Dr. Athanasios Papaioannou received his B.Sc. in Physics with an orientation in Astrophysics from the Department of Physics of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) in 2005. In 2007 he received his M.Sc. degree in Elementary Particles and Nuclear Physics and in 2012 he earned his Ph.D from the same Department.
Since 2011 he joined the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the NOA to work as a Research Associate and further on as a Post-doc Researcher under two FP7-SPACE projects, namely SEPServer and COMESEP. Currently, he continues as a Post-doc researcher at IAASARS under contract with the ESA/FORSPEF project. He serves as a staff scientist for the Athens Neutron Monitor Station (A.Ne.Mo.S) since 2004 and as a Research Associate of the Nuclear Physics Section of the Department of Physics of NKUA, since 2012. He has authored/co-authored 21 peer reviewed journal articles, and has taken part in several research consortia at both national and international (FP7/NMDB, ESA/SREM, ESA/SSA/SWE/SNIV-3) level with numerous expert duties.
Space and Plasma Physics. Cosmic rays (CRs) of both galactic (GCRs) and solar (SCRs) origin. Large scale structures (Interplanetary Coronal Mass Ejections - ICMEs) their interaction with GCRs and the resulting Forbush decreases (FDs). Solar Energetic Particle (SEP) Events analysis and interpretation using ACE, Ulysses, STEREO and GOES observations. Analysis and interpretation of SCRs measurements resulting at Ground Level Enhancement (GLE) events. Exploring the connection chain of ICMEs, FDs and Geomagnetic effects/storms. Development of forecasting systems focused at Space Storms and Space Weather with emphasis on data driven models. CRs and the environment focusing at radiation effects, calculating doses onboard flights and Single Event Effects (SEEs) on microelectronics.