Daniel Pérez Ramírez

Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez started his research career in the field of Atmospheric Physics in 2006 with the fellowship in the University of Granada (UGR) funded by the “Formación de Personal Universitario (FPU)” program. This award allowed him to do his Ph.D. in the development and set-up of a star-photometer for columnar aerosol characterization at nighttime, which until now is the only instrument available in Spain and one of the few in the world. Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez defended his Ph.D. dissertation in 2010 being awarded with the maximum qualification.

From 2011 to 2016 Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez moved to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), U.S.A., for his postdoctoral studies. His main research in NASA/GSFC was focused in multi-wavelength lidar systems for atmospheric studies, with special emphasis in the system to be deployed in the upcoming NASA ACE mission. He also participated in the field campaign “Plain Elevated Convections at Night Field Campaign” in 2015, which was sponsored by different U.S. institutions.

Thanks to the efforts and the quality of Dr. Perez-Ramirez work he was awarded by a Marie-Curie Individual fellowship which allowed him to reintegrate to the UGR since February 2016 and to be the PI of the international project “Development of retrieval techniques for aerosol microphysical characterization from multi-wavelength spaceborne lidar and radiometric measurements”, which includes collaborations with the University of Lille (France) and NASA/GSFC. During this project the needs for independent characterization of aerosol microphysics from the space were addressed. After the success of this project a Marie Curie Research Innovative and Staff Exchange (RISE) project come up and lead by Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez. The Marie Curie RISE project is entitled “Development of GRASP radiative transfer code for the retrieval of aerosol microphysics vertical-profiles from space measurements and its impact in ACE mission (GRASP-ACE)” and focus on the development of the GRASP radiative transfer code for the combining use of space-borne lidar and polarimetric measurements from the space. The GRASP-ACE project is a cooperation that includes University of Granada, University of Lille (France), CNRS (France), University of Valladolid (Spain), Free University of Berlin (Germany) and the company GRASP.SAS (France). GRASP-ACE includes also cooperation with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (USA), University of Maryland Baltimore County (USA) and the Physics Instrumentation Center of Moscow (Russia).

Since 2007, Dr. Perez-Ramirez has published 31 peer-reviewed publications indexed in the JCR. He has participated in 12 projects, being 7 of them international, and attended to 28 conferences (21 international) with more than 50 contributions. He also has experience on organizing international (e.g. European Aerosol Conference) and national conferences. Dr. Perez-Ramirez is also referee of many international journals such as Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques and Journal of Geophysical Research.

Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez Educational & Outreach activities include lectures of undergraduate and master courses in the UGR and in the Major University of San Andres (Bolivia). This teaching experience allowed him to obtain certificates by the ANECA for the figures of ´Ayudante Doctor´ and ´Contratado Doctor’. In the Applied Physics Department of the University of Granada he has taught several undergraduate courses such as Thermodynamics, Basic Experimental Techniques, Physics of the Atmosphere and Physics for Telecommunication Engineering. He also participates in the master in Geophysics and Meteorology with lectures in Advanced Methods for Measuring the Atmospheric Aerosol. More information on Dr. Daniel Pérez Ramírez research projects and publications can be seen on the Google Scholar profile.