Position: Technical Scientist Under Contract
Department: Marine Chemistry
Dr Louisa Giannoudi is a chemical oceanographer with specialization on biotechnology and had been working in the area of biosensors involving analytical techniques, having an interest also in both organic and inorganic marine chemistry as well as managing projects mainly funded by the EU. She is currently a research fellow at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) in the area of acidification/carbonate system chemistry, working mainly with the analysis of discrete samples for both alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon dioxide (projects KAUST Coastal Monitoring, CLIMPACT, GLAYKI, MedSeA, Copernicus MED in-situ TAC). She holds an Undergraduate degree BSc (1997-2000) in Oceanography with chemistry from Liverpool University, a Master's degree (2001) in oceanography from Southampton Oceanography Center and a PhD (2005) from University of Cranfield in the area of biosensor technology. In the past and through her PhD studies she was involved in the novel development of a photosystem-II electrochemical based sensor for the detection of pollutants and on the potential application of the sensor to monitoring real water samples (EU-FP5 project-Acronym: BEEP). In 2011, she was for the first time participated on ocean acidification experiments in the European project (MedSeA), working on the detection of dissolved CO 2 and alkalinity in discrete samples as well as in Mesocosm experiments. During that period, she has gained experience on the carbonate chemistry dynamics by sampling and analyzing carbonate chemistry parameters associated to the air-sea exchange system. In 2012, at Kiel, Germany she was trained in the use of the analytical instrument VINDTA 3C and recently she gained the experience on pH benchmark measurements using a spectrophotometer. Finally, she has worked as the assistant project manager in five European projects, “IRIS-SES”, “PERSEUS”, “ActionMed”, “MEDCIS”, “MEDREGION” under the commission’s DG Environment and DG Research and Innovation, allowing her to work well under pressure. Having worked to several EU and National projects she has the experience of laboratory and administrative work as well as efficiently managing all projects’ tasks.
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