School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA, Department of Chemical Sciences
Laboratory for Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry,
Research Group Instrumental Methods of Analysis - Environment




Maria Ochsenkühn – Petropoulou is Professor of the School of Chemical Engineering and Director of the certified Research Unit "Instrumental methods of Analysis-Environment" of the Laboratory of  Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemical Sciences.

She is Chemical Engineer of the Technical University Berlin (1971) with funding of all her studies by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Doctor in Engineering of the Technical University Berlin (1976), where she worked for 4 years as Scientific Assistant at the Institute of Technical Chemistry with funding by the Bayer Company and the DFG (German Research Foundation).

From 1976 until 2014 she belonged to the School of Chemical Engineering of NTUA (since 2003 as a full Professor), where she taught Physical Methods of Analysis, Environmental Science and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry to undergraduate students of the School of Chemical Engineering NTUA and post- graduate students in the interdisciplinary post-graduate programmes of NTUA "Environment and Development" and "Material Science and Technology", where she continues to teach. She has published 14 academic and scientific textbooks.

Her main research fields are:

She has published over 250 peer-reviewed scientific papers in international journals and proceedings of international and Greek conferences. She was Scientific responsible in 40 European and Greek research and Education Programs. Prof. Ochsenkühn – Petropoulou cooperated/cooperates with different Industries, as Bayer, Procter & Gamble, Aluminium of Greece, II-VI Incorporated etc, as consultant and in the framework of different research projects.

She has supervised and still supervises 11 PhD theses and over 100 diploma and postgraduate theses at NTUA and other Universities abroad.

She was visiting professor at several Universities and Research Institutes abroad, as at TU Munich, BTU  Cottbus, Institute Hahn Meitner Berlin,  Environmental Research Center, GSF (nowadays Helmholtz Center) in Munich et al. Furthermore, she was Vice-President of the OEEK (Organization for Vocational Education and Training) of the Ministry of Education and national representative of the program "Measurements and Testing" of the European Union.

For 2-year periods she was Director of the Department of Chemical Sciences of the School of Chemical Engineering NTUA and Director of the Laboratory of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry. From 1999 until 2014 she was in the board of the Center of Environment and Quality of Life (Horizontal Laboratory) of the School of Chemical Engineering, as a Vice President until  2009 and since 2010 as President.

She has established since 1999 until today from the position of President/Vice-President, the International Conference series IMA (Instrumental Methods of Analysis-Modern Trends and Applications), which gather in Greece every 2 years the most important world known scientists in Instrumental Chemical Analysis.

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