Title of the speech: Micro-pollutants, Oxidants, Catalysts and the Water Matrix: A Harmonic Quartet or the War of the Roses?
Dionissios Mantzavinos serves as a Professor of wastewater engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece (http://www.chemeng.upatras.gr/en/personel/faculty/en/mantzavinos). He holds a Diploma (1991) in chemical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and M.S. (1993) and Ph.D. (1996) degrees in chemical engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, UK. After a short spell as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at Edinburgh and Leeds Universities, respectively, he returned home to take up an academic position as an Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Crete before his move to University of Patras. His research interests focus on water/wastewater treatment by physical, chemical, and biological processes, as well as on environmental catalysis. Particular emphasis is given to advanced oxidation processes including heterogeneous and homogeneous photocatalysis, electrochemical oxidation, ultrasounds, Fenton and alike processes, wet air oxidation, ozonation, and various combinations of the above. Dr. Mantzavinos is involved in several academic and professional bodies and serves as editor-in-chief to the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology. His publication record can be found here https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KvFFsVMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao