Maria Christina Nika ~ Post Doctoral Researcher


Maria Christina Nika
Ph.D. Candidate in Analytical Chemistry

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Date of Birth 23/10/1988
Place of Birth Athens, Greece
Workplace Address Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry,Department of Chemistry, University of Athens


2006 – 2011

B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Athens, Grade: 7.27/10 

2011 – 2014

M.Sc. in Chemical Analysis & Quality Control, University of Athens, Grade 9.43/10

2014 – 2017

Ph.D. in Analytical  Chemistry, University of Athens

Research topic

Identification of transformation products of emerging pollutants during tertiary wastewater treatment process and during their disposal in the environment by mass spectrometric techniques

Research Interests

  • Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography (RP-LC) and Hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC)
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS)
  • Wastewater tertiary treatment processes (chlorination, ozonation, UV-treatment), Identification of unknown compounds (suspect and non-target screening approaches)
  • Risk assessment
  • Environmental Chemistry (monitoring of emerging contaminants in environmental samples)

Scholarships - Awards

  • Poster Award, poster presentation at the 5th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, Turkish Chemical Society and European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences, 2014.
  • Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, A.G. Leventis Foundation, 2014-2017.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Association of Greek Chemists 2012-present
  • Hellenic Mass Spectrometry Society, 2012-Present