Research Fellow (IERSD/NOA), Ph.D.

Atmospheric Physics

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Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, P. Penteli (Lofos Koufou), 15236 Athens, Greece





Born in 1977 in Arta, Greece. He holds a Bachelor degree in Physics from the University of Athens in 2000, and a Msc in Meteorology - Environmental Physics from the same University in 2002. In 2009 he was awarded his PhD Thesis from the University of Ioannina, Greece. From 2003 to 2010 he was collaborative research scientist at IERSD-NOA. In 2011 (January – September) he was visited professor at Sharda University, India and from 2013 till 2016 he was Assistant Professor at Shiv Nadar University, India. Returned back to IERSD-NOA in 2017 as Research Assistant in scientific programs. He has been working in Atmospheric Physics for 15 years mostly emphasizing on aerosol optical, physical and chemical properties over climatic sensitive areas, like the eastern Mediterranean, the Middle East and south Asia. Main achievement is the introduction of a new meteorology/climatology index, named Caspian Sea – Hindu Kush Index (CasHKI), which is strongly related to wind field and dust activity over the southwest Asia. He has published 105 articles in scientific journals with more than 2100 citations by others [H-index = 27, H-10 = 60; Feb 2019], he has more than 100 presentations in National (Greek) and International conferences, 2 Book Chapters and he has served as reviewer in many scientific journals.

Research Interests:
The research interests focus on solar radiation transfer into the atmosphere (solar dimming and brightening phenomena), modification of solar spectrum due to aerosols, aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, carbonaceous aerosols, aerosol climate implications (radiative forcing), meteorology, air quality and natural hazards (dust storms, forest fires, biomass burning).

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