National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Atmospheric sciences

"Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols in the Mediterranean: Patterns and Impacts"

Dr. George Kallos is Professor at the University of Athens, Department of Physics. He has also the position of Adjunct Professor at University of Connecticut/ Civil and Environmental Engineering (since 2013). He leads the Atmospheric Modeling and Weather Forecasting Group -AM&WFG (10 post-doc and PhD students). He has BSc from University of Athens/School of Mathematics (1975), MSc and Ph.D. in Geophysical Sciences/Atmospheric Sciences Division, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Geophysical Sciences, U.S.A, (1985). He has 36 years of experience in atmospheric physics and meteorology working at the University of Athens, Georgia Institute of Technology, Colorado State University, SUNY/ASRC and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Dr Kallos has 132 publications in scientific journals, more than 350 presentations and publications in conference proceedings (in more than 75 he was invited speaker), 11 contributions in books and more than 400 other publications in subjects related to atmospheric physics and chemistry. Most of them are related to atmospheric modeling. His published work has more than 5000 citations from others according to Web of Science. He has participated in 85 projects (in 70 of them as coordinator). He has guided 11 PhDs. Currently he has 5 PhD students. He served as Associate Editor for the journals “Environmental Fluid Mechanics” and “Global Ocean Systems”. Currently he serves as Associate Editor for the “Advances in Meteorology” and “Journal of Aerospace Operations”. He was awarded the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention Association – IUAPPA award for his work on Long Range Transport and air quality work in the Mediterranean Region (2004).

His current research activities are related to aerosol-radiation-cloud-precipitation interactions, dust and sea salt modeling, climatic and sea-state model development and applications. The AM&WFG maintains the weather, dust, air quality and wave forecasting systems of the web that has more than 400.000 visitors per month (since 1997).