I was born on 11 October 1980 in Komotini, northern Greece. I have studied Physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) also receiving a Master’s degree in Environmental Physics from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (LAP) of AUTH. I received my PhD degree from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Pollution and Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants which is part of the Department of Environmental Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH). During my doctoral studies I worked on the spatiotemporal analysis of atmospheric satellite data from various sensors under the supervision of Dr Konstantinos Kourtidis. Emphasis was given on the detection of large scale weekly variabilities of aerosols and cloud cover. After my PhD I served as a research fellow at DUTH specializing in the analysis of large satellite and ground-based datasets and then I received a two-years postdoctoral fellowship in order to lead the QUADIEEMS project at the Department of Meteorology and Climatology which is part of the School of Geology of AUTH and the Multiphase Chemistry Department of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC) in Mainz, Germany working with Dr Prodromos Zanis (AUTH) and Dr Ulrich Pöschl (MPIC). Today, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Center (EEWRC) of the Cyprus Institute (CyI) in Nicosia, Cyprus working in close collaboration with Prof. Jos Lelieveld. My current research focuses on the quantification of the aerosol direct and indirect radiative effect and the investigation of the aerosol-cloud interactions from satellites as well as on the evaluation of regional and global climate simulations. A detailed CV of mine can be found here (CVen.pdf).