Nikolaos S. Thomaidis ~ Professor of Analytical Chemistry

Nikolaos S. Thomaidis
Title: Professor of Analytical Chemistry
Sector: Analytical, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry (Sector I)
Phone: +30 210 7274317 (office)
Fax: +30 210 7274750 (office)
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Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry (1996), Chemistry Dept., University of Athens (UoA)
  • B.Sc. in Chemistry (1991), Chemistry Dept., UoA


2018 Professor, Chemistry Dept., UoA
2013 – 2017 Associate Professor, Chemistry Dept., UoA
2008 – 2013 Assistant Professor, Chemistry Dept., UoA
2003 – 2008 Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., UoA
2001 – 2003 General Chemistry State Laboratory
1999 – 2001 Residue Analysis Laboratory in Foodstuff of Animal Origin (National Reference Laboratory), Ministry of Agriculture
1998 Visiting Researcher, MiTAC, Dep. Of Chemistry, Universitaire Instelling Antwerpen (U.I.A), Belgium
1998 – 2003 Visiting Assist. Professor and Research Associate, Dep. of Environment, University of the Aegean

Teaching Activities: (current)

Undergraduate courses

  • Instrumental Analysis II (course/lab)
  • Instrumental Analysis I (lab)
  • Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Completed: >50 Diploma Theses

Postgraduate courses

  • Advance Analytical Chemistry
  • Quality Management Systems – ISO/IEC 17025
  • Quality control of Food
  • Quality control of the Environment
  • Quality control of Materials

Completed: >75 M.Sc. theses
Completed: 18 Ph.D. theses – 18 Post-Doctoral researchers

Research Interests/Activities: (last 10 years)

  • High Resolution Mass Spectrometry: targeted and nontargeted screening determinations
  • Electrospray and Chemical Ionization in Mass Spectrometry
  • Emerging contaminants and (bio)transformation products
  • Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography (HILIC)
  • Chemometrics (supervised and unsupervised techniques)

Scientific Publications/Citations

  • >200 publications in refereed journals
  • >20 invited talks in national and international conferences
  • 6 invited review papers in international journals
  • 15 invited book chapters in collective volumes
  • >8000 citations (H-index >45)

Top five publications

  • D. E. Damalas, A. A. Bletsou, A. Agalou, D. Beis, N. S. Thomaidis “Assessment of the acute toxicity, uptake and biotransformation potential of benzotriazoles in zebrafish (Danio Rerio) larvae, combining HILIC- with RPLC-HRMS for high throughput identification” Environmental Science &
    Technology, 2018, 52, 6023–6031.
  • Ν. S. Τhomaidis, P. Gago-Ferrero, C. Ort, N. C. Maragou, N. A. Alygizakis, V. L. Borova, M. E. Dasenaki “Reflection of socio-economic changes in wastewater: licit and illicit drug use patterns” Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50, pp 10065–10072.
  • R. Aalizadeh, N. S. Thomaidis, A. A. Bletsou, P. GagoFerrero, “Quantitative structure-retention relationships models to support non-target high resolution mass spectrometric screening of emerging contaminants in environmental samples” Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling, 2016, 56(7), 1384–1398.
  • P. Gago-Ferrero, E. L. Schymanski, A. A. Bletsou, R. Aalizadeh, J. Hollender, Ν. S. Τhomaidis, “Extended suspect and non-target strategies to characterize
    emerging polar organic contaminants in raw wastewater with LC-HRMS/MS” Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49, 12333−12341
  • A. A. Bletsou, J. Jeon, J. Hollender, E. Archontaki, N. S. Thomaidis, “Targeted and non-targeted LC mass spectrometric workflows for the identification of
    transformation products of emerging pollutants in the aquatic environment” Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 2015, 66, 32-44.

Selected Distinctions

  • Highly cited author award (2007-2009) of Journal of Chromatography A, 2010
  • Three awards at Recent Advances on Food Analysis (RAFA), Prague, CZ (R.W. Frei Award in 2007, CAMO award in 2009, Agilent award in 2011)
  • Two fellowships from IAEAC (1999, 1995), two from RSC (1995, 1994) and three national scholarships (IKY: 1999, 1991 and Vostanio Foundation: 1986)

Projects and Academic Activities

  • Coordinator of 42 projects and research associate in 9. Total funding in UoA: >7 M€
  • Development of infrastructure in the Lab. Anal. Chem.: TIMSTOF, LC‐QTOFMS, GC‐APCI‐QTOFMS, LC‐MS/MS, LC‐MS, GC‐MS/MS, GC‐MS, 4 GC, 2 HPLC, 3 ETAAS, 1 NP‐AES, MW digestion/extraction, ultrasound baths, SPE devices.
  • Project reviewer and panel member in ESF, EU COST, and eight Research Councils worldwide and reviewer for >70 international journals covered by ISI
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Analytical Methods; Associate Editor of GNEST Journal; Associate Editor of Analytical Letters; Guest Editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials, Chemosphere and Analytica Chimica Acta
  • Conferences organization: Chairman (AACD, 2010, 2014, 2018 & Metal Speciation Symposium, 1999), Convener of special sessions in CEST series.