Dr Nikos Kalivitis obtained his degree in Physics in 2002 and his PhD in Chemistry in 2008, both from the University of Crete (UoC). His PhD thesis dealt with the physicochemical properties of atmospheric aerosols in the eastern Mediterranean. He received a research fellowship from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation for postdoctoral research. During the period 2012-2015 he received a grant for postdoctoral research from the GSRT that took place at the Department of Chemistry, UoC and the Physics Department, University of Helsinki. He then worked at the National Observatory of Athens and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Chemistry, UoC.
During most of his career he has been working at the atmospheric research station of the UoC at Finokalia (http://finokalia.chemistry.uoc.gr/). Additionally, he has worked as station manager at Navarino Environmental Observatory, Stockholm University, having overall 15 years of experience in environmental monitoring and research infrastructure operation and management. His scientific interests centre around atmospheric composition and air pollution, with particular emphasis on the effects on the human health, the ecosystems and the climate.
Fulbright Foundation will provide the opportunity to visit the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and collaborate on the assessment of the environmental risk to human health due to transported atmospheric pollution in the eastern Mediterranean.