Maria Kanakidou is Professor of Computational Environmental Chemistry (since 2008) and Director of the Environmental Chemical Processes Laboratory (ECPL) of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Crete, holds an Excellence Chair at the Institute of Environmental Physics of the University of Bremen (2020-2023) and is also a visiting faculty member at the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Patras. She holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1984) from the University of Athens, Greece, a MSc in Chemistry of Pollution (1985), a PhD in Chemistry of Air Pollution and Environmental Physics (1988) and a Habilitation in Chemistry (1993), all three from the University of Paris 7, France. Her scientific interests focus on human-driven changes and feedbacks on atmospheric chemistry and physics, biogeochemical cycles and interactions with climate. She is most known for her global modeling studies of organics and recently on nutrients (nitrogen, iron and phosphorus) atmospheric deposition to the ocean. She is recipient of the EGU 2016 Vilhelm Bjerknes Medal for Atmospheric Sciences, a von Humboldt award (2019), the H. Julian Allen Award 1998, and honorary member of International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (IGACGP) of the IAMAS/ICSU.