Rafaella – Eleni P. Sotiropoulou



Assistant Professor



University of Western Macedonia

Office 204 – Department of Mechanical Engineering {www.mech.uowm.gr} 

Bakola & Sialvera Street

50132 Kozani



Contact Data

Tel (office): +30 24610 56645

Fax: +30 24610 56646

email: rsotiropoulou@uowm.gr

website: http://users.uowm.gr/rsotiropoulou/


2005 PhD Atmospheric Sciences

1999 Environmental Scientist




Air and Waste Management Laboratory (ΑWMA Lab), School of Engineering, University of Western Macedonia


Curriculum Vitae

Rafaella Sotiropoulou was born in 1976. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Macedonia. She holds a Diploma (1999) and a Ph.D. (2005) from the Department of Environment of the University of the Aegean. Prior to joining the Mechanical Engineering Department, she was an Associate Researcher of the NCSR “Demokritos” (Institute of Nuclear and Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy, Safety and Environmental Technologies, Laboratory of Environmental Technologies). She was a post-doctoral researcher and Research Scientist II at Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. Her research activities focus on issues of management of the atmospheric environment and climate change (air quality simulation, aerosol formation and transformation, anthropogenic impact on climate change, etc.). Her scientific work has been published in more than 15 international peer review scientific journals and in more than 70 articles in international and national scientific conferences. In 2006, she was selected and participated in the UCAR / NCAR Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA) Junior Faculty Forum on Future Scientific Directions (JFF).


Course Catalogue

Atmospheric Pollution

Numerical Analysis and Simulation

Computational Mechanics Ι

Computational Mechanics ΙΙ

Atmospheric Dynamics (Environmental Engineering Curriculum)


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Selected Publications

Sotiropoulou R.E.P., M. Serafidou, G. Skodras (2019), Thermal mercury removal from coals: Effect of pyrolysis conditions and kinetic analysis. Fuel, 238, 44-50, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2018.10.073.

Tagaris E., I. Stergiou and R.E.P. Sotiropoulou (2017). Impact of Shipping Emissions on Ozone levels over Europe: Assessing the Relative Importance of the Standard Nomenclature for Air Pollution (SNAP) Categories, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 24:14903–14909, doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-9046-x.

Tagaris E., R.E.P. Sotiropoulou, N. Gounaris, S. Andronopoulos and D. Vlachogiannis (2015). Effect of the Standard Nomenclature for Air Pollution (SNAP) Categories on Air Quality over Europe, Atmosphere, 6, 1119-1128, doi:10.3390/atmos6081119.

Sotiropoulou, R.E.P., E. Tagaris, A. Sotiropoulos, I. Spanos, P. Milonas, A. Michaelakis (2016) Regional estimates of global climate change: a dynamical downscaling approach to Southeast Europe, In: Energy, Transportation and Global Warming, ISBN 978-3-319-30127-3, edited by Springer Editions (see more details in http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319301266).

Tagaris, E., R.E.P. Sotiropoulou, N. Gounaris, S. Andronopoulos and D. Vlachogiannis (2014), Impact of biogenic emissions on ozone and fine particles over Europe: Comparing effects of temperature increase and a potential anthropogenic NOx emissions abatement strategy, Atmos. Environ., 98, 214-223.

Tagaris E., R.E.P. Sotiropoulou, N. Gounaris, S. Andronopoulos and D. Vlachogianni (2013). Air quality over Europe: modelling gaseous and particulate pollutants, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 9661-2013.

Medina, J., A. Nenes, R.E.P. Sotiropoulou, L.D. Cottrell, L.D. Ziemba, P.J. Beckman, and R.J. Griffin (2007), Cloud condensation nuclei closure during the International Consortium for Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation 2004 campaign: Effects of size-resolved composition, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10S31, doi:10.1029/2006JD007588

Sotiropoulou, R.E.P., J. Medina, and A. Nenes (2006), CCN predictions: Is theory sufficient for assessment of the indirect effect?, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L05816, doi:10.1029/ 2005GL025148.

Sotiropoulou, R.E.P., E. Tagaris, C. Pilinis, T. Anttila and M. Kulmala (2006), Modeling New Particle Formation During Air Pollution Episodes: Impacts on Aerosol and Cloud Condensation Nuclei, Aeros. Sci. Tech., 40, 557–572.

Sotiropoulou, R.E.P., E. Tagaris, C. Pilinis, S. Andronopoulos, A. Sfetsos and J.G. Bartzis (2004), The BOND project: Biogenic aerosols and air quality in Athens and Marseille Greater Areas, J. Geoph. Res., 109, D05205, doi:10.1029/ 2003JD003955