Dr. Athanasios G. Loukas is, currently, an Associate Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources, Director of Master Program “Water Resources” and Director of Transportation and Hydraulic Engineering Division of the Department of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Greece and Dean of Engineering School of University of Thessaly (until 2018). He was Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering for the period 2008-2012. He was Director of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis and Director of the common Greek-French Master Program “Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards-HYDROHASARDS” co-organized with the Joseph Fourier University-Grenoble I (2010-2018).
He is, currently. Editor-in-Chief of EWRA European Water journal, Section Editor-in-Chief of MDPI Water journal “Water Resources Management, Policy and Governance” and Editorial Board Member of Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences. He serves and served as Guest Editor of special issues of Water, European Water, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, Hydrological Processes and Environmental Processes. His research interests include: deterministic and stochastic hydrological modelling, analysis, modelling, and forecasting of extreme hydrological events (floods and droughts), climate change impacts on the hydrological processes and water resources, water resources management and modelling, and applications of GIS and remote sensing in hydrology and water resources. He has co-ordinated and participated in numerous national and European research projects.
He is the author and co-author of more than 300 referred international journal publications and conference proceedings publications, chapters in books and special volumes and technical reports. His published work has received over 1500 citations (over 1350 independent citations), as indicated in Scopus database with h-index=25 (h-index=23), over 2900 citations, as indicated in Google Scholar database (h-index =31, i-10=52) and over 1150 citations (1050 independent citations), as indicated in Web of Science database (h-index=21).