I am a Research Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece.
I received a BSc in Physics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece) in 1995, followed by an MSc by Research with Distinction in Geophysics from the University of Edinburgh (UK) in 1997, an MSc in Condensed Matter Physics in 1998 and a PhD in Applied Electromagnetism in 2001 both from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
From 2002 to 2006 I was the specialist for global electromagnetic induction in the CHAMP satellite team at GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam. I returned to Greece in 2006 as an Assistant Researcher of the former Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) at NOA, where I have been responsible for the establishment, installation and operation of the HellENIc GeoMagnetic Array (ENIGMA) and for its access to the SuperMAG worldwide collaboration of ground-based magnetometers. ENIGMA is the first magnetometer station array that has ever operated in Greece.
My research interests lie mainly in space sciences (Sun-Earth connection, dynamics of the magnetosphere, space weather, geomagnetic field), Earth Observation and complex systems.
I have lead the European Space Agency (ESA) study ULFwave which aimed at improving the understanding of ultra low frequency (ULF) wave activity / propagation and the underlying processes in different regions of the magnetosphere, topside ionosphere and on the ground. Moreover, the study developed and delivered relevant tools that also allow to validate some of the data products of ESA’s Swarm mission, especially those related to the magnetic and electric fields in the magnetosphere.
I have published 1 book and 50+ refereed papers (Researcher ID, Google Scholar). One of my papers was highlighted as Science magazine Editor's Choice in the field of Astrophysics (October 2006) and three other papers were highlighted as American Geophysical Union (AGU) Editor's Choice - Space Weather (February 2006, August 2008 and July 2011).
The HellENIc GeoMagnetic Array.
Implemented under the “Reinforcement of the Research and Innovation Infrastructure” action, funded by the ”Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” operational programme (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
Building a Centre of Excellence for Earth Observation based monitoring of Natural Disasters, FP7 Specific Programme "Capacities", European Commission.
Transdisciplinary assessment of dynamical complexity in magnetosphere and climate: A unified description of the nonlinear dynamics across extreme events, Programme for the promotion of the exchange and scientific cooperation between Greece and Germany, German Partner: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research - PIK (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Kurths), IKY-DAAD
Monitoring, Analyzing and Assessing Radiation Belt Loss and Energization, FP7 Cooperation Theme: "Space", European Commission.
Multi-Satellite, multi-instrument and ground based observations analysis and study of ULF wave phenomena and products, European Space Agency.
Space-Data Routers, FP7 Cooperation Theme: "Space", European Commission.
last update August 2019
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