Nikos Hatzianastassiou is currently an Assistant Professor of Physical Meteorology and Physical Climatology at the Laboratory of Meteorology, University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece. He has received the B.S. degree in physics from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France. He has 18 years of experience in research and teaching in atmospheric physics, physical meteorology, and physical climatology. He has been working as a Research Scientist at the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, FORTH, Crete, and a Visiting Fellow at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) at Princeton, USA. His research focuses on the interactions between aerosols, clouds and radiation and their role for the Earth’s radiation budget and climate change. His research and published work also deals with the earth’s energy budget, with emphasis to the shortwave and longwave radiation components. He has also experience in modeling atmospheric processes that are related with cloud physics and radiation transfer. He is an author of 46 publications in ISI-indexed international journals and has more than 100 presentations in international conferences and symposia. His research work has been cited more than 400 times including IPCC and WMO reports. He is a Member of the International Radiation Commission (Global Energy Balance Working Group) and takes part of Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Radiative Flux Assessment (RFA). He has also been reviewer for 19 international peer-refereed journals and for various international science foundations. He is a Fulbright recipient and a holder of 6 international awards/distinctions.
Biography Updated on 18 September 2012