Assistant Researcher


ORCID: 0009-0004-7435-4730  

Filippos Charalambous (m) is an Assistant Researcher C in the Environment and Climate Department of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence. Filippos has a background in Agriculture holding a BSc degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece (2013), and a MSc degree in Plant Sciences from Wageningen University in the Netherlands (2015). His research during his MSc degree focused on Crop Photobiology under artificial LED light conditions (spectral responses) as part of his MSc Thesis (Tomato, Wageningen University) and Internship (Lettuce, Philips Research). Upon graduation Filippos followed a career path in the R&D industry, working with companies in the field of engineering and operating crop production systems for the vertical farming sector (entirely artificially controlled hydroponic crop growing). Working primarily as a crop scientist and secondarily in management and management support roles, Filippos worked with an early startup (Belgium, 2016-2020) and a unicorn scaleup (Germany, 2020-2023). In his last tenure, Filippos was responsible for 3 R&D Projects related to optimizing international crop production, namely: hydroponic mineral recipes, hydroponic growing substrate, and light recipes. Filippos work area subjects span “farming technology”, “sustainable practices”, “electrical engineering”, “remote sensing”, “business and sales development/support”, “ROI”, and “organizational and workflow efficiency”. Filippos completed a 2-month bootcamp training in data analytics and basic data science applications (statistics and ML; Le Wagon, June 2023) before relocating to Cyprus to join the ERATOSTHENES team in April 2024. His current work involves participation in Earth observation training programs and working on deliverables under the projects ‘Cerberus’ and ‘Carbonica’. His research interests include remote sensing applications and the use of EO in sustainable land management, and early or preventive agronomical practices.  

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the “Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and and Development”.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s “Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme” under Grant Agreement No 857510”.
This project is co-funded by the Cyprus University of Technology.