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 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
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
European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platforms, PortASAP; COST Action CA16215; Role: Work-group Leader; MC Member; Funding Source: COST Association; Budget: € 150000/year; Duration: 2017-2021
Vacuum-assisted headspace HiSorb, Role: Coordinator; Source: Markes International Ltd Budget: € 50000 Year: 2019 TD100-xr analytical instrumentation and related accessories and consumables installed in the laboratory.
RASP Program for Laboratory consumables; Role: Coordinator; Funding Source: RESTEK, Budget: € 3000; Duration: 2020-2021
SPME fibers and Thermogreen Septa; Role: Coordinator; Funding Source: SUPELCO Bellefonte, USA, Budget: € 5000; Duration: 2020-2021
Distinctions and Awards
2021: Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Sample Preparation, Elsevier
2021: Specialty Chief Editor of Environmental Analysis for Frontiers in Analytical Science, Frontiers
2020: Collaboration with A. C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation
2020: Invited contribution in the Topical Collection featuring “Female Role Models in Analytical Chemistry”, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Springer
2020: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, Elsevier
N. Solomou, M. Minella, D. Vione, E. Psillakis, UVC-induced direct photolysis as an efficient process for the degradation of cilastatin in natural and waste water, Chemosphere, 280(2021), 130668 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130668)
A. Zhakupbekova, N. Baimatova, E. Psillakis, B. Kenessov, Quantification of trace transformation products of rocket fuel unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine in sand using vacuum assisted headspace solid-phase microextraction, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-300270/v1)
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).
F. Pena-Pereira, C. Bendicho, D. Mutavdžić Pavlović, A. Martín-Esteban, M. Díaz-Álvarez, Y. Pan, J. Cooper, Z. Yang, I. Safarik, K. Pospiskova, M. A. Segundo, E. Psillakis, “Miniaturized analytical methods for determination of environmental contaminants of emerging concern - A Review", 2020, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2021, 1158, 238108 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2020.11.040).
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)
E. Psillakis, Editorial, Journal of Separation Science, 2020, 43(9-10), 1622
E. Psillakis, “Editorial for the Special Issue Emerging Thought Leaders in Separation Science”, Journal of Separation Sciences, 2020, 43(9-10), 1622-1622 (https://doi.org/10.1002/jssc.202070095)
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)
S. Mascrez, E. Psillakis and G. Purcaro, “A multifaceted investigation of the effect of reduced pressure condition on the headspace-solid phase microextraction”, 2019, Analytica Chimica Acta, 2020, 1103, 106-114 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2019.12.053)
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)
B. Bojko, B. Onat, E. Boyaci, E. Psillakis, T. Dalianis, J. Pawliszyn, “Application of in-situ Solid-Phase Microextraction on Mediterranean Sponges for Untargeted Exometabolome Screening and Environmental Monitoring” Frontiers in Marine Science, 2019, 6 (632), 1-13. (https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00632)
E. Kourounioti, E. Psillakis*, D. Vione, “UV-induced transformation of 2,3-dibromo-5,6-dimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone in water and treated wastewater”, Environmental Research, 2019, 175, 343-350 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2019.05.018)
M. Vakinti, S.-M. Mela, E. Fernández, E. Psillakis*, “Room temperature and sensitive determination of haloanisoles in wine using vacuum-assisted headspace solid-phase microextraction”, Journal of Chromatography A, 2019 (1602) 142–149. (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chroma.2019.03.047)
K. Karkanorachaki, S. Kiparissis, G.C. Kalogerakis, E. Yiantzi, E. Psillakis, N. Kalogerakis, “Plastic Pellets, Meso- and Microplastics on the Coastline of Northern Crete: Distribution and Organic Pollution”, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2018, 133, 578–589 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.06.011)