Postdoctoral ResearcherPhysical Chemistry Laboratory
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Faculty of Sciences
School of Chemistry
Dr. Sophia Tsoumachidou, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since 2016 (PhD thesis: “Exploitation of photocatalytic processes in purification and reuse of greywater”), with postgraduate studies in the fields of Physical Chemistry of Materials and Science and Technology of Electrochemical Systems. She also has received a diploma in Oenology from the International Organization of Vine and Wine, in 2012. In 2016 she gained a post-doctoral fellowship from the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) for the project “Decontamination of urban wastewater loaded with psychoactive drugs via photocatalytic processes”. She has worked in three (3) research projects for more than 8 years in the field of photocatalysis of emerging pollutants and wastewater management, she was external collaborator and team member in the project “Bathing water quality monitoring program” for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012 and completed her internship in the Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of Faculty of Medicine of AUTh. She has published seven (7) papers in international peer-reviewed journals, while she has fifteen (15) announcements in international conferences and two (2) in national.
- Development and application of a novel system for the photocatalytic inactivation of hazardous medical liquid waste containing toxic pollutants and/or pathogens
- Design, construction and operation of an innovative system based on photocatalytic oxidation for the treatment of liquid hazardous medical waste aiming at the inactivation of pathogens and/or toxic substances present in this type of wastewater.
- Purification and reuse of greywater
- Decontamination of urban wastewater loaded with psychoactive drugs