Papaefthymiou Helen

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Papaefthymiou H...
Papaefthymiou H.

Associate Professor

Tel: (+302610) 997132

Fax: (+302610) 997118

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Web Page: http://www.chem.upatras.gr/faculty/papaefthymiou

Contact hours: 13:00-14:00 daily

Curriculum Vitae

STUDIES
December 1975 : Diploma in Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece
October 1984 : Ph.D in Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece

ACADEMIC CAREER
6/77-1/85 : Teaching Assistant in the Radiochemistry Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
2/85-1/90 : Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
2/90- 3/13 : Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras
4/13 - present: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Patras

EXPERIENCE IN OTHER RESEARCH LABORATORIES
6/85-9/85 : Visiting scientist in the JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE (European Communities), Ispra Establishment, Italy
2/90-7/90 : Visiting scientist in the UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, Department of Chemistry, Section of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Belgium


Courses

UNDER-GRADUATE COURCES
- "Principles and Applications of Nuclear Chemistry", Department of Chemistry, 7th semester (co-teaching)
- "Physical Chemistry", Department of Biology, 5th semester (co-teaching)
- "Radiobiology", Department of Biology, 1st semester (co-teaching)
- “Chemistry of the Environment: Atmospheric Chemistry” Department of Chemistry, 7th semester (co-teaching)
- "Practical courses in Physical Chemistry", Department of Chemistry, 5th semester
- "Practical courses in Nuclear Chemistry" Department of Chemistry, 7th semester

POST-GRADUATE COURCES
- "Special issues on Environmental Pollution", Inter-Department Post-Graduate Programme in Environmental Sciences (co-teaching)
-”Atmospheric Chemistry” Inter-Department Post-Graduate Programme in Environmental Sciences (co-teaching)
-"Trace elements in the environment", Post-graduate Programme, Department of Chemistry (co-teaching)
-"Methods for trace element determination", Post-graduate Programme, Department of Chemistry (co-teaching)
-“Analytical techniques for gas pollutants in the Atmosphere”, Post-graduate Programme, Department of Chemistry.


Research Activities

I Environmental Radioactivity:

-Indoor radon measurements
-Radon measurements in soils and active fault zones; possible relation to earthquake
-Natural and man-made radionuclides in environmental samples (e.g. marine sediments, building materials, minerals, water, soils)

II. Analytical Applications of Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Techniques
- Qualitative and quantitative determination of major, minor and trace elements in environmental samples using INAA, PIXE, XRF and ICP-MS.
III. Biomonitoring of sea pollution; emphasis on natural and anthropogenic radioactivity and trace elements.

IV.Sampling and Analysis of Particulate Matter (PM10-PM2.5)


Representative Publications