Associate Researcher at the National Observatory of Athens
Dr. Eleni Athanasopoulou studied geology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA, Greece), from which she received her M.Sc. in Environmental Physics and her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics (Physics Dept.).
She has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany), at the NKUA, under a collaborative project (post-doc grant) with the University of Manchester (UMAN, U.K.), and she is a research fellow at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA, Greece) since 2011, as a core member of the Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry Group.
Her research during the past 14 years has been focused on the parameterization of natural aerosol emissions and interaction with anthropogenic pollutants and meteorology/climate, the secondary organic aerosol model development and interactions with meteorology/climate over Europe, the numerical simulations of atmospheric processes related to air pollution episodes (dust transport, biomass burning) over the Mediterranean region and the study of the atmospheric aerosol and interactions with meteorology/climate. Currently, she is a member of the Core Coordination Group of the Horizon 2020, smart-city project SMURBS.
She has participated in 18 research projects, published 11 articles (8 as first author) in international peer-reviewed journals and 24 conference abstracts. She has recently been a contract lecturer for the undergraduate course “Atmospheric Pollution” (winter semester 2017-‘18), at the Physics Dept., University of Patras (Greece).