Mermigkas Marios
Telephone: 2103490959
Office: Gate Building

Dr. Mermigkas Marios graduated from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and holds a Master’s Degree in “Environmental Physics” from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (LAP-AUTH). In November 2019, he started his doctoral thesis on “Remote sensing of greenhouse gases with FTIR spectroscopy and estimate of their emissions”, supervised by professor Dr. Dimitrios Balis, and he successfully defended his thesis in February, 2024. As part of his thesis, he has thoroughly investigated the long-term trends and annual cycles of greenhouse gases in Thessaloniki, Greece covering the time period from 2019 to 2023, using a ground-based direct solar viewing FTIR Bruker EM27/SUN spectrometer, dedicated for measuring the total column abundances of GHGs. He has collaborated with renowned scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, where he spent a few months during his doctoral work. This research project was the first to carry out measurements with a passive remote sensing instrument of the total column of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide (XCO2), carbon monoxide (XCO), methane (XCH4), water vapor (XH2O) and nitrous oxide (XN2O) in the area of Thessaloniki and subsequently the SE Mediterranean. Dr. Mermigkas Marios is in charge of the FTIR station in Thessaloniki, who has been a member of the global COllaborative Carbon Column Observing Network (COCCON) since December 2018, actively contributing to the participation of our country in this network through his research project and his publications in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition to ground-based measurements of greenhouse gases, he is also actively involved in satellite remote sensing research with the aim of estimating emission sources of GHGs, as well as in validating the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) on board the Sentinel-5P.


Atmospheric Physics, Environmental Physics, Remote sensing of greenhouse gases, FTIR spectroscopy, Satellite observations, Data analysis, Python programming.