Dr. Panagiotis Sismanidis

Room: IA E6/93
Unit: Bochum Urban Climate Lab

Postdoc / Research Fellow

Focus of activity

Earth Observation, Thermal Remote Sensing, Statistical Downscaling, Surface Urban Heat Islands, LST Climatology

Curriculum vitae

Panagiotis Sismanidis is a postdoctoral researcher working on thermal remote sensing. He holds a Diploma in Rural, Surveying, and Geoinformatics Engineering (2012) and a PhD in Engineering (2018) from the National Technical University in Athens (Greece). He has been involved in multidisciplinary research on heat-health applications and building energy demand while at the National Observatory of Athens (Greece). For his PhD research, he has received two grants from the A.G. Leventis Foundation (2016, 2017), one grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (2018) and one award from the European Meteorological Society (2016). His research focuses on Land Surface Temperature and Surface Urban Heat Islands.




  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • European Facility for Airborne Research (EUFAR)
  • International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC)
  • Technical Chamber of Greece



  • Geospatial Analysis with Python (B.Sc.)
  • Introduction to Programming and Applied Statistics (B.Sc.)


  • Introduction to the Remote Sensing of Earth Surface Temperatures (M.Sc.)


  • Leonie Krelaus and Joy Apfel. (2022). Surface and canopy urban heat island magnitudes in Europe - uncovering differences within the diurnal cycle and sensitivity towards urban classification. Master thesis. Ruhr University Bochum.
  • Patricia Glocke (2022). Impacts of altered human activities due to COVID-19 lockdown on air quality and temperature across European cities (Provisional Title). Master thesis. Ruhr University Bochum.