General Information

I was born on 11 October 1980 in Komotini, northern Greece. I studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) also receiving a Master’s degree in Environmental Physics from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (LAP) of AUTH. I received my PhD degree from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants which is part of the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH). During my doctoral studies I worked on the spatiotemporal analysis of atmospheric satellite data from various sensors under the supervision of Prof. Konstantinos Kourtidis. Emphasis was given on the detection of large scale weekly variabilities of aerosols and cloud cover.

After my PhD I served as a research fellow at DUTH specializing in the analysis of large satellite and ground-based datasets and then I received a two-years postdoctoral fellowship in order to lead the QUADIEEMS (QUantifying the Aerosol Direct and Indirect Effect over Eastern Mediterranean) project at the Department of Meteorology and Climatology which is part of the School of Geology of AUTH and the Multiphase Chemistry Department of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz, Germany working with Prof. Prodromos Zanis (AUTH) and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pöschl (MPIC). After QUADIEEMS, I worked as a postdoctoral fellow for the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) in Nicosia, Cyprus in close collaboration with Prof. Jos Lelieveld, as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and Pollution Control Engineering of the Department of Environmental Engineering of DUTH in close collaboration with Prof. Konstantinos Kourtidis, served as a tutor-counselor at the School of Science and Technology of the Hellenic Open University (HOU) (postgraduate study program "Environmental Design of Infrastructure Works"), and as a scientific collaborator of DRAXIS Environmental Technologies company.

Afterwards, I joined the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in de Bilt, the Netherlands where I worked as a postdoctoral researcher for a few months in close collaboration with Dr. Ronald van der A and Dr. Piet Stammes, still being member of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants of the Department of Environmental Engineering of DUTH where I serve as an adjunct lecturer (I teach Chemical Processes in the Atmosphere) and an affiliated researcher at the CyI. Recently, I started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the School of Geology of AUTH in close collaboration with Dr. Vassilis Amiridis (NOA) and Prof. Prodromos Zanis (AUTH). A detailed CV of mine can be found here (CVen.pdf).