Nikolaos Mihalopoulos graduated from Chemistry department (University of Athens, 1984) and he obtained a M.Sc. (1985) and then a PhD (1989) from University Paris VII (France) in Atmospheric Sciences. He was elected as Assistant Professor at the University of Crete (1993). In 1999 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and in 2003 as Full Professor in Environmental Chemistry. Since 2013 he is Director of the Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA). His expertise is in the field of Atmospheric chemistry and physics, Global biogeochemical cycles and Environmental Analytical chemistry. He has participated in more than 45 research programs (in 30 as coordinator) funded by European and National agencies and acted as a member of the Organizing and Scientific Committee in 15 National and International Conferences. He has published more than 270 original papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and more than 600 papers in international conferences (more than 11500 citations, h-index = 58). Currently he is the vice president of the Hellenic Association for Aerosol Research.