Andreas Matzarakis has worked as a Professor at the Meteorological Institute, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, since 2006. He was born in Pentalofos/Evros, Greece, in 1960. He received a degree in meteorology in 1989 from the Physics Department, the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany, in 1989 and obtained a Ph.D. degree in meteorology and climatology from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece. From 1995 to 2001, he served as a Scientific Assistant at Meteorological Institute of the Albert-Ludwigs- University of Freiburg and earned his Habilitation degree about the thermal component of the urban climate in 2001. He is appointed to Professor at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany in October 2006. His research is mainly focused on urban climatology, human-biometeorology, tourism climatology, regional climatology, forest meteorology, and climate impact research. He is the Founder and Editor of the urban climate website. Since 1996, he has chaired the commission on climate, tourism, and recreation of the International Society of Biometeorology. He is the Vice President of the International Society of Biometeorology. He is the Developer of several models and tools in applied climatology and biometeorology that is RayMan Model, SkyHelios Model, Climate Mapping Tool and CTIS (Climate-Tourism-Information-Scheme). He has more than 90 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and more than 600 citations. He works as a Project Leader in several international projects about climate change and tourism (KUNTIKUM, TOURKLIM, STARTCLIM), climate and health (MORTKLIM, DAAD/IKYDA), urban bioclimate and urban planning (DAAD Taiwan, CENTRAL EUROPE), meso- and microclimate studies (STARTUP, RayMan).
Biography Updated on 5 September 2012