Georgios is an experienced researcher who started as a freelance science editor during the last stages of his Ph.D. studies. He has a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an M.Sc. in Forensic Science from the University of Amsterdam. Currently, he is nearing the end of his Ph.D. project in Liverpool John Moores University, which is about latent fingermark development on fired cartridge cases.
The goal of his Ph.D. project is to establish a protocol that has a satisfactory recovery rate of fingermarks on fired cartridge cases that are found on crime scenes. To achieve that, close collaboration with Merseyside Police is essential to better appreciate the practical implications involved. Another part of the project revolves around understanding the ‘’whys’’ and the ‘’hows’’ behind fingermark enhancement with the help of analytical methods such as GC-MS and LC-MS.
Georgios is also experienced in other aspects of forensic science. In his previous apprenticeships in the Netherlands, he was involved in developing a method for estimating the age of deposition of bodily fluids, which is a piece of evidence commonly found on crime scenes, with the help of Raman and Fluorescence spectroscopy.
During his B.Sc. Chemistry years in Greece, George was specialized in inorganic and coordination chemistry, spending an equal amount of time synthesizing compounds and assisting first-year students with lab work.
Georgios enjoys utilizing his experience in operating lab equipment to help and educate others and is currently also a laboratory demonstrator in John Moores University, helping other Bs.C. and Ms.C. students when they encounter instrument-related setbacks, while also providing introductory demonstrations to anyone interested in using an analytical instrument for the first time.
Outside his science-related jobs and activities, Georgios can be found in the gym lifting weights, or in music festivals. He enjoys playing video games, watching basketball and finding new destinations to travel.