Haldoupis Christos

Professor (retired)






220 Physics Bldg.


Christos Haldoupis received his undergraduate degree in Physics from the Department of Physics, University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1970 and his Ph.D. from the Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, on Ionospheric Physics and Space Physics. He retired in 2014.


He is involved with the University of Crete since its beginning in 1978. He worked for two years (1979-81) as a Postdoctoral fellow in the Institute of Physics, University of Oslo, and as a Research associate (1984-85) at the Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, University of Saskatchewn, Canada. In 1985, he became assistant professor in the Department of Physics, University of Crete. He received tenure in 1989 and was promoted to an associate professor in 1992 and to a professor in January 2008. He worked for 2 years (1987-1988 and 1993-94) as a Visiting scientist in the Max-Planck Institut für Aeronomie, Germany, and Université de Paris VI (Pierre and Marie Curie), and spend several months as a visiting professor in Université de Rennes I, France, and the University of Nagoya, Japan. In the University of Crete, he is responsible for the Laboratory of Ionospheric Physics.


Basic research on topics of Ionospheric plasma physics and electrodynamics, E region plasma instabilities, Radio aurora, midlatitude sporadic E layers (formation, variability and instabilities), Spread F phenomena, interaction of large scale atmospheric (tidal and planetary) waves with the ionosphere plasma, long term ionospheric variability, upper atmospheric electricity, very low frequency (VLF) EM wave studies of Transient Luminous Events (sprites and elves) and their effects in the lower ionosphere (D region). Geophysical instrumentation and experiments, radio Doppler and interferometry, CW coherent backscatter radars. Techniques of time series analysis in time and frequency domain. Applied research on wind energy meteorology, wind potential mapping using measurements and modeling.

University of Crete - Department of Physics - P.O Box 2208 - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
phone: +30 2810 394300 - fax: +30 2810 394301