European Commission, Ispra (VA), Italy
Dr Athanasios Katsogiannis holds a chemistry degree and a PhD in environmental analytical chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and has 18 years of professional experience gained through well-known European Institutions, including the Lancaster University and the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU). As of December 2013, Dr Katsoyiannis works with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC), Ispra, Italy.
The areas of his scientific expertise span from the development and optimisation of analytical chemistry techniques and sampling methodologies to the source understanding, occurrence and fate of organic contaminants in all environmental compartments, including indoor air, atmospheric air, soil, water and/or wastewater. Apart from the pure scientific understanding, his research approaches aim always at giving insight on the impact that organic compounds can have to the society, the health of organisms, food and people.
Dr Katsogiannis has been long involved with the understanding of the presence and temporal trends of Persistent Organic Pollutants in remote zones (in particular the Arctic) and has contributed to the effectiveness evaluation of the Stockholm Convention for Persistent Organic Pollutants.
Dr Katsogiannis has Authored/co-authored several papers and has also contributed to the publication of important scientific/policy reports on the aforementioned fields (Scopus Author ID: 15841853600).