Research Director at NOA, born in 1965, has a PhD in Dynamic Meteorology (University Clermont-Ferrand, 1993). She has acted as Research Associate at University Athens (Meteorology Laboratory, Physics Dept.) during the period 1993-1998, while since 1999 joined the National Observatory of Athens. She has almost 20 years of experience on numerical weather prediction. She has authored or co-authored 85 papers published in refereed international journals, and 4 book chapters in the fields of mesoscale meteorology, meteorological modelling, and study of severe weather events in the Mediterranean. She has worked extensively with a number of meteorological models (MM5, BOLAM, WRF, RAMS). She has participated in and/or coordinated a large number of national and EU funded projects. Since 2013 is a member of the International Science Steering Committee of HYMEX project and she is acting as Topical Editor of Annales Geophysicae.