Apostolos Voulgarakis
Associate Professor, Climate change and atmospheric environment

Environmental Engineering and Management Laboratory
Division III: Environmental Process Design and Analysis

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office: Κ1.135
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37736
  • Email: a.voulgarakis<at>enveng.tuc.gr
  • Office Hours: Daily 9:00-13:00 (it is recommended to arrange an appointment by e-mail)


  • 2008: PhD in Atmospheric Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge.
  • 2004: MSc, School in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
  • 2002: BSc in Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Research Interests

  • Climate change and the atmospheric environment
  • Temperature and rainfall effects of air pollution
  • Fire-climate interactions
  • Earth observation & Earth system modelling
  • Climate, air pollution, and health co-benefits
  • Global & regional environmental policy

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • “Leverhulme Centre for Wildfires, Environment and Society”, Founder/Founding Director and current Associate Director, Funding: Leverhulme Trust (UK), 2019-2029.
  • National Research Network for Climate Change and its Impacts, participant from TUC, Funding: General Secretariat of Research and Technology, Greece.

Distinctions and Awards

  • Awarded as Best Tutor at Imperial College London (2016, and also nominated for other teaching awards in all subsequent years till 2019).
  • Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the international Precipitation Drivers and Response Modelling Intercomparison Project (PDRMIP), and Analysis Lead for the effects of regional forcings from Europe and East Asia on the global and regional hydrological cycle (2014-present).
  • Invited to be the Lead Climate Science Adviser for the first Climate Change Risk Assessment of Cyprus, commissioned by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Cyprus (2015-16).
  • Contributing Author to the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Chapters 6 & 11 (2013), resulting from the work conducted while based at the NASA GISS institute.
  • Best Young Researcher Award, from the Hellenic Meteorological Society (2008).

Recent Publications

  • Mansfield, L., Nowack, P., Kasoar, M., Everitt, R. G., W. J. Collings, and A. Voulgarakis, Predicting global patterns of long-term climate change from short-term simulations using machine learning accepted in npj Clim. &. Atmospheric Sci. (Nature journal), 3, 44, doi.org/10.1038/s41612-020-00148-5.
  • Lasslop, G., Coppola, A. I., Voulgarakis, A., Yue, C., and Veraverbeke, S. (2019), Influence of Fire on the Carbon Cycle and Climate, Current Climate Change Reports, doi.org/10.1007/s40641-019-00128-9.
  • Kasoar, M., Shawki, D., and A. Voulgarakis (2018), Similar spatial patterns of global climate response to aerosols from different regions, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 1:12, doi.org/10.1038/s41612-018-0022-z.
  • Liu, L., Shawki, D., Voulgarakis, A., Kasoar, M., Samset, B. H., Myhre, G., Forster, P. M., Hodnebrog, Ø, Sillmann, J., Aalbergsjø, S. G., Boucher, O., Faluvegi, G., Iversen, T., Kirkevåg, A., Lamarque, J.-F., Olivié, D., Richardson, T. B., Shindell, D., Takemura, T. (2018), A PDRMIP multi-model study on the impacts of regional aerosol forcings on global and regional precipitation, J. Climate, 4429-4447, doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0439.1.
  • Shawki, D., Voulgarakis, A., Chakraborty, A., Kasoar, M., Srinivasan, JS (2018), South Asian climate responses to local and remote aerosol emissions, J. Geophys. Res., 123, 11,585-11,601, doi.org/10.1029/2018JD028623.
  • Shawki, D., R.D. Field, M.K. Tippett, B.H. Saharjo, I. Albar, D. Atmoko, and A. Voulgarakis (2017), Long-lead prediction of the 2015 fire and haze episode in Indonesia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 9996–10005, doi.org/10.1002/2017GL073660.
  • Kasoar, M., A. Voulgarakis, J.-F. Lamarque, D.T. Shindell, N. Bellouin, W.J. Collins, G. Faluvegi, and K. Tsigaridis (2016), Regional and global temperature response to anthropogenic SO2 emissions from China in three climate models. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 9785–9804, doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-9785-2016.
  • Mangeon, S., Voulgarakis, A., Gilham, R., Sitch, S., Harper, A., and G. Folberth, (2016), INFERNO: a fire and emissions scheme for the Met Office’s Unified Model, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2685-2700, doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-2685-2016.
  • Voulgarakis, A., and R.D. Field (2015), Fire influences on atmospheric composition, air quality, and climate, Curr. Pollut. Rep., 1, no. 2, 70-81, doi.org/10.1007/s40726-015-0007-z.
  • Voulgarakis, A., M.E. Marlier, G. Faluvegi, D.T. Shindell, K. Tsigaridis, and S. Mangeon* (2015), Interannual variability of tropospheric trace gases and aerosols, The role of biomass burning emissions. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, no. 14, 7157-7173, doi.org/10.1002/2014JD022926.