Sotirios Paraskevopoulos

Profile

Sotirios is a multidisciplinary researcher with 2 MSc degrees, one in Spatial Analysis and Environmental Management from the University of Thessaly, Greece, and one in Water Science and Management from Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Currently he is working as a researcher at KWR Water Research Institute in the department of Water Quality and Health. There, aside from working on projects related to water quality and risk assessment, he is also conducting his PhD at TU Delft, working on the EU PathoCERT project under the supervision of Prof. Gertjan Medema and Prof. Jan Peter van deer Hoek. The project has an overall objective of strengthening the coordination capability of first responders in handling waterborne pathogen contamination events. The outcome of the project is a set of practical technologies, tools, and guidelines on how first responders should react to enhance the resilience of European cities to waterborne threats and challenges.

Research

His research focuses on:

  1. Research and development of AI-based applications on waterborne pathogens information extraction, for the facilitation of threat and risk assessment in a pathogen contamination event.
  2. Research and development of a tool that combines the modeling of DWDN for source tracking, forecasting, and backcasting with risk assessment in a pathogen contamination event.
  • Paraskevopoulos, S., & Smeets, P. (2019). Quantifying the log reduction of pathogenic microorganisms by constructed wetlands: A review. In Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Proceedings (Vol. 48, No. 1, p. 9).

 

PathoCERT: The project has an overall objective of strengthening the coordination capability of the first responders in handling waterborne pathogen contamination events.

The outcome of the project is a set of practical technologies, tools, and guidelines on how first responders should react to enhance the resilience of European cities to waterborne threats and challenges.

Sotirios Paraskevopoulos

PhD Candidate

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