Nireas- International Water Research Center, Cyprus
Dr. Popi Karaolia earned her Ph.D. at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and is a researcher at the Nireas-International Water Research Center (Nireas-IWRC) of the University of Cyprus. She received her first degree in Biology, from the University of Nottingham, UK and an M.Sc. in Environmental Management from the same university. Moreover, she received an M.Sc. in Environmental Health from the Cyprus University of Technology in association with the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Karaolia’s research focuses on the removal potential of biological and advanced oxidation processes of antibiotics, antibiotic-resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes, and the implications of the presence of various contaminants of emerging concern in treated wastewater effluents, on wastewater reuse practices. She is actively involved in several collaborative water-related research projects funded by various Cyprus-based, European and international funding bodies. Dr. Karaolia has participated in a number of scientific conferences and has published various refereed journal papers in high-impact international scientific journals.