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)



        Hantson S, Kelley DI, Arneth A, et al., 2020, Quantitative assessment of fire and vegetation properties in simulations with fire-enabled vegetation models from the Fire Model Intercomparison Project, Geoscientific Model Development, Vol:13, ISSN:1991-959X, Pages:3299-3318

        Tang T, Shindell D, Zhang Y, et al., 2020, Response of surface shortwave cloud radiative effect to greenhouse gases and aerosols and its impact on summer maximum temperature, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:20, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:8251-8266

        Saunois M, Stavert AR, Poulter B, et al., 2020, The global methane budget 2000-2017, Earth System Science Data, Vol:12, ISSN:1866-3508, Pages:1561-1623

        Wild O, Voulgarakis A, O'Connor F, et al., 2020, Global sensitivity analysis of chemistry-climate model budgets of tropospheric ozone and OH: exploring model diversity, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol:20, ISSN:1680-7316, Pages:4047-4058

        Richardson TB, Forster PM, Smith CJ, et al., 2019, Efficacy of climate forcings in PDRMIP models, Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, Vol:124, ISSN:2169-897X, Pages:12824-12844

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