Dr Maria AthanassiadouInnovation Manager

Maria is part of the Met Office Informatics Lab team and has a background in Mathematics and Meteorology. She has many years of experience in leading, innovating and delivering on research projects that cut across many meteorological disciplines from small scales to climate and include observations, data analysis and modelling.

Her areas of expertise include gravity waves & complex flows around orography, wind tunnel measurements, atmospheric and dispersion modelling, air quality, large scale dynamics and satellites for environmental applications.

Maria was part of the team that won the: 'We’re Experts By Nature' category at the Met Office Awards For Excellence 2020, in recognition for their COVID-19 modelling support work.