Editorial Board Member
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Dr. Despo Fatta-Kassinos is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research expertise includes water and wastewater treatment and reuse; contaminants of emerging concern; advanced chemical oxidation processes; advanced biological treatment; chromatographic analysis for the identification of microcontaminants in environmental matrices; assessment of the biological potency of microcontaminants and wastewater flows through the application of bioassays; antibiotic resistance in the aquatic environment; uptake of microcontaminants by crops during wastewater reuse. She received the 2012 “Nikos Symeonides” national research award from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation for her work on wastewater treatment and xenobiotics. In 2017, she received an honorary award for her long-standing contribution and activity in the research area of Environmental Protection from the Hellenic Open University. She is a Highly Cited Researcher for 2018 - 2021 in recognition of the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year (by Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics). She was the founding leader of the WG5 'Wastewater reuse' of NORMAN Association (2013-2019) and a founding member of the International Ph.D. School on Advanced Oxidation Processes and member of its Scientific and Management Committee. She was the Chair of the Scientific and Technological Advisory Board of the European JPI 'Water Challenges for a Changing World' for the years 2015-2019, the Chair of the COST Action NEREUS ES1403 (2014-2018), and the Coordinator of the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015/675530/ANSWER project (2015-2019). She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Strategic Partnership "Cross-Research in Environmental Technologies of the University of Santiago de Compostela (CRETUS)" of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and the Chair of the Advisory Board of the African Center of Excellence in Water and Environment Research. She is a member of the core group of the Global Panel on Chemical Pollution of the Environment (GPCPE), which is an initiative of the French National Water Academy (since January 2019).
Contaminants of emerging concern, Wastewater advanced treatment, Advanced oxidation processes, Reclaimed water reuse, Antimicrobial resistance and the environment