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Antonis Gkikas


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Antonis Gkikas 




Antonis Gkikas graduated in 2004 from the Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering Department of the Technological Education Institute of Crete (branch of Chania, Greece). In 2007, he received his MSc degree in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics. His PhD thesis (2012) dealt with the study of aerosol episodes in the Mediterranean basin (PhD thesis: Study of aerosol episodes over the broader area of the Mediterranean basin based on contemporary satellite data). Both MSc and PhD studies have been accomplished in the Laboratory of Meteorology of the Physics Department at the University of Ioannina (Greece). His main scientific interests lie in the field of aerosol science, and more specifically on aerosol optical/physical properties based on satellite and ground observations, on the assessment of dust radiative effects and their associated impacts on atmospheric processes and on the assimilation of dust observations in atmospheric-dust models. During his research career, he has participated in 15 research projects and he has been co-author in 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals (Citations: 471, h-index=12, source: ISI Web of Knowledge) and ~100 scientific conference proceedings. In 2014, he awarded with an individual Marie-Curie FP7-PEOPLE-IEF scholarship (MDRAF project) and worked as a postdoctoral researcher, for two years (2014-2016), in the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain). During the period 2017-2019, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow (DUST-GLASS project) at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of National Observatory of Athens (IAASARS-NOA) in the framework of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016). In 2019, he joined the research team of the ERC project D-TECT. Since October 2020, he is coordinating the ESA projects NEWTON and CORAL. Recently, he has been granted with a scholarship (project ATLANTAS) in the framework of the 2nd Call – H.F.R.I. Research Projects for the support of Postdoctoral Researchers.


Aerosols, Satellite and ground aerosol retrievals, Aerosol-radiation interactions.


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ReACT stands for “Remote sensing of Aerosols, Clouds and Trace gases”, to describe the research focus of the respective research team led by Dr. Vassilis Amiridis. ReACT consists of highly motivated scientists within the field of Atmospheric Sciences, combining a number of Post-doc researchers, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students as well as other research and technical staff, using the resources, infrastructure and experience of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS).

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