Antonis Gkikas graduated in 2004 from the Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering Department of the Technological Education Institute of Crete (branch of Chania, Greece). In 2007, he received his MSc degree in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics. His PhD thesis (2012) dealt with the study of aerosol episodes in the Mediterranean basin (PhD thesis: Study of aerosol episodes over the broader area of the Mediterranean basin based on contemporary satellite data). Both MSc and PhD studies have been accomplished in the Laboratory of Meteorology of the Physics Department at the University of Ioannina (Greece). In 2014, he awarded with an individual Marie-Curie FP7-PEOPLE-IEF scholarship and worked as a postdoctoral researcher, for two years (2014-2016), in the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC, Spain). Since 2017, he is working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing of National Observatory of Athens (IAASARS-NOA) in the framework of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (H2020-MSCA-IF-2016).
Aerosols, Satellite and ground aerosol retrievals, Aerosol-radiation interactions.