Elia Psillakis
Professor, Aquatic Chemistry 

Aquatic Chemistry Laboratory
Division I: Environmental & Energy Management, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

Extended CV (pdf)

Contact

  • Office: Κ1.102
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37810 FAX: +30 28210 37846
  • Email: elia<at>enveng.tuc.gr
     
  • Office Hours: Daily 9:00 - 15:00

Education

  • 1997: PhD in Chemistry, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, Bristol, U.K.
  • 1994: Degree in Chemistry, Maîtrise de Chimie, Universitè Montpellier II (U.S.T.L.), Montpellier, France.
  • 1993: Licence de Chimie, Universitè Montpellier II (U.S.T.L.), Montpellier, France.
  • 1992: D.E.U.G. (A), Sciences des Structures et de la Matière, Universitè Montpellier II (U.S.T.L.), Montpellier, France.

Research Interests

Research efforts mainly concentrate on

  • the development and application of novel analytical procedures for detecting trace amounts of organic pollutants in a variety of environmental samples.
  • studying the fate of organic micropollutants in natural and engineered environments.

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • Differentiation of the geographical and botanical origin of honeys produced in the Prefecture of Chania. Role: Project Coordinator; Funding Source: Region of Crete; Budget: € 100000; Duration: 2022-2025
  • IUPAC Project: Greenness of offaicial sample preparation methods; Role: Coordinator; Funding Source: IUPAC, Budget: € 5000; Duration: 2021-2024
  • Leaching of chemicals of environmental concern from used heated tobacco sticks to natural water and comparison with leaching from smoked conventional cigarettes, Role: Coordinator; Funding Source: PMI Science; Budget: € 99533; Duration: 2018-2020
  • New biotechnologicaL approaches for biodegrading and promoting the environmental biotransformation of synthetic polymeric materials. Role: Research Collaborator; Funding Source: FP7-KBBE; Budget: € 4000000; Duration: 2012-2015

Distinctions and Awards

 

  • 2021: Elected Member of the Division of Analytical Chemistry - European Chemical Society
  • 2021: Featured in the Power List 2021 of the magazine “The Analytical Scientist” as one of the Top 100 most influential people in analytical science
  • 2021: Co-Chair of the IUPAC Project: Greenness of official standard sample preparation methods
  • 2021: Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Sample Preparation, Elsevier
  • 2007: Fulbright Research Award 2007-2008, used it at CALTECH, USA

 

Representative Publications

  • Wojnowski, M. Tobiszewski*, F. Pena-Pereira, Elefteria Psillakis, “AGREEprep – Analytical Greenness Metric for Sample Preparation” TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Accepted, 2022 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2022.116553)
  • Á.I. López-Lorente, F. Pena-Pereira, S. Pedersen-Bjergaard, V.G. Zuine, S.A. Ozkan, E. Psillakis*, “The Ten Principles of Green Sample Preparation”, TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2022 (148) 116530 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2022.116530)
  • N. Delbecque, S. Mascrez, E. Psillakis* G. Purcaro, “Sub-ambient temperature sampling of fish volatiles using vacuum-assisted headspace solid phase microextraction: Theoretical considerations and proof of concept” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2021, 1192, 339365 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2021.339365)
  • S. Alberti, M. Sotiropoulou, E. Fernández, N. Solomou, M. Ferretti and E. Psillakis*, “UV-254 degradation of nicotine in natural waters and leachates produced from cigarette butts and heat-not-burn tobacco products” Environmental Research, 2021, Environmental Research, 194, 110695 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2020.110695).
  • E. Psillakis, “The effect of vacuum: an emerging experimental parameter to consider during headspace microextraction sampling”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 412(24), 5989-5997. Invited contribution. Special issue “Female Role Models in Analytical Chemistry” (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02738-x)
  • N. Koutela, E. Fernández, M.-L. Saru and E. Psillakis*, “A comprehensive study on the leaching of metals from heated tobacco sticks and cigarettes in water and natural waters” Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 714, 136700 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136700)
  • E. Psillakis, “The effect of vacuum: an emerging experimental parameter to consider during headspace microextraction sampling”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2020, 412(24), 5989-5997. Invited contribution. Special issue “Female Role Models in Analytical Chemistry” (https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02738-x)
  • N. Solomou, C. Bicchi, B. Sgorbini, E. Psillakis*, “Vacuum-assisted headspace sorptive extraction: Theoretical considerations and proof-of-concept extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from water samples”. Analytica Chimica Acta, 2020, 1096, 100-107. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2019.10.050)
  • E. Psillakis*, N. Koutela, A.J. Colussi, “Vacuum-assisted headspace single-drop microextraction: eliminating interfacial gas-phase limitations” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2019, 1092, 9-16. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2019.09.056)
  • E. Psillakis*, Vortex-assisted liquid liquid microextraction revisited, TrAC-Trends Analytical Chemistry, 2019, 113, 332-339 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trac.2018.11.007)

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Irina Kandylioti
  • Aggeliki Pateraki
  • Nikoleta Solomou