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Prof. Dr. Pavlos Kollias

Member of the International Faculty

Professor at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,
of Stony Brook University – State University of New York

Atmospheric Scientist, Department of Environmental Sciences
Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY

Pavlos Kollias was born in Athens, Greece. He received a B.Sc. degree in Physics in 1994 as well as a MSc. degree in Environmental Physics in 1996 from the University of Athens, and a PhD degree in meteorology in 2000 from the University of Miami. His research focuses on the understanding of the microphysical, dynamical and radiative processes that act at the cloud- and meso-scale and their accurate representation in numerical models. He is also interest in radar technology and their applications in weather and climate research. Kollias is an international leader in the application of short wavelength radars for cloud and precipitation research from ground-based and space-based platforms. Kollias has published over 95 scientific articles in peer-reviewed literature in the areas of millimeter wavelength radar research, cloud and precipitation physics. 

Pavlos Kollias is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University and has a joint appointment 
with the Department of Environmental and Climate Sciences at Brookhaven National Laboratory since 2016. 
Previously he was a Canada Research Chair at McGill University, Montreal Canada.  Kollias research focuses 
on the understanding of the microphysical and dynamical processes that act at the cloud scale and their 
accurate representation in numerical models. He is also interested in radar meteorology and technology, 
and the development and application of novel phased-array and spaceborne radars in weather and climate research. 
Kollias is the author or co-author of over 180 peer-reviewed scientific articles in the areas of millimeter 
wavelength radar research, radar technology, signal processing, and cloud and precipitation dynamics and microphysics.
Kollias has received a Canadian Research Chair award while in Canada, he is a recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship 
from Germany in 2013 and of the AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award in 2020.

Contribution to UoC

Pavlos Kollias is an atmospheric scientist with an interest in high-resolution observations and modeling of the atmospheric boundary layer, clouds, precipitation, and convection. Kollias is interested in the development of data-driven dynamic observing systems for the study of rapidly evolving atmospheric phenomena. He is also interested in the use of machine learning algorithms for the analysis of large datasets from complex systems. 
He has established long-term collaborations with Prof. Dr. Susanne Crewell and Prof. Dr. Roel Neggers and he is actively involved in the co-supervision of MSc and Ph.D. students at the University of Cologne.