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Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing Personnel

Professor Ioannis A. Daglis is with the Department of Physics at the University of Athens and served as the Director of the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing for six years (2006-2012) and as the Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing for one year (2012-2013). He has 20+ years experience in space plasma physics, with more than 80 scientific papers in refereed journals and 4 books on Space Weather. The impact of his published work is reflected in 2000 citations and an h-index of 25 in ISI (3800 citations and h-index of 32 in GoogleScholar). His book "Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards" (2001) is "recommended teaching material" of the United Nations Space Science & Technology Curriculum. He has been a member of the Solar System Working Group - the advisory committee of ESA on Solar System Science (2006-2010); Greek Delegate to the FP7-Space Programme (2006-2009); member of the Science Definition Panel for the Van Allen Probes (formerly RBSP) Mission of NASA; Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA); IAGA National Correspondent for Greece; and the Editor-in-Chief of Annales Geophysicae – the official journal of the European Geosciences Union in the field of Solar Terrestrial Physics. He has been a Co-Investigator on three NASA missions (SAC-B, Polar, THEMIS) and one ESA mission (BepiColombo). He received the NASA Group Achievement Award (1998) for his contribution to the Global Geospace Science program and the ESA Individual Achievement Award for his contribution to the Cluster mission (2010).

Dr Anastasios Anastasiadis is Research Director at NOA/IAASARS. His scientific interests include high-energy phenomena in space plasma physics, transport and diffusion processes in dynamical systems, particle acceleration, transport and radiation in stochastic magnetic fields. He has published more than 40 refereed scientific papers in international journals and special volumes/books. He is a member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), of the European Astronomical Society (EAS), of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (HelAS), of the Community of European Solar Radio Astronomers (CESRA) and of the Joint Organization for Solar Observations (JOSO). He is elected board member of HelAS. He has served as a Guest Editor for the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics and the journal Entropy. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals: International Review of Physics and Entropy.

Dr Georgios Balasis is a Researcher at NOA/IAASARS. His research interests lie mainly in Sun-Earth connection, dynamics of the magnetosphere and complex systems. He has published 30 refereed papers and has received 250+ citations. One of his papers was highlighted in 2007 as Science magazine Editors' Choice in the field of Astrophysics. He has been the convener of session "Open session on Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism" in the 2009 and 2010 European Geosciences Union General Assembly. Dr. Balasis is the National Delegate of Greece to the Programme Board of European Space Agency's Space Situation Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme.

Dr Ingmar Sandberg is a Research Associate at the University of Athens, Department of Physics (formerly at NOA/IAASARS), working on the analysis and interpretation of Energetic Particle data collected by the ESA Standard Radiation Environment Monitor (SREM) units on-board Rosetta, Integral, Herschel, Planck and PROBA-1 satellites. His research interests lie mainly in phenomena associated with plasma instabilities in turbulence in space and in lab.

Dr Eleni Chatzichristou, is a Research Associate at NOA/IAASARS. She received a M.Sc. in Statistical and Dynamical Astronomy from Paris Observatory and a PhD in Extragalactic Astronomy from Leiden University. Formerly a Research Associate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centerand a Research Fellow at Hubble Space Telescope Science Instituteand  Yale University’s Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics.  Her main research interestsinclude nuclear galactic activity, galaxy formation and evolution, and galactic interactions. She has been involved in European partnerships and programs related to Inquiry Based Science Education, the implementation of innovative technologies and scientific methodologies in science education and science outreach activities.  She has published 23 scientific papers in refereed journalsand more than 40 papers in conference proceedings, with 1200+ citations.She has written hundreds of science popularization articles and press releases, and she is the author of one science popularization book.

Ms Marina Georgiou, M.Sc., is a Research Associate at NOA/IAASARS. She has been working on the use of various signal processing techniques for the analysis of ground-based and space-borne magnetometer data and in particular, on the identification and characterisation of ULF waves.

Mr Constantinos Papadimitriou was born and raised in Athens, Greece. At 2008 he graduated from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Athens and he is currently working on his M.Sc. in Space Physics in the National Observatory of Athens. He has published in many leading academic journals and co-authored a paper on Discrete Scale Invariance in the Dst time series which stood out as American Geophysical Union Editor's Choice in the field of Space Weather for 2011.

Dr George Ropokis, was born in Athens, Greece, on February 22, 1982. He received the diploma degree in Computer Engineering and Informatics from the University of Patras, Greece in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in Mobile and Satellite Communications from the University of Surrey, UK in 2005, and the Ph.D. Degree in wireless digital communication systems from the Computer Engineering and Informatics department, University of Patras, Greece in 2010. Since January 2006 he is affiliated with the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, Greece. His research interests are focused on statistics with applications on modeling Physical Processes and Systems as well as on Wireless Communications Systems.

Dr Fiori-Anastasia Metallinou is a Research Associate at NOA/IAASARS. She received her M.Sc. degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Physics from the Aristotle University, Thessaloniki and her Ph.D in "Development and Recovery of Magnetic Storms in Geospace". Her research interests are focused on simulations of ion acceleration in the earth's magnetosphere during magnetic storms.

Dr Omiros S. Giannakis is member of the scientific staff of the National Observatory of Athens since 2005. He holds a bachelor degree in Physics from the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, M.Sc in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mechanics and Ph.D. degree in modeling the accretion discs of cataclysmic variables systems. He specializes in data analysis, image and signal processing, algorithm development and programming.