Director, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD), National Observatory of Athens; Member, Future Earth Regional Center Advisory Committee
Prof. Nikolaos Mihalopoulos graduated from the Chemistry Department of the University of Athens in 1984 and obtained a MSc. (1985) and then a PhD (1989) from University Paris VII (France) in Atmospheric Sciences. After a post-doctoral stay in Germany (1989-1991), and the compulsory military service (1991-1993), he was elected as Assistant Professor at the University of Crete (1993). In 1999, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and in 2003 to Full Professor in Environmental Chemistry. Since 2013, he is Director of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) and its Vice-President. His expertise is in the field of Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Global biogeochemical cycles and Environmental Analytical chemistry. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Sapporo in Japan, the Max-Planck Institute of Chemistry in Germany and Cyprus Institute. He has participated in more than 45 research programs (in 30 as coordinator) funded by European and National agencies and acted as a member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee in 15 National and International Conferences. He has published more than 250 original papers in peer reviewed scientific journals (one in Nature, one in Science) and more than 500 papers in international conferences (more than 9500 citations, h-index = 51). He has taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Greek universities and research centers abroad and has supervised 16 PhD theses, 36 MSc theses and over 60 Diploma works. He 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 Greek and foreign universities and reviewer of scientific proposals for EU, NATO and funding organizations in Greece, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, France, Germany, US and UK.