Dr. Vasileios Anagnostopoulos is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Applied Research Center of Florida International University. He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Chemistry, a Master of Science with Distinction in Environmental Analysis and a PhD in Environmental Radiochemistry from University of Patras (Greece).
Dr. Anagnostopoulos is task lead of the “Rapid Deployment of Engineered Solutions for Environmental Problems at the Hanford and Savannah River Sites” project, led by Dr. Yelena Katsenovich. This project supports the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE EM) by assisting with environmental cleanup in the soil and groundwater at Hanford and Savannah River Sites. His current research activities include the development of remediation techniques for uranium contaminated soil and groundwater, the investigation of uranium mineral dissolution and the examination of different environmental and biotic factors’ role in uranium mobility, in close collaboration with scientists from Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Dr. Anagnostopoulos provides mentorship on research and scientific writing to DOE Fellows and is also coordinator of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Scholars and Fellows Program in Florida International University.
His research interests focus on the mechanisms and the factors (physicochemical and biotic) that determine the fate of contaminants in soil and aquatic systems, speciation modelling, the development of innovative techniques for pollution abatement, as well as wastewater treatment. Dr. Anagnostopoulos has also experience in radionuclide monitoring in both natural and anthropogenic systems (water, soil, construction materials), through projects sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and other European national agencies (EEAE, ENRR).