A Conference by Pr. Dionysios Dionysiou, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Short Biography of Pr. Dionysios (Dion) D. Dionysiou:
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. He teaches courses on drinking water quality, treatment and reuse, advanced unit operations for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies, and physical-chemical processes for water quality control. His research interests include (i) physical chemical processes for treatment of surface water, groundwater, industrial wastewater, and other types of polluted water, (ii) advanced oxidation technologies, (iii) UV and solar light-based remediation processes, (iv) treatment of contaminants of emerging concern, (v) remediation of Harmful Algal Blooms/cyanotoxins, (vi) transition metal-based chemical oxidation, (vii) environmental nanotechnology, (viii) (nano) interfacial phenomena in environmental systems, and (ix) water sustainability. He has industrial experience with W. R. Grace where he performed research on investigating environmental problems in masonry formulations and he is serving as consultant of several environmental companies in the field of treatment of water, air, and soil.
Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 310 refereed journal publications (received over 13,500 citations, H-factor of 63), over 86 conference proceedings, 29 book chapter publications, 24 editorials, and more than 550 presentations. Dr. Dionysiou has also edited several books. He has received funding from NSF, US EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, Ohio Sea Grant, USAID, Cyprus Research Foundation, and DuPont. He is currently one of the editors of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier), Editor of the Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, and Special Issue Editor and Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Engineering (ASCE). He is a member of the Editorial Boards of more than ten journals including: Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, Environmental Technology Reviews, International Journal of Photoenergy, Membranes, Advanced Science Letters, Catalysts, Nanomaterials and the Environment, The International Journal of Water Sciences, and Nanomaterials and Nanosciences. He has previously served as Associate Editor of Water Environment Research (WEF) (2006-2011) and as member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Progress (now renamed as Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy) (AIChE) (2003-2009). Dr. Dionysiou is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and recipient of several awards including the ARCADIS / AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors) 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, 2008); the AEESP Dissertation Advisor Award for Mentoring Hyeok Choi who was selected as the recipient of the CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2008; the NSF CAREER Award (2005); the DuPont Young Professor Award (2005); the 2007 Sigma Xi Award for Young Faculty, University of Cincinnati Chapter; the 2017 Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Scientific Research, University of Cincinnati, the College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) and the 2006 College of Engineering Research Award for Young Faculty at the University of Cincinnati; the American Water Works Association’s First Place Academic Achievement Award for Best Dissertation (2002); and the Journal of Environmental Engineering Editor’s Award (2001). His students also received numerous awards. Dr. Dionysiou has been featured in several international symposia, professional meetings, and scientific publication, including an interview on “Cleaning up water” published on July 5, 2011 in the Chemistry World magazine of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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