About Christos Zerefos

Christos Zerefos is a Professor of Atmospheric Physics. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Academy of Athens and was elected Secretary General in November 2020. He is appointed Climate Envoy for Greece and Head of the Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology of the Academy of Athens.

He studied Physics and Meteorology at the University of Athens and Research Centers in the United States.

He has served as Professor of Atmospheric Physics in the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki, as well as visiting Professor in the Universities of Boston, Minnesota and Oslo.

He is a member of the Academia Europaea, the Norwegian Academy, the European Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and many other academies and research centers. He has been Chairman of the International Ozone Commission, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Observatory, President of the General Assembly of the Greek Foundation for Research and Innovation, as well as a member of various European Union and the World Meteorological Organization committees.

He has received prestigious international awards such as the UN Global Ozone Award (1997), the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences (2015), the 2010 Europa Nostra Award and more.

In the past 45 years, Christos Zerefos has founded numerous recognized educational and research institutions and has authored hundreds of scientific articles of wide international impact.

In the past 4 decades, he has supervised 55 masters and more than 30 PhD theses.

Christos Zerefos in the Athens College Spotlight

Professor of Atmospheric Physics and Secretary General of the Academy of Athens Christos Zerefos in an exclusive interview talks about climate change and offers our students advice.

Christos Zerefos’ s lecture at Athens College

Professor Christos Zerefos gave a lecture on “The Environment and the Teacher” during the annual Athens College “Honoring the Teacher” ceremony, held in the Elementary School’s Bodossakeion Building in Kantza on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.