Eleni Manousaki
Postdoctoral Researcher



  • 2008: Ph.D.: Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
  • 2003: M.Sc.: Quality Control and Environmental Management, Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
  • 2002: Degree in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Research Interests

Conducting research in areas of environmental biotechnology and especially in phytoremediation technique for restoring soil, sewage, surface water and groundwater from heavy metals and organic pollutants as well as for rehabilitation of saline soils.

Participation in Research Programmes and Projects

  • EEA GRANTS EL0075 - Innovation Center of Crete, with emphasis on natural resource management» (2010-2012)
  • MINOTAURUS - Microorganism and enzyme immobilization: Novel techniques and approaches for upgraded remediation of underground-wastewater and soil (2010-2013)
  • LIFE07 – INF/IT/000438 – Oleico+ – European awareness raising campaign for an environmentally sustainable olive mill waste management (2009-2011)
  • Herakleitos - Characterization of the capacity of Mediterranean plants for removal of lead and cadmium from contaminated soils (2004-2007)

Selected Publications

  • E. Manousaki and N. Kalogerakis, Halophytes – a new trend in phytoremediation, International Journal of Phytoremediation, 13, pp. 959–969, 2011
  • E. Manousaki and N. Kalogerakis, Halophytes present new opportunities in phytoremediation, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 50, pp. 656-660, 2011
  • E. Manousaki and N. Kalogerakis, Phytoextraction of Pb and Cd by the Mediterranean saltbush (Atriplex halimus L.): metal uptake in relation to salinity, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 16, pp. 844-854, 2009
  • E. Manousaki, F. Kokkali and N. Kalogerakis, Influence of salinity on lead and cadmium accumulation by the salt cedar (Tamarix smyrnensis Bunge), Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, 84, pp. 877-883, 2009
  • E. Manousaki, J. Kadukova, N. Papadantonakis and N. Kalogerakis, Phytoextraction and phytoexcretion of Cd by the leaves of Tamarix smyrnensis growing on contaminated non saline and saline soils, Environmental Research, 106, pp. 326-332, 2008
  • J. Kadukova, E. Manousaki and N. Kalogerakis, Pb and Cd accumulation and phyto-excretion by salt cedar (Tamarix smyrnensis Bunge), International Journal of Phytoremediation, 10, pp. 31-46, 2008