Researcher of the American Aeronautics and Space Agency
Erricos Constantinos Pavlis is a Research Associate Scientist at the University of Maryland – Baltimore County (UMBC).
E. Pavlis was born in Greece. He completed his diploma in the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens in Greece and both his master degree and his Ph.D. in Geodetic Science at the Ohio State University in the United States.
In 1974, he became Research Assistant at Dionysos Satellite Tracking Station in the National Technical University of Athens, a position he kept for two years.
From 1977 until 1983, he was appointed as a research assistant of the Ohio State University. He then joined the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in Germany as a research scientist for two years before going to the Technical University of Munich.
For the period 1985-1989, he worked at the EG&G Washington Analytical Services Center in Lanham, Maryland of the United States, as a Senior Staff Scientist. The last year he worked at the Lab for Terrestrial Physics, for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
In 1989, E. Pavlis took the same position in the department of Astronomy at the University of Maryland until 1997. A year later, he was appointed as a research associate professor in Physics at UMBC and in 2009 became a Research associate Scientist, a position he keeps until today.
He is a member on more than 10 organizations like ILRS Central Bureau, ASPRS, IEEE, FKF Honor Society and others. He has received numerous awards during his career, such as the 1986 TOPEX Earth Gravity Model Development Team group achievement award, the 1992 GoddardEarth Model GEM T3 group achievement award, the 1993 Joint Gravity Model-1 Team group achievement award, the 1995 TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Design Team group achievement award.