Ioannis Katsoyiannis

Assistant professor for Environmentall Technology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
Department of Chemistry,
Division of Chemical and Environmental Technology

Professional experience

Assistant Professor for Environmental Technology

March 2016 - present
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry

Chair of division of Chemistry and Environment (DCE) of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS)

Member of evalution committee for the historical landmarks of EuChemS

Editor for the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Lecturer for Environmental Technology

March 2014- January 2016
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry

Supervisor chemical Engineer

May 2013-Feb 2014
Hitachi Power Europe

2009-2012 Alstom Power Switzerland

Postdoctoral Researcher

Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology (ETH-Eawag), Post Doc at the department of water resources and drinking water as Marie Curie fellow, firstly at the group of chemistry of water resources (01/2006-12/2007, 2 years) & group of drinking water chemistry (01/2008 - 12/2008, 1 year)

Technical University of Berlin, Post Doc, as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2005-2006, 1.5 years) at the department of water quality control of TU-Berlin, by Professor Jekel and at the Umweltbundesamt, at research site Marienfelde

Research & Teaching interests

Water treatment processes for removal of inorganic and organic contaminants: role of sorption and oxidation in contaminant removal; design and application of novel sorbents; oxidation processes in drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment and reuse, solid waste management.

Scholarships and Awards

  • 07/2015-09/2015: International research scholarship from the Swiss National Science Foundation: Visit of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, in the group of Prof. Urs von Gunten.
  • 07/04-12/05: Research Fellow under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundationin Germany TU intern press
  • 01/2006-12/2007: Marie Curie Intra European Individual Fellowship
  • The 2006 Chemistry Award from the Empirikion Foundation in Greece.
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service): Twice recipient of short research scholarships. Research stay in Berlin.
  • 9/96-1/97: Erasmus Exchange Program Scholarship. Studies for one semester at the University of Aberdeen.
  • MESAEP Award from the Mediterranean Scientific Association for Environmental Protectionfor the best poster presentation in the 11th International Symposium on Environmental Pollution and its impact in the Mediterranean Region, MEASEP and SECOTOX, 6-10 October 2001, Limasol, Cyprus.
  • Awards from the European Science foundation to participate in the following workshops and summer schools:
    • Mineral Surface Reactivity, 27/05-1/06/2000, St Feliu de Guixols, Spain (poster presentation).
    • Natural Waters and Water Technology, 07-12/10/2000, Albufera, Portugal (poster presentation).
    • Summer School "Buffer zones for water pollution control", Ghent 29/08-07/09/2001.

Full cv

Selected publications

Katsoyiannis, I.A., Zouboulis, A.I., 2002. Removal of arsenic from contaminated water sources by sorption onto iron oxide coated polymeric materials. Water Research 36, 5141-5155.

Katsoyiannis I. A., Zouboulis, A. I., 2004. Application of biological processes for the removal of arsenic from groundwaters. Water Research 38, 17-26.

Katsoyiannis, I.A., Althoff, HW., Bartel, H., Jekel, M., 2006. The effect of groundwater composition on uranium(VI) sorption onto bacteriogenic iron oxides. Water Research 40, 3646-3652.

Katsoyiannis, I.A, Hug, S.J., Amman, A. Zikoudi, A., Xatziliontos, C., 2007. Arsenic speciation and uranium concentrations in drinking water supply wells in Northern Greece: correlations with redox indicative parameters and implications for groundwater treatment. Science of the Total Environment 383, 128-140.

Katsoyiannis, I.A., Ruettimann, T., Hug, S.J., 2008. pH dependence of Fenton reagent generation and As(III) oxidation and removal by corrosion of zero valent iron in aerated water. Environmental Science & Technology 42, 7424-7430.

Katsoyiannis, I.A., Canonica, S., von Gunten, U., 2011. Efficiency and energy requirements for the transformation of organic micropollutants by ozone, O3/H2O2 and UV/H2O2. Water Research 45, 3811-3822.

Hering, J.G., Katsoyiannis, I.A., Theoduloz, G., Berg, M., Hug, S.J., 2017. Arsenic removal from drinking water: experiences with technologies and constraints in practice. Journal of Environmental Engineering 143(5), 03117002.

Katsoyiannis, I.A., Gachet, C., von Gunten, U., 2018. Fate of Cr(III) during ozonation of secondary municipal wastewater effluent. Ozone Science & Engineering 40, 441-447.

Conference organization

  • Chair of the conference Sustainable water treatment and energy transition funded by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Association of Greek Chemists (Branch of Central and Western Macedonia)
  • Chair of organizing committee of the 22nd Panhellenic Chemistry Conference, 2-4 December 2016 with more than 1000 participants
  • Chair of the 17th International Conference of Chemistry and Environment of the division of Chemistry and Environment ofEuChemS.

Contact Me

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Chemistry, Division of Chemical Technology, 54124, Greece

+30 2310 997977