Director of the Energy, Environment, Water Research Centre (EEWRC) at the Cyprus Institute (CyI)
Prof. Sciare has received a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics from Paris VII University in 2000, and the same year he was awarded a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Max Planck of Chemistry (Mainz, Germany). In 2001, he obtained a full permanent position in CNRS, at the Laboratory for Climate and Environmental Sciences (LSCE, CNRS/CEA/UVSQ, Gif/Yvette, France). In 2013 he was promoted as CNRS Research Director, from which position he established the first EU calibration centre for on-line aerosol chemical instruments (ACMCC), and developed a national (French) reference laboratory in analytical chemistry for air quality programs on aerosols.
Prof. Sciare has more than 20 years of experience in atmospheric chemistry, focusing on the various impacts of aerosols (climate, air quality, health, global security). He has been leading a large number of French research projects and participated in many EU FP5/FP6/FP7/H2020 projects performing field research in contrasted environments (North/South Pole, Amazonian forest, Megacities in Africa/Asia/Europe, oceanographic & aircraft campaigns). He has coordinated for 20 years strategic atmospheric monitoring activities in the Austral Ocean in collaboration with the French Polar Institute and the World Meteorological Organization. He is (co-)author of more than 120 international refereed publications and more than 200 presentations at international conferences devoted to atmospheric chemistry and physics. He has received his Habilitation in 2009 and has supervised numerous (>20) Ph-D students and Post-doctoral fellows. He currently holds: H-index = 32; ISI-Web of Science; citation ~3,300.
Since mid of 2014, Prof. Sciare is the Director of the Energy, Environment, Water Research Centre (EEWRC) at the Cyprus Institute (CyI), from which position he established a strategy for competitive funding through Grants and Tenders, and through it he has already accomplished to secure several national and international competitively funded projects, including Horizon 2020 and more particularly the WIDENING Programme schemes.