Nikolaos Michalopoulos

Professor Nikolaos Michalopoulos (ΝΜ) was born in Piraeus in 1961 and graduated from the Department of Chemistry of the University of Athens (1984). He obtained a master's degree in Chemistry of Air Pollution and Environmental Physics from the University of Paris (Paris 7; 1985), and a PhD degree from the same University (1989) as a scholar of the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY). He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Physicalische Chemie, Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany (1989-1991) with a scholarship from EU (Marie-Curie) and at the Centre des Faibles Radioactivités, CNRS, France (1991). In 1993, after completing his military duties, NM was elected as Assistant Professor at the University of Crete, in 1999 promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and in 2003 as Full Professor in Environmental Chemistry. Since 2013 he is the director of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). His main scientific interests include air quality, study of the physicochemical properties of gaseous and particulate pollutants (aerosols) and has extensive experience in measuring techniques and methodologies. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Sapporo in Japan, and the Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry in Germany.
NM has extensive experience in organization and management of research and technological development programs, as shown by the active participation in more than 40 research programs (in 30 as coordinator) funded by European and National agencies. He has actively participated as a member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee in 10 International Conferences. NM has published 210 original papers in peer reviewed scientific journals (one in Nature, one in Science) and more than 500 papers in international conferences and his work has been internationally recognized by the scientific community with more than 7500 citations (h-index = 47). NM has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Greek universities and research centers abroad and has supervised 13 PhD theses, 32 Master Theses and over 60 Diploma works. NM is a member of the editorial board of EGU’s Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Journal (Copernicus Publications, Impact Factor: 5.6), editor of one book and six special issues and active reviewer in 30 international journals. He has been a reviewer of PhD and Habilitation Theses for foreign universities and reviewer of scientific proposals for EU, and funding organizations in Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, France, Germany, US and UK.