General Information

I was born on 11 October 1980 in Komotini, northern Greece. I have 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 and 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").

Today, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants of the Department of Environmental Engineering of DUTH (Prof. Konstantinos Kourtidis) still serving as a CyI affiliated researcher. I also serve as a scientific collaborator of DRAXIS Environmental Technologies company. My current research focuses on the investigation of aerosols, clouds, radiation and their interactions and atmospheric pollution as seen from satellites, on the effect of aerosols and clouds on surface solar radiation levels as well as on the evaluation of regional and global climate simulations. I also focus on emission estimates of atmospheric pollutants from satellite observations and particulate pollution estimates from sky photos. A detailed CV of mine can be found here (CVen.pdf).