules, Volume 25, Article Number: 174, 2020 [doi]

Christophoridis, C., Bourliva, A., Evgenakis, E., Papadopoulou, L. and Fytianos, K., Effects of anthropogenic activities on the levels of heavy metals in marine surface sediments of the Thessaloniki Bay, Northern Greece: Spatial distribution, sources and contamination assessment Microchemical Journal, Volume 149, Article Number: 104001, 2019 [doi]

Gkelis, Spyros, Panou, Manthos, Konstantinou, Despoina, Apostolidis, Panagiotis, Kasampali, Antonia, Papadimitriou, Sofia, Kati, Dominiki, Di Lorenzo, Giorgia Maria, Ioakeim, Stamatia, Zervou, Sevasti-Kiriaki, Christophoridis, Christophoros, Triantis, Theodoros M., Kaloudis, Triantafyllos, Hiskia, Anastasia and Arsenakis, Minas, Diversity, Cyanotoxin Production, and Bioactivities of Cyanobacteria Isolated from Freshwaters of Greece Toxins, Volume 11, 2019 [doi]

Christophoros Christophoridis, Sevasti-Kiriaki Zervou, Korina Manolidi, Matina Katsiapi, Maria Moustaka-Gouni, Triantafyllos Kaloudis, Theodoros M. Triantis and Anastasia Hiskia, Occurrence and diversity of cyanotoxins in Greek lakes Scientific Reports, Springer Science and Business Media LLC, Volume 8, 2018 [doi]

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