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
New biotechnologicaL approaches for biodegrading and promoting the environmental biotransformation of synthetic polymeric materials. Funded by: FP7-KBBE; Budget: € 4000000 Duration: 2012-2015.
Innovation Center of Crete. Funded by: Hellenic ministry of Finance and Competiveness (EEA grants); Budget: € 498800; Duration: 2011-2012.
Detection and fate of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the environment. Funded by: Heraklitus II (Operational Programme "Education & Lifelong Learning"); Budget: € 45000; Duration: 2010-2013.
Development and application of methods and software for recording and evaluating Hellenic water quality data, Funded by: Hellenic Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change; Budget: € 147600; Duration: 2010-2011.
Agricultural use of treated wastewater as an alternative water resource. Funded by: Hellenic ministry of Finance and Competiveness (EEA grants); Budget: € 318000; Duration: 2010-2011.
Distinctions and Awards
2013: “Top-10 most cited articles 2010-2011 Award”, Talanta
2012: Vice-Chair for the 2012 evaluation of FP7 People Individual Marie Curie Actions (Chemistry Panel).
2010: Award “Top-50 most cited articles 2005-2009 Award”, Analytica Chimica Acta.
2007: Fulbright Research Award 2007-2008, Research residence in the laboratories of Prof. M.R. Hoffmann in California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, USA) from September to November in 2007
2006: Award “Top cited article 2001-2006 Award”, Journal of Chromatography A.
R. Zouboulaki, E. Psillakis*, “Fast determination of aqueous fullerene C60 aggregates by vortex-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry” Analytical Methods, 2016 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ay00885b).
E. Yiantzi, N. Kalogerakis, E. Psillakis*, “Design and testing of a new sampler for simplified vacuum-assisted headspace solid-phase microextraction” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2016, 927, 46-54 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2016.05.001)
C.-E. Nika, E. Yiantzi, Ε. Psillakis* “Plastic pellets sorptive extraction: Low-cost, rapid and efficient extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from environmental waters” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2016, 922, 30-36 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aca.2016.03.037)
E. Yiantzi, N. Kalogerakis, E. Psillakis*, “Vacuum-Assisted Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons from Solid Samples” Analytica Chimica Acta, 2015, 890, 108-116
I. Roman, A. Mastromihali, K. Tyrovola, A. Canals, E. Psillakis*, “Rapid Determination of Octanol-Water Partition Coefficient using Vortex-Assisted Liquid-Liquid Microextraction” Journal of Chromatography A, 2014, 1330, 1-5.
E. Psillakis*, E. Yiantzi, N. Kalogerakis, “Downsizing Vacuum-Assisted Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction”. Journal of Chromatography A, 2013, 1300, 119-126.
L. Sanchez-Prado, K. Kalafata, S. Risticevic, J. Pawliszyn, M. Lores, M. Llompart, N. Kalogerakis, E. Psillakis*, “Ice photolysis of 2,2´,4,4´,6-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-100): Laboratory investigations using solid phase microextraction” Analytica Chimica Acta (2012), In press.
E. Psillakis*, A. Mousouraki, E. Yiantzi, N. Kalogerakis, “Effect of Henry’s Law Constant and Operating Parameters on Vacuum-Assisted Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction”. Journal of Chromatography A (2012), 1244, 55– 60.
E. Psillakis*, E. Yiantzi, L. Sanchez-Prado, N. Kalogerakis, “Vacuum-Assisted Headspace Solid Phase Microextraction: Improved Extraction of Semivolatiles by Non-Equilibrium Headspace Sampling under Reduced Pressure Conditions” Analytica Chimica Acta (2012), doi:10.1016/j.aca.2012.01.019
A. Papadopoulou, I.P Román, A. Canals, K. Tyrovola, E. Psillakis*, "Fast screening of perfluorooctane sulfonate in water using vortex-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction coupled to liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry", Analytica Chimica Acta, 2011, 691(1-2), 56-61.