Dr. Alexandros Papayannis


Prof. Alex PAPAYANNIS (Dipl. Electrical Eng. (1984)-National Technical University of Athens-NTUA, Greece; DEA (1985) and Ph.D. (1989)-Universite Paris 7 (Supervisor Prof. Gerard Megie), Paris France, in Physical Methods in Remote Sensing). From 1990-1996 he worked both in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in laser remote sensing of the atmosheric ozone-aerosols (lidar-DIAL techique) (first lidar system in Greece) and in laser development (CO2, HF, N2 lasers). Upon his  recruitment at NTUA as Lecturer (1996) he created the LRSU group and started the development of the aerosol-Raman lidar and ozone DIAL systems. He is currently Professor of Environmental Physics and Laser Remote Sensing at NTUA.

In 2000 NTUA was core founding member of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET).

Prof. Papayannis has published more than 105 scientific papers in international journals and books with peer review (h-index > 34), 180 conference papers, scientific and technical reports. Actually, he has more than 1840 scientific citations by third parties of his published work.

Moreover, he has >30 years of experience in training & student mentoring in the lidar field. Prof.  Papayannis has supervised >10 PhDs, >6 MSc & 50 Diploma Theses. He has coordinated >50 EU/National research projects (budget>1.7 M€) with >100 research papers & books. He has been very actively involved in the Human Capital & Mobility Project (FP4 Framework, CHRX-CT94-0487) and in >20 EU Research & Training projects (FP5, FP6, FP7: STAAARTE/TMR, PAUR I, II, EARLINET, EARLINET-ASOS, STACCATO, ACTRIS, etc.).

On July 2015 Prof. Papayannis was elected President of the Internation Coordination for Laser Atmospheric Studies (ICLAS) for the period 2015-2021.

Last update: 
Thursday, 1 October, 2015