Alkiviadis Kalampokis, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

​Research Scientist

Research Interests

​Dr. Alkiviadis Kalampokis is a physicist, with a background in complex systems. His research interests focus on the physical properties of the Ocean, and include Operational Oceanography and Observational Oceanography. He has worked with multiparametric observational platforms, including HF-Radars, gliders, buoys and drifters to monitor variables such as currents, waves, temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen and Chl-a. He also participates in oceanographic cruises, field measurements, sampling and instrument deployments.

Selected Publications

  • A year-long assessment of wave measurements retrieved from an HF radar network in the Gulf of Naples (Tyrrhenian Se... 
    Saviano, S., Kalampokis, A., Zambianchi, E., & Uttieri, M.
    Journal of Operational Oceanography, 12(1), 1-15, (2019)
  • An integrated open-coastal biogeochemistry, ecosystem and biodiversity observatory of the eastern Mediterranean – t... 
    Petihakis, G., Perivoliotis, L., Korres, G., Ballas, D., Frangoulis, C., Pagonis, P., Ntou...
    Ocean Science, 14, 1223-1245, (2018)
  • Acoustic Doppler current profiler observations of migration patterns of zooplankton in the Cretan Sea 
    Potiris, E., Frangoulis, C., Kalampokis, A., Ntoumas, M., Pettas, M., Petihakis, G. and Ze...
    Ocean Science, 14(5), (2018)
  • Validation of HF radar-derived currents in the Gulf of Naples with Lagrangian data 
    A. Kalampokis, M. Uttieri, P.M. Poulain, E.Zambianchi
    IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 13(10), pp.1452-1456, (2016)
  • Dynamics and sea state in the Gulf of Naples: potential use of high-frequency radar data in an operational oceanogr... 
    P. Falco, B. Buonocore, D. Cianelli, L. De Luca, A. Giordano, I. Iermano , A. Kalampokis, ...
    Journal of Operational Oceanography, 9(sup1), pp.s33-s45, (2016)
  • Toward an integrated HF radar network in the Mediterranean Sea to improve search and rescue and oil spill response:... 
    L Bellomo, A Griffa, S Cosoli, P Falco , R Gerin, I Iermano, A Kalampokis, Z Kokkini, A La...
    Journal of Operational Oceanography, vol. 8, 95-107, (2015)
  • HF Radar observations of the Dardanelles outflow current in North Eastern Aegean using validated WERA HF radar data 
    Z. Kokkini, M. Potiris, A. Kalampokis, V. Zervakis 
    Mediterranean Marine Science, vol. No.4 , (2014)
  • Wikipedia information flow analysis reveals the scale-free architecture of the Semantic Space 
    A. P. Masucci, A. Kalampokis, V. M. Eguíluz, and E. Hernández-García
    PLoS ONE 6(2): e17333, (2011)
  • Evolution of vocabulary in scale-free and random networks 
    A. Kalampokis, K. Kosmidis and P. Argyrakis
    Physica A, 379, 665-671, (2007)
  • Robustness in biological neural networks 
    Α. Kalampokis, C. Kotsavasiloglou, P. Argyrakis and S. Baloyannis
    Physica A, 317, 581, (2003)


  • ​Ph.D., Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2002
  • BSc., Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994

Professional Profile

  • ​2020-Present: Research Scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2020: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Center for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece
  • 2013-2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University “Parthenope” of Naples, Italy
  • 2008-2013: Adjunct Lecturer, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • 2007-2008: Adjunct Lecturer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • 2003-2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
  • Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division (BESE)

Research Interests Keywords

Physical Oceanography Observational oceanography Operational oceanography HF-radars Buoys Lagrangian systems Currents