University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
Pavlos Kassomenos is a Professor of Environmental Physics and Air Pollution at the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina in Northwestern Greece. He is the director of the air pollution division of the Laboratory of Meteorology and elected representative at the Universityʼs Research Committee. He has also served as a contributing author for GEO 5 of UN. His research interests focus on Air Pollution and its impacts to human health and the environment.
Professor Kassomenos is a physicist and received his doctorate at the University of Athens, Greece for research on Air pollution and Air Quality management.
During 1994-1999 he continued his research at a post-doctoral level at the Research Centre of the National Observatory of Athens. He taught air pollution at the Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece between 1999-2000 and joined the Physics Department of the University of Ioannina in 2000.In 2004-2005, during his first sabbatical leave, he worked at the University of Birmingham, School of Geography and the Environment (UK). In 2009-2010, during his second sabbatical leave, he collaborated with the School of Public health at Kingʼs College in London (UK) and the Environment Institute at the Joint Research Center of the European Union in ISPRA (Italy). Since 2009 he coordinates the air pollution division of the masterʼs degree “Waste management” of the Greek Open University.
Since 1988 he has authored over 350 communications (book chapters, refereed conference papers, project reports), including 150 peer-reviewed journal papers in the aspects of Air pollution, Environmental pollution, climate research and the health impacts of air pollution and meteorology.
His research has been funded among others by the European Union, DG-JRC, Interreg, NSRF, Greek Ministry of Environment and Education, Public Power Corporation and a number of private companies.