Dimitrios E. Damalas ~ Ph.D. Candidate

Dimitrios E. Damalas
MSc in Chemical Analysis-Quality Control

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Date of Birth 20/04/1991
Place of Birth Athens, Greece
Workplace Address Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry,Department of Chemistry, University of Athens
E-mail dimdamalas@chem.uoa.gr

Education

2009 – 2013 B.Sc. in Chemistry (2009-2013), University of Athens, Grade: 7.94/10.00
2013 – 2015 M.Sc. in Chemical Analysis-Quality Control, University of Athens, Grade 9.1/10.00
2015 – present Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of Athens

Research topic

  • Undergraduate Thesis: “Monitoring of contaminants of emerging concern by the use of low resolution mass spectrometry techniques”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2012-2013).
  • Master Thesis: “Application of HILIC/RPLC Quadrupole-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry to assess the metabolism and effects of benzotriazoles in zebrafish (Danio rerio) larvae”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2014-2015).
  • Ph.D. Thesis: “Assessment of the toxicity of xenobiotics in aquatic organisms through targeted and un-targeted metabolomics analysis, by the use of high resolution mass spectrometry techniques”, Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Chemistry department, University of Athens, Greece (2016-present).

Research Interests

  • Method Development
  • Reversed Phase Liquid Chromatography (RP-LC) and Hydrophilic interaction chromatography (HILIC)
  • Ultra-high Performance Liquid Chromatography (UHPLC)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS)
  • Environmental Chemistry (monitoring of priority pollutants and emerging contaminants in environmental samples)
  • Application of suspect and non-target screening workflows for the identification of new compounds
  • Risk assessment
  • Acute and chronic toxicity tests of emerging contaminants in zebrafish (Danio rerio)
  • Biotransformation (Phase I & II) of emerging contaminants in zebrafish embryos and larvae
  • Wide-scope targeted metabolomics
  • Untargeted metabolomics
  • Use of sophisticated chemometric tools for advanced data treatment of HRMS data

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Greek Chemists (2014-present)
  • Hellenic Society of Mass Spectrometry (2014-present)
  • International Metabolomics Society (2017-Present)

Scholarships – Awards

  • Poster Award, poster presentation at the 22nd Hellenic Chemistry Conference, European Young Chemists’ Network, 2016.
  • Scholarship for Ph.D. studies, General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) – Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation Institute (HFRI), 2017-2019, (grant number 1244).