Irene Malegiannaki studied chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the University of Crete (B.Sc.) and received her M.Sc. degree in Physical Chemistry from the same department, in 2020. She joined IESL-FORTH for her MSc thesis focused on Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for the analysis of both biogeochemical archives for paleoenvironmental studies and archaeological bronze objects. In 2021, she continued with an Erasmus traineeship at the University of Malaga Laser Lab focusing on LIBS analysis of single particles in an optical trap.
In 2021, she received a scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. within the DEEPICE MSCA ITN project at the Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen, under the supervision of Asist. Prof. Vasileios Gkinis, Prof. Dorthe-Dahl Jensen (Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen) and Prof. Carlo Barbante (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice). She is working on the development of an innovative instrument which couples Laser Ablation with Cavity Ring Down Spectroscopy for high quality water isotopic measurements of the Beyond EPICA Oldest Ice core which will be extracted from East Antarctica and it will potentially cover climate history of 1.5 million years.
- 2020, M.Sc., Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry-University of Crete / IESL-FORTH, Greece
- 2017, B.Sc., Chemistry, Department of Chemistry-University of Crete, Greece
- Analytical Plasma Spectroscopy
- Development of laser spectroscopic instrumentation
- Laser analytical techniques and instrumentation for Cultural Heritage and Paleoenvironmental Studies