I have studied physics and environmental physics at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and atmospheric physics and climate modelling at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany. I have worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, the department of Geosciences, Aarhus University, Denmark, the Atmospheric Oceanic and Planetary Physics lab, University of Oxford, UK and my latest assignment is at the National Observatory of Athens. My main field of interest is the role of external forcings to the climate system with the aid of different hierarchy of models: from toy-models to comprehensive chemistry earth system models. I have performed highly conceptualized simulations with ECHAM general circulation model, MESSy chemistry climate model and HadGEM Earth system model, which have been instrumental in helping to understand how large-scale flows respond to radiative forcing. At NOA, I am using a global climate model to study effects Saharan dust transport on regional and global scales.