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 Physics Dept. of the Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki and received his degree in 1996. Had his M.Sc. at the field of "Environmental Physics" in 1998 at the same department and commenced with his Ph.D. Thesis in the field of Atmospheric Dynamics "Stratosphere-to-Troposphere Exchange with the use radionuclides and ozone" obtaining his diploma in 2003. Worked as Post Doctoral fellow at Max Planck Institute (Biogeochemistry Dept.) during the period 2001-2002 in the field of Aerosol Science, and then moved to the Environmental Chemical Processes Lab of the University of Crete (2004-2006) conducting research on the variability of aerosols and trace gases at remote-marine environments. His main area of interest and expertise is Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry and in particular physical, optical and chemical properties of aerosols via in-situ and remote sensing measurements, investigation of the climatic role of aerosols, air quality, tropospheric ozone & ozone precursors. Employed at the National Observatory of Athens in 2006 as Senior Researcher. Promoted to Research Director in 2011. Head and Quality Manager of the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory/NOA, member of the Steering Committee of the Navarino Environmental Observatory (Messenia, Greece), Co-Editor in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, EGU/Copernicus.

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. Assimakopoulou VassilikiSenior Researcher

Dr. Assimakopoulos Vasiliki

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 AdrianosSenior Researcher

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

Associate researcher, chemist with MSc in Environmental Engineering and PhD in the field of Atmospheric Chemistry. Technical Manager – Main analyst of the Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory of the National Observatory of Athens (ACL/NOA) with duties on application of the ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 quality assurance standard and use/calibration of samplers and laboratory analytical equipment. Areas of interest: field measurements, environmental analytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, air quality

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