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Dr. Giakoumaki Anastasia
PostDoctoral Fellow

Dr. Anastasia Giakoumaki is currently an experienced Research Assistant at IESL-FORTH. Her research aims at the development of methodologies and instrumentation based on laser spectroscopy techniques (e.g. LIBS, LIF, Raman etc) targeted for applications in the field of heritage science diagnostics. She has worked for years as a Senior Applications Scientist in a company designing and building LIBS systems in the UK after having worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher in several Spanish universities. She has participated in various analytical campaigns in museums and archaeological sites in Greece, Spain, Italy (Pompeii), Syria and Jordan using LIBS, Raman, XRF and DRIFTS portable instruments and has nearly 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and books.

Education

  • 2008, Ph. D. in Materials Science and Technology, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2003, M. Sc. in Protection of Monuments – Materials and Techniques of Conservation (9.16/10), School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • 2002, Diploma in Chemical Engineering (7.87/10), School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Career

  • 2014 – 2020: Senior Applications Scientist, Applied Photonics Ltd, UK
  • 2011 – 2014: Contracted Post-Doctoral Researcher, Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • 2011: Contracted Post-Doctoral Researcher, Laser Centre, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
  • 2009 – 2010: Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Optics, University of Murcia, Spain
  • 2004 – 2009: Researcher with scholarship, Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Foundation for Research and Technology, Crete, Greece
  • Spring semesters 2005 – 2008: Teaching assistant, Laboratory of General Chemistry, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • Spring semester 2005: Teaching assistant, Laboratory of Methods for the production of soft matter, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • Winter semester 2004: Teaching assistant, Laboratory of Physics I, Department of Materials Science and Technology, University of Crete, Greece
  • 2003 – 2004: Scientific collaborator, Department of Materials Science and Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Interests

  • Development of laser spectroscopic instrumentation (hybrid, portable)
  • Development of methodologies for a comprehensive characterization of materials in archaeological objects and artworks
  • In-situ analysis
  • Heritage science diagnostics

Awards/Prizes/Distinctions

  • Post-graduate fellowship of the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (2004-2008)
  • Second prize on poster presentation under the subject “Spectroscopic analysis using a hybrid LIBS – Raman system”, A. Giakoumaki, I. Osticioli., D. Anglos in the “Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy - EMS-LIBS 2005” Aachen
  • Third prize on poster presentation under the subject “A survey over the capabilities of LIBS in the quantification of archaeological Cu alloys”, A. Giakoumaki, A. Doridot, L. Robbiola, D. Anglos in the “Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy 2008” Berlin
A study of the effects of gamma radiation on optical components used in specially constructed hot cell laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) instruments
T.L Griffiths, S.E Woodbury, A. Brooks, V. Piñón, A. Giakoumaki, A. Whitehouse
Spectrochimica Acta Part B , Volume:180, Page:106205, Year:2021, DOI:doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2021.106205
Long-term in situ non-invasive spectroscopic monitoring of weathering processes in open-air prehistoric rock art sites
J. Aramendia, S, Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, M. Maguregui, I. Martinez-Arkarazo, A. Giakoumaki, A. Pitarch Martí, J. M. Madariaga, J. F. Ruiz,
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Volume:412, Page:8155–8166, Year:2020, DOI:doi.org/10.1007/s00216-020-02949-2
In situ analysis with portable Raman and ED-XRF spectrometers for the diagnosis of the formation of efflorescence on walls and wall paintings of the Insula IX 3 (Pompeii, Italy)
J. M. Madariaga, M. Maguregui, S. Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, U. Knuutinen, K. Castro, I. Martinez-Arkarazo, A. Giakoumaki, A. Pitarch
Journal of Raman , Volume:45, Page:1059-1067, Year:2014, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1002/jrs.4611
ortable spectroscopic instrumentation at the service of archaeologists and conservators for non-invasive in-situ analysis: The case of Pompeii
A. Giakoumaki, M. Maguregui, I. Martínez-Arkarazo, U. Knuutinen, K. Castro, J.M. Madariaga
Electronic Journal of the Network on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Volume:ISSN 1579-8410, Issue:23, Page:6-12, Year:2012, DOI:http://www.rtphc.csic.es/issues/23_02.pdf
Analysis of the chicken retina with an adaptive optics multiphoton microscope
J.M. Bueno, A. Giakoumaki, E.J. Gualda, F. Schaeffel, P. Artal
Biomedical Optics Express, Volume:2, Page:1637–1648, Year:2011, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1364/BOE.2.001637
A compact and portable Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy instrument for single and double pulse applications
J. Goujon, A. Giakoumaki, V. Piñon, O. Musset, D. Anglos, E. Georgiou, J.P. Boquillon
Spectrochimica Acta B, Volume:63, Page:1091-1096, Year:2008, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sab.2008.08.019
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) in archaeological science—applications and prospects
A. Giakoumaki, K. Melessanaki, D. Anglos
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Volume:387, Page:749-760, Year:2007, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00216-006-0908-1
Spectroscopic analysis using a hybrid LIBS – Raman system
A. Giakoumaki, I. Osticioli, D. Anglos
Applied Physics A, Volume:83, Page: 537-541, Year:2006, DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00339-006-3541-0