Dr Efstathios Reppas Chrysovitsinos

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Lancaster

I am an environmental engineer with a PhD in Applied Environmental Science from Stockholm University and an Engineering Diploma in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Crete.

My main area of expertise is environmental mathematical modelling.

I have been working on various topics of contaminant fate & transport and exposure assessment, with a primary focus on i) computational and mathematical modelling of contaminant transport, ii) physicochemical property estimation methods for organic chemicals, iii) in silico screening techniques to prioritize contaminants with high exposure potential and, iv) data mining techniques for chemical databases.

I joined the EISPAC project and the Lancaster Environment Centre as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, working on the impact of multiple stressors on the Arctic marine ecosystem. More specifically, my aim is to bring together different aspects of ecological modelling, environmental fate modelling, chemical life-cycle impact assessment and, cheminformatics to develop in silico tools to i) model the biological uptake of Arctic contaminants, ii) analyze data to discern possible contaminants – nutrients interactions, taking into account the role of sea ice in the fate of pollutants, iii) evaluate the impact of Arctic contaminants on the Arctic marine ecosystem and, iv) inform policy and decision making.

Generally, I am interested in environmental thermodynamics, cheminformatics, philosophy, epistemology, photography, free and open source software.

EISPAC is co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by NERC.