DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dr. Eleni T. Chatzichristou is a Research Associate of NKUA. She received her PhD in Astronomy from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) and conducted research in astrophysics in several top institutions world-wide (1994-2004: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Space Telescope Science Institute, Yale University, European Southern Observatory). In 2005 she was awarded a Marie Curie International Re-integration Grant to conduct research at the National Observatory of Athens.
During the following years she gradually became involved in a variety of national and international science communication activities: co-coordinated the Press Office and Outreach and Media Center (EPMC) of Europlanet RI (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), coordinated the the outreach national nodes network of Europlanet-RI in more than 20 countries (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), coordination of yearly outreach best practice workshops of Europlanet 2020 RI (affiliation: Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications), Outreach officer of the Eu-funded MAARBLE project (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), Greek coordinator of the EU-funded Hands-on-Universe project (affiliation: National Observatory of Athens), Outreach and Communication officer of the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC), Greek representative at the European Particle Physics Communication Network (EPPCN).
Since 2012 she is member of the SOC, chairing the Outreach Education Policy (OEP) sessions of the yearly European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC). In June 2016 she became project manager of the Academic Cluster of Science and Technology of USPC (Université Paris Sorbonne Cité) and since January 2017 she is the project manager of the Laboratory of Excellence UnivEarthS at Université Paris-Diderot (France). Publications in refereed journals (23), Conference presentations (54) Citations: >2600 h-index: 13 i10-index: 16