Ioannis Droutsas

Ioannis Droutsas


My background is in Environmental engineering where I was introduced into the topic of environmental protection and sustainability. During my degree I gained fundamental knowledge on modelling of environmental systems. For my MSc study I developed a statistical model for predicting the environmental behaviour of citizens towards their domestic waste. Prior to my PhD, I worked as waste manager in the industrial sector. My duties extended from waste identification and communication with receptors to ensuring safe transport and disposal. For my PhD I am looking at the combined impact of climate change and air pollution on agriculture.

Research interests

My research is focused on the interaction between climate change and ozone pollution and their combined effects on crop yield and plant nutritional properties. My main goal is to assess the risks posed by climate variability and high air pollution levels on food production as well as their impact on human nutrition and health. For this, I am primarily interested in the development and use of crop models.


  • MSc in Environment and Development, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • BEng / MEng in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
  • Climate Science and Impacts