I. A. Daglis Short Bio

Professor of Space Physics, University of Athens
President of the Hellenic Space Center
Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics 
Editor-in-Chief of Annales Geophysicae 
Editor of Nature - Scientific Reports
National Correspondent of Greece to IAGA
National Representative of Greece to SCOSTEP

Ioannis A. Daglis is Professor of Space Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Leader of the Space Physics Group, Director of the Observatory of the University of Athens and, since January 2020, President of the Hellenic Space Center - the national Greek space agency. His scientific expertise pertains to solar system astrophysics and space applications.

Before his appointment at the University of Athens, Prof. Daglis was the Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS, 2012-2013); the Director of the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing (ISARS) for six years (2006-2012); Director of Research at ISARS (2000-2006). From 1992 to 1996 he was a Research Associate of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (formerly Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy); in 1998 he was invited as visiting associate professor to the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory (Japan), and in 2017 he spent three months at Nagoya University (Japan) as Designated Professor. Collaboration visits have included, among others, JHU/APL, Aerospace Corp., LANL, Bell Labs, Boston Univ., UC Berkeley, UCLA, AFRL, CETP/CNRS.  

He has been a co-investigator of the NASA space missions SAC-B, Polar and THEMIS, and of the ESA space missions BepiColombo and Proba-3. He has been the scientific representative of the SREM instrument on the ESA mission Rosetta, and science team member of the NASA missions AMPTE, CRRES, Geotail and of the ESA mission Cluster. 

Service to the community: Editor-in-Chief of Annales Geophysicae (the European Geosciences Union open-access journal in the field of Solar-Terrestrial and Planetary Sciences) since 2014, after having served as Topical Editor for Magnetosphere and Space Plasma Physics for 8 years (since 2005);  Editor of Nature - Scientific Reports since 2022; Associate Editor of Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences since 2014; Scientific Discipline Representative to SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) 2014-2023; Chair of the South-Eastern Europe Europlanet Society Hub, 2019-2022; and Chair of the Next Scientific Program (NSP) Committee of SCOSTEP (2017-2019), which had the responsibility of defining the PRESTO program (https://doi.org/10.5194/angeo-39-1013-2021).

Prof. Daglis has been Principal Investigator in 32 projects (9 EU-funded, 14 ESA-funded, 9 nationally funded) with a total accumulated budget of 40M€. In 19 of these projects he was the Project and Consortium Coordinator. Indicatively, Prof. Daglis has led:

  • The European Union Horizon2020 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technology (LET) project SafeSpace, which advanced space weather forecasting capabilities through the development and implementation of a complete Sun-to-belts forecast service with a lead time of 2 to 4 days. 
  • The ESA project G4G, which delivered key capabilities needed in support of the development and operation of ESA science missions, based on the Geant4 simulation toolkit.
  • The European Union FP7-Space collaborative research programme MAARBLE (2012-2014), which shed light on how electromagnetic waves in geospace influence the dynamic evolution of the Earth's radiation belts. 
  • The ESA study SRREMs (2011-2014), which developed models of the radiation belts with an emphasis to the slot region. 
  • The ESA project HERMES (2015-2018) on space radiation data processing and modelling. 
  • The Greek participation in EPN2020-RI (Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, funded through Horizon 2020), which addressed key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science. 

He has published 130+ refereed papers and has given 50 invited talks and 300+ contributed papers at 180+ conferences. He has edited and co-authored 6 textbooks. One of them (Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards, 2001) has been "recommended teaching material" for Space Sciences by the UN's Office for Outer Space, while the latest is an open access space physics textbookhttps://repository.kallipos.gr/handle/11419/11507.

The impact of his published work is reflected in 4350 citations and an h-index of 35 in Web of Science / 7500 citations, h-index=44 and i10-index=124 in GoogleScholar; he ranks among the top 2% of the scientists of all fields comprising the ResearchGate database. 

Prof. Daglis has been teaching undergrad and graduate courses at the University of Athens since 2013; he has supervised 7 PhDs (F. Metallinou, M. Georgiou, C. Katsavrias, V. Pitsis, A. Nasi, G. Moutsiana, S. Aminalragia-Giamini); 8 Master's Theses and 25 undergraduate theses.

Prof. Daglis served as a Member of ESA's advisory Solar System Working Group (2005-2010), as the National Delegate of Greece at the Programme Committee of thematic priority "Space" of the 7th RTD Framework Programme of the European Commission (2006-2009 and 2012-2013); as Board Member of the Greek Research & Technology Network S.A. (2004-2014); as Head of the Greek Delegation to the joint EC/ESA High-Level European Space Policy Group (2004-2008); and as Delegate of Greece to the Council of the European Space Agency (2013-2017). 

He has also served as scientific advisor and technical expert for NASA, NSF, the Academy of Finland, Research Council of Norway, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), BELSPO (Belgian Federal Science Policy Office), Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, New Eurasia Foundation Russia, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), European Commission, etc. In particular, Prof. Daglis served as a Member of the NASA Definition Team for the RBSP (Radiation Belt Storm Probes) mission (now Van Allen Probes mission); as the Chairman of the Physics Panel of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships for 8 consecutive years (2007-2014); and as the Independent Observer of the Marie Curie Individual Fellowships Evaluation in 2016, 2018 and 2019.

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