Proestakis Emmanouil
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Emmanouil Proestakis (EP), graduated from the Applied Mathematics and Physics Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2011. He received his M.Sc. in the field of “Environmental Physics” from the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP) of the University of Bremen (Germany) in late 2013. Accordingly, he acquired his PhD diploma from the Section of Applied Physics of the Physics Department of the University of Patras (UoP) in June 2018. Since 2014 he has been contacting research at the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD / 2014-2015) and the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS / 2016-present day) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), focusing on the retrieval of atmospheric parameters using sophisticated EO passive and active remote sensing techniques. Main outcomes include the development of a global satellite-based climatology for aerosols, focusing on the vertical distribution of desert dust optical properties and concentrations – total, coarse-mode, and fine-mode components – as well as the validation of the NASA and ESA satellite-based lidar systems CALIPSO-CALIOP, ISS-CATS, and Aeolus-ALADIN. He has participated in more than ten (10) national and international projects and two (2) experimental campaigns (Pre-Tect and ESA-ASKOS) related to aerosol – with focus on dust – and cloud processes. He has 31 publications in peer review journals – plus 1 under review – (h-index 15) and more than 50 participations as first/co-author in scientific conferences. Currently EP is the PI of the AXA Research Project entitled Earth Observation for Air-Quality – Dust Fine-Mode [EO4AQ-DustFM].


Aerosols, Satellite and ground aerosol retrievals, Aerosol-radiation interactions.