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C. Pilinis

C. Pilinis

Professor - Environmental Engineering and Science Sector

University of the Aegean

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Last updated: January 2013


1988:  Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, USA
1984:  M.S., California Institute of Technology, USA
1983:  National Technical University, Athens, Greece


Previous Employment/Occupation:

2010-present: Dean, School of Environmental Sciences, University of the Aegean, Greece.
2009-present: Professor, Environmental Science Department, University of the Aegean, Greece.
2005-2009: Associate Professor, Environmental Science Department, University of the Aegean, Greece.
1997-2005: Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Department, University of the Aegean, Greece.                                                                            
1994-1997: Assistant Professor, Division of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Miami, USA.                                                                                       
1993-1994: Senior Scientist, Environmental Quality Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA.
Lecturer, European Association for Environmental Management Education (EAEME).

1988-1991: Senior Atmospheric Scientist, AeroVironment Inc., USA.


Research Activities:

Atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric pollution modeling, aerosol science, global climate change.


Participation in Research Projects:

Principal Investigator in 9 projects funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency, US National Science Foundation, European Union and the Greek Government.



40 refereed journal papers, 41 papers in conference proceedings, 3 chapters in books.


Conference Participation/Attendance:

Participation in over 20 international conferences.



1997-present: Teaching various undergraduate and graduate courses at the department of Environmental Sciences of the University of the Aegean.


Professional Affiliations:

American Geophysical Union (AGU), Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research (HAAR).


Selected Publications:

  • Sotiropoulou R.E.P., E. Tagaris and C. Pilinis, 'An estimation of the spatial distribution of agricultural ammonia emissions in the Greater Athens Area', The Science of the Total Environment, 318, 159, (2004).
  • Sotiropoulou R.E.P., E. Tagaris, C. Pilinis, S. Andronopoulos, A. Sfetsos and J.G. Bartzis, 'The BOND project: Biogenic aerosols and air quality in Athens and Marseille Greater Areas', J. Geophys. Res.,109, D05205, doi:10.1029/2003JD003955, (2004).
  • Cabada J. C., A. Khlystov, B. Wittig, C. Pilinis and S. N. Pandis 'Light scattering by fine particles during PAQS: Measurements and modeling', J. Geophys. Res., 109, D16S03, doi:10.1029/2003JD004155, (2004).
  • Vlachogiannis D., A. Sfetsos, A. K. Stubos, R. E. P. Sotiropoulou, E. Tagaris, C. Pilinis, W. Zhong, J. D. Haigh, D. O. Eriksen, S. K. Hartvig, C. Chatzichristos, J. Muller, R. Kleven and I. Nielssen 'Assessment of the impact of SF6 and PFC reservoir tracers on global warming, the AEOLOS study', Environmental Sciences, 2(2-3), 263 - 272, (2005).
  • Haralabidis P. E. and Pilinis C. 'A linear color camera model for a skylight colorimeter with emphasis on the imaging pipeline noise performance', J. Electron. Imaging, Vol. 14, 043005 (2005).
  • Sotiropoulou R.E.P., E. Tagaris, C. Pilinis, T. Anttila, M. Kulmala 'Modeling New Particle Formation During Air Pollution Episodes: Impacts On Aerosol And Cloud Condensation Nuclei' Aerosol Sci. and Technol., 40 (7), 557-572, (2006).
  • Haralabidis P. E. and Pilinis C. 'Skylight Color Shifts Due To Variations οf Urban Industrial Aerosol Properties: Observer Color Difference Sensitivity Compared to a Digital Camera'. Accepted for publication in Aerosol Sci. and Technol. 42 ( 8), 658-673, (2008).
  • Stefanis N. A., Theoulakis P. and Pilinis C., 'Dry deposition effect of marine aerosol to the building stone of the medieval city of Rhodes, Greece'. Building and Environment doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.03.001, (2008).
  • Fountoukis, C., I. Riipinen, H.A.C. Denier van der Gon, P.E. Charalampidis, C. Pilinis, A. Wiedensohler, C. Dowd, J. P. Putaud, M. Moerman, and S.N. Pandis, 'Simulating ultrafine particle formation in Europe using a regional CTM: Contribution of primary emissions versus secondary formation to aerosol number concentration.' Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12 8663-8677, doi: 10.5194/acp-12-8663-2012, (2012).
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