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)



        Teixeira JC, Folberth GA, O'Connor FM, et al., 2021, Coupling interactive fire with atmospheric composition and climate in the UK Earth System Model, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:14, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:6515-6539

        Tang T, Shindell D, Zhang Y, et al., 2021, Distinct surface response to black carbon aerosols, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:21, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:13797-13809

        Thomas C, Voulgarakis A, Lim G, et al., 2021, An unsupervised learning approach to identifying blocking events: the case of European summer, Weather and Climate Dynamics, Vol:2, ISSN:2698-4016, Pages:581-608

        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, Vol:18, ISSN:1726-4170, Pages:3861-3879

        Kuhn-Régnier A, Voulgarakis A, Nowack P, et al., 2021, Supplementary material to "Quantifying the Importance of Antecedent Fuel-Related VegetationProperties for Burnt Area using Random Forests", Biogeosciences, ISSN:1726-4170

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