Office of
Sponsored Programs


Chrissa Papaioannou, CRA, P.E.

Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: 321
Phone: 201.216.8051
Fax: 201.216.5203
Email: [email protected]

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
M.E. Geotechnical Civil Engineering, 1987

Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1985

Licenses and Certifications

Certified Research Administrator - 2012

Licensed Professional Engineer - New Jersey, 1994

Licensed Professional Engineer -Greece, 1985

OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations Health and Safety Certification

Institutional Service

Director of Pre-Awards, Office of Sponsored Programs

  • Responsible for ensuring that pre-awards office has an established strategic direction and objectives in alignment with Institute objectives
  • Management of day-to-day operational oversight of pre-award activities
  • Provision of support to pre- award staff to include regular performance feedback and individual development opportunities
  • Provision of expertise and counsel to research campus community to issues related to funding opportunities search and sponsor guidelines / regulatory compliance for preparation of proposals

 Research Administrator

  • Assistance in preparation of budget proposals
  • Management of Contractual Requirements for TACOM / ARDEC Contracts
  • Management of Financial Aspects of DoD Contracts and Grants
  • Coordination of conferences, seminars and workshops
Professional Service

Project Manager for closure of Solid waste landfills.  Duties included:

  • Development and supervision of environmental and geotechnical investigations
  • Budget and schedule development and tracking
  • Review and evaluation of available site-related environmental and engineering issues
  • Preparation of RI / RAS reports for issuance of NFA letter
  • Preparation of applications for various federal, state and local permits
  • Preparation of engineering design and drawings for closure control measures, including grading plans and post closure groundwater programs

Project Engineer for Closure of Solid Waste Landfills, including the removal of up to one million cubic yards of solid waste.  Duties included:

  • Preparation of RI Field Sampling Plans
  • Supervision of environmental and geotechnical field work
  • Preparation and/or review of engineering drawings for environmental closure measures (capping, liners, leachate collection, groundwater  containment) required by state and local agencies
  • Development of construction cost estimates
  • Extensive interaction with lawyers representing the various parties involved
  • Attendance at public hearings for local project approvals
  • Preparation of bid documents and technical specifications, and assessment of competitive bids
  • Review of subcontractor submittals for compliance with contractual and regulatory requirements