Golfinopoulos Spyridon

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Member of Faculty
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Environmental Quality Technology and Management
Short Curriculum vitae: 

Spyros Golfinopoulos is a Professor at the Department of Financial and Management Engineering - University of the Aegean, Chios Island, Greece.

He teaches the courses "Chemistry", "Environmental Systems Design and Implementation", "Environmental Engineering", and "Chemical Technology".


He has participated in several research programmes and he is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers published in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has written six chapters in two books.


He is the head of the Environmental Quality and Technology Laboratory (EQTL) that covers teaching and research needs in environmental science and specializes in determination of hazardous substances in water, waste, air and food, the environmental policy and planning related to sustainable development, focusing on energy, circular economy and environmental impact assessment.

Kountourioti 45, GR 82132, Chios, Greece
22710 35459
22710 35499
Office hours: 
Tuesday: 10.00-13.00
Wednesday: 12.00-15.00
s [dot] golfinopoulos [at] fme [dot] aegean [dot] gr


1.  Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2000). "The occurrence of trihalomethanes in drinking water in Greece". Chemosphere, Vol. 41, Nο 11, pp. 1761-1767.

2. Golfinopoulos, S.K., Lekkas, T.D. and Νikolaou, A. (2001). "Comparison of methods for determination of volatile organic compounds in drinking water". Chemosphere, Vol. 45, Nο 3, pp. 275-284.

3. Golfinopoulos, S.K. and Arhonditsis, G.B. (2002). "Quantitative assessment of trihalomethane formation using simulations of reaction kinetics". Water Research, Vol. 36, Nο 11, pp. 2856-2868.

4. Νikolaou, A.D., Lekkas, T.D. and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2004). "Kinetics of the formation and decomposition of chlorination by-products in surface waters". Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 100, Nο 1-3, pp. 139-148.

5. Nikolaou, A.D., Gatidou, G.M., Golfinopoulos, S.K., Thomaidis, N. and Lekkas, T.D. (2007). "An one year survey of organotin compounds in the reservoirs supplying the drinking water treatment plants of Athens, Greece". Desalination, Vol. 210, Nο 1-3, pp. 24-30.

6. Smeti, E.M., Koronakis, D.E. and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2007). "Control charts for the toxicity of finished water – Modeling the structure of toxicity". Water Research, Vol. 41, Νο 12, pp. 2679-2689.

7. Smeti, E.M., Thanasoulias, N.C., Lytras E.S., Tzoumerkas, P.C. and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2009). "Treated water quality assurance and description of distribution networks by multivariate chemometrics". Water Research, Vol. 43, Νο 18, pp. 4676-4684.

8. Farmaki, E.G., Samios, S.A., Thomaidis, N.S., Golfinopoulos, S., Efstathiou, C.E. and Lekkas, T. (2012). "Artificial neural networks predictive models. A case study: carbon and bromine concentrations prediction based on chlorination time". Global Nest Journal, Vol. 14, Nο 1, pp. 8-15.

9. Smeti, E.M., Koronakis, D.E. and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2013). "Statistical Analysis Techniques for the Assessment of the Toxicity of Raw Surface Water Intended for Human Consumption - A Case Study". Desalination and Water Treatment (DWT), Vol. 51, pp. 2987-2993.

10. Samios, S.A and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2016). "Ηaloacetamides in the Drinking Water of Athens, Greece: Determination and Degradation". Analytical Letters, Vol. 49, Issue 97, pp. 1091-1101.

11. Golfinopoulos, S.K., Nikolaou, A.D., ThomaidisN.S., Kotrikla, A-M., Vagi, M., Petsas, A., Lekkas, D-F. and Lekkas, T.D. (2017). "Determination of the priority substances regulated by 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC Directives in the surface waters supplying water treatment plants of AthensGreece". Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Vol 52, No 4, pp. 378-384.

12. Samios, S.A., Golfinopoulos, S.K., Andrejewski, P. and Swietlik, J. (2017). "Natural organic matter characterization by HPSEC and its contribution to trihalomethanes formation in Athens water supply network". Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, Vol 52, No 10, pp. 979-985.

13. Koumparou, D., Golfinopoulos, S.K. and Samios, S.A. (2019). "Human Excrement: Engineering, Law, and its Symbolic and Political Character", Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Vol 28, No 10, pp. 7019-7029.

14. Ntalli, N.G., Ozalexandridou, E.X., Kasiotis, K.M., Samara, M. and Golfinopoulos, S.K. (2020). "Nematicidal Activity and Phytochemistry of Greek Lamiaceae Species", Agronomy, Vol 10, No 8, 1119.

15. Golfinopoulos, S.K., Varnavas, S.P., Alexakis, D.E. (2021). " The Status of Arsenic Pollution in the Greek and Cyprus Envi-ronment: An Overview ", Water, Vol. 13 , No, 2, 224.

Research interests: 

Water resources management, water technology, wastewater management, disinfection by-products formation, volatile organic compounds, pesticides, environmental policy, environmental impact assessment, and environmental management systems.