Zachariadis George

Zachariadis George

Professor

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
54124, Thessaloniki

Dr. George Zachariadis is Professor in the Department of Chemistry of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was Director of the Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry (2016-2019), of the Sector of Physical, Analytical and Environmental Chemistry (2016-2018) and of the Graduate Program in Chemistry (2014-2019).
He has supervised 7 doctoral dissertations, 20 postgraduate dissertations and about 40 theses. He is the author or co-author of 13 teaching books.
He has also published an international book entitled «Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry» in 2012. He is the author or co-author of 145 communications presented at international and national conferences, and of 150 original scientific papers published in international scientific journals in the fields of Chemical, Bioanalytical, Pharmaceutical, Archaeometric and Environmental analysis. There are more than 4000 citations in his scientific work up to the beginning of 2021.
He has participated in about 35 research projects and co-operated with several national and international research institutes and laboratories. Special long-term scientific cooperation has been established with the Institute of Chemical Engineering and Analytics in the Technical the University of Vienna. He acts as reviewer in about 30 international journals. He acted as Guest Editor of special issues in the journals Current Analytical Chemistry and in Separations.

Chemical Analysis, Instrumental Chemical Analysis, Chemometrics Metrology and Quality Control, and also Archaeometry and Bioassay in Chemistry students. Also teaches in Analytical Chemistry of Pharmacy students. He also teaches in two graduate degree programs in Chemical Analysis in Quality Control and bioassay and in other two graduate degree programs in Archaeometry, Archaeological materials and analytical diagnostic tools in Cultural inheritance monuments protection and restoration.

Teaching

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Archaeometry and Chemistry of Archaeological materials
  • Bioassay
  • Chemometrics Metrology and Quality Control

Research

Hyphenated Techniques and Mass Spectrometry

Development and evaluation of hyphenated analytical methods using spectrometric detectors. Gas chromatography with microwave induced plasma atomic emiision spectrometry (GC-AED) or with mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Development of Metal Speciation methods of analysis of biological samples. Metallomics research for Bioanalysis, using modern hyphenated techniques like liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS) or liquid chromatography plasma emission spectrometry.

Atomic Spectrometry Techniques

Development and evaluation of analytical methods using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICPAES), Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Flame (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace (ΕΤAAS), or Hydride Generation and Cold Vapor Generation, (HGAAS and CVAAS) either in batch mode or by on-line coupling with other and automated flow analysis techniques. Also development of non-destructive methods based on X-ray fluoresence spectrometry.

Speciation analysis

Development of analytical methods for speciation analysis of organometallic species in biological matrices using separation techniques and atomic or mass spectrometric detectors. Methods for the analysis of archaeometric specimens, pharmaceutical matrices, soils and sediments, plant and animal tissues and organisms, biological fluids, food and food supplements, natural waters, silicates, alloys, standards, etc.

Atomic Spectrometry Techniques

Development and evaluation of analytical methods using Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICPAES), Atomic Absorption Spectrometry with Flame (FAAS), or Graphite Furnace (ΕΤAAS), or Hydride Generation and Cold Vapor Generation, (HGAAS and CVAAS) either in batch mode or by on-line coupling with other and automated flow analysis techniques. Also development of non-destructive methods based on X-ray fluoresence spectrometry.

Sample preparation techniques

Development of wet-acid digestion methods, microwave assisted digestion, liquid-liquid extraction, solid phase extraction, headspace solid phase microextraction, modern microextraction techniques, nanomaterials, etc.

Chemometrics

Analysis of Variance, Regression Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Principal Component Analysis, Factorial Designs, Experimental Design, in Analytical methods optimization, evaluation and data interpretation.