Parinos Constantine

by / Friday, 14 November 2014 / Published in people

Position: Postdoctoral researcher

Contact Info

Institute: Oceanography
Address: 46.7 km Athens-Sounion Av., Mavro Lithari 19013 Anavyssos, P.O. Box 712 Athens
Tel: 30 22910 76366


Dr. Constantine Parinos is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Institute of Oceanography of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) since September 2010.
He received a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2001 and a MSc degree in Chemical, Environmental and Computational Technology – Simulation in 2005 from the same university.
In 2010 he completed his Ph.D. at the department of Chemistry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. The main objective of his thesis was the comprehension of biogeochemical cycles occurring in estuary systems affected by anthropogenic pollution activities, with emphasis on the chemical behavior and distribution of heavy metals and nutrients.
He is currently participating in MEDECOS project (”Decadal scale variability of the Mediterranean ecosystem”, MarinERA pilot call for international research projects on “Regional drivers of ecosystem change: Description, modelling and prediction”, EU/FP6).

Education Profile
• Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 2010
• M.Sc. in Chemical, Environmental and Computational Technology – Simulation, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, 2005
• B.Sc. on Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece, 2001

Professional Profile
• September 2010 till today: Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece (”MedEcos” – EU/FP6)
• December 2008– March 2009: Research Scientist, Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece (SESAME IP – EU/FP6)
• 2005–2007: Research Scientist, Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (”DOCREG” – EU/FP6, ”Pythagoras II” Project – Greek GSRT & EU, ”Clean Black Sea” – EU/FP6)
• 2002–2003: Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece
Scientific and Professional Memberships
• Member of the Greek Chemists Association
• Member of the Hellenic Oceanographers Association

Research Interests
Processes controlling biological organic and inorganic matter production, transfer and preservation in the water column and sediment during early diagenesis and burial, sources/transport pathways of pollutants (organic and inorganic) in the marine environment and organic biomarkers, are the main research interests of Dr. Parinos.

Selected research publications (Journals and Conferences Proceedings)

• Parinos C.S., Stalikas C.D., Giannopoulos Th.S., and Pilidis G.A, 2007. Chemical and physicochemical profile of wastewaters produced from the different stages of Spanish-style green olives processing. J. Haz. Mat., 145, 1-2, 339-343.

• Pilidis G., Lasaridi K., Georgopoulos N., Parinos C., Zarkadas I., Kotsou M., and Kyriacou A., 2011. Management of table olive processing wastewater. Submitted for revision.

• Kostas Parinos and Manos Dassenakis, 2010. Effects of nutrient-rich riverine waters on benthic bacterial dynamics and trace metal cycling of an estuary system. Results of a simulating experiment. Int. Conf. IMBER-IMBIZO II, Crete, Greece.

• Theodosi C., Gogou A., Kokotos A., Stavrakakis S., Lykousis V., Parinos C., Hatzianestis J., Mihalopoulos N., 2011. Seasonal and depth-related variations of trace metals, organic, elemental carbon and molecular tracers in settling particles from the open Eastern Mediterranean Sea (NESTOR site). GEOTRACERS, 43rd International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics, Liege, Belgium.

• Michalopoulos M., Allison M., and Parinos K., 2011. Reactive silica and organic matter associations in Mississippi delta sediments: Implications for O.M. burial and preservation. IBiS 2011 Int. Meeting, Antwerp, Belgium.

• Parinos C., Gogou A., Bouloubassi I., Stavrakakis S., Plakidi E., and Hatzianestis I., 2011. Occurrence and fluxes of PAHs in the open SW Black Sea. 3rd Bi-annual Black Sea Scientific Conference, Odessa, Ukraine.

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