Raffaello Papadakis

TdB Labs

Dr. Raffaello Papadakis is a chemical engineer (MEng) with a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the Technical University of Athens. He has worked as a postdoc at the Institute of Molecular Sciences, CNRS/Aix-Marseille University, France, focusing on water oxidation catalysts in the research group of Dr. Thierry Tron and later in the group of Dr. Henrik Ottosson (Uppsala University, Sweden) specializing in the excited state (anti)aromaticity and graphene photochemistry. His research interests revolve around physical organic and materials chemistry (particularly the chemistry of graphene and polysaccharides). He is the author/co-author of thirty peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters. Dr. Papadakis currently works as a senior research scientist at TdB Labs, Uppsala, Sweden, being particularly interested in the fluorescent labeling of polysaccharides.

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Dyes and pigments have been utilized since ancient times. They play an important role in everyday life and their use is interwoven with human culture. Even though numerous dyes and pigments have been synthesized to date, and a lot of knowledge has been gained regarding their production and properties, scientific research is pushing the boundaries towards novel dyes and pigments for high-tech applications. At the same time, the accumulation of dyes and pigments in natural environments and pollution of water resources due to their massive use are important consequences to consider. New methods for the degradation and removal of dyes and pigments from affected areas are highly sought after. As such, this book examines new trends in smart and functional dyes and pigments and their uses as well as novel treatment approaches to dye and pigment waste.

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