Professor Elia Psillakis from the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete has been named as one of the world’s most influential analytical scientist by “The Analytical Scientist” magazine (The Power List 2021). Professor Psillakis was nominated by her peers and selected by a judging panel.
The Analytical Scientist, a magazine published by Texere Publishing Limited, focuses on people, technology, and innovations in analytical science. It created the Power List in 2013 and ever since, announces the list on an annual basis. This year the announcement of the Power List coincided with the 100th issue of the magazine.
Elia Psillakis is Full Professor in Water Chemistry at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. Her research activities focus on (i) understanding and applying green sample preparation methods to the detection of emerging and persistent organic pollutants, and (ii) studying the degradation of organic contaminants in natural and engineered systems. She has received three “Top cited article” awards and in 2007, she received a Fulbright award and used it at California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA. Psillakis has given a number of invited talks and lectures in International Conferences and University Departments around the world. She is the Head of the Sample Preparation Study Group of the European Chemical Society-Division of Analytical Chemistry. Psillakis is the Editor-in-Chief of “Advances in Sample Preparation” by Elsevier, Specialty Chief Editor of the Environmental Analysis specialty section in “Frontiers in Analytical Science” by Frontiers and an Associate Editor in “Journal of Separation Science” by Wiley. In 2012 and 2013, she was vice-chair of the European chemistry evaluation panel for the EU Marie-Curie excellence fellowships. From 2014-2016 she acted as the Deputy Rector of Academic Affairs and Research at the Technical University of Crete.