Dimitris Zouraris

Education

 

7/2017-12/2020

PhD in Electrochemistry

National Technical University of Athens

School of Chemical Engineering

Ph.d. Thesis: Electrochemical Study of redox enzymes and their exploitation on modified electrodes

 

9/2012-3/2017

Diploma In Chemical Engineering (8.86/10)

National Technical University of Athens

School of Chemical Engineering

Diploma Thesis: Electrochemical kinetic study of novel class II thermophilic peroxidase from Myceliophthora thermophile and its application as an enzyme electrode

 

 

Languages

 

Greek(Native language)

English (Level C2)

German (Level B2)

French (Level B2)

Portuguese (Intermediate Level)

Spanish (Intermediate Level)

 

 

Work Experience

 

July 2016-October 2016

Jena Bioscience GmBH, Jena Germany

 

Internship: Product Development at the Molecular Biology lab of the company

 

Purification of DNA fragments, Standard and real-time PCR including optimization of reaction parameters

Testing and optimization of PCR enhancing reagents

Isothermal DNA amplification, Spectroscopy of reaction buffer components

 

August 2015

ELVAL SA, Oinofita, Viotia, Greece

 

Internship: Machine oil and water testing at the chemical lab of the company

 

Chemical testing of the machine oils and water

Examined the viscosity, density, humidity, pH, TSS of water

Examined the pH, conductivity, hardness, alkalinity of  water from certain units of the company

 

July 2013, August 2017

ELVAL SA, Oinofita, Viotia, Greece

 

Internship: Water testing at the ZLD (Zero Liquid Discharge) unit of the company

 

Chemical testing of the waste waters treated by the ZLD unit including tests on alkalinity, pH, hardness, TSS, TDS, COD, BOD5, oil concentration, turbidity, conductivity, chloride ions

 

 

Awards

 

  • 2017: Thomaidio Award for publications
  • 2018-2020: Scholarship for  postgraduate studies by the State Scholarship’s Foundation, Greece
  • 2019: Best poster presentation award in the area of ”Physical Chemistry and Thermodynamics” for ”Parameterization of Fourier transform alternate current cyclic voltammetry (FTacV) for a free electroactive species ”, 12th Panhellenic Scientific Conference of Chemical Engineering, Athens
  • • 2019: Award based on scientific excellence and the presentation of the poster ”Studying of H 2 O 2 kinetics of an immobilized LPMO with FTacV” XXV International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Limerick, Ireland

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

  • Winter Semester 2017 and 2018: NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, "Electrochemical Impedence Spectroscopy" "Materials Decay and Protection" 9th Semester, Direction "Materials"
  • Spring Semester 2019 and 2020 ”Cyclic voltammetry” ”Electrochemistry and Chemical Kinetics”, 4th Semester
  • Winter Semester 2019: NTUA, School of Chemical Engineering, "Determination of the corrosion rate of metals with Linear Polarization, Tafel and Electrochemical Impedence Spectroscopy" "Materials Decay and Protection", 5th Semester

 

 

Publications

 

6. D. Zouraris, A. Karantonis, ”Determination of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters from large

amplitude Fourier transform ac voltammetry of immobilized electroactive species” Journal of

Electroanalytical Chemistry, 876 (2020) 114729.

5. D. Zouraris, S. Kiafi, A. Zerva, E. Topakas, A. Karantonis ”FTacV study of electroactive immobilized

enzyme/free substrate reactions: enzymatic catalysis of epinephrine by a multicopper oxidase from

Thermothelomyces thermophila” Bioelectrochemistry, 134 (2020) 107538.

4. D. Zouraris, A Karantonis ”Large amplitude ac voltammetry: Chief observables for a reversible reaction of free electroactive species” Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 847 (2019) 113245

3. M.N. Muraleedharan, D. Zouraris, A. Karantonis, E. Topakas, M. Sandgren, U. Rova, P. Christakopoulos, A. Karnaouri, "Effect of lignin fractions isolated from different biomass sources on cellulose oxidation by fungal Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases" Biotechnology for Biofuels, 11 (2018) 296-311.

2. D. Zouraris, M. Dimarogona, A. Karnaouri, E. Topakas, A. Karantonis,

"Direct electron transfer of Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases (LPMOs) and determination of their formal potentials by Large Amplitude Fourier Transform Alternating Current Cyclic Voltammetry"

Bioelectrochemistry, 124 (2018) 149-155.

1. D. Zouraris, A. Zerva, E. Topakas and A. Karantonis "Kinetic and amperometric study of

the MtPerII peroxidase isolated from the ascomycete fungus Myceliophthora thermophila"

Bioelectrochemistry, 118 (2017) 19-24.

 

 

Conferences

 

10. D. Zouraris, A. Karantonis, ”FTacV for immobilized and free in a solution electroactive species” Graduate

Student Symposium on Advantageous Electrochemistry 2020 online edition

9. D. Zouraris, S. Kiafi, A. Zerva, E. Topakas, A. Karantonis ”LA-FTacV study of electroactive immobilized

enzyme/free substrate reactions: enzymatic catalysis of epinephrine by a multicopper oxidase from

Thermothelomyces thermophila” 71st Annual ISE Meeting in Belgrade, 2020.

8. D. Zouraris, M. Dimarogona,A. Karnaouri, E. Topakas, A. Karantonis ”Studying of H 2 O 2 kinetics of an immobilized LPMO with FTacV” XXV International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Limerick, Ireland, 2019

7. D. Zouraris , A. Karantonis ”Parameterization of Fourier transform alternate current cyclic voltammetry (FTacV) for a free electroactive species ” 12th Panhellenic Scientific  Conference of Chemical Engineering, Athens, 2019

6. C. Pentari, A. Zerva, D. Zouraris , A Karantonis, E. Topakas ”Study of the synthetic potential of 2 novel laccases PcLac1 and PcLac2 of the Basidiomycota Pleurotus citrinopileatus” 12th Panhellenic Scientific

Conference of Chemical Engineering, Athens, 2019

5. D. Zouraris, M. Dimarogona, A. Karantonis and E. Topakas, An electrochemical approach to the study of LPMO activity, 2nd LPMO symposium - Marseille (France) - 7-9 November 2018

4. A. Karnaouri, MN. Muraleedharan, D. Zouraris, A. Karantonis, E. Topakas, M. Sandgrens, U. Rova, P. Christakopoulos , Evaluation of different lignins as electron donors of fungal Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases, 2nd LPMO symposium - Marseille (France) - 7-9 November 2018

3. MN. Muraleedharan, A. Karnaouri, D. Zouraris, A. Karantonis, L. Matsakas, E. Topakas, M. Sandgren4,

U. Rova1, P. Christakopoulos, ”The role of pretreatment in the action of LPMOs, in degrading biomass by utilizing the constituent lignin”, 2nd LPMO symposium - Marseille (France) - 7-9 November 2018

2. D. Zouraris, M. Dimarogona, E. Topakas, A. Karantonis

"Investigation of the large amplitude Fourier transform alternating current voltammetry (FTacV) for the study of redox enzymes" 69th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry,  Bologna, Italy, 2018

1. D. Zouraris, A. Zerva, E. Topakas and A. Karantonis, ”Electrochemical Study of the Peroxidase M tPerII

and its application as a biosensor” 11th Panhellenic Scientific Conference of Chemical Engineering,

Thessaloniki, 2017

 

 

Practical Skills

 

Notable Lab Skills: Cyclic Voltammetry, Linear Sweep Voltammetry, Electrochemical Impendence Spectroscopy, Fourier Transformed Large Amplitude Cyclic Voltammetry

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