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Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis

Post-Doc Researcher, Department of Geosciences

Dr. Panagiotis Kirmizakis is currently working as postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Geosciences. Before joining KFUPM, he worked as Early Stage Researcher in the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 643087 REMEDIATE. Dr. Kirmizakis obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering (Hellenic Mediterranean Univerisity) focusing in Environmental Monitoring and Environmental Geophysics and his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Queen’s University Belfast – QUB, UK) on the application of geophysics to characterize biological processes in contaminated / degraded environments. He is mainly interested in processing and interpretation of hydrogeophysical, biogeophysical and applied geophysics data.


Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, School of Natural and Build Environment, Queen’s University of Belfast, Belfast, UK
  • M.S., Geoenvironmental Resources & Risks, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece
  • B.S., Environmental & Natural Resources Engineering, Department of Environmental & Natural Resources, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece

Research Interests

  • Environmental geophysics & biogeophysics
  • Bio-Electrochemical Systems
  • Environmental Engineering & Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Wastewater Treatment

Selected Publications

  • Muhammad O.; Tawabini B.; Kirmizakis, P.; Kalderis D.; Ntarlagiannis D.; Soupios P. Combining geophysics and material science for environmental remediation: real-time monitoring of Fe-biochar arsenic wastewater treatment. Chemosphere, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131390
  • Seyedpour, S.M.; Valizadeh, I.; Kirmizakis, P.; Doherty, R.; Ricken, T. Optimization of the Groundwater Remediation Process Using a Coupled Genetic Algorithm-Finite Difference Method. Water, 13, 383, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030383
  • Kirmizakis P., Ntarlagiannis D., Kalderis D., Soupios P.; Preliminary assessment on the application of biochar and spectral induced polarization for wastewater treatment. Near Surface Geophysics, 18, 109-122, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12076
  • Morteza S., Kirmizakis P., Brennan P., Doherty R., Ricken T.; Optimal remediation design and simulation groundwater flow coupled to contaminant transport using genetic algorithm and radial point collocation method (RPCM). Science of the Total Environment, 669, 389-399, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.409
  • Kirmizakis P., Doherty R., Mendonca C., Costeira R., Allen C., Ofterdinger U., Kulakov L.; Enhancement of Gasworks Groundwater Remediation by coupling a Bio-electrochemical and Activated Carbon System. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-11, Jan. 2019. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-019-04297-w

List of Publication & Research activities:

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2723-7855

Scopus: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56335704100

Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=OBbPDTQAAAAJ&hl=en

Symplectic: https://kfupm.discovery.symplectic.org/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis

ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Panagiotis-Kirmizakis