Lucie Novoveska


  • Senior Researcher in Algal Biotech, SAMS UHI
  • United Kingdom

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Research expertise

Lucie received her PhD from Dauphin Island Sea Lab (USA) and spent 17 years in the USA focusing her research on applied phycology including algae cultivation, algal product development, polycultures cultivation, photobioreactor design, wastewater treatment, harmful algal blooms, phytoplankton ecology, benthic-pelagic coupling and the role of microalgae in heavy metal transfer. Upon her arrival to UK, Lucie continued to work in the industry using microalgae to treat variety of wastewater streams and to generate products from the accumulated algal biomass.

In June 2019, Lucie joined Professor Michele Stanley’s team focusing on developing innovative products from algae with potential for commercial application. 

Employment history

From June 2019: Senior Researcher in Algal Biotechnology. SAMS

2017-19: Chief Scientist. Industrial Phycology (UK)

2016-17: Assistant Director of Analytical Laboratory. Cellana (USA)

2015-16: PostDoc. Dauphin Island Sea Lab (USA)

2012-15: Head Phycologist. Algae Systems (USA)

2011-12: PostDoc. Oklahoma State University (USA)


2011 PhD Marine Science. Dauphin Island Sea Lab

2005 MS Biological Sciences. Eastern Illinois University

2003 BS Biology. Hampton University

Consultancy and industry experience

Lucie has worked for three commercial companies focusing on algal phycology: Algae Systems (USA), Cellana (USA) and Industrial Phycology (UK).

Accessing consultancy services from SAMS

SAMS consultancy work is delivered through its wholly owned commercial subsidiary, SAMS Research Services Ltd. (SRSL). SRSL operates a comprehensive Quality Management System (QMS) that is accredited to ISO9001:2008 standard, guaranteeing that all projects deliver the best possible service to our customers. All SRSL projects are planned by a professional programme manager who oversees a team of dedicated project managers, all of whom are focussed specifically on client delivery, and have scientific experience and technical expertise in fields relevant to their assigned projects.

For further information concerning commercial enterprise opportunities at SAMS, please contact SRSL by email ( or phone +44 (0) 1631 559 470.


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