Maria Christopoulou

Short Bio: 

Dr. Maria Christopoulou is a Research Fellow in the National Technical University of Athens. She received the Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003) and the Ph.D. degree (2011) in Biomedical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. Her research interests include computational electromagnetism, bioelectromagnetics, antenna theory, microwave-based diagnostic tools, numerical and experimental EM dosimetry, human provocation studies, EMF measurement methodologies and psychophysics. She has authored 49 papers in refereed international (9) and national (1) journals and international (31) and national (8) conference proceedings, she is the author of 1 chapter in international book and she has given 3 invited talks. In 2007-2008, she joined IT’ IS Foundation - The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), as an academic visitor, and she contributed to 2 Swiss RF safety and dosimetry projects. In June 2012, Maria was awarded a personal excellence grand of 150K€ over 3-years, entitled: "microDIAGNOSIS: Microwave-based diagnosis for pneumothorax and detection of air cavities in body" in University of Patras. She has also worked in 4 national projects. Since December 2011, she works as part-time radiation safety engineer in the Non Ionizing Radiation Office of the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (EEAE). She serves as reviewer in 11 international scientific journals and participated in the organizing and scientific committees of 8 international conferences. She was the recipient of the BEMS Award and the Thomaides Foundation Award and for one and three publications, respectively. She is the MC Greece substitute member for COST BM1309 EMF-MED Actions and she participates in 2 other COST Actions.

Selected publications:

[1] M. Christopoulou, and S. Koulouridis, “Inter-subject variability evaluation towards a robust microwave sensor for pneumothorax diagnosis”, Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER M, vol. 42, pp. 61-70, 2015.

[2] M. Christopoulou, and Ε. Karabetsos, “In situ measurements of radiofrequency exposure levels in Greece in the period of 2008 to 2013: A multi-parametric annual analysis”, Bioelectromagnetics, vol. 36 (4), pp. 325–329, 2015.

[3] M. Christopoulou, Ch. Govari, P. Tsaprouni, and Ε. Karabetsos, “Evaluation of occupational exposure to ELF magnetic fields at power plants in Greece in the context of European Directives”, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, 2015 (advance access).   

[4] M. Murbach, E. Neufeld, M. Christopoulou, P. Achermann, and N. Kuster, "Modeling of EEG electrode artifacts and the thermal ripples in human radiofrequency exposure studies", Bioelectromagnetics, 35 (4), pp. 273–283, 2014.

[5] M. Murbach, M. Christopoulou, P. Crespo-Valero, P. Achermann, and N. Kuster, "System to study CNS responses of ELF modulation and cortex  versus  subcortical RF exposures", Bioelectromagnetics, 33 (6), pp.527-533, 2012.

[6] P. Crespo-Valero, M. Christopoulou, M. Zefferer, A. Christ, P. Achermann, K.S. Nikita, and N. Kuster, "Novel methodology to characterize electromagnetic exposure of the brain", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 56, pp. 383-396, 2011.

[7] A. Christ, M.-C. Gosselin, M. Christopoulou, S. Kuhn, and N. Kuster, "Age dependent tissue-specific exposure of cell phone users", Physics in Medicine and Biology, 55, pp. 1767-1783, 2010 [PMB Highlights of 2010]- [Thomaides Foundation Award]

[8] M. Christopoulou, S. Koulouridis, K.S. Nikita, "Parametric Study of Power Absorption Patterns Induced in Adult and Child Head Models by Small Helical Antennas", Progress in Electromagnetics Research-PIER, 94, pp. 49-67, 2009.

 

Research Interests: 
Computational electromagnetism, bioelectromagnetics, antenna theory, microwave-based diagnostic tools, numerical and experimental EM dosimetry, human provocation studies, EMF measurement methodologies and psychophysics.
Scientific Professional Societies: 
Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA), IEEE, Technical Chamber of Greece
Room Number: 
21.26
e-mail: 
mchrist@biosim.ntua.gr