Prof. Fani Sakellariadou
Head of Department of Maritime Studies – UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS

Professor in Geochemical Oceanography and Head of the Maritime Studies Department of the University of Piraeus, Director of the Laboratory of Geochemical Oceanography.

She earned her BSC in Chemistry from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and her PhD in Applied Marine Geochemistry from the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, University of London. She holds an MPhil in Oceanography from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and a DIC in organic synthesis from Imperial College, University of London.

She has worked as geochemist expert/consultant in Hydrex and as oceanographer at the Hellenic Centre of Marine Sciences. For 14 years she served as national expert on climate change issues in the EU, DG XI.

She has been a member of various scientific committees, including The Committee on Biophysico-Chemical Processes in Environmental Systems of IUPAC. She is reviewer in scientific journals and evaluator of research proposals. For many years, she was a member of the Steering Committee of the Postgraduate Programme in Shipping of the University of Piraeus. She was Board Member of the Union of Greek Oceanographers as well as Board member of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage. She has participated in many scientific conferences committees.

Fani Sakellariadou is the author of more than 150 scientific papers, articles, monographs and 2 books covering Geochemical studies of marine sediments and more specifically about heavy metals, dissolved organic carbon, humic substances, Pollutant studies in harbor sediments, Integrated coastal zone management, Environmental impacts of shipping and Blue growth.

She loves the sea and she likes visual arts. She is mother of two children.