Research Associate | Solar Energy


Ilias Fountoulakis received his BSc in Physics (2008) from the Department of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh).



In 2010 - 2017 he worked as a researcher for the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (LAP) of AUTh, and in 2018 – 2020 he worked as a research collaborator of the Regional Environmental Protection Agency of the Aosta Valley in Italy (ARPA Valle d’Aosta). Between 2015 and 2018 he also collaborated closely with the Izaña Atmospheric Research Center in Tenerife, Spain, in the context of a short-term scientific mission (2014) and a short-term contract (2017). His research interests include measurements of aerosol optical properties and of stratospheric ozone using ground-based remote sensing techniques, and measurements and modeling of spectral solar radiation and solar energy.
Since 2010 he has worked in 13 national and international research projects. He has co-authored 26 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and more than 60 presentations in national and international conferences. He is an active reviewer in more than 20 scientific journals and has participated to field campaigns and short-term scientific missions.
From November 2020, Ilias has been working as a research associate in the Institute of Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens in the field of solar energy.