NHRF Director and Chairman of the Board Profile

Professor Dimosthenis A. Sarigiannis, MSc, PhD, Dr. hab.

Director and Chairman of the Board
National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +30
Fax. +30
email: president@eie.gr




Dimosthenis Sarigiannis is Director and Chairman of the Board of the National Hellenic Research Foundation. He is also Professor of Environmental Engineering and Director of the Environmental Engineering Laboratory and the General Chemical Technology Laboratory of the Department of Chemical Engineering and of the Research Group on the Exposome and Health at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Moreover, he is Associate Professor of Environmental Health Engineering at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) in Pavia, Italy, Director of the Research Center on Complex Risk and Data Analysis and member of the coordination team of the nation-wide PhD program on Sustainable Development and Climate at the Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS) of Pavia in Italy and visiting Professor at the University of Paris.
He is President of the Mediterranean Scientific Association for Environmental Protection, Vice-President of the Hellenic Society of Toxicology, member of the Expert Committee on Air Pollution of the Greek Ministry of Health and advisor to the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health.
In 2015 he received the Bo Holmstedt award from EUROTOX and the Bo Holmstedt Foundation for his contributions to the safety of pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
His research focuses:
(a) on the unraveling of the human exposome to improve the health risk assessment of industrial and environmental toxicants and to evaluate the effects of climate change and of climate change adaptation and mitigation policies and
(b) on internalizing health aspects into circular economy strategies towards the implementation of safe-and-sustainable-by-design approaches to chemicals, materials and products.

He is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific papers published in the peer-reviewed literature and 26 chapters in international books and monographs and has led or contributed to 40 international research projects in the above areas.