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APCG group is currently composed of twenty five (25) members: a (1) research director, three (3) senior researchers,  an (1) associate researcher, two (2) scientific and technical staff, ten (10) research fellows, six (6) Ph.D. students and two (2) master students.



Eleni Athanasopoulou
Research Fellow, IERSD/NOA
Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics


Link to full CV (pdf)

Contact Info:
e-mail: eathana@noa.gr, eathana@upatras.gr
tel: (+30) 210 810 9170

fax: (+30) 210 810 3236

Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, P. Penteli (Lofos Koufou), 15236 Athens, Greece


Born in Athens, Greece, in 1976. Holds a Bachelor Degree in Geology (NKUA, 2000), an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Physics (2003) and a Doctorate in Physics (2009) in the Physics dept. of the same univ. Her Ph.D. Thesis was upon the inorganic aerosol chemistry (incl. heterogeneous) during anthropogenic and natural interaction of pollutants over Greece (funded scholarship). Conducted parallel research within the activities of the Numerical applications in the atmosphere Group at the Environmental Physics & Meteorology Division of the same dept. and univ. Worked as a Post-Doctoral fellow at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (IMK-TRO) during 2010-2011 in the field of secondary organic aerosol modeling. She then took a post doctoral grant (2012-2015) for the project “Chemical and physical processes of atmospheric Aerosol over the Aegean Sea during Etesian and Saharan events” (Action: "Support of Postdoctoral Researchers", co-financed by EU & GR), at the NKUA in collaboration to Manchester Univ., UK. She has participated in 18 research projects, published 11 articles (8 as a first author) in peer reviewed journals and 23 articles in conference proceedings. She is a member of the APCG group (IERSD/NOA) since 2011, conducting research on the impact of pollution extremes (e.g. wild fires, domestic heating, dust intrusions) on aerosol composition and meteorology. She is a contract lecturer (2017-2018) for the undergraduate course "Atmospheric Pollution", at the Physics Dept, University of Patras (Greece).


Research Interests:
Physics and chemistry of atmospheric aerosol, Anthropogenic and natural aerosol interaction, Secondary organic aerosol, Atmospheric aerosol and interactions with meteorology, Air quality numerical simulations

Selected Publications:

Athanasopoulou, E., Speyer, O., Brunner, D., Vogel, H., Vogel, B., Mihalopoulos, N., and Gerasopoulos, E.: Changes in domestic heating fuel use in Greece: effects on atmospheric chemistry and radiation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10597-10618, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10597-2017, 2017
Athanasopoulou E., A. Protonotariou, G. Papangelis, M. Tombrou, N. Mihalopoulos, E. Gerasopoulos, Long-range transport of Saharan dust and chemical transformations over the Eastern Mediterranean, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 140, September 2016, Pages 592-604, ISSN 1352-2310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.06.041, 2016

Athanasopoulou E., D. Rieger, C. Walter, H. Vogel, A. Karali, M. Hatzaki, E. Gerasopoulos, B. Vogel, C. Giannakopoulos, M. Gratsea, A. Roussos: Fire risk, atmospheric chemistry and radiative forcing assessment of wildfires in eastern Mediterranean, Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.05.077, 2014.

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