Professor of Space Physics, University of Athens
Director of the Observatory of the University of Athens
Faculty Member of the Institute for Accelerating Systems and Applications
Former Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens
Ioannis A. Daglis is a Professor of the Department of Physics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the oldest university in Greece. Before his appointment at the University of Athens, he was the Director of the Institute for Space Applications and Remote Sensing for six years (2006-2012) and the Director of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing for one year (2012-2013). His scientific expertise pertains to solar system astrophysics and space applications.
Prof. Daglis is Editor-in-Chief of Annales Geophysicae (the official journal of the European Geosciences Union in the field of Solar Terrestrial Physics) since 2013, after having served as Topical Editor for Magnetosphere and Space Plasma Physics for 8 years (since 2005); Associate Editor of Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences since 2014; Full Member of the International Academy of Astronautics since 2011; Scientific Discipline Representative to SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) since 2014; Chair of the Next Scientific Program (NSP) Committee of SCOSTEP; National Correspondent of Greece for IAGA (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy) since 2013; and Delegate of Greece to the Council of the European Space Agency, since 2013.
He currently leads the ESA study HERMES (Hellenic Evolution of Radiation data processing and Modelling of the Environment in Space), which improves and combines radiation data processing routines and environment modelling results to enable more accurate evaluation of the radiation environment in space, and the Greek participation in EPN2020-RI (Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure), which addresses key scientific and technological challenges facing modern planetary science.
Among others, Prof. Daglis has led the European Union FP7-Space collaborative research programme MAARBLE (in 2012-2014), which shed light on how electromagnetic waves in geospace influence the dynamic evolution of the Earth's radiation belts, and the ESA study SRREMs (in 2011-2014), which developed models of the radiation belts with an emphasis to the slot region.
He has published 100+ refereed papers and has given 40 invited talks and 270 contributed papers at 130+ conferences. The impact of his published work is reflected in 2400+ citations and an h-index of 28 in ISI (4500+ citations and h-index of 32 in GoogleScholar). He has edited and co-authored 5 textbooks, one of which (Space Storms and Space Weather Hazards, 2001) is "recommended teaching material" for Space Sciences by the UN's Office for Outer Space.
Prof. Daglis graduated from the Physics Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He worked on his PhD in Space Plasma Electrodynamics at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (Germany) and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (USA) under the supervision of Prof. Emmanuel T. Sarris and the late Prof. Sir W. Ian Axford, and received a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace in 1991.
In the past he 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); and as Head of the Greek Delegation to the joint EC/ESA High-Level European Space Policy Group (2004-2008).
He has also served as evaluation expert for the US National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, Academy of Finland, Research Council of Norway, INTAS, FONDECYT Chile, Greek General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus, New Eurasia Foundation Russia, Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the European Commission. 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 Curier Individual Fellowships Evaluation in 2016.
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