Sheds light on the climate changes and their effects
Athanasios Nenes is a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a visiting professor at the Faculty of Physics in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and an affiliated researcher of ICE-HT/FORTH (Patras, Greece), while working with the National Observatory of Athens.
He was among the 7 Greek researchers that the European Research Council (ERC) awarded with its Consolidator Grants in December 2016.
He received a Diploma in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1993), M.Sc. in Atmospheric Chemistry, University of Miami (1997) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology (2002).
He is an expert on atmospheric aerosol and its interactions with clouds and climate. He is the author of more than 180 papers, and is co-developer of the ISORROPIA thermodynamic equilibrium codes, co-inventor of the Continuous Flow Streamwise Thermal Gradient CCN chamber and Scanning Flow CCN Analysis.
During his career, he has received many awards, such as: the Dreyfus Foundation Postdoctoral Award in Environmental Chemistry (2014), the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Section Ascent Award (2012), the Kenneth T. Whitby Award, American Association for Aerosol Research (2011), the Henry G. Houghton Award, American Meteorological Society (2009), the Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, Georgia Institute of Technology (2007), the Sheldon K Friedlander Award by the American Association for Aerosol Research (2005), the Blanchard-Milliken Young Faculty Fellowship by Georgia Tech. (2004), the NASA New Investigator Award (2004) and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2004).