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Christos Fountoukis

associate professor
College of Science & Engineering
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Christos Fountoukis received his PhD from the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering of the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, U.S.A. in 2007. He has been a Marie Curie Post-doctoral Fellow from 2008-2012 and a Project Scientist from 2012-2015 with the University of Patras and the FORTH research institute in Greece. Since 2013 he was an adjunct assistant professor at the Cyprus Institute..

Research Interest

Atmospheric chemistry and climate,  Energy Meteorology,  Regional 3-D Air Quality/Photochemical dispersion models Pollutant emissions and their effects on human health and the environment,  Simulation of dispersion of dust in the greater area of Middle East Air pollution control strategies in the Middle East and the State of Qatar,  Air pollution control strategies in the Middle East and the State of Qatar,  Observational data analysis (ground, aircraft, balloon measurements, etc.) , Dust deposition on solar panels and Prediction and forecasting of solar radiation for solar energy applications.


  • Fountoukis, C., A. Nenes, A. Sullivan, R. Weber, T. VanReken, M. Fischer, E. Matfas, M. Moya, D. Farmer and R.C. Cohen, Thermodynamic characterization of Mexico City aerosol during MILAGRO 2006, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 2141-2156, 2009

  • Fountoukis, C., I. Riipinen, H. A. C. Denier van der Gon, P. E. Charalampidis, C. Pilinis, A. Wiedensohler, C. O'Dowd, J. P. Putaud, M. Moerman, and S. N. Pandis, Simulating ultrafine particle formation in Europe using a regional CTM: Contribution of primary emissions versus secondary formation to aerosol number concentrations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 8663-8677, 2012

  • Fountoukis, C., T. Butler, M.G. Lawrence, H.A.C. Denier van der Gon, A.J.H. Visschedijk and S.N. Pandis, Impacts of controlling biomass burning emissions on wintertime carbonaceous aerosol in Europe, Atmos. Environ., 87, 175-182, 2014

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