Lucas Alados-Arboledas, LAA, is Professor in Applied Physics at the Sciences Faculty of the University of Granada, developing his research activity in the Andalusian Research Institute for the Earth System (IISTA).
LAA develops his teaching activity at the degree level in the Atmospheric Physics Course in the Degree in Physics and in the Meteorology and Climatology Course in the Degree in Environmental Sciences. Furthermore, he develops an active role in different courses included in the Master in Geophysics and Meteorology, GEOMET, like Atmospheric Radiation, Atmospheric Dynamics and Methods and Techniques for the Study of the Atmospheric Aerosol. During the last years, he has supervised different TFM and TFG focused on atmospheric studies.
LAA is mainly interested in atmospheric aerosol/cloud characterization using ground based remote sensing observations (passive and active remote sensing techniques) and in-situ techniques. Specifically: (i) Aerosol characterization, aerosol radiative impacts and climatic role, (ii) Ground-based active and passive remote sensing techniques for the retrieval of the atmospheric composition, (iii) Inversion methods for the retrieval of optical and microphysical aerosol properties, (iv) Link between in-situ and remote sensing retrievals of atmospheric aerosol properties and (v) Validation of aerosol-related space-borne products using ground based measurements.
LAA has participated in 36 research projects and experimental campaigns, in 22 of which as principal investigator. He has more than 195 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and his work received more than 4150 citations (h index = 36) in around 2350 documents. He co-chaired the European Aerosol Conference (2012), being a member of the conference steering committee, conference organization committee, conference program committee and co-editor of the proceedings. LAA has been a supervisor of 20 PhD thesis and more than 20 MSc thesis. He is a member of the editorial board of Atmospheric Research Journal (Elsevier Publications, Impact Factor = 3.377) and has been an active reviewer in 25 scientific Journals including Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letter, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Applied Optics, Atmospheric Environment, Tellus B and others.
LAA is Director of the Andalusian Research Institute for the Earth System and PI of the Atmospheric Physics Group (GFAT) of the IISTA-CEAMA research center. GFAT develops its activity in the frame of AERONET and EARLINET networks. His lidar related activities have been acknowledged by the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET), which has elected LAA as a council member for the period 2012-2016 and re-elected for a new period 2016-2020. He has been co-chair of the EAA's working group “Atmospheric Aerosols” since 2009. Since 2017 he cooperates with the Agencia Estatal de Investigación in the management of the Research Projects Program on Atmosphere and Climate Change. He has recently been nominated Spanish representative in the Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane of the Artic Council.