Vassilis Amiridis was born in Göteborg, Sweden, in 1971. He received his B.S. in Physics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, V. Amiridis is a researcher of the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. He is mainly interested in atmospheric particle characterization using ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations of the atmospheric composition (lidar and sunphotometric techniques). He has participated in more than 20 national, European and international projects and experimental campaigns. He has more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 110 in conference proceedings, various scientific and technical reports and over 800 third party citations.