Scientific Meetings & Symposia
1) Solvent Extraction, Soc. Chem. Ind.-Inst. Chem. Engrs., Newcastle, UK, 7-9 Sept. 1976.
2) Treatment of Wastewaters from Chemical
Industries, Inst. Wat. Pollut. Control-IChE,
3) 1st Balkan Chem. Days Conf., Greek Assoc. Chem., Athens,17-19 Apr.1980; poster "Electrolytic flotation in industrial effluent treatment".
4) Hydrometallurgical Process Fundamentals,
NATO Advanced Research Institute,
5) Synthetic Membranes, NATO Advanced Study
Symp. Advances in Solid/Liquid Separation, Soc. Chem.
7) Technology of Pollution Prevention, Four days mtg., Greek Assoc. Chem., 7, 9,14 & 16 May 1984; lecture "Some applications of electrochemistry in anti-pollution technology" (Gr.).
8) 5th Europ.
Conf. Envir. Pollution, EPRI (Cananda),
9) Mineral Processing Design, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Bursa, Turkey, 20-31 Aug. 1984.
10) 9th Natl. Chem. Conf.-
Chemistry and Industry,
11) Ion Exchange: Science and Technology, NATO
Advanced Study Institute,
12) 5th Intl. Conf. Heavy Metals in the
Environment, CEP Consultants (Edinburgh),
13) Intl. Mtg. Exploitation of Low Calorific
Value Solid Fuels, Public Power Corp.,
14) Mineral Processing at a Crossroads, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Falmouth, UK, 24 Mar.-4 Apr. 1986; lecturer.
15) Adsorption - Science and Technology,
NATO Advanced Study Institute,
16) 12th Natl. Chem. Conf.- Chemical
17) Innovations in Advanced Flotation
Technology, NATO Advanced Study Institute,
18) II Conf. Envir.
Sci. & Technol., Univ.Aegean, Molyvos,
19) Separation of Particles from Water (A
symposium to mark the retirement of Prof. K.J. Ives), IAWQ,
20) (a) External examiner (1992) of K. Repanas, Ph.D. candidate at Chem. & Process Eng. Dept., Univ. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK; also, visit at the Microbiology Dept., Medical School and talks for a research programme application.
(b) EU Environment, "The removal and recovery of cadmium by biosorption, flotation and electrolysis" (contract no. EVWA-CT92-0003, 27 months); a similar one followed with acronym Bioelecdetox (no. ENV4-CT95-0568, 3 years, AUTh scientific responsible Dr. A.I. Zouboulis). Meetings at (i-ii) Envir. Eng. Lab., Dept. Civil Eng, Newcastle Univ. (twice), (iii) Dept. Eng. Quimica, IST and (iv) IMP Metals Dept, INETI, Lisboa.
21) Metals - Microorganisms Relationships and Applications, FEMS Symp., Metz, France, 5-7 May 1993; poster "Flotation of fine particulate matter".
22) 2nd European Recycling Workshop,
23) Human Capital & Mobility Network, "Mechanisms of sorption of priority pollutants from aqueous solutions onto new inorganic sorbents" (contract no. CHRX-CT93-0272, 3 years); meetings at (i) Lab. P. Sue, Centre d` Etudes de Saclay, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France; (b) Lab. Agrégats Moléculaires et Matériaux Inorg., Univ. Montpellier, France; (c) Dept. Chem., Univ. Reading, UK.
24) Biotechnologies for Radioactive and Toxic Wastes Management and Site Restoration: Scientific. Educational, Social, Economical, Business Aspects, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Mol, Belgium, 24 Nov.-2 Dec. 1994, presentation "Biosorption and Flotation of Metal Ions"; session Chairman and rapporteur.
Award, Visiting fellowship, 31 days, March (1995) - invitation by Division of Chemicals and Polymers,
26) 3rd European Workshop, Recycling
Technologies, 19-21 April 1995,
27) ION-EX '95, 4th Intl. Conf., 10-14 Sept.
28) BIOTECH '96, International Symposium on Biotechnology in Minerals Engineering, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, March 25-27, 1996, presentation "Biosorptive flotation for Cd2+ removal from effluents".
29) European Workshop on Recycling Technologies, Treatment of Waste and Contaminated Sites, Hannover, Germany, May 20-24, 1996, poster "Recovery of heavy metals from effluents by sorption (or biosorption) and flotation".
30) Mineral Processing and the Environment: Improving the quality of life, NATO Advanced Study Institute, Varna, Bulgaria, August 18-30, 1996, presentation "Removal and recovery of metals from dilute solutions: applications of flotation techniques", member of the organising committee and rapporteur.
31) Natural Waters and Water Technology: Water
Treatment Processes, ESF Research Conference, Heraklion,
32) Chemical Research and Industry, Greek
Assoc. Chem., "Dimokritos" Center,
33) 1st Intl. Conf. Chemical Sciences and Industry, Chem. Soc. South-East European Countries, Chalkidiki, June 1-4, 1998, session lecture "Toxic metals removal from aqueous solutions by goethite".
34) Visit to Dept. Nuclear Chem., Czech Tech. Univ., Prague under the bilateral exchanges agreement, June (1998); lecture ²Toxic metals removal from water by sorptive flotation².
35) Management of Chemical Research,
Development and Innovation, NATO Advanced Study Institute,
36) Applications of Natural Microporous Materials to Environmental Technology, NATO
Advanced Research Workshop, Smolenice,
37) (i) Chemical Research and the Strategy of the Department, Meeting, Chem. Dept. AUTH, Thessaloniki, 23 & 30 Nov. 1998, talk on "The cooperation of University-Industry" (in greek), published in Chemica Chronica - General Edition 61, 19-22 (1999). (ii) Certain thoughts for the evaluation of research, Chemica Chronica – General Edition 61, 238-242 (1999) (in greek).
38) 2nd Natl. Scient.
Conf. Chem. Engg,
39) Industry as a Stimulator of Technology Transfer, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Warsaw - Bialystok, Poland, Sept. 23-26, 1999, lecture "Educational experience and aspects of industrial chemistry".
40) 2nd Euroconference Bacterial-Metal/Radionuclide Interaction: Basic Research and Bioremediation, Forschungszentrum Rossendorf, Dresden, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, 2000, presentation "Metals loading on biomass and its separation by flotation".
41) The 4th Intl. Conf. Flotation in Water and Waste Water Treatment, IWWA, Helsinki, 11-14 Sept. 2000, oral presentation (paper).
42) (i) Natural Waters and Water Technology: Impact of Metal Speciation on Water Technology, EURESCO Conference, Albufeira, Portugal, 7-12 Oct. 2000, lecture "Metals separation and recovery from water by adsorbing colloid flotation"; (ii) Meeting at the Food and Environmental Chemistry, Madeira University, Portugal, 13-14 Oct. 2000, similar lecture.
43) EU 5th Framework Programme - Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (2001), ²Selective separation of toxic metals from specific industrial wastewater streams for water and metals reuse² (contract no. ENVK1-CT-2000-00083, 3 years, site http://www.eurice.de/METASEP); visits/meetings to (a) Upt - Institute for Environmentally Compatible Process Technology, Saarland University, Saarbrücken (twice); (b) TNO – Institute of Environmental Sciences, Energy Research and Process Innovation, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Netherlands and S-Search membranes company; (c) Institute of Mechanics, Sofia.
44) Froth Flotation / Dissolved Air Flotation: Bridging the Gap Conf., United Engineering Foundation, 20-25 May 2001, Tahoe City California, member of the organizing committee’ paper: ²Sorptive flotation for metal ions recovery².
44) First European Bioremediation Conference, TU Crete, Chania, 2-5 July 2001, oral paper: ²Heavy metals recovery by biosorption and flotation².
45) ESF Workshop, In-Situ Reactive Barriers
versus Pump and Treat Methods for Groundwater Remediation, BAM,
46) 1st Symposium on the Professional Career Changes of Chemists and the Developments in Chemical Science, Greek Assoc. Chem., Athens 29-31 March 2002, oral presentation ²Chemists employment: the profile of AUTh graduates² (in greek). A similar talk was also given in Ioannina during a meeting of the local division of the Greek Assoc. Chem., 15 Nov. 2002.
(ii) ²The dynamics of innovation and the model of triple helix², Chemica Chronica 64 (3), 83-86 (2002) (in Greek).
47) V. Intl. Conf. Metallurgy, Refractories and Environment, High Tatras, Slovakia, 13-17 May 2002; member of the International Honorary Committee, paper presentation: ²Metals loading on sorbents and their separation by flotation²; visit to TU Kosice.
48) 34th International October
Conference on Mining and Metallurgy, Technical Fac. Bor
49) 1st Panhellenic Symposium
on Porous Materials: Synthesis, Characterisation,
50) Visit (following invitation) to the Department of Chemistry, University of Cyprus; 3-4 April 2003, lecture on ²Biosorption of toxic heavy metals for their removal from aqueous solutions or wastes² (in greek).
51) a) Meeting with a group from
b) Visit to the Faculty of
Engineering and Architecture, SDU, Isparta
52) Nanoengineered Nanofibrous
Materials, NATO Advanced Study Institute. Sept. 1-12, 2003,
53) 36th International October
Conference on Mining and Metallurgy, Technical Fac. Bor
54) Visit to Chem.
55) Visit to Australia: (a) Centre of Multiphase Processes, Univ. Newcastle, invited by Prof. G. Jameson, lecture 2-6-05 ²New hybrid system consisting of flotation and micro membrane filtration for bonding agent (solids) removal², (b) attending the short course by Prof. J. Laskowski: Coal Flotation and Fine Coal Utilisation, Brisbane, 4-5/6/05, (c) Centenary of Flotation Symposium, AusIMM, Brisbane, 6-9 June 2005; oral paper ²A new hybrid flotation - microfiltration cell².
56) 3rd European Bioremediation Conference, TU Crete, Chania, 4-7 July 2005, session chairman and oral presentation ²Application of flotation to the solid/liquid separation of Ralstonia metallidurans².
57) Combined and Hybrid Adsorbents: Fundamentals and Applications, NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 15-17 Sept. 2005, Kiev Ukraine, posters: (i) A study of Ag-based catalysts: effect of porous characteristics and method of silver loading on ethylene epoxidation activity, (ii) Iron-based nanoadsorbents for the removal of metal ions from water.
58) Visit to the Dept. Nuclear Chem., Czech
Tech. Univ., and the Dept. Power
59) (a) 13th Intl. Symp. Envir. Pollution and its Impact on Life in the Mediterranean Region, MESAEP, 8-12 Oct. 2005, Thessaloniki, oral presentation: ²A hybrid flotation - microfiltration process for effluent treatment²; (b) 13th Seminar for the Protection of the Environment, AUTh, Thessaloniki Municipality & Goethe Institute, Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 2005: session chairman (and participation with a relative paper, presented by Ms. Peleka) (c) ITXHD-CPERI, invited lecture ²Flotation techniques in environmental technology: their application to metals recovery², Thermi, Thessaloniki, 25th Nov. 2005.
60) 1st Intl. Conf. Pollution Control and Resource Reuse for a Better Tomorrow and Sustainable Economy, 18－22 Oct. 2005, Shanghai, member of the international advisory committee; plenary lecture: ²A Hybrid Flotation - Microfiltration Cell for Effluent Treatment: a Review².
61) Protection and Restoration of the Environment VIII, TU Crete – Stevens Inst. Tech., Chania, 3-7 July 2006; session chairman, and co-author of 4 papers (among them, the poster “Sorption of arsenites from aqueous solution by β-FeOOH”).
62) XXIII Intl. Miner. Process.
63) European Chemistry Thematic Network
Working Group “Linking chemical technology to chemistry”:
64) (a) “Small decentralized water and wastewater treatment units”, co-organised ny Dept. Chem., AUTh, Skiathos island, 2-4/5/08: session chairman and paper presentation (“A hybrid flotation-microfiltration cell for effluent treatment”); (b) 3ο Περιβαλλοντικό Συνέδριο Μακεδονίας, ΕΕΧ, Θεσ/νίκη, 14-17/3/08: session chairman and paper co-author.
65) Protection and Restoration of the Environment IX, Univ. Patras – Stevens Inst. Tech., 29/6-3/7/08, Kefallonia island; session chairman, two posters.
66) Water Treatment Technologies for the
Removal of High-Toxicity Pollutants, NATO ARW, 13-17/9/08,
67) Aqua 2008, Intl. Conf. Sci. Tech. Water,
68) 3rd European Quality Assurance Forum, Trends in quality assistance, European University Association, Corvinus Univ. Budapest, 20-22 Nov. 2008; representative of AUTh.
70) 3rd Conf. Green Chem. & Sustainable Development, AUTh - Assoc. Greek Chem., Thessaloniki, 25-27 Sept. 2009; session chairman and paper contribution.
71) 4th Envir.
72) Quality Assurance in Higher Education, TEI Larisa, 28-29 Sept. 2011; speech “The assessment of a Department: thoughts and questions” (in Greek).
73) 21st Nat. Chem. Symp., Greek Assoc. Chem., AUTh 9-12 Dec. 2011, session chairman, paper contribution.