Maria Kanakidou

Department of Chemistry, University of Crete,

P.O.Box 2208, 71003 Voutes, Heraklion Crete, Greece

Tel: + 30-2810-545033 Fax: + 30-2810-545166

mariak@chemistry.uoc.gr

 

Born 6 February 1961, Athens, Greece

Married, two children (Alexander and Aris).

 

Current position:  Professor (Computational Environmental Chemistry) at the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL http://ecpl.chemistry.uoc.gr) Division of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry of the Department of Chemistry (http://www.chemistry.uoc.gr), University of Crete.

also:  Visiting faculty member at the Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT) of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH).

Leader of the modelling group of ECPL (http://ecpl.chemistry.uoc.gr/kanakidou).

Services to the Community- selected:

Main topic of interest:

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics with focus on atmospheric chemistry, physics, biogeochemical cycles and climate changes due to human activities and on gas/particle interactions: Modelling of homogeneous and heterogeneous tropospheric chemistry and aerosol formation. Study of the human-driven changes in the oxidizing power of the atmosphere and the aerosol composition and their interactions with climate.

Award;             Awards:

 

- 2016 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal of the European Geosciences Union 2016 EGU award for atmospheric sciences

- 2014 Honorary member of the International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution, ICACGP, of International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science IAMAS. http://www.icacgp.org) /

- H. Julian Allen Award 1998 in recognition as co-author of the outstanding scientific paper for 1998 entitled “High concentrations and photochemical fate of carbonyls and alcohols in the global troposphere” (NASA Ames Research Center on the 20th of July 1998).

- Reviewer's award of editor assistance - Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmosphere 1998

Award;             Awards - Doctoral & Post-doctoral Fellowships:

- Jan. 1991-Sept. 1991: Max Planck Society postdoctoral stupendium.

- Jul. 1989 - Dec. 1990: European Union post doctoral grants (competitive – prior the Marie Curie grants)

- Jan-Jun. 1989: Max Planck Society postdoctoral stupendium

- Oct. 1985-Nov. 1988: National Greek State organization for financial support of Ph.D. students (competition with written examination).

Other ongoing scientific responsibilities:

Education

1993:               Education:

                       1993: Habilitation in Chemistry : Study of the impact of volatile organic compounds on tropospheric chemistry, University of Paris 7, France.

1988:               1988: PhD Thesis in Chemistry of Air Pollution and Environmental Physics : Sources of Nonmethane Hydrocarbons in the Atmosphere, University of Paris 7, France.

1985:               1985: Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Chemistry of Pollution, University of Paris 7, France.

1984:               1984: Diploma of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry University of Athens, Greece.

 

Res                  Research Experience:

Work

2002-                2008 - :            Professor of Computational Environmental Chemistry at the Division of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

                                                 of the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete.

 

2002-                2002- 2007:     Assoc. Professor of Computational Environmental Chemistry at the Division of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

                                                 of the Department of Chemistry, University of Crete.

 

1998-2002:       1998-2002:       Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry at the Division of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry of the

                                                 Department of Chemistry, University of Crete.

 

1991-1997:       1991-1997:       Research scientist at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (3-D global and 0-D

                                                 modelling studies)

 

1989-1991:       1989-1991:       Research fellow (post doctorate)in the group of Nobel Prize laureate Professor Paul Crutzen at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, Mainz,

                                                 Germany (2- and 3-dimensional global modelling studies).

 

1984-1988:       1984-1988:       PhD student - research fellow at the CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France (experimental studies).

Grants:                                    

                                    Detailed CV

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