Eleni T. Chatzichristou

Name : Eleni T. Chatzichristou

Laboratory / Institute: Labex UnivEarthS, Université Paris-Diderot

Office / Floor: APC Off. 541A and IPGP Off. 239

Phone : APC (0)1, IPGP (0)1 (0)

Mail address : eleni@apc.in2p3.fr , chatzichristou@ipgp.fr

Webpage: http://www.apc.univ-paris7.fr/APC_CS/fr/users/eleni

Research topic :

My research involves understanding the nature and evolution of AGN using deep panchromatic surveys, investigating the impact of interactions and mergers on galaxy formation and evolution, how is non-stellar activity related to the host galaxies and broader environment and specialized in the use of Integral Field Units for the spectroscopic mapping of AGN and their hosts.

My current position as Project Manager of the Labex UnivEarths involves:

  • coordinating the actions of work package leaders ensuring distribution of credits and timely finalization of deliverables
  • yearly budget elaboration
  • assisting the realization of strategic and scientific orientations of the future of the Labex
  • animation of the partnership and its research community through the Labex workshops, schools and conferences
  • coordinating of the Labex communication actions


Publications in refereed journals (23) and conference presentations (55):

Citations: >2600, h-index: 12, i10-index: 15

More than 200 public communication articles, interviews and science press releases.

Author of 1 book: Investigating the Universe (2006, Greece)

Translation of 1 book from French: L’Harmonie des sphères (2007, Greece)

Academic background and professional experience:

Dr Chatzichristou holds a BSc in Physics, MSc and PhD in Atsronomy. She has more than 25 years of research and academic experience and 10 years in research/academic management positions:

Jan 2017-present: Project Manager, Labex UnivEarths, Université Paris-Diderot (France)

Sep 2017-present: Tutor, School of Science and Technology, Hellenic Open University (Greece)

June -December 2016: Pôle Sciences Exactes et Technologie, Université Paris-Sorbonne-Cité (France)

June 2014 – June 2015: Communication Officer Astroparticle Physics European Consortium – APPEC (France)

January 2008-December 2016: Academic Dean and Faculty, City Unity College-City University of Seattle (Greece)

June 2005- July 2008: Research Fellow, Institute of Astronomy & Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens (Greece)

January 2004-present: Founding the Institute of Law, Science & Technology, head of space pillar (Greece, Belgium)

January 2002-December 2003: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Yale University Physics Department (USA)

August-December 2001: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Space Telescope Science Institute (USA)

August 1999-July 2001: NRC Resident Research Associate, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (USA)

June 1994-December 1995: Support Astronomer, European Southern Observatory (Chile)

October 1991-March 1993: Research Assistant, Dutch Institute for Space Research- SRON (The Netherlands)

Since 2009 she is acting as Expert Evaluator in several FP7 and H2020 Calls and Funding Schemes (PEOPLE, MSCA, SPACE, LEIT, COMPET, etc). She has also acted as expert evaluator for NSF research proposals, FUSE and ESO observing proposals.

During the last 15 years she has been actively involved in the implementation of innovative technologies and scientific methodologies in science education and training, in the framework of EU-funded projects. She is also heavily involved in science communication and outreach. She is the Greek representative of the Europlanet Research Infrastructure Outreach activities (2007-present) and of the European Particle Physics Communication Network EPPCN-CERN (2014-present).