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 am a member of the Space Research and Technology Group of IAASARS.
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 physics (Sun-Earth connection, dynamics of the magnetosphere, space weather, geomagnetic field), and complex systems. I am also involved in magnetic satellite missions, and in particular I am a member of the Data Quality Group and Validation Team of the Swarm satellite mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and Principal Investigator of the Swarm Mission Science Exploration.
I have published 1 book and 70+ 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).
I serve as an Editor for Magnetosphere and Space Plasma Physics of Annales Geophysicae, a journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences and of the MDPI journals Atmosphere and Geosciences. I serve as Co-Chair of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) Division III - Magnetospheric Phenomena and member of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability (GeoRisk).
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).
Multi-Satellite, multi-instrument and ground based observations analysis and study of ULF wave phenomena and products, European Space Agency.
last update February 2023
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