Professor Dionysiou was born on the Island of Cyprus. He is currently a UNESCO co-Chair Professor on “Water Access and Sustainability” and a Herman Schneider Professor of Environmental Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He received a Diploma (B.S./M.S.) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and an M.S. from Tufts University, both in Chemical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 2001. His research interests include (i) physical chemical processes for treatment of surface water, groundwater, and industrial wastewater, (ii) AOPs, (iii) development of advanced functional materials, (iv) UV and solar light-based remediation processes, (v) treatment of contaminants of emerging concern, (vi) remediation of Harmful Algal Blooms/cyanotoxins, (vii) environmental nanotechnology, and (viii) water sustainability.
Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 350 refereed journal publications (received over 23,000 citations, H-factor of 78; Google Scholar) and 140 conference proceedings, book chapters, and editorials. Dr. Dionysiou has also edited several books. He has received funding from NSF, EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, Ohio Sea Grant, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine/USAID, Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, and DuPont. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of more than ten other journals. Dr. Dionysiou is fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS), fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and recipient of several awards including the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2017ARCADIS/AEESP Frontier in Research Award (2014), the Tufts University Graduate School Alumni Outstanding Career Achievement Award (2012), the Inaugural Super Reviewer Award (2011) and Excellence in Review Award (2008) from the journal Environmental Science and Technology (ACS); the AEESP Dissertation Advisor Award (2008); the NSF CAREER Award (2005); the DuPont Young Professor Award (2005); and several awards at the University of Cincinnati, including the 2017 Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research.
Thursday 11th October
Big Blue Talks – Advances and challenges for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern in wastewater treatment