Prof. Alkiviadis F. Bais - CURICULUM VITAE




Address:             Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Physics Department

Section of Applied and Environmental Physics

Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics

Campus Box 149

54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: +30-2310 99 8184

Fax:       +30-2310 99 8090




1980:             BA in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

1982:             Summer Course in Air‑Sea Interaction, University of Washington, Seattle, USA.

1984:             Ph.D. in Physics, “Investigation of ultraviolet radiation transfer in the atmosphere”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Academic Positions

Scientific assistant at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1982-1987).

Lecturer at the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1987-1990).

Assistant Professor at the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1991-1994).

Visiting Scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research, Colorado, USA (summer 1998)

Associate Professor at the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1998- 2008).

Professor at the Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (since 2008)

Head of Section of Applied and Environmental Physics, Physics Department, AUTh (2000-2003), (2007-2009).

Head of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Physics Department, AUTh (since 2002).

Director Graduate Program in Environmental Physics, Physics Department, AUTh (2002-2016).

Member of the Quality Assurance Unit of AUTH (since 2015)

Head of the School of Physics, AUTh (2017-2020)

Research Interests

The main research interests include the transfer of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation through the atmosphere, the physics and variations of stratospheric ozone and processes related to global change. Particular emphasis is given in processes related to the effects of different atmospheric variables, such as ozone, aerosols and clouds, on UV radiation, as well as in investigation of ecosystem and health impacts of solar UV radiation changes. Experimental work includes monitoring of UV radiation, ozone, other trace gasses with DOAS/MAX-DOAS techniques, and aerosol optical properties, as well as instrumentation technology for these measurements, data management and QA/QC procedures. Emphasis in given also on the development and testing of calibration procedures for spectral, broadband, and narrowband solar radiation instruments. Modelling studies are focused on the interpretation, simulation and predictions of solar radiation changes, including solar energy.

Membership with Scientific Societies and Panels

Member, Greek Union of Physics

Member, Hellenic Meteorological Society

Member, American Society for Photobiology

Member, European Geophysical Union

Member, American Geophysical Union

Member of the Instrumentation Working Group of the WMO AD HOC Scientific Steering Committee on UV Monitoring, 1994-2011.

Member of the Environmental Effects Assessment Panel to the parties of the Montreal Protocol, UNEP, since 2000

Member of the International Ozone Commission, 2008-2016

Member of the International Radiation Commission, since 2013

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Group for Ozone (SAG-O3) of WMO, 2013-2019.

Member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Ozone and UV radiation (SAG-O3-UV) of WMO, since -2019.

Co-editor, special issue Quadrennial Ozone Symposium 2016, Jointly between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics and Atmospheric Measurement Techniques


Undergraduate program - Physics Dept. - A.U.Th.

Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

Atmospheric Technology

Renewable Energy Resources

Graduate program in Environmental Physics - Physics Dept. - A.U.Th.

Atmospheric Radiation

Technology of atmospheric monitoring

Solar radiation modelling

Atmospheric Physics Lab

Renewable energy resources

Supervising MSc and PhD theses

Graduate program in Environmental physics: 30 M.Sc. theses since 1995

Graduate program in Environmental physics: 16 Ph.D. theses since 2000

Participation and management of selected research projects

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1.      Ministry of Developments and Investments, Panhellenic infrastructure for Atmospheric composition and climate change, Co-Investigator, 2018.

2.      Ministry of Education, Optimization and application of methods for ground-based remote sensing of aerosols and ozone in the lower troposphere for investigating their variability, Principal Investigator, 2018.

3.      BIRA/ESA, Participation of AUTh with Phaethon system in CINDI-2 maxDOAS campaign, Principal Investigator, 2016.

4.      EURAMET, EMRP Researcher Grant, Traceability for atmospheric total column ozone, 2014.

5.      EC - FP7-SPACE-2013-1, Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variables (QA4ECV), Principal Investigator, 2014.

6.      EC - Information Society and Media Directorate General, A single multi-purpose SOA platform that delivers environmental permissions services through the cloud of e-Government services and applications, Principal Investigator, 2012.

7.      G.S.R.T. – Cooperation, National solar energy network (HNSE), Coordinator, 2011

8.      G.S.R.T., ARISTEIA I, “Optimization and expansion of ground infrastructure for the Validation of satellite-derived column densities of atmospheric species”, Coordinator, 2009.

9.      ESA, Building Infrastructure for the validation of satellite derived atmospheric parameters (PHAETHON), Grant holder, 2009.


Peer reviewed papers (185)     citations: 7800/6900 (w/wo co-authors)       h-index: 44/40

Assessment reports (10)

Conference proceedings (103)

Conference presentations-posters (90)

Other publications (18)

A full list of these publications can be found at A full list of these publications can be found at

Selected publications (last 10 years)

1.      Barnes, P. W., C. E. Williamson, R. M. Lucas, S. A. Robinson, S. Madronich, N. D. Paul, J. F. Bornman, A. F. Bais, B. Sulzberger, S. R. Wilson, A. L. Andrady, R. L. McKenzie, P. J. Neale, A. T. Austin, G. H. Bernhard, K. R. Solomon, R. E. Neale, P. J. Young, M. Norval, L. E. Rhodes, S. Hylander, K. C. Rose, J. Longstreth, P. J. Aucamp, C. L. Ballaré, R. M. Cory, S. D. Flint, F. R. de Gruijl, D.-P. Häder, A. M. Heikkilä, M. A. K. Jansen, K. K. Pandey, T. M. Robson, C. A. Sinclair, S.-Å. Wängberg, R. C. Worrest, S. Yazar, A. R. Young, and R. G. Zepp: Ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation, climate change and prospects for a sustainable future, Nature Sustainability, 2019.

2.      Bais, A. F., G. Bernhard, R. L. McKenzie, P. J. Aucamp, P. J. Young, M. Ilyas, P. Jöckel, and M. Deushi: Ozone–climate interactions and effects on solar ultraviolet radiation, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 18(3), 602-640, 2019.

3.      Drosoglou, T., M. E. Koukouli, N. Kouremeti, A. F. Bais, I. Zyrichidou, D. Balis, R. J. van der A, J. Xu, and A. Li: MAX-DOAS NO2 observations over Guangzhou, China; ground-based and satellite comparisons, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11(4), 2239-2255, 2018.

4.      Drosoglou, T., Bais, A. F., Zyrichidou, I., Kouremeti, N., Poupkou, A., Liora, N., Giannaros, C., Koukouli, M. E., Balis, D., and Melas, D.: Comparisons of ground-based tropospheric NO2 MAX-DOAS measurements to satellite observations with the aid of an air quality model over the Thessaloniki area, Greece, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 5829-5849, DOI:10.5194/acp-17-5829-2017, 2017.

5.      Fountoulakis, I., A. F. Bais, K. Fragkos, C. Meleti, K. Tourpali, and M. M. Zempila: Short- and long-term variability of spectral solar UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece: effects of changes in aerosols, total ozone and clouds, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16(4), 2493-2505, 2016.

6.      Bais, A. F., R. L. McKenzie, G. Bernhard, P. J. Aucamp, M. Ilyas, S. Madronich, and K. Tourpali, Ozone depletion and climate change: impacts on UV radiation, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.,10.1039/C4PP90032D, 2015.

7.      Fountoulakis, I., Bais, A. F., Tourpali, K., Fragkos, K., and Misios, S.: Projected changes in solar UV radiation in the Arctic and sub-Arctic Ocean: Effects from changes in reflectivity, ice transmittance, clouds, and ozone, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 2014JD021918, 10.1002/2014JD021918, 2014.

8.      Williamson, C. E., Zepp, R. G., Lucas, R. M., Madronich, S., Austin, A. T., Ballare, C. L., Norval, M., Sulzberger, B., Bais, A. F., McKenzie, R. L., Robinson, S. A., Hader, D.-P., Paul, N. D., and Bornman, J. F.: Solar ultraviolet radiation in a changing climate, Nature Climate Change, 4, 434-441, 10.1038/nclimate2225, 2014.

9.      Bais, A. F., T. Drosoglou, C. Meleti, K. Tourpali, and N. Kouremeti, Changes in surface shortwave solar irradiance from 1993 to 2011 at Thessaloniki (Greece), Int. J. Climatol., DOI: 10.1002/joc.3636, 2013.

10.   Bais, A. F., Tourpali, K., Kazantzidis, A., Akiyoshi, H., Bekki, S., Braesicke, P., Chipperfield, M. P., Dameris, M., Eyring, V., Garny, H., Iachetti, D., Jöckel, P., Kubin, A., Langematz, U., Mancini, E., Michou, M., Morgenstern, O., Nakamura, T., Newman, P. A., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Rozanov, E., Shepherd, T. G., Shibata, K., Tian, W., and Yamashita, Y., Projections of UV radiation changes in the 21st century: Impact of ozone recovery and cloud effects, At-mos. Chem. Phys., 11, 7533–7545, doi:10.5194/acp-11-7533-2011, 2011.

Other activities

Participation in about 25 field campaigns related mainly to ozone and solar UV radiation.

Invited lectures (12) at various scientific forums

Participation in the organization of 20 conferences and summer schools, as chair, member of the organizing, program, or technical committees.

Reviewer in more than 14 scientific journals and evaluator of 15 research proposals of the European Commission and National Research Councils of European Countries.

Management Committee member of the EC, COST Action 1207, "A European Brewer Network - EUBREWNET", 2013.

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