Dr. Sotira Z. Yiacoumi is currently a Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She received a Diploma of Engineering degree from the Aristotle University, Greece, in 1985, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1987 and 1992, respectively. After receiving her Ph.D. degree, she joined the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1997. Her research interests include colloidal and interfacial phenomena in environmental and energy systems. Her research contributions span the following areas: sorption phenomena, colloidal phenomena, influence of sorption on colloidal behavior, molecular techniques, and novel environmental processes. She has co-authored the book "Kinetics of Metal Ion Adsorption from Aqueous Solutions: Models, Algorithms, and Applications." In 1997, she received a National Science Foundation Career Award, entitled "CAREER: Influence of Sorption Rates on Particle Flocculation Kinetics." She was the chair of the organizing committee for the 77th American Chemical Society Colloid and Surface Science Symposium, which was held at the Georgia Institute of Technology during June 15-18, 2003.
Interfacial and colloidal phenomena in environmental systems, Sorption of metal ions from aqueous solutions, Sorption/desorption of organic compounds from aqueous solutions by natural particles, Colloidal particle interactions in aquatic systems, Bubble interactions in gas/liquid reactive systems, Influence of sorption rates on particle flocculation kinetics