Invited speakers

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Prof Damia Barcelo

Inst.of.Env. Assesment 
& Water Research

Full Professor IDAEA-CSIC, Spain. Since 2008 Director, Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA). Girona, Spain.

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Prof. Vincenzo Naddeo

University of Salerno

Director of the Sanitary Environmental Engineering Division (SEED) at the University of Salerno (Italy) where he drives research activities in the Environmental Engineering fields.

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Dr. Ilias Pechlivanidis


Senior Researcher in hydrology and water resources at SMHI and the Project Manager of the Dissemination Centre for the Copernicus European Flood Awareness System.

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Costas Synolakis

President, Athens College; Professor of Civil, Environmental and Aerospace Engineering. 

A member of the Academy of Athens, Professor Costas Emmanuel Synolakis graduated from Athens College in 1975. He earned his B.Sc. in Engineering and Applied Science in 1978, his M.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 1979, and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in 1986, all from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). .

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Dr. Raúl Munoz

University of Valladolid

Raúl is Full Professor of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology and Senior Researcher at the Institute of Sustainable Processes at the University of Valladolid.

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Dr. Antonis Zorpas

Open University of Cyprus

Dr Antonis Zorpas is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Management and Engineering. He is actively engaged with several Universities, Research Institutes in Europe.

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Dr. Constance Ißbrücker 

University of Jena

Constance Ißbrücker holds a degree from the University of Jena, Germany, specialized in macromolecular and bioorganic chemistry.

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Prof Paige Novak

University of Minnesota

Novak’s area of interest is the biological transformation of hazardous substances in sediment, groundwater, and wastewater, resource recovery, and particularly how engineers can influence these processes. 

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Dr. Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou

University of Cincinnati

Dr. Dionysios (Dion) Dionysiou is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at the University of Cincinnati. 

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Dr. Guillermo San Miguel

 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Dr. Guillermo San Miguel is a Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow (PCD-I3) in the School of Industrial Engineering (ETSII) at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 

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Dr. Blanca Corona Bellostas

Utrecht University

Blanca Corona Bellostas (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. 

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Mrs Margot de Cleen

Senior advisor Soil and Water in the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Margot de Cleen works for the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management as senior advisor Soil and Water. 

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Prof Anastasios I. Stamou 

National Technical University of 

Professor at the Technical University of Athens (NTUA), School of Civil Engineering, in “Computational Methods in Environmental Fluid Mechanics and in the Design of Environmental Hydraulic Works”.

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Pr. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

Vice-President of NOA.

Prof. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos graduated from Chemistry department (University of Athens, 1984) and he obtained a M.Sc. (1985) and then a PhD (1989) from University Paris VII (France) in Atmospheric Sciences

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Dr. Zhugen Yang

Cranfield University

Dr Zhugen Yang is faculty member at Cranfield University (UK), heading up Cranfield Sensors Laboratory.He received a prestigious UKRC Personal Fellowship in 2018 to start his independent academic at the University of Glasgow

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Prof. Maria P. Papadopoulou

President of the Management 
Board, Natural Environment and 
Climate Change Agenc

Director of Physical Geography and Environmental Impacts Lab and since 2017 Deputy Dean at the School of Rural & Surveying Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

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Prof. Phoebe Koundouri

Athens University of Economics 
and Business

Holds a PhD and MPhil in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Cambridge (UK). For her studies she received a full scholarship from the University of Cambridge and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.

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Prof. Dr. Adrian Covaci

Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry at the University of Antwerp

He is the current director of the Toxicological Center in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. After he has acquired a PhD in Chemistry in 2002, he became a full professor in 2012.

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Dr Maria Neira

Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health 
World Health Organization 

Dr Maria P. Neira has been directing the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Health at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland since September 2005. Throughout her tenure and up until now she has led and advised on policy and management in key areas of environmental health.

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Susan D. Richardson

Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina

Prior to coming to USC, she was a Research Chemist for several years at the U.S. EPA’s National Exposure Research Laboratory.  For the last several years, Susan has been conducting research in drinking water—specifically in the study of toxicologically important disinfection by-products (DBPs). 

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