Researchers Involved in Atmospheric Environment Research Area

Dr. Gerasopoulos EvangelosResearch Director

Dr. Gerasopoulos Evangelos

egera@noa.gr
+30 210 8109124

He studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (BSc 1996), had his M.Sc. in the field of Environmental Physics (1998) and his PhD in the field of Atmospheric Physics and Dynamics (2003). He has worked as Post Doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute (Biogeochemistry Dept., Mainz, 2001-2002) in the field of Aerosol Science, and then he moved to the Environmental Chemical Processes Lab of the University of Crete (2004-2006). He was recruited at the National Observatory of Athens in 2006. His main area of interest and expertise is Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry and in particular air quality, physical, optical and chemical properties of aerosols via in-situ and remote sensing measurements, investigation of the role of aerosols on climate, health and ecosystems, climate change and relevant synergistic implications. He is leading the Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group of IERSD and he is Head and Quality Assurance Manager of the Laboratory of Atmospheric Chemistry. He is the Director of the Greek GEO Office, represents Greece in the relevant international bodies (i.e. GEO Programme Board/UN, EuroGEOSS Coordination Group/EC), and he is Member of the Board of the Hellenic Quality Assurance & Accreditation Agency (HQA). He is also member of the Steering Committee of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (Messenia, Greece) and Co-Editor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal (IF:5.5) , EGU/Copernicus. He is coordinating the H2020 project SMURBS/ERA-PLANET (9.15 mE) on the topic of "smart cities and resilient societies".

Dr. Kambezidis HarryResearch Director

Dr. Kambezidis Harry

harry@noa.gr
+30 210 3490119

Research Director, Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1988), M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Microwave Communications Engineering (University of Leeds, UK, 1976, 1979), B.Sc. in Physics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1974), B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (University of Patras, Greece, 1984). Research interests and expertise in: solar radiation/energy, daylight, atmospheric turbidity, atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric pollution, corrosion of materials due to atmospheric factors, meteorology, climatology & climate change. More than 330 publications in national & international scientific journals and conferences. Participation in/coordination of more than 50 projects. Regular reviewer in 46 international scientific journals. Teaching experience by lecturing at Universities in the fields of environmental meteorology, solar energy and daylight. Founder & Head of the Atmospheric Research Team. Extensive administrative experience. Responsible scientists for the Actinometric Station at Thission. DAAD grant holder (1992).

Dr. Kotronarou AnastasiaResearch Director

Dr. Kotronarou Anastasia

natasha@noa.gr
+30 210 8109138

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering Science (CALTECH, U.S.A., 1991), M.Sc. in Public Health Engineering (Imperial College ? University of London, U.K., 1986), Civil Engineering Degree (National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1985), Law Degree (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1997). Expertise in Environmental Field studies/Environmental Monitoring (air, noise & vibrations, water), Environmental Law, Environmental Management & Planning, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Resources Management, Aquatic and Atmospheric Chemistry, Sanitary Engineering & Hydraulic Engineering Design, Renewable Energy Sources (Environmental impact of RES, Biomass), Wastewater Treatment, Programming - application of mathematical models for a number of environmental applications (water, air, noise). Project coordinator, scientist-in-charge and/or participant in over 100 projects financed by the European Commission, national Ministries and organizations, and the private sector; over 30 of them R&D projects co- funded by the European Commission under various EC programmes. Teaching on Liquid waste management and Biological treatment of wastewater, Environmental Impact Assessments; teaching assistant on Aquatic Chemistry, Chemical/ Biochemical Engineering for Water Quality control, introductory course to Environmental Engineering (graduate level).

Dr. Assimakopoulos VassilikiSenior Researcher

Dr. Assimakopoulos Vassiliki

vasiliki@noa.gr
+30 210 8109135

Dr. Vasiliki Assimakopoulos, is a Civil and Environmental Engineer (MEng. 1997) with a PhD in Urban Air Quality and Environmental Modelling (2001, Imperial College, University of London, UK). Current research interests include: 1) Design and Implementation of scaled experiments in wind tunnels with modern instrumentation (Triple hot wire sensor) and field studies (Indoor and Outdoor areas). 2) Emission inventory development and application of Chemical Transport Models (MM5-CAMx). 3) Application of CFD codes (PHOENICS) for the study of the indoor and outdoor urban environment. She has been involved in over 20 projects, as coordinator or research associate funded by national, EU and/or private sources, she has more than 70 publications in peer reviewed international journals and conferences with more than 300 citations from other researchers.

Dr. Psiloglou VassilisSenior Researcher

Dr. Psiloglou Vassilis

bill@noa.gr
+30 210 8109133

He works as Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1989) from the Dept. of Mathematics of the University of Athens, Greece. He has also been awarded with a M.Sc. in Meteorology and Atmospheric Environment (1992) and a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Physics (1997), both from the Dept. of Physics of the University of Athens, Greece. His current research topics of scientific interests despite solar radiation research, modelling and applications, are air-quality and meteorological measurements, environmental management and risk assessment using GIS techniques, analysis of climate change impacts, air pollution and meteorological instrumentation.

Dr. Retalis AdrianosResearch Director

Dr. Retalis Adrianos

adrianr@noa.gr
+30 210 8109201

Dr Adrianos Retalis is Senior Researcher at IERSD/NOA. He holds a Doctorate (University of Athens, Greece) and M.Sc. degree (University of Dundee, UK) in Remote Sensing and Degree in Geology (University of Athens, Greece). Research interests & Accomplishments: He has a wide range of expertise in satellite image processing for air pollution monitoring and assessment, land use/cover mapping, development of atmospheric correction algorithms, natural hazards, environmental management and atmospheric electricity. Participation in more than 20 National and European funded projects as expert researcher or coordinator.. Author of more than 100 publications in scientific journals and international conferences. Reviewer for peer-reviewed journals and proposals. Teaching on Remote Sensing. Member of several international remote sensing scientific bodies.

Dr. Liakakou EleniAssociate Researcher

Dr. Liakakou Eleni

liakakou@noa.gr
+30 210 8109139

Chemist with MSc in Environmental Engineering and PhD in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry (2001, 2003 and 2007 respectively at the University of Crete, Greece). Associate Researcher at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). Duties at NOA: Technical Manager–Main analyst in the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory (ACL) and responsible for the urban background 'Thissio Aerosols Monitoring Station' (Athens, Greece) and for the 'Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Station'. Experience in ISO/IEC 17025:2005 quality assurance standard application. She is systematically involved in air quality research with emphasis on the monitoring of atmospheric aerosols and more specifically the determination of the chemical composition and the investigation of the optical properties. Her research interest also focuses on the non methane hydrocarbons. EL has great experience on ground based field measurements (active and passive sampling; fixed point and with mobile pollution monitoring units housed in vehicles) and operation of aerosol and organic compounds samplers, air pollution analyzers and automatic chromatographs. Her laboratory skills concern chromatography and spectroscopy applications (IC, HPLC, GC, GFAAS, Uv-Vis).

 

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