Dr Effie Marcoulaki is a Principal Researcher at the System Reliability and Industrial Safety Laboratory of the National Centre for Scientific Research DEMOKRITOS since 2008. She holds an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and MSc and PhD in Chemical Process Integration and Optimization from the University of Manchester (UMIST, UK). She is a former Research Fellow of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK). She has worked as a Process and Software Engineer in the UK and a Lecturer at major Universities in Greece. Her research activities at DEMOKRITOS include quantitative assessment of reliability and risk, occupational safety including risks from nanomaterials, uncertainty evaluation, Bayesian statistics, and machine learning tools. She also continues previous research on the development of stochastic optimization tools for process and material design.
She is member of the European Nanosafety Cluster, plays a pivotal role in the development of the European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies since 2015, and the establishment of the Greek Nanosafety Platform. Her research is/has been funded by the Greek, UK, Swiss and USA governments. She has participated in several European Commission projects (now leading the DEMOKRITOS team in H2020/EC4SafeNano), and served as expert evaluator and technical advisor. She has over 50 publications in international peer-review journals and conference proceedings, and over 670 citations.