Prof. Dionysios Demetriou DIONYSIOU, Ph.D.

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, USA


Position: Professor and Graduate Program Director School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering
                 College of Engineering and Applied Science University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Specialization: Environmental Nanotechnology


At the NANOCON 2014 conference Prof. Dionysiou will deliver the invited lecture
at the thematic session B – Industrial and Environmental Applications of Nanomaterials.


Education and Career Accomplishments:
Dionysios Dionysiou was born on the Island of Cyprus, EU. He received the Diploma of Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.), Greece, EU, in 1991, his M.S. degree from the Chemical Engineering Tufts University  in 1995 and a doctorate from the Environmental Engineering University of Cincinnati in 2001 (USA).

From 1992 to 1994 Dionysios Dionysiou was a graduate research assistant Tufts University. In 1994/1995 he worked as research engineer at the W.R. Grace, Massachusetts´ (USA). In 1995 he joined the University of Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), where he work as graduate research assistant (1995-2000) and then as an assistant professor (2000-2005) and an associate professor (2005-2008). In 2008 D. Dionysiou was appointed the professor of University of Cincinnati.


Research Interests:
Professor Dionysiou performs research in the fields of Advanced oxidation technologies for water treatment, drinking water treatment and purification, physicochemical phenomena on particle-water interfaces, transition-metal oxidation and reverse electron transfer reactions, the use of ionic liquids in environmental applications, destruction of biological toxins in water, and environmental nanotechnology (fundamental, fate, transport, and applications of nanomaterials).

At the University of Cincinnati, Professor Dionysiou teaches graduate courses in the fields of Advanced Unit Operations for the Treatment of Drinking Water and Wastewater, Physical-Chemical Processes for Water Quality Control, and Advanced Oxidation Technologies and Nanotechnologies. He also teaches a graduate level laboratory course on Unit Operations and Process Monitoring for the Treatment of Polluted Water and Air and an undergraduate course in Environmental Engineering Fundamentals and Process Design.

Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 150 refereed journal publications, 90 conference proceedings, 15 book chapter publications, 17 editorials, and more than 450 presentations. He has received funding from NSF, US EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, USDA, 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 ten other journals.