Institute for Mediterranean Studies

Nafsika Andriopoulou

Postdoctoral researcher
Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeo-environment

Dr Nafsika - Chrysoula Andriopoulou is a geoarchaeologist, phytolith specialist and postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Geophysical - Satellite Remote Sensing and Archaeoenvironment, IMS - FORTH. Her research concentrates on developing an interdisciplinary methodology in the analysis of microscopic phytoliths and other (bio)minerals from geoarchaeological contexts; and seeks to provide insights into human - environment relations in space and time. She has participated in fieldwork in the Mediterranean region (Greece, Italy, Spain), and the Philippines. Dr Andriopoulou holds a PhD in Biomineralisation - Geoarchaeology from the Technical University of Crete (2020), an International Erasmus Mundus Master in Quaternary and Prehistory from the University of Ferrara (with further training in Photomicrography at the Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution), an MSc in Geotechnology and the Environment from the Technical University of Crete, and a BSc/MSc in Soil Science from the Agricultural University of Athens. She has teaching experience (PD 407/1980) in the Laboratory of Inorganic and Organic Geochemistry and Organic Petrography (School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete). During her studies, she received funding from the European Education and Culture Executive Agency, the Special Research Fund Account of the Technical University of Crete, the State Scholarships Foundation, and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Kiel University. Dr Andriopoulou is also increasingly interested in the integration of art and science in the implementation of multisensory public outreach activities, and especially for persons experiencing partial or total vision loss.