Vassilis Amiridis

Vassilis Amiridis (VA) received his B.Sc. in Physics, M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, VA is a Researcher of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. His main research interests focus on atmospheric aerosol/cloud characterization using ground-based and space-borne remote sensing observations (passive and active remote sensing techniques).
He has participated in 25 EU and ESA research projects and experimental campaigns in 5 of which as coordinator and 4 as principal investigator for IAASARS/NOA in the domain of satellite cal/val activities for service-oriented (Sentinels) and science-oriented (Earth Explorers) ESA missions. VA is a member of the GMES/COPERNICUS Committee (National Delegate) and Expert of the Earth System Science and Environmental Management domain (ESSEM) Committee under COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology. He has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and his work received more than 1200 citations from third-party (h-index = 21). Moreover, he has 140 publications in conference proceedings, various scientific and technical reports and has participated in 22 international conferences, being invited to present his work in 8 of them. VA has been supervised or being a member of the supervising committee of 8 PhD and 12 MSc students. Currently he runs a research team of 5 post-doc and PhDs. He is a member of the editorial board of EGU’s Atmospheric Measurement Techniques Journal (Copernicus Publications, Impact Factor = 3.2) and has been an active reviewer in 25 scientific journals. VA is responsible for the Aerosol Remote Sensing Station (ARSS) of IAASARS in Greece (NASA’s AERONET site) and for the operation of the ESA ground-based mobile lidar system which is currently hosted at NOA. Starting from 2015, VA is responsible for the operation of the PollyXT multi-wavelength advanced lidar system in Greece. His lidar-related activities have been acknowledged by the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET), which has elected VA as a council member for the period 2012-2016.