Dr. Antonopoulou obtained her Diploma in Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, where she specialized in Industrial Biotechnology and began her research under the supervision of Prof. Christakopoulos and Assoc. Prof. Topakas. In 2014, she moved to Northern Sweden to pursue her PhD in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) under the supervision of Prof. Christakopoulos. After her PhD defense in 2018, she continued to work as postdoctoral researcher, and since 2020 Antonopoulou is employed as Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the same research group.
Dr. Antonopoulou’s research targets the development of green and sustainable processes using enzymes, focusing on two main areas: the production of bioactive agents, such as antioxidants, from plant biomass and the capture of CO2 from industrial off gases to combat climate change. Dr. Antonopoulou has co-authored 19 peer-reviewed publications and has been awarded several research grants as co-applicant in competition, funded by prestigious national and international programmes and agencies (Horizon 2020, Swedish Energy Agency, BioInnovation etc.). She has served as reviewer for >15 international journals and is a topic editor for the peer-reviewed journal Reactions.