Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Reader in Atmospheric Physics



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Huxley 709BHuxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Associate Director (& Founding Director) - Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment, and Society

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  • Atmospheric composition and climate
  • Wildfires, air pollution and climate change
  • Short-lived climate pollutants
  • Emission metrics for climate policy
  • Tropospheric oxidizing capacity
  • Earth observation and Earth system modelling


  • PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK (2008)
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece (2004)
  • BA in Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2002)


  • NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research; Postdoctoral Research Scientist (2009-10) & Associate Research Scientist (2011-12)
  • University of Cambridge, Centre for Atmospheric Science; Research Associate (2008)



        Kuhn- Regnier A, Voulgarakis A, Nowack P, et al., 2021, The importance of antecedent vegetation and drought conditions as global drivers of burnt areas, Biogeosciences, ISSN:1726-4170

        Kuhn-Regnier A, Voulgarakis A, Nowack P, et al., 2021, The Importance of Antecedent Vegetation and Drought Conditions as Global Drivers of Burnt Area, Biogeosciences

        Qu Y, Voulgarakis A, Wang T, et al., 2021, A study of the effect of aerosols on surface ozone through meteorology feedbacks over China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:21, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:5705-5718

        Hodnebrog Ø, Myhre G, Kramer RJ, et al., 2020, The effect of rapid adjustments to halocarbons and N2O on radiative forcing, Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Vol:3, ISSN:2397-3722, Pages:1-7

        Mansfield L, Nowack P, Kasoar M, et al., 2020, Predicting global patterns of long-term climate change from short-term simulations using machine learning, Npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, Vol:3, ISSN:2397-3722

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