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Mat Santamouris

 Matheos Santamouris

Mat Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and also Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is also visiting professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University,  Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore.

Director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research, at the University of Athens. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece.

Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, Former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation

Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London.

Editor and author of 12 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan in London.

Guest editor of twelve special issues of various scientific journals.

Coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 250 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international scientific journals.

Reviewer of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc.

Metropolitan University of London, UK, (1998-),

University of Bolzano, Italy, (2006-),

Tokyo Polytechnic University, Japan, (2008-),

Cyprus Institute, Cyprus, (2009-),

National University of Singapore, (2012-),

Brunel University London, UK (2014-).


Margarita-Niki AssimakopoulosAddress: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

+30 210 7276922 +30 210 7295282

masim@phys.uoa.gr

Sex Female  | Nationality Greek

 

Margarita-Niki Assimakopoulos is an Assistant Professor at the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (section of Environmental Physics – Meteorology). She graduated from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (MEng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 1999) in London. Her post graduate studies as well as her PhD were completed in Ecole National de Travaux Publique de l’Etat in Lyon (D.E.A. Génie Civil, Bâtiment et Environnement, 2001 & Doctorat Génie Civil, Bâtiment et Environnement, 2005). Her main research fields are building physics, indoor-outdoor pollution and indoor environmental quality. She is the Technical Director of the Indoor Air Quality Laboratory  ISO 17025 of the National And Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has participated in several European Research projects as well as Coordinated some of them and is the author of more than 30 journals and conference papers.

08/2012–Present Assistant Professor 

 

Physics Department – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Teaching of 5 courses (undergraduate and post graduate) Participating in International and National Research Projects​

04/2008–08/2012 Lecturer

Physics Department – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)

Teaching of 5 courses (undergraduate and post graduate)

Participating in International and National Research Projects

Business or sector Education

06/1999–04/2008 Researcher for the Group of Building Environmental Studies

University Of Athens

Group Building Environmental Studies,

Participating in National and International Research projects

Business or sector Research

10/2005–06/2006 Teaching associate

University of Athens

Department of Geology and Environmental Geology,

Teaching of Applied Climatology to post graduate students

Business or sector Education

11/2004–06/2005 Teaching associate

EUREC AGENCY

Teaching of the course for the European Master in Renewable Energy organized by the European

University Organization (EUREC Agency) in Renewable Energy

Business or sector Education

06/1998–09/1998 Assistant Researcher

University of Athens

Group Building Environmental Studies,

Summer Occupation

Collection and processing data for indoor quality

Business or sector Research

06/1997–09/1997 Assistant Researcher

National Observatory of Athens.

Summer occupation in the Institute of Meteorology and Environmental Physics (today known as

Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development)

Collection and processing data for indoor quality

Business or sector Research

10/2001–12/2004 Doctorat

 

 

 

École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État, Lyon (France)

Développement et Evaluation des Systèmes et Stratégies de Contrôle de Regulation d’un Vitrage

Electrochromique – Development and Evaluation of Control Systems and Strategies for an

Electrochromic Glazing Unit in Building Applications

10/2000–09/2001 Diplôme d’Études Approfondies (D.E.A.)

École nationale des travaux publics de l’État, Lyon (France)

Bâtiment et Environnemment – Buildings and Environment

09/1995–06/1999 Master of Engineering

Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, London (United Kingdom)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

09/1993–06/1995 A-Level General Certificate of Education

Moraitis School

Physics, Mathematics and Higher Level Mathematics

09/1983–06/1995 High school graduate

Tositseio Arsakeio Ekalis

Mother tongue(s) Greek

 

 

 

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING

English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

French B2 B2 B2 B2 B2

Spanish A2 A2 A2 A2 A1

Organisational / managerial skills Organising and performing experiments on indoor and outdoor air quality, thermal and acoustic

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user – B1 and B2: Independent user – C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

comfort, quality of construction, energy consumption and income in residential buildings (2006 – 2008)

Contribution to the measuring station for the corrosion of materials from photochemical compounds

(UN ICP Materials).

Digital competence SELF-ASSESSMENT

Information processing Communication Content creation Safety Problem solving

Proficient user Proficient user Independent user Independent user Independent user

Digital competences – Self-assessment grid

MATLAB

ASSEMBLYC, C++VISUAL BASICGOOD COMMAND OF MICROSOFT OFFICE TOOLS (WORD,

EXCEL AND POWERPOINT)Simulation Tools – TRNSYS, EnergyPlus

Driving licence B

National and International Projects

 

 

 

1. BUILTECH (Building Technologies) June 1999 – October 2001:

2. SOS (Self Openings and Shadings) June 1999 – Februaty 2001

3. SWIFT (Switchable Façade Technology) June 2001- December 2002

4. Spread CD-Res (Spreading R.E.S. results of major EC targeted Housing demonstration projects to all Housing Association in 10 EU countries) January 2002 – January 2004

5. ESBU (Energy Efficient Sportive Buildings – leading the way) January 2003 – December 2004

6. UN ECE ICP (Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution) Materials (Trend Exposure) International co-operative Programme on Effects on Materials, including Historic and Cultural Monuments, (PI), 2005-2008

7. MULTI-ASSESS (Model for multi-pollutant impact and assessment of threshold levels for cultural heritage). Fifth Framework Programme Key Action City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage within the Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development 2001-2004

8. PITHAGORAS: Development of educational material for the Quality of the Indoor Environment 2004 -2006

9. HARMONAC (Harmonizing Air Conditioning Inspection and Audit Procedures in the Tertiary Building Sector) 2007-2010

10. Schools Indoor Pollution and Health: Observatory Network in Europe ‘SINPHONIE’ 2010-2012

11. Health-Based Ventilation Guidelines for Europe, ‘HealthVent’ 2010-2012

12. CRHIMA-CINP. CULTURAL RUPESTRIAN HERITAGE IN THE CIRCUM-MEDITERRANEAN AREA: COMMON IDENTITY – NEW PERSPECTIVE, ‘CHRIMA’ 2010-2012

13. Inspection of HVAC Systems through continuous monitoring and benchmarking, ‘iSERVcmb’ 2010-2014

14. ‘The Square Mile Retrofit Project’, ERA-Net Eracobuild Programme, Sustainable Renovation for the construction and operation of buildings – SusRen 2011 Joint Call for proposals 2011-2014

15 ‘Whole House In-Situ Carbon & Energy Reduction Solution – WHISCERS’, ERA-Net Eracobuild Programme, Sustainable Renovation for the construction and operation of buildings – SusRen 2011 Joint Call for proposals 2011-2014

Publications – InternationalJournals

1 Assimakopoulos M. N., Tsangrassoulis A., Mihalakakou G., Santamouris M. Jauré S. Development of a control algorithm to optimize airflow rates through variable size windows

2 Assimakopoulos M.N., Tsangrassoulis A., Guarracino G., Santamouris M. ‘Integrated energetic approach for a controllable electrochromic device’ (2004) Energy and Buildings, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp. 415-422

3 Primikiri E., Malkawi A., Assimakopoulos M.N. ‘Bioclimatic Design Simulation: An object oriented approach for energy load and natural ventilation calculations’ (2005) International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp. 239-244

4 Varotsos C.A., Ondov J.M., Cracknell A.P., Efstathiou M.N., Assimakopoulos M.N. ‘Long-range persistence in global Aerosol Index dynamics’ (2006), International Journal of Remote Sensing, Volume 27, Issue 16, pp. 3593 – 3603

5 Varotsos C., Assimakopoulos M.N., Efstathiou M. ‘Technical Note: Long-term memory effect in the atmospheric CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa’ (2006) Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, Volume 6, pp. 11957-11970

6 Zannis G., Santamouris M., Geros V., Karatasou S., Pavlou K., Assimakopoulos M. N.: ‘Energy efficiency in retrofitted and new museum buildings in Europe’, International Journal of Sustainable Energy (2006) Volume 25, Issue 3 & 4 , pp. 193 – 213

7 Tombazis A.N., Vratsanos N., Kontomichali E., Santamouris M., Zannis G., Assimakopoulos M.N., Geros V., Pavlou K.: ‘Design and Energy Performance of the Archaeological Museum of Delphi’ (2006) International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Volume 25, Issue 3 & 4 , pp. 171 – 183

8 Santamouris M., Mihalakakou G., Patargias P., Gaitani N., Sfakianaki K., Papaglastra, M., Pavlou C., Doukas P., Primikiri E., Geros V., Assimakopoulos M.N., Mitoula R., Zerefos S. ‘Using intelligent clustering techniques to classify the energy performance of school buildings’ (2007) Energy and Buildings, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp. 45-51


Χρυσάνθη Ευθυμίου

Address: Building Physics 5, University Campus, Athens, 157 84, Greece

Phone: +30 210 7276731

Email: c-efthymiou@phys.uoa.gr

Sex Female |  Nationality Greek

Efthymiou Chrysanthi is an environmental physicist, holding a MSc. in Environmental Physics of the University of Athens, Greece.Currently she is working as a research associate at the Group of Building Environmental Studies of Physics Dpt. of NKUA with main research interests on energy efficiency, environmental impact assessments, bioclimatic urban planning,integration of renewable sources in urban areas and thermal/optical performance of materials. At the same time she is a PhD candidate at the field of innovative materials for urban structures.

 

 

 

January 2012 – present Research Associate

 

Building Environmental Studies Research Group, University of Athens – Physics Department –Section of Applied Physics ( Building Physics 5, University Campus, Athens, 157 84, Greece, http://grbes.phys.uoa.gr)
▪ Organization, performance and evaluation of experimental measurements – thermal, bioclimatic and energy factors in urban environment
▪ Analysis and processing of measurements
▪ Compare results with numerical simulations
Business or sector Research
October 2007- December 2011 Research Associate
Laboratory of Upper Air and Climate Research Group, University of Athens – Physics Department –Section of Applied Physics ( Building Physics 5, University Campus, Athens, 157 84, Greece)
▪ Organization, performance and evaluation of experimental measurements – total ozone column and profile, total and ultraviolet solar radiation
▪ Analysis and processing of measurements
Business or sector Research

 

2014 – present Phd, Environmental Physics
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (if relevant, country)

 

2011 – 2013 Master on Physics of Environment – Meteorology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2003 – 2011 Bachelor of Science, Physics t
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Mother tongue(s) Greek
Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
First Certificate in English – University of  Cambridge
French Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good
DELF 2nd Degré – Institute Francaise
Levels: A1/2: Basic user – B1/2: Independent user – C1/2 Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Communication skills Good communication skills gained through my participation in different groups and programs

 

Organisational / managerial skills Good organisational / managerial skills gained through my experience in experimental campains

 

Job-related skills §  Good  performance at work under pressure

§  Quick decision-making in times of crisis

§  Good time management and work with time deadlines

 

Computer skills ▪  Microsoft Office Skills Certification ECDL

▪  Matlab, Origin, Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access

▪  Specific simulation programs (eg ENVI-met)

 

Other skills

 

Driving licence B

 

Niki Gaitani

Address: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Phone: +0030 2107276849

Email: ngaitani@phys.uoa.gr / ngaitani@gmail.com

URL: https://uoa.academia.edu/NikiGaitani

Skype: niki.gaitani | Sex Female |  Nationality Greek

Dr Niki Gaitani is a Senior Researcher at the Group of Building Environmental Studies, Faculty of Physics at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She holds a Degree in Physics, a M.Sc. in Environmental and Building Physics, and a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resources Management, where her  thesis focused on the Energy Performance and Environmental Quality of School Buildings in Greece. She has participated in a variety of national and European research and applied projects.

Her main research activities, skills and expertise relate to the Energy Performance of Buildings, Microclimatic Design of Open Spaces, Thermal Comfort, Sustainable Design Strategies, Computational fluid dynamics, Bioclimatic Urban Planning, RES, Indoor Air Quality and Integrated Design towards NZEB. She has published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and she is co-author in the book Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment. She has also participated in a number of international conferences, where she has been honored with two international research awards for young scientists (EPIC 2010 and AIVC 2007).

Furthermore, she is a tutor of ‘Energy efficiency & Bioclimatic design of buildings and open spaces’ course within the E-learning program at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Vocational Training Centre. She is a reviewer for international scientific journals and a register inspector of the Ministry of Development for the evaluation of Sustainable Energy Strategies of the Greek municipalities which is part-financed by the National Strategic Reference Framework.

 

 

01/10/2003–Present Research Fellow

 

 

 

National & Kapodistrian University of Athens [NKUA], Physics

Department of Applied Physics, Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens (Greece)

Participation in a number of European & National Projects related to: Building Physics, Micro-climatic

Design of Open Spaces, Energy Efficiency, Integrated Design towards NZEB, Computational Fluid

Dynamics, Thermal Comfort, Bio-climatic Urban Planning,Indoor Air Quality, Energy Audits, Rating

Techniques, Passive Cooling and Renewable Energy Sources

Group of Buildings Environmental Studies under the supervision of Prof. Mat Santamouris

16/01/2015–05/02/2015 External Consultant

Norwegian Institute of Wood TRETEKNISK, Oslo (Norway)

18/12/2012–Present Tutor at the Vocational Training Center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Lectures within the Training program ‘Energy efficiency & Bioclimatic design of buildings & open spaces’, Vocational Training Center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

01/06/2007–31/05/2008 External Consultant

Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, Athens (Greece)

Integration of the Green Areas and Implementation of the Principles of Bio-Climatic Architecture in the Center of Athens. Field Survey, CFD Modelling, Environmental design

 

01/06/2004–25/12/2010 Ph.D. in Energy Rating & Environmental Quality of School Buildings in Greece

 

 

 

 

University of Ioannina, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management (Greece) Energy Rating, Indoor Environmental Quality Measurements, Sustainable Design Strategies for School Buildings, Dynamic Thermal Simulation, Multivariate Statistics

11/12/2000–30/09/2003 M.Sc. in Environmental Physics

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, Athens (Greece) Dissertation. Evaluation of Bio-climatic Architecture Principles to Enhance Thermal Comfort Conditions at the Olympic village, Athens. Micro-climatic Design, Thermal Comfort Outdoors, Numerical Modelling, Climate
09/02/1994–20/07/2000 Degree of Physics

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, Athens (Greece)

Dissertation. Integration of Renewable Energy Sources and Evaluation of the Micro-climatic Parameters to the Performance of Natural Ventilation Techniques

 

Mother tongue(s) Greek

 

 

 

 

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING

English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user – B1 and B2: Independent user – C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Organisational / managerial skills Excellent interpersonal, organisational skills and the ability to work as effectively within large

interdisciplinary research teams and individually

Job-related skills Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Modeling, PHOENICS, ENVI-met, Thermal Comfort

Calculation, PVSYST, AIOLOS, TRNSYS, MATLAB,OFFICE, PASCAL, FORTRAN, PHOTOSHOP,

SPSS. Excellent Communication Skills, a Strong Team Player, with a Genuine Commitment to

Environmental Sustainability

 

 

Peer-reviewed Scientific Journals:

▪ Paving the way to nearly Zero Energy Schools in Mediterranean region_ZEMedS project,(2015),ENERGY PROCEDIA, pp. 3348-3353, N. Gaitani, L.Cases, E. Mastrapostoli, E. Eliopoulou

▪ Micro climatic analysis as a prerequisite for sustainable urbanization: application for an urban regeneration project for a Medium Size City in the Greater Urban Agglomeration of Athens, Greece (2014),SUSTAINABLE CITIES & SOCIETY, 13, pp.230-236, October 2014 ,N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, et al

▪ Improving the micro climate in a dense urban area using experimental and theoretical techniques.The case of Marousi, Athens (2012), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF VENTILATION, 11, (1), June 2012, pp. 1-16, Santamouris, M., Gaitani N. et al

▪ Using cool paving materials to improve micro climate of urban areas. Design realization and results of the Flisvos Project (2012), BUILDING & ENVIRONMENT, 53, pp. 128-136, July 2012, M. Santamouris, N. Gaitani, et al

▪ Improving the Micro climate in Urban Areas: A case study in the centre of Athens (2011) BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEERING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY, 32 (1), pp. 53-71. Gaitani, N., Spanou,et al

▪ Bio climatic design of open public spaces in the historic centre of Tirana, Albania (2011) SUSTAINABLE CITIES & SOCIETY, 1 (1), pp. 54-62. Fintikakis, N., Gaitani, N. et al

▪ Experimental testing of cool colored thin layer asphalt and estimation of its potential to improve the urban micro climate (2011) BUILDING & ENVIRONMENT, 46 (1), pp. 38-44. Synnefa, A., Karlessi, T., Gaitani, N., et al

▪ Using principal component and cluster analysis in the heating evaluation of the school building sector (2010) APPLIED ENERGY, 87 (6), pp. 2079-2086. Gaitani, N., Lehmann, C., Santamouris

▪ Experimental investigation of the air flow and indoor carbon dioxide concentration in classrooms with intermittent natural ventilation (2008) ENERGY & BUILDINGS, 40 (10), pp. 1833-1843. Curriculum vitae Santamouris, M., Synnefa, Gaitani, N., et al

▪ On the use of bio climatic architecture principles in order to improve thermal comfort conditions in outdoor spaces (2007) BUILDING & ENVIRONMENT, 42 (1), pp. 317-324. Gaitani, N., Mihalakakou, G., Santamouris, et al

▪ Using intelligent clustering techniques to classify the energy performance of school buildings (2007) ENERGY & BUILDINGS, 39 (1), pp. 45-51. Santamouris, M., Mihalakakou, G., Patargias, P., Gaitani, N.,et al

Monographs:

▪ Gaitani N., 2010: Ph.D. Thesis, Energy Rating & Environmental Quality of School Buildings in Greece, Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management, University of Ioannina, Greece

▪ Gaitani N., 2003: M.Sc. Dissertation, Bio climatic assessment in open spaces-Evaluation of bio climatic architecture principles in order to improve thermal comfort conditions in the Olympic village, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, NKUA, Greece

▪ Gaitani N., 2000: Postgraduate Dissertation, Integration of renewable energy sources and evaluation the influence of micro climatic parameters in the performance of natural ventilation techniques, Department of Physics, NKUA, Greece

Other scientific publications_Books:

▪ Development of educational material on IAQ (Greek Project Pythagoras), Technical report, (GR)

▪ Bio climatic Applications and Innovative Actions for Environmental Protection of School Buildings, (Chapter4, pp 68-98). Stamoulis Editions (GR)

▪ High Energy Efficient Schools in the Mediterranean area. Measuring efficiency in existing school building. Building solutions for improving energy efficiency. Pilot projects (pp. 36-56 & pp.178-193)

▪ Advances in the development of Cool Materials for the built Environment.Cool pavements. Karlessi Theoni, Gaitani Niki, Synnefa Afroditi, Santamouris Mat, DOI: 10.2174/9781608054718113010008, pp 104-119

▪ Methodology of energy audits in Public Schools, Innovative Energy audit & bench marking systems of TEENERGY SCHOOLS project. Technical brochure

▪ High energy efficient architecture for school buildings in the Mediterranean area_International Campus & Workshop results. Technical brochure

▪ Vulnerable earth (GR), 2008 (ISBN 978-960-88435-6-1). Micro climatic monitoring in the historical center of Athens. The book is prefaced by the Commissioner of the European Union Environment Stavros Dimas and 60 distinguished authors

Conferences

▪ 6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2015), “Building Physics for a Sustainable Built Environment”, Paving the way to nearly zero energy schools in Mediterranean region- ZEMedS project, 14-17 June 2015, Torino, Italy, Niki Gaitani, Laia Cases, Elena Mastrapostoli

▪ 35th AIVC Conference & 4th TightVent Conference & 2nd Venticool Conference_Energy conservation technologies for mitigation & adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials, Integrated approach as a prerequisite for nearly Zero Energy Schools in Mediterranean region-ZEMedS project, 24–25 September 2014, Poznań, Poland, Niki Gaitani, Clara Ferrer, Mat Santamouris, Claudia Boude, Michael Gerber, Roberta Ansuini

▪ 34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st Venticool_Energy conservation technologies for mitigation & adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials, Energy efficiency & IAQ aspects of the School Buildings in Greece, 25-26 September 2013, Athens, Greece, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ 34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st Venticool_Energy conservation technologies for mitigation & adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation strategies and smart materials, Urban rehabilitation at the municipality of Acharnes, Greece, 25-26 September 2013, Athens, Greece, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, Ioannis Pappas, Costas Cartalis, Fotini Xyrafi, Elena Mastrapostoli, Panagiota Karahaliou, Chrysanthi Efthymiou

▪ Energy efficient school buildings: Strategies and Guidelines for the Mediterranean Area, 7 April 2011, Lucca, Italy, Energy Audit: confronting methodologies, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ 3rd Palenc, 5th EPIC & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, 29 Sept-1 Oct, 2010, Rhodes, Greece, Bioclimatic assessment in designing of open spaces in the historic center of Tirana Albania, N. Fintikakis, N.Gaitani, M.Santamouris, M. Assimakopoulos

▪ 3rd Palenc, 5th EPIC & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, 29 Sept-1 Oct, 2010, Rhodes, Greece, Strategies for microclimatic modifications in the urban spaces-Marousi center, Greece  Young Scientist Paper Award) N. Gaitani, A. Spanou, M. Saliari, M. Santamouris , F. Xyrafi

▪ Bioclimatic Architecture in the Mediterranean Region, 29 November 2009, Limassol, Cyprus, Methodology for Energy Audits in Public Schools, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ 2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, Berkeley, September 21-23, 2009,California,USA, Measurement of Optical Properties and Thermal Performance of Colour Thin Layer Asphalt Samples & Evaluation of Their Impact on the Urban Environment, Synnefa A., Karlessi T., Gaitani N., Santamouris M., Papakatsikas

▪ The Athens Summit on Climate Change & Energy Security, Athens, Greece 5-7 May 2008. Facing heat waves in the urban microclimate, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ Conference on Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge – Windsor 2008 Conference; United Kingdom; 27-29 July 2008; Experimental investigation of the air flow in naturally ventilated classrooms, M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, A., M. Asssimakopoulos, I. Livada,K. Pavlou, M. Papaglastra, N. Gaitani, D. Kolokotsa, V. Assimakopoulos

▪ 28th AIVC Conference & 2nd Palenc Conference, 27-29 September 2007, Crete Island, Greece, Field measurements of microclimatic parameters for the integration of the green areas and implementation of the principles of Bioclimatic Architecture in the center of Athens, N. Gaitani, (Best Student Paper Award), A. Letsios, D. Maurogiorgi, M. Proios, M. Santamouris, A. Tsolaki

▪ 28th AIVC Conference & 2nd PALENC Conference, 27-29 September 2007, Crete Island, Greece, Energy and environmental rehabilitation of a listed neoclassic building in Athens, Greece, K. Sfakianaki, K. Vassilakopoulou, M.N.Assimakopoulos, K. Pavlou, P. Doukas, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ EPIC 2006 & AIVC International Conference, 20-22 November 2006, Lyon, France, Cluster analysis in energy classification of buildings, N.Gaitani, M.Santamouris, G.Mihalakakou et al

▪ World Renewable Energy Congress WREC IX, 19-25 August 2006, Florence, Italy, Energy rating of school buildings in Greece, N.Gaitani, M.Santamouris, G.Mihalakakou and P. Patargias

▪ International Conference on Energy Performance and Environmental Quality of Buildings, EPEQUB 2006, 6-7 July 2006 Milos, Greece, Using principal components analysis and clustering techniques to define typical buildings, C. Lehmann, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris

▪ 26th AIVC International Conference, Ventilation in relation to the energy performance of buildings, Sept 2005, Brussels, Belgium, Energy audit certification & rating of school buildings in Greece, N.Gaitani, M.Santamouris, G.Mihalakakou et al

▪ 1st International Conference-Passive & Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment, May 2005, Santorini, Greece, Thermal comfort conditions in outdoor spaces, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, G. Mihalakakou

 

 

 

December 2009. PHOENICS Training Course Programme

▪ April 2008. Satellite image processing-ERDAS software

▪ July 2004. Summer School/Energy and environmental design of buildings, Milos, Greece

▪ November 2003. Renewable energy sources and energy saving techniques in buildings, University of Athens

▪ December 2003. Bioclimatic architecture in office buildings,EUREC Agency, UIA ADDITIONAL

▪ Reviewer in 4 international scientific journals (Buildings & Environment, Energy & Buildings, Landscape and Urban Planning,Atmospheric Research)

▪ Registered inspector of the Greek Ministry of Development on the evaluation of Sustainable Energy Strategies of the Greek municipalities which is part-financed by the National Strategic Reference Framework 2007-2013

 

▪ Tutor at the Training program: Energy efficiency & Bio-climatic Design of Buildings & Open Spaces, Vocational Training Center of NKUA

 

 

 

 

▪ Lectures on Micro-climatic Design of Open Spaces,Course, MSc of Environmental Physic, NKUA

▪ Lectures on Atmospheric Physics, Lab of Meteorology, Physics Dept, NKUA

▪ Co-supervision of 20 students at the post-graduate level, Physics Dept, NKUA

▪ Lectures on CFD Modeling in urban design, Course, in the frame of European Postgraduate for RES of European Master in Renewable Energy by EUREC

 

 

▪ 2013 «ZERO ENERGY MEDITERRANEAN SCHOOLS, INTELLIGENT

▪ 2013«SMALL SCALE THERMAL SOLAR DISTRICT UNITS FOR MEDITERRANEAN» EU ENPI

▪ 2013 «DEVELOPMENT OF A DISTANT LEARNING TRAINING MODULE ON ENERGY

▪ 2012 «ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT IN THE EXISTING MEDITERRANEAN

▪ 2011 «DEMONSTRATING THROUGH INTELLIGENT CONTROL (SMART METERING, ENERGYEUROPEPROGRAMME(IEE),(ZEMeds) CBC MEDPROJECT(STS MED) EFFICIENT INTEGRATED BUILDING DESIGN IN URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND PILOT ACTION INVOLVING THE PRODUCTION AND PROMOTION OF MODULES FOR THE INITIAL TRAINING FOR BUILDING PROFESSIONALS» BUILDINGS» EU MED PROJECT (MARIE) WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY, CLOUD COMPUTING AND USER-ORIENTED DISPLAY INFORMATION), ENERGY & WATER WASTAGE REDUCTIONS IN THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL HOUSING» (ICE-WISH)

▪ 2011 «BUILDING PLATFORM 2»

▪ 2010 «HIGH ENERGY EFFICIENT SCHOOLS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN (TEENERGY

▪ 2010 «PROMOTION OF THE COOL ROOFS IN THE EU» (COOL ROOFS)

▪ 2010 «BETTER BUILDINGS FOR EUROPE: ASSESSING & COMMUNICATING THE

▪ 2010 «COST EFFECTIVE»

▪ 2009 «RESOURCE AND COST EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLES IN EXISTING

▪ 2008 «PROMOTION OF INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY, ENERGY MANAGEMENT

▪ 2008 «COMMONSENSE PROJECT INTELLIGENT ENERGY_EUROPE»

▪ 2007 «IAQ MEASUREMENTS AT HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN»

▪ 2007 «SUNRISE-LARGE HIGH RISE RECONVERSION HOUSING»

▪ 2007 «ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS»

▪ 2006 «UNIVERSAL FIBRE OPTICS: INTEGRATION OF FIBRE OPTICS IN BUILDINGS»

▪ 2006 «URBAN MICROCLIMATIC ASSESSMENT» (MEASUREMENTS & GIS)

▪ 2005 «SWITCHABLE FACADE TECHNOLOGY» (SWIFT)

▪ 2004 «NATURAL VENTILATION IN URBAN AREAS-POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT AND

▪ 2004 «CLUSTER PROJECT ON DEMAND CONTROLLED HYBRID VENTILATION IN

▪ 2003 «THERMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REHABILITATION OF OPEN SPACES IN CENTRAL SCOOLS) BUILDINGS DIRECTIVE» EU PROJECT HIGH RISE BUILDING» AND ADVANCED BUILDING DESIGN CONCEPT IN INTELLIGENT ECOLOGICAL BUILDING» OPTIMAL FACADE DESIGN» (URBVENT) RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS WITH SPECIFIC EMPHASIS OF THE INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLES» (RESHYVENT) TIRANA»

 


Research Associate Theoni Karlessi is a building physicist, holding an MSc. in Environmental Physics of the University of Athens, Greece. Currently she is working as a research associate at the Group of Building Environmental Studies of Physics Dpt. of NKUA with expertise in energy efficiency, environmental impact assessments, energy performance of buildings, indoor air quality and comfort and thermal/optical performance of materials. She is also working on several European Projects. At the same time she is a PhD candidate at the field of innovative materials for urban structures. Moreover, she has many publications in scientific journals and conferences.

Address:Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Phone: +30 210 7276911 + 30 6934605665

Email: karlessith@phys.uoa.gr

Skype theoni.karlessi | Sex Female | Nationality Greek

 

 

Theoni Karlessi is a building physicist, holding an MSc. in Environmental Physics of the University of Athens, Greece. Currently she is working as a research associate at the Group of Building Environmental Studies of Physics Dpt. of NKUA.

Her expertise, activities and key qualifications are related to the fields of Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Environmental Impact Assessments, Dynamic Modelling, Integrated Design, Indoor Environmental Quality and Thermal Comfort, Monitoring, Microclimate and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Techniques, Energy and environmental evaluation of outdoor spaces, Development and testing of materials for urban applications. She has also worked on several European and National projects.

At the same time she is a PhD candidate at the field of innovative materials for urban structures. Moreover, she has a large number of publications in scientific journals where she is also a reviewer. She has also participated in many conferences, honored with an international research award in PALENC 2007. She was also awarded with a Commendation at the Green Building Integrated Design Award 2014 in Frankfurt during the IEECB conference, for the energy and environmental upgrade of the Bassourakos Cultural Centre in Greece (Municipality of Evrotas-University of Athens). She is a member of the Bioclimatic Upgrade of Public Open Spaces Assessors Registry of the Center of Renewable Sources and Energy Efficiency CRES for the evaluation of bioclimatic criteria. She is also a Certified Expert in Environmental Impact Assessments of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, General Secretariat for Public Works, Designers Registry, Category 27 for Environmental Impact Assessments for Renewable Energy Sources installations. Moreover she is a professional trainer at the E-leaning program of the Center of Lifelong Learning of the University of Athens. Her given courses are on the “Introduction to the Energy Performance of Buildings” and “Sustainable Energy Design of Buildings and the Built Environment”.

 

12/2006-present Research Associate
Group of Building Environmental Studies – NKUA, Athens (Greece)
▪ Expertise in Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Environmental Impact Assessments, Dynamic Modelling, Integrated Design, Indoor Environmental Quality, Thermal Comfort, Monitoring, Thermal and optical properties of materials and in the following sectors:
▪ Management and implementation of projects related to energy savings in buildings and energy and environmental evaluation of buildings and outdoor spaces.
▪ Experimental evaluation of energy and environmental characteristics of buildings and outdoor spaces
▪ Reports on thermal and optical properties of materials and estimation of their impact on energy consumption of buildings and mitigation of the urban heat island.
▪ Management and implementation of experimental procedure for the evaluation of the thermal, energy and bioclimatic profile of the urban fabric.
▪ Statistic analysis of experimental results and reporting of thermal and energy performance of buildings.
▪ Energy management of buildings and cool materials
▪ Project management and involvement in EU funded research projects
Business or sector Research & Development

 

12/2002-10/2003 Technical and Financial Manager’s Assistant
Thracian Gold Mining S.A.(Greece)
▪ Environmental consulting
▪ Financial assistance, accounting, balance sheets
Business or sector Technical / financial assistance

12/2014-present Professional Trainer
Vocational Training Center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (e-learning training)

Sustainable Energy Design of Building and the Built Environment
Business or sector Professional training

2008-present Certified Expert in Environmental Impact Assessments
Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, General Secretariat for Public Works, Designers Registry, Category 27
▪ Environmental Impact Assessments for Renewable Energy Sources installations
Business or sector Sustainability, Environmental Management

06/2007-Present PhD candidate: Development and Improvement of Innovative Technologies of Energy and Environmental Benefits: Thermochromic and Phase Change Materials
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece)
▪ Development, application, testing and improvement of innovative materials for high energy efficiency and environmental performance.

 

2003-2006 M.Sc. in Environmental Physics
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, Greece

Dissertation: Energy and Environmental Performance of Office Buildings in Greece
 Dynamic Simulations, Energy Modelling, Energy & Environmental Rating

1995-2002 Degree in Physics
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics (Greece)

Dissertation: Air Pollution in Indoor spaces
▪ Indoor air quality, AIOLOS-AIRGR Software
02/2011-12/2011 Training course on Finance & Business Administration
Ministry of Education & Research, General Secretariat for Lifelong Learning
▪ Business management, Marketing, Finance
09/2004-12/2004 Training course on Environmental Managements Systems
Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance, General Secretariat of European Social Fund
 Energy efficiency, Energy & Environmental Rating, Environmental Impact Assessment

4-22/4/2005 Training course on Atmospheric Environment and Sustainable Development
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics , Department of Geology (Greece)
▪ Advanced techniques of environmental measurements and prognosis

Mother tongue(s) Greek
Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
CPE
French A2 A2 A2 A2 A2
DELF 1er degré
 

Spanish

               A1                               A1                             A1                             A1                              A1 A2 A2 A2

 

Levels: A1 and A2: Basic user – B1 and B2: Independent user – C1 and C2: Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Communication skills

▪ Team spirit gained through my education and working environment;
▪ Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through my work experience and in EU projects;
▪ Good communication skills gained through my interaction with individuals from different specialty backgrounds.
▪ Good ability to work with interdisciplinary teams and individually

Organisational / managerial skills ▪ Good management skills gained through my work on EU projects;
▪ Good organisation skills necessary to meet strict deadlines;
▪ Emotional intelligence.

Job-related skills ▪ Project management skills;
▪ Reporting skills;
▪ Energy management;;
▪ Dynamic thermal modelling;;
▪ Indoor environmental quality assessment;
▪ Statistical analysis tools and methods.

Computer skills

▪ good command of: Microsoft Office™ tools, TRNSYS (thermal, energy modelling) ENVI-MET (microclimate analysis), SUMMER – BUILDING, AIR-GR, AIOLOS.
▪ basic command of: AutoCAD (MEP and building drafts), MATLAB (data analysis)
Driving licence ▪ No

Conferences

 

1. Development and testing of PCM doped cool colored coatings to mitigate urban heat island and cool buildings,
T. Karlessi, M.Santamouris, A. Synnefa, D. Assimakopoulos, P. Didaskalopoulos, K. Apostolakis. Building and Environment 46 (2011) 570-576

2. Experimental testing of cool Colored Thin Layer Asphalt and estimation of its potential to Improve the Urban Microclimate
A. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, D.N. Assimakopoulos, C. Papakatsikas. Building and Environment 46 (2011) 38-44

3. Development and testing of thermochromic coatings for buildings and urban structures, T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, K. Apostolakis, A. Synnefa, I. Livada, Solar Energy 83(2009) 538–551

4. A surface heat island study of Athens using high-resolution satellite imagery and measurements of the optical and thermal properties of commonly used building and paving materials. M. Stathopoulou, A. Synnefa, C. Cartalis, M. Santamouris, T. Karlessi and H. Akbari. International Journal of Sustainable Energy ,Vol. 27, No. 4, (2008), 1–18.

5. Improving the performance of thermochromic coatings with the use of UV and optical filters tested under accelerated aging conditions. Karlessi T., Santamouris M., 2013.International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 0, 1–17

6. Using advanced cool materials in the urban built environment to mitigate heat islands and improve thermal comfort conditions Santamouris M, Synnefa A, Karlessi T., 2011.. Sol Energy, 85,3085–102.

7. Research on Thermochromic and PCM Doped Infrared Reflective
Coatings 83
Theoni Karlessi and Mattheos Santamouris and
Cool Pavements 104
Theoni Karlessi, Niki Gaitani, Afroditi Synnefa and Mattheos Santamouris
In Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, 2013

8. On the cooling potential of cool roofs in cold climates: Use of cool fluorocarbon coatings to enhance the optical properties and the energy performance of industrial buildings. E. Mastrapostoli, T. Karlessi, A. Pantazaras, D. Kolokotsa, K. Gobakis, M. Santamouris. Energy and Buildings 69 (2014) 417–425

9. Development and analysis of mineral based coatings for buildings and urban structures, D. Kolokotsa, P. Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki, S. Papantoniou, E. Vangeloglou, M. Saliari, T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, Solar Energy, Volume 86, Issue 5, May 2012, Pages 1648-1659

10. Performance prediction and design optimisation of an integrated light pipe and artificial lighting system. K. Vasilakopoulou, A.Synnefa, D.Kolokotsa, T. Karlessi & M. Santamouris, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 2014

1. Analyzing the profile of High Rise Buildings in Greece: actions and recommendations for improving their performance,
T. Karlessi, M.Santamouris,T.Kuhn

2. Thermal comfort and energy performance of an office building in Greece with low energy cooling: a holistic approach
T. Karlessi, M.Santamouris, J. Pfafferott, A.Tombazis

3. Incorporating Phase Change Materials (PCMs) in building coatings: a study of their thermal performance for the mitigation of urban heat island
T. Karlessi, M.Santamouris, P.Didaskalopoulos,K. Apostolakis

in (1,2,3)
3rd PALENC, 5th EPIC and 1st Cool Roofs Conference, September 2010, Rhodes, Greece
4. Thermochromic energy efficient coatings for buildings and urban structures ,Theoni Karlessi, Mat Santamouris, Afroditi Synnefa, Second International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, 2009 Berkeley, California.

5. Measurement of Optical Properties and Thermal Performance of Coloured Thin Layer Asphalt Samples and Evaluation of Their Impact on The Urban Environment, Afroditi Synnefa, Theoni Karlessi, Niki Gaitani, Mat Santamouris, Second International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, 2009 Berkeley, California.

6. Developing Integrated Energy Design as a standard practice of building design Afroditi Synnefa, Theoni Karlessi & Mat Santamouris, PLEA 2008 – 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Dublin, 22nd to 24th October 2008

7. A study of thermochromic coatings for energy efficiency in Buildings,
T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, K. Apostolakis, A. Synnefa,2nd PALENC and
28th AIVC Conference, Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007.Best Paper
Award

8. The effect of solar radiation on thermochromic building coatings: testing
the performance and proposing methods for their improvement, Theoni
Karlessi and Mat Santamouris

9. Market transformation towards nearly zero energy buildings through
widespread adoption use of integrated energy design- Theoni Karlessi , Mat Santamouris,
Stefan Amman, Klemens Leutgob

10. Development of an algorithm for predicting the performance and
optimizing the design of an energy efficient lighting system, Konstantina Vassilakopoulou,
Afroditi Synnefa, Dionisia Kolokotsa, Mattheos Santamouris

Proceedings 34th AIVC, 3rd Tightvent, 2nd Cool Roofs, 1st Venticool Conference,
25-26 September 2013, Athens, on Energy conservation technologies for
mitigation and adaptation in the built environment: the role of ventilation
strategies and smart materials (8,9,10)

11. Towards the Assessment of Planning, Developing and Producing of Innovative Composite Cool-Thermal Insulating Materials, Theoni Karlessi and Mat Santamouris, Konstantina Leonidaki, Panagiota Antoniadou, Sofia-Natalia Boemi, Dimitrios Anastaselos and Agis Papadopoulos, Euthimios Alexopoulos

12. The effect of thermochromic building coatings on the urban heat island phenomenon, Theoni Karlessi, A. Dandou, M. Tombou, Mat Santamouris

Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island Venice, October 13-15, 2014 (11,12)

13. Adapting the principles of Integrated Design to achieve high performance goals: Nearly Zero Energy Building in the European market,
Theoni Karlessi, Stefan Amann, Anne Sigrid Nordby, Klemens Leutgöb
8th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (IEECB’14)

14. Cooling the Cities : The role of reflective materials in the urban fabric, Theoni Karlessi, Mat Santamouris
Qatar Green Building Conference 2015- The Vision, 27-28/4/2015 Doha, Qatar

EU Projects
 Design and management options for improving the energy performance of housing
 Thermal comfort in Buildings with low energy cooling establishing an annex for EPBD-related CEN-standards for buildings with high energy efficiency and good indoor environment (ThermCo)
 Best practice for double skin facades
 Energy exploitation and performance contracting for low income and social housing
 Museums energy efficiency and sustainability in retrofitted and new museums buildings
 Low Energy Hotels in southern Europe (LowEHotels)
 Integrated energy design in public buildings (INTEND)
 Resource and cost-effective integration of renewables in existing high-rise buildings ( COST-EFFECTIVE)
 Development of an interactive vocational web training tool for the take off of the buildings directive
 Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread use of Integrated Energy Design (MaTrID)
 Holistic energy-efficient retrofitting of residential buildings (HERB)
 Towards better quality and compliance (QUALICHECK)
 Smart Grids Energy Energy Management Staff (SMART GEMS)
Other Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Bioclimatic and energy study of ZEFFLE Infrared Reflective Coatings: evaluation of the performance of reflective coatings including experimental and simulation study in industrial buildings in the Netherlands and Belgium
 Evaluation of the environmental quality of the Municipality of Vyronas, development of a holistic programme of environmental upgrade and consultancy on environmental and energy issues.
 Implementation of Microclimatic Study for Flisvos Parc, funded from the Prefecture of Athens-Piraeus.
 Bioclimatic improvement for the project ΟΤ23 2) SR 2661 Green design principles for new construction at the Airport, funded from the National Airport of Athens S.A.
 Strategic plan for the thermal and bioclimatic upgrade of West Athens area funded from the Local Union of Municipalities ( ΤΕΔΚΝΑ)
 MED-MAIN Project: Materiaux Intelligentes Translation of educative material and training course at the Athens Chamber of Small and Medium Industries 3/2015

 1st Forum for Sustainable Buildings in Greece- Implementation and the Business Case, Athens 18/10/2014
 34th AIVC Conference, 26-26/9/2013, Athens
 International Seminar “DGNB certification system”, Athens 8/3/2013
 1st National Conference for Passive Buildings, Athens 6/10/2012
 1ο National Conference « Architecture, Energy & Environment and the Urban Fabric» Athens 3-4/5/2011
 “Cool materials and their role in the improvement of energy efficiency and the urban environment”Ψυχρά Υλικά και ο ρόλος τους στη βελτίωση της ενεργειακής απόδοσης και του αστικού περιβάλλοντος», NKUA, Group Building Environmental Studies (2/2/2011)
 3rd PALENC Conference 2010
 «The European Directive for the Energy performance of Buildings», National Hellenic Research Foundation , Athens (10/3/2005)
 Summer School/Energy and environmental design of buildings, Milos, Greece (2004)
 «Bioclimatic Design for Office Buildings», EUREC-Agency Athens (2003)

 

 

 

A study of thermochromic coatings for energy efficiency in Buildings,
T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, K. Apostolakis, A. Synnefa,2nd PALENC and
28th AIVC Conference, Crete, Greece, 27-29 September 2007.
Best Paper Award

 

 

 

Member of the Bioclimatic Upgrade of Public Open Spaces Assessors Registry of the Center
of Renewable Sources and Energy Efficiency CRES (ΑΔΑ: B496469HMK-BΦ1,
ΚΑΠΕ-ΕΦΔ ΕΠΠΕΡΑΑ) for the evaluation of bioclimatic criteria

 

 

 


Georgios-Evrystheas Kyriakodis

Address: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Phone:+30 210 7276841  +30 6945514655

Email: gkuriakodis@phys.uoa.gr

Sex Male | Nationality Greek – Canadian

 

November 2014- present Researcher
Group of Building Environmental Studies, NKUA, Athens (Greece)
▪ Experimental evaluation of energy and environmental characteristics of buildings and outdoor spaces.
▪ CFD Modelling, Thermal Comfort, Monitoring, Environmental Footprint Assesments
▪ Reports on thermal and optical properties of materials and estimation of their impact on energy consumption of buildings.
▪ Currently he carries out the monitoring and simulating campaign of HERB project: http://www.euroretrofit.com/partner/national-kapodistrian-university-of-athens/
Business or sector: Research & Development

 

 

 

 

November 2013 – June 2015 Authorial Consultancy
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Solid State Physics, Department of Physics, Greece
Technical Editor in publication of Open Source Ebook: “Quantum Optics & Lasers” , by Simseridis Constantinos
The subject of this book is based on the compulsory course “Quantum Optics and Lasers” of the Department of “Solid State Physics” of the Faculty of Physics of the Natural Sciences School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

July 2009- to September 2010 Assistant Researcher
Group of Building Environmental Studies, NKUA, Athens (Greece)
▪ Experimental evaluation of energy and environmental characteristics of school building – Cool Roofs Program : http://coolroofcouncil.eu/files/downloads/scientific//ECRC_EU_CASE_STUDIES.pdf

Business or sector Research & Development

December 2011- June 2012 Superintend
401 General Army Hospital, Α’ Orthopedic Clinic
During military service

May 2010- September 2010 Researcher Enumerator
Hellenic Statistical Authority, Athens (Greece)
Agricultural Census

September 2005- June 2013 Manager Recallers Department
Newsphone Hellas, 17675 Kallithea, Athens (Greece)
▪ Manager of Recallers Department of Call Center Hellas. Department establishing, evaluation of human resources.
▪ Communication and management skills by supervising the department.
Business or sector Communication services

January 2014 – November 2015 M.Sc. in Environmental Physics
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, Greece
Dissertation: Experimental and numerical assessment of bioclimatic rehabilitation of a large urban area in Western Athens using reflective and photocatalytic materials.

 

 

 

 

08/07/2013–19/07/2013 Summer School
National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens (Greece)
Attended the summer school of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and specifically the fields: “Environmental Energy Technology”, “Advanced Materials, Micro-Nanotechnology and devices”, “Basic Research in Physical Science”, “Computer Technology and Telecommunications”, “Life Science”, “New Technologies and Cultural Heritage”. Also participated in the “Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation” in the same place and time.

January 2005 – September 2012 Degree in Physics
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics & Meteorology, Department of Physics, Greece
Dissertation: Experimental assessment of the impact of increased roof reflectance on a school building in Athens.

September 2001 – May 2004 High School Degree
Hellenic – American Educational Foundation, Athens College

Mother tongue(s) Greek
Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C1 C1 C1 C1 B2
First Certificate in English (FCE) –  University of Cambridge

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – University of Cambridge

German B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
Zertifikat Deutsch – Goethe Institut
Levels: A1/2: Basic user – B1/2: Independent user – C1/2 Proficient user

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

 

Communication skills ▪  Team spirit gained through my education and working environment

▪  Good ability to work with interdisciplinary teams

 

Organisational / managerial skills ▪  leadership skills gained through my working experience

Marina Laskari

Address: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Email: mlaskari@phys.uoa.gr

Skype: marina.laskaris

Sex Female | Nationality Cypriot-Canadian

Marina Laskari is assistant researcher for the Laboratory of Building Energy Research at the University of Athens. She studied Physics at the University of Athens and also has an MSc degree in Built Environment: Environmental Design and Engineering from UCL. She is currently performing her PhD Studies at NKUA around energy prediction and management in buildings. In the Laboratory of Building Energy Research her tasks involve mainly research and consulting on the built environment (i.e. transfer phenomena in buildings, human comfort, indoor environmental quality, energy analysis, prediction and management). Her previous working experience as a building physicist for a consulting firm and her accreditation with LEED offer her a robust understanding of green building design, sustainability issues and integrated design process.

10/2009-Present Research Fellow
Group of Building Environmental Studies – NKUA, Athens (Greece)

 

 

 

 

 

 

▪ Research and development in the fields of: Energy management; Indoor Environmental Quality;

Behavior based energy efficiency; ICT-enabled energy efficiency.

▪ Research and project management of EU funded research projects.

Business or sector Research

09/2008-10/2009 Building Physics

Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, London (United Kingdom)

▪ Thermal comfort studies

▪ Energy modelling (for LEED and for plant sizing)

▪ Dynamic thermal modelling

▪ Sensitivity analysis

▪ Microclimate analysis.

Business or sector Consulting engineering

04/2011-Present PhD candidate: Development of an algorithm for the prediction and

 

 

 

 

management of energy consumption in buildings

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece)

▪ Energy management in buildings using advanced tools and calculation methods.

10/2010-03/2011 Specialisation Certificate on Indoor Air Quality

Vocational Training Center – National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece)

▪ Air pollutants in indoor spaces; Ventilation (natural and mechanical); Evaluation and solutions for IAQ

problems.

09/2007-09/2008 MSc Built Environment: Environmental Design & Engineering

The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL, London (United Kingdom)

▪ Building solar design; Built environment: the energy context; Natural & Mechanical ventilation;

Health & Comfort in buildings; Methods of Environmental Analysis.

10/2002-07/2007 Degree in Physics National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens (Greece)

▪ High level mathematics; Classical mechanics; Thermodynamics; Quantum mechanics; High level

astrophysics; Atmospheric physics; Earth physics; Solid state physics; Atmospheric physics and

chemistry.

Mother tongue(s) Greek

 

 

 

 

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING

English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2

Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

Communication skills ▪ Team spirit gained through my education and working environment;

Organisational / managerial skills ▪ Good management skills gained through my work on EU projects;

Job-related skills ▪ Project management skills;

Computer skills ▪ good command of: Microsoft Office™ tools, eQUEST (for LEED energy modelling); TASManager

Other skills ▪ LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design & Construction (LEED AP BD+C) (since: April 19,

▪ Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments, gained through my work experience abroad and

in EU projects;

▪ Good communication skills gained through my interaction with individuals from different specialty

backgrounds.

▪ Good organisation skills necessary to meet strict deadlines;

▪ Emotional intelligence.

▪ Reporting skills;

▪ Energy management;

▪ ICT based energy efficiency;

▪ Dynamic thermal modelling;

▪ LEED energy simulation;

▪ Indoor environmental quality assessment;

▪ Statistical analysis tools and methods.

(for MSc assignments); EnergyPlus (PhD research), IES-VE (MSc thesis and plant sizing at work);

Beans (for carrying out sensitivity analysis and dynamic thermal modeling); Google SketchUp (plug-

in for simulation software); MATLAB (data analysis), SPSS (statistical analysis), MySQL (data

storage and management)

▪ basic command of: ANSYS CFX (microclimate analysis), PHOENICS (microclimate analysis),

WINDOW (window thermal analysis)

▪ basic knowledge of: AutoCAD (MEP and building drafts), Rhinoceros (geometry input to IES-VE),

Adobe Photoshop.

2011). In depth understanding of sustainable design and construction, environmental issues related

to the built environment, the LEED program and certification process

▪ Member of the Green Roofs Assessors Registry (ΑΔΑ: Β4ΜΨ469ΗΚΜ-ΟΨ1, ΚΑΠΕ-ΕΦΔ

ΕΠΠΕΡΑΑ) for the evaluation of bioclimatic criteria

Driving licence ▪ B

Participation in EU projects:

 

 

 

 

 IEE project SAVES. Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings (2014-present)

 CIP-ICT-PSP programme – ICE-WISH project. Demonstrating through Intelligent Control (smart metering, wireless technology, cloud computing, and user-oriented display information), Energy and Water wastage reductions In European Social Housing (2011- 2014)

 BUILD UP portal. The European portal for energy efficiency in buildings (2011-2014)

 IEE project IDES-EDU. Master and Post Graduate education and training in multi- disciplinary teams (2010-2013)

 IEE project ASIEPI. Assessment and improvement of the EPBD Impact (2009-2010)

Publications in scientific journals

 Laskari M., Karatasou S., Santamouris M. The Design of an Energy and Water Advice Programme for Low-Income Households. Energy and Buildings. 110 (2016) 426- 434.

 Laskari M., Karatasou S., Santamouris M. Dwelling Environmental Quality Index: an indicator of indoor environmental quality for residential buildings. Indoor and Built

Environment [submitted].

 S. Karatasou, M. Laskari and M. Santamouris: Models of behavior change and residential energy use: A review of research directions and findings for behavior based energy efficienc. Advances in Building Energy Research. 8 (2014) 137–147.

 Camilla Brunsgaarda, Pavla Dvoráková, Annemie Wyckmans, Werner Stutterecker, Marina Laskari, Manuela Almeida, Karel Kabele, Zoltan Magyar, Piotr Bartkiewicz, Peter Op ’t Veld: Integrated energy design – Education and training in cross-disciplinary teams implementing energy performance of buildings directive (EPBD). Building and Environment 72 (2014) 1-14.

 D.A. Asimakopoulos, M. Santamouris, I. Farrou, M. Laskari, M. Saliari, G. Zanis, G. Giannakidis, K. Tigas, J. Kapsomenakis, C. Douvisc, S.C. Zerefos, T. Antonakaki, C.

Giannakopoulos: Modelling the energy demand projection of the building sector in Greece


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Address: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Phone:+306973576364 2105778689

Email: vlontor@gmail.com

Sex Male |Nationality Greek

 

11/2015– Present Researcher/Assistant
Group of Building Environmental Studies, Department of Applied Physics, NKUA, Athens (Greece).
■ Experimental evaluation of energy and environmental characteristics of buildings and outdoor spaces.
■ Reports on thermal and optical properties of materials and estimation of their impact on energy consumption of buildings and mitigation of the urban heat island.
Currently he is in charge of monitoring and simulating the results of the HERB project (http://www.euroretrofit.com/partner/national-kapodistrian-university-of-athens/).

 

 

 

 

2013 Trainee
AKTOR (member of ELLAKTOR Group), Athens (Greece)
Participation in the program “Implementation of environmental management on technical project”.

2012 Physical science technician
Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service, Athens (Greece)
During my military service.

2011 Sector Manager
Hellenic Statistical Authority, Athens (Greece)
General census of population, dwellings and buildings.

2010 Researcher Enumerator
Hellenic Statistical Authority, Athens (Greece)
Agricultural Census.

2007 Researcher
Hellenic Statistical Authority, Athens (Greece)
Farm structure survey.

18/01/2013-30/11/2015 MSc in “Environmental Physics and Meteorology”.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, School of Science, Athens (Greece).
Dissertation: Theoretical and experimental evaluation of environmental rehabilitation of a large urban area in Athens using reflective and photovoltaic materials.
■ Computational Fluid Dynamic modeling, Data analysis, Environmental evaluation.

 

25/5/2015-8/7/2015 “Environmental Management – Modern tools”
University of the Aegean (Department of Environment) in collaboration with NKUA (Department of Chemistry) and Technical University of Crete (School of Environmental Engineering), Athens (Greece).
■ Technical study and evaluation of resources, Environmental quality control, Wastes-Processing and utilization, Air pollution management, Energy and environmental management, Geographic information systems, Decision making in environmental problems.

09/2014–10/2014
Diploma from the Temporary Academy of Arts
Temporary Academy of Arts, Athens (Greece)
Temporary Academy of Arts for professional and amateur training is a movable Arts Academy, as well as a program of advanced fine and contemporary arts studies. It is performed in areas where interest in alternative, experimental and self-organized education for applied and fine arts is located.

08/07/2013–19/07/2013 Summer School
National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, Athens (Greece)
Attended the summer school of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” and specifically the fields: “Environment Energy Technology”, “Advanced Materials, Micro-Nanotechnology and devices”, “Basic Research in Physical Science”, “Computer Technology and Telecommunications”, “Life Science”, “New Technologies and Cultural Heritage”. Also participated in the “Hellenic Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation” in the same place and time.

04/03/2013–15/04/2013 “Implementation of environmental management on technical project”
ERGON KEK, Athens (Greece)
Education and training on field.

2004–2012 Degree in “Physics”
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Section of Applied Physics, Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Department of Physics, School of Science, Athens (Greece).
Specialization in Environmental Physics and Meteorology.
Dissertation: Investigation and assessment of meteorological parameters for the bioclimatic rehabilitation of urban departments in the Greater Athens area.
■ Computational Fluid Dynamic modeling, Data analysis, Environmental evaluation.

2001–2004 High school degree
High school S. Augoulea – Linardatou, Athens (Greece)
Graduation degree excellent (18,0).

Mother tongue(s) Greek

 

 

Other language(s) UNDERSTANDING SPEAKING WRITING
Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production
English C2 C2 C2 C2 C2
Certificate of Proficiency in English, University of Michigan
French A2 A2 A2 A2 A1
Units A1, A3 of DELF 1
Levels: A1/A2: Basic user – B1/B2: Independent user – C1/C2: Proficient user
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Computer skills ECDL diploma,
Good command of ENVI-MET (CFD modeling), MATLAB, DESIGN BUILDER (CFD modeling, energy evaluation),
Excellent use of Windows environment,
Basic command of Linux environment, AutoCAD, TRNSys.
Assembly and troubleshooting of hardware and personal systems.

Other skills Co founder, producer and site manager of radio/portal Barricadas (www.barricadas.gr),
Guitar player,
Amateur conceptual artist,
Free diver
Homemade beer brewing.

Driving licence B

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Conferences: Participation in the international conference: “Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations”, 10-11 June 2014, Athens (Greece).

Symposium: Participation in the symposium: “NKUA-Fraunhofer Symposia on Energy Efficiency in Buildings Research Topics”, 7 November 2014, Athens (Greece).

Projects: Project title: “Light and sound waves device”. Participant as in the exhibition of physics experiments organized by the Greek Steering Committee of the European Programme (CERN, ESA, ESO) “Physics on Stage”, in collaboration with the Union of Greek Physicists and the National Research Foundation, 29-30 September 2000, Athens (Greece).

Workshop: Participation in the workshop: “Innovative energy efficient building materials”, 04/02/2015, Athens (Greece).


Lymperopoulou ChrysidaChrysida Lymperopoulou

Chrysida Lymperopoulou is Administrative Secretary of the Group of Buildings Environmental Studies since 2007. Her academic studies are related to Litterature, Education and Translation. She has been involved as Administrative Assistant in more than twenty European Projects.

 


Afroditi SynnefaAddress: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Email: asynnefa@phys.uoa.gr & asynnefa@gmail.com

Phone:. +302107276911

 

 

 

Dr. A. Synnefa is a building and environmental physicist. She is currently working as a research scientist in the Group of Buildings Environmental Studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA). She graduated from the Physics Dept. of NKUA and received a D.E.A. in Buildings and Environment from the Ecole National de Travaux Publique de l’Etat in Lyon, France. Afroditi has a PhD in environmental physics from the Physics Dept. of NKUA (scholarship Heraclitus from the Ministry of Education (EU supported)). She has participated in a variety of national and European research and applied projects.

Her main research topics include heat island mitigation strategies, the development of innovative spectrally selective materials for the urban environment (cool materials), study and experimental testing of thermophysical properties of materials for the urban environment, energy savings, indoor air quality, thermal comfort and passive cooling. She has a large number of papers published in scientific journals and international conference proceedings.

 

Nov. 2002 –Dec. 2007
PhD in Physical Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Group Buildings and Environmental Studies (GRBES) – Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris
“Energy and environmental technologies for urban heat island mitigation: Development of highly reflective spectrally selective materials for the urban environment”
(Scholarship “IRAKLEITOS”, PhD Grant from the Ministry of Education -EU supported)

 

Oct.2001– Oct. 2002 MSc in Civil Engineering (D.E.A. en Génie Civil): Building and Environment, Ecole Nationale de Travaux Publics de l’Etat, Lyon, France
Civil Engineering Dept. Laboratoire Génie Civil et Bâtiment (LGCB) – Advisor: Prof. G. Guarracino, “A study on indoor air quality in six school buildings”

Oct.1995– Jun. 2001 University Degree in Physics (BSc), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology. Specializing in: Environmental Physics-Meteorology. Graduated with honours.

2007 -present Postdoctoral Research Associate, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Group Buildings and Environmental Studies (GRBES)
2002-2007 Research and Teaching Assistant, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Group Buildings and Environmental Studies (GRBES) & at the affiliated Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, Athens, Greece
Jun.-Jul. 2006: Visiting scholar, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)-USA, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Heat Island Group
1998 – present: Translator
Free lancer. Translation of mainly scientific documents

 

2007 ISES Best and Outstanding Paper Award published in Solar Energy Journal during 2005-2006, granted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) (Synnefa, Santamouris & Livada, 2006)
2004-2006 Fellowship “IRAKLEITOS” granted by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs (EU co-funded), awarded for 3 years to conduct research leading to a PhD in Environmental Science and Ecology.

 

Jan. 2013 -present European Cool Roofs Council (ECRC)
Head of the Technical Committee. Responsible for the development of ECRC product rating program. Consulting in all technical issues related to cool roofs. (http://coolroofcouncil.eu/)
Nov. 2011-
Apr. 2012 Center for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving (CRES)
Consulting on energy efficiency affairs, scientific responsible for the cool roof technology as part of the program “Building the Future” dealing with large scale retrofitting of residential and tertiary buildings in Greece (http://www.ktizontastomellon.gr/).
Sep.2007 –
Aug. 2009 Abolin Co.
Technical Consultant on the development of materials for the urban environment and on energy efficiency and environmental issues.

 

Jan. 2016 University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece
Lecturer in the Masters Program: “Urban reform and development” of the Dept. of Planning and Regional Development, School of Engineering. Responsible for the module: “Technical specifications and standards regarding the use of materials in the built environmentα. Cool materials”
Sept. 2015 Ecole des Ingénieurs de la Ville de Paris (EIVP), Paris, France
Lecturer at the 2015 Summer University: “Resilience, vulnerability of regions and urban engineering”. Title of lecture: “Heat island and resilience in Athens”
Feb.2015 -Apr. 2015 Athens Chamber of Small & Medium Industries, Athens, Greece
Lecturer in the continuing professional education program: “Cool materials and technologies to mitigate overheating of urban areas”
Responsible for course development, implementation & evaluation. Modules taught: “Cool roofs”, “Cool pavements”, “Policies to mitigate UHIs”, “MAIN quality label”. Preparation of curriculum and relevant educational material that would be distributed to the students for studying. Preparation of exam material and grading students
Oct.2012-Present Vocational Training Center– National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA)
Teacher/Tutor in 2 Continuing Distance Education Training Programs: a) “Sustainable energy design of buildings and the built environment” & b) Introduction to the energy performance of buildings”
Responsible for three teaching units: 1. Introductions to thermal comfort, 2. Thermal comfort calculation, 3. Thermal comfort: field studies, standards and regulations.
Preparation of e-educational and exam material, mark examination papers, educational support.
Nov. 2011 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’État (ENTPE) , Lyon, France
Lecturer in the Specialized Master: “Green Buildings”. Title of the module taught: “Innovative materials for buildings and the urban environment”
Preparation of educational and exam material, mark examination papers, educational support.
Feb.2008-Mar.2008 Professional Training S.A., Greece
Teacher/Tutor in the continuing professional education program “Bioclimatic Design of buildings”. Responsible for module: “Natural ventilation & passive cooling”
Preparation of educational and exam material
Feb.2005-Apr.2005, Feb.2006-Apr.2006, Mar.2008-Apr.2008 Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers
Lecturer in the “European Master in Renewable Energy”. Responsible for modules: 1. “Heat and mass transfer”, 2.“Cool materials” & 3. “Integrated energy design”.
Preparation of educational and exam material, mark examination papers, educational support.
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece
2006-2012 Co –supervisor of completed MSc theses:
 M. Kapsalaki, MSc student in Environmental Physics, School of Physics, NKUA: “Thermal performance of cool materials”, 2006 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 T. Christodoulou, MSc student in European Master in Renewable Energy, Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers, “A study on aluminium coatings” 2006 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
Co –supervisor of completed BSc theses:
 G. Kyriakodis, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Experimenta and theoretical assessment of the energy performance of school building before and after the application of solar reflective materials”, 2013 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 D. Destes, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Improving indoor air quality by using photocatalytic materials”, 2012 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 S. Georgakopoulos, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Statistical analysis of the thermal performance of cool, reflective coatings”, 2011 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 A. Pantazaras, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Study of the radiative properties of binders for the development of cool coatings”, 2011 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 M. Kamilaki, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Experimental assesement of the impact of photocatalytic materials on indoor air quality”, 2010 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 E. Papageorgiou, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “Measurement of the radiative properties of materials for the urban environment”, 2008 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
 N. Skourlis, undergraduate student, School of Physics, NKUA: “A study of the radiative properties and the thermal performance of reflective coatings”, 2008 (Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris)
2004-2008 Teaching assistant in course “Physics of the Atmosphere” Laboratory Exercises for under-graduate students in the School of Physics. Preparation of curriculum and exam development, mark examination papers
2002-2007 Teaching assistant in the courses “Mechanics” & “Thermodynamics” Laboratory Exercises for under-graduate students in the School of Physics. Preparation of curriculum and exam development, mark examination papers.
1997-2012 Private Tutor (self employed), teaching mathematics, geometry, physics and chemistry, to students in secondary education.

 

Reviewer of 16 International scientific journals: Landscape and Urban Planning, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, Solar Energy Journal, Energy and Buildings Journal, Energy Journal, American Chemical Science Journal, Building and Environment Journal, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Journal of Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, Chemical Engineering Communications, Environmental Science & Technology, Energies, Construction & Building Materials, Applied Energy, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Energy Efficiency.

 

 

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Advances in Building Energy Research, Taylor and Francis.

 

  1. A. Synnefa, Chapter 4: Mitigating the urban heat with cool materials for the buildings’ fabric. M. Santamouris & D. Kolokotsa (Eds.) Urban Climate Mitigation techniques, ©Routledge, UK, 2016.
  2. V. Magliulo, P. Toscano, C.S.B. Grimmond, S. Kotthaus, L. Järvi, H. Setälä, F. Lindberg, R. Vogt, T. Staszewski, A. Bubak, A. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, PART II –Chapter 5:  Measurements and modelling of physical flows. N.  Chrysoulakis, E.  A. Castro & E. J. Moors (Eds.) Understanding Urban Metabolism -A Tool for Urban Planning, ©Routledge, UK, 2015. ISBN: 978-0-415-83511-4
  3.  A. Synnefa and M. Santamouris, Chapter 2: White or Light Colored Cool Roofing Materials,&             T. Karlessi, N. Gaitani, A. Synnefa and M. Santamouris,  Chapter 5: Cool Pavements, &                                       D. Kolokotsa, V. Dimitriou and A. Synnefa, Chapter 8: Modeling Cool Materials’ Properties &                J. G. Kolokotsa and A, Synnefa, Chapter 10: Policy Aspects of Cool Materials. D. Kolokotsa, M. Santamouris, H.  Akbari (Eds.), Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, ©Bentham Science publishers, 2013, ISBN:978-1-60805-597-5, DOI: 10.2174/97816080547181130101
  4. D. Kolokotsa, M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa & T. Karlessi, Volume 3: Solar Thermal Systems: Components and Applications – Chapter 19 – Passive Solar Architecture, Ali Sayigh (Editor-in-Chief), Comprehensive Renewable Energy, ©Elsevier, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-08-087873-7.
  5. D. Papatsakonas & Α. Synnefa, Physics-Mechanics (Vol. 1), Volonakis Editions, Athens, Greece, 2003. ISBN: 9789603811664

 

PUBLICATIONS: Articles in peer reviewed international journals                             

  1. H. Akbari, C. Cartalis, D. Kolokotsa, A. Muscio, A. L. Pisello, F. Rossi, M. Santamouris*, A. Synnefa, N.H. Wong, M. Zinzi, Local Climate Change and Urban Heat Island Mitigation Techniques – The State of the Art, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol.  22(1), pp. 1–16, 2016.
  2. F. Ascione, N. Bianco, R. F. De Masi, M. Dousi, S. Hionidis, S. Kaliakos, E. Mastrapostoli, M. Nomikos, M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, G. P. Vanoli, K. Vassilakopoulou, Design and performance analysis of a Zero-Energy Settlement in Greece, International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies (accepted)
  3. M. Santamouris , C. Cartalis, A. Synnefa, Local Urban Warming, Possible Impacts and a Resilience Plan to climate change for the historical centre of Athens, Greece, Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 19, pp. 281–291, 2015
  4. M. Santamouris, C. Cartalis, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa, On The Impact of Urban Heat Island and Global Warming on the Power Demand and Electricity Consumption of Buildings–A Review, Energy and Buildings, Vol. 98, pp. 119-124, 2015
  5. K. Vasilakopoulou, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa,  T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, Performance prediction and design optimisation of an integrated light pipe and artificial lighting system, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, DOI:10.1080/14786451.2014.932281, 2014
  6. N. Chrysoulakis, M. Lopes, R. San José, C.S.B. Grimmond, M.  Jones, V. Magliulo,  , J. E. M. Klostermann, A. Synnefa, Z. Mitraka, E. Castro, A.  González, R. Vogt, T. Vesala, D. Spano, G. Pigeon, P. Freer-Smith, T. Staszewski, N. Hodges, G. Mills & C. Cartalis, Sustainable urban metabolism as a link between bio-physical sciences and urban planning: The BRIDGE project, Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 112, pp.100–117, 2013 (Citations: 15)
  7. A. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Advances on technical, policy and market aspects of cool roof technology in Europe: The Cool Roofs project, Energy and Buildings, vol. 55, pp. 35-41,2012.
  8. A. Synnefa, M. Saliari, M. Santamouris, Experimental and numerical assessment of the impact of increased roof reflectance on a school building in Athens, Energy and Buildings, vol. 55, pp. 7-15, 2012.
  9. K. Gobakis, D. Kolokotsa, A. Synnefa, M. Saliari, K. Giannopoulou, M. Santamouris, Development of a model for urban heat island prediction using neural network techniques, Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 1 (2), pp. 104-115, 2011.
  10. A. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, C. Papakatsikas, D.N. Assimakopoulos. (2011) Experimental testing of cool colored thin layer asphalt and estimation of its potential to improve the urban microclimate. Building and Environment, vol. 46 (1), pp. 38-44, 2011.
  11. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa and T. Karlessi, Using advanced cool materials in the urban built environment to mitigate heat island and improve thermal conditions, Solar Energy vol. 85 (12), pp. 3085-3102, 2011. Highly Cited by Science Citation Index
  12. T. Karlessi,  M.Santamouris, A. Synnefa and D.N. Assimakopoulos, Development and testing of PCM doped cool colored coatings to mitigate urban heat island and cool buildings, Building and Environment, vol. 46 (3), pp. 570-576, 2011.
  13. N. Gaitani, A. Spanou, M. Saliari, A. Synnefa, K. Vassilakopoulou,  K. Papadopoulou, K. Pavlou , M. Santamouris,  M. Papaioannou, A. Lagoudaki, Improving the microclimate in urban areas. A case study in the centre of Athens, Building Services Engineering Research & Technology journal:  special edition on Urban Energy and Environmental Modelling vol.32 (1), pp. 53-71, 2011.
  14. T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, K. Apostolakis, A.Synnefa, I. Livada. Development and Testing of Thermochromic coatings for Buildings and Urban Structures, Solar Energy, vol. 83 (4), pp. 538-551, 2009.
  15. M. Stathopoulou, A. Synnefa, C. Cartalis, M. Santamouris, T. Karlessi and H. Akbari. A surface heat island study of Athens using high-resolution satellite imagery and measurements of the optical and thermal properties of commonly used building and paving materials. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, vol. 28 (1-3), pp. 1-18, 2009.
  16. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa , V. Dimitriou, Passive cooling of the built environment – use of innovative reflective materials to fight heat island and decrease cooling needs, International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, vol. 3 (2), p.p. 71-82, 2008.
  17. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, M. Asssimakopoulos, I. Livada, K. Pavlou, M. Papaglastra, N.Gaitani, C. Pavlou, D. Kolokotsa and V. Assimakopoulos, Experimental investigation of the air flow and indoor carbon dioxide concentration in classrooms with intermittent natural ventilation, Energy & Buildings vol. 40 (10), pp. 1833-1843,2008
  18. A. Synnefa, A., Dandou, M. Santamouris, M. Tombrou, N. Soulakellis, On the use of cool materials as a heat island mitigation strategy, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology vol.47(11), pp. 2846-2856, 2008.
  19. A. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, H. Akbari, Estimating the effect of using cool coatings on energy loads and thermal comfort in residential buildings in various climatic conditions, Energy and Buildings, vol.39 (11),pp. 1167-1174, 2007. Highly Cited by Science Citation Index
  20. Α. Synnefa, Μ. Santamouris, Κ. Apostolakis, On the development, optical properties and thermal performance of cool colored coatings for the urban environment, Solar Energy Journal, vol.81 (4), pp. 488-497, 2007. Highly Cited by Science Citation Index
  21. M. Santamouris, C. Pavlou, A. Synnefa, K. Niachou, D. Kolokotsa, Recent Progress on Passive Cooling Techniques. Advanced Technological Developments to Improve Survivability Levels in Low Income Households, Energy and Buildings, vol. 39 (7), pp. 859-866, 2007.
  22. M. Santamouris, C. Pavlou, P. Doukas, G. Mihalakakou, A. Synnefa, A. Hatzibiros, and P. Patargias, Investigating and Analysing the Energy and Environmental Performance of an Experimental Green Roof System Installed in a Nursery School Building in Athens, Greece, Energy, vol. 32 (9), pp. 1781-1788, 2007.
  23. Α. Synnefa, Μ. Santamouris, Ι. Livada, A study of the thermal performance of reflective coatings for the urban environment, Solar Energy Journal vol. 80, pp.968-981, 2006 – Best paper award by ISES (Citations: 160)
  24. Α. Synnefa, E. Polichronaki, E. Papagiannopoulou, M. Santamouris, G. Mihalakakou, P. Doukas, P.A. Siskos, E. Bakeas, A. Dremetsika, A. Geranios, A. Delakou, A study of the indoor air quality in fifteen school buildings in Athens, Greece, International Journal of Ventilation, vol. 2 (3),pp.185-201, 2003

PUBLICATIONS: Peer reviewed conference papers                                                                     

  1. Synnefa, K. Vassilakopoulou, M. Santamouris, Development of net Zero Energy Settlements using Advanced Energy Technologies, International High-Performance Built Environments Conference 2016, Sydney, Australia, Nov. 17 – 18,  2016. (to be presented)
  2. Synnefa, K. Vasilakopoulou, R. F. De Masi, G. E. Kyriakodis, V. Londorfos, E. M. Mastrapostoli, T. Karlessi, Mat Santamouris, Transformation through renovation: An energy efficient retrofit of an apartment building in Athens, International High-Performance Built Environments Conference 2016, Sydney, Australia, Nov. 17 – 18,  2016. (to be presented)
  3. Synnefa, K. Vassilakopoulou, M. Santamouris, Achieving greater energy efficiency through the transition from Net Zero Energy Buildings to Net Zero Energy Settlements, , 9th international conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings  and Smart Communities (IEECB&SC’16), Frankfurt, Germany, Apr. 16-18, 2016. (accepted)
  4. Synnefa, Rosa Francesca De Masi, K. Vasilakopoulou, E. Mastrapostoli. T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, Investigating the energy performance and indoor environmental quality of a social housing building, 14th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies SET2014, Nottingham, UK, Aug. 25-27, 2015.
  5. Kolokotsa, A. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, R. Tonkin, K. Gobakis, Recent Progress on Advanced Materials for UHI Mitigation, in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Island –IC2UHI 2014, Venice, Italy, Oct. 13-15, 2014.
  6. Vasilakopoulou, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa, M. Santamouris, Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Performance of an Innovative Natural and Artificial Lighting System, in Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies SET2014, Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 25-28, 2014.
  7. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Improving the building envelope by using cool materials as a passive cooling technique, In Proceedings of 8th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings, Frankfurt, Germany, Apr. 1 – 3, 2014.
  8. Synnefa, A. Pantazaras, M. Santamouris, E. Bozonnet, M. Doya, M. Zinzi, A. Muscio, A. Libbra, C. Ferrari, V. Coccia, F. Rossi, D. Kolokotsa, Interlaboratory Comparison of cool roofing material measurement methods, In Proceedings of Joint Conference 34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st Venticool, Athens, Greece, Sept. 25 –26, 2013.
  9. Synnefa, M. Stathopoulou, N. Adaktylou, D. Kolokotsa, K. Gobakis, M. Santamouris, N. Chrysoulakis, C. Cartalis, A case study of sustainable urban planning with the use of a decision support system, In Proceedings of Joint Conference 34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st Venticool, Athens, Greece, Sept. 25 –26, 2013.
  10. Vasilakopoulou, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa, T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris, Development of an algorithm for predicting the performance and optimising the design of an energy efficient lighting system, In Proceedings of Joint Conference 34th AIVC- 3rd TightVent- 2nd Cool Roofs’ – 1st Venticool,  Athens, Greece, Sept. 25 –26, 2013.
  11. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Cool roof policies, programs and initatives in the EU, International Workshop on Advances in Cool Roof Research: Protocols, Standards & Policies for Accelerated Aging, Berkeley, CA, USA, Jul. 28 -29, 2011.
  12. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Policies and initiatives to achieve EU’s energy efficiency and environmental goals, In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, İstanbul, Turkey, Sept. 4 – 7, 2011.
  13. San José, J.L. Pérez, R.M. González, A. Synnefa and N. Crysoulakis, High Resolution simulation by using WRF/UCM and CMAQ models over Athens with different urban planning scenarios, In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics CEMEPE 2011, Skiathos, Greece, Jun. 19-24, 2011.
  14. Synnefa, M Santamouris, Implementation of an action plan for the promotion, policy development, market transformation of cool roofs technology, In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  15. Synnefa, M. Saliari, M Santamouris, Experimental and numerical assessment of the impact of increased roof reflectance on a school building in Athens, In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  16. Synnefa, M. Stathopoulou, A. Sakka, K. Katsiabani, M. Santamouris, N. Adaktylou, C. Cartalis, N. Chrysoulakis, Integrating sustainability aspects in urban planning: the case of Athens, , In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  17. M Kolokotroni, M Santamouris, A Synnefa, H. Akbari, M. Zinzi, D. Kolokotsa, P. Perdikis, J. Kolokotsa, Cool Roof technology in Europe: description of a handbook, , In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference,  Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  18. Kolokotsa, A. Pouliezos, M. Zinzi, A. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Development of a toolkit for the evaluation of energy performance of cool materials in the EU region, In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  19. Zinzi, M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, E. Carnielo, The database of cool roof materials: products, testing procedures and results, In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment (PALENC 2010) & 5th European Conference on Energy Performance & Indoor Climate in Buildings (EPIC 2010) & 1st Cool Roofs Conference, Rhodes, Greece, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  20. Zinzi, E. Bozonnet, M. Kolokotroni, D. Kolokotsa, M. Santamouris A. Synnefa, Technical advances in the EU-Cool Roof project. In Proceedings of Eurosun 2010: International Conference on Solar heating Cooling and buildings, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2010.
  21. Gobakis, D. Kolokotsa, A. Synnefa, M. Saliari, K. Giannopoulou, M. Santamouris, Development of a model for urban heat island prediction using neural network techniques, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies SET2010, Shanghai, China, Aug. 24-27, 2010.
  22. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris, C. Papakatsikas, Measurement of Optical Properties and Thermal Performance of Colour Thin Layer Asphalt Samples and Evaluation of Their Impact on The Urban Environment, In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, Berkeley, California, Sept. 21-23, 2009.
  23. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, D. Kolokotsa, Promotion of Cool Roofs in the EU-Cool Roofs Project. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands, Berkeley, California, Sept. 21-23, 2009.
  24. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris. Developing Integrated Energy Design as a standard practice of building design, In Proceedings of the 25th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2008, Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 22-24, 2008.
  25. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, N. H. Wong. Passive cooling of buildings by the application of cool coatings, In Proceedings of the the 24th Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture PLEA 2007, Singapore, Nov. 22-24, 2007.
  26. Stathopoulou, A. Synnefa , C. Cartalis, M. Santamouris, H. Akbari. A heat island study of Athens using high-resolution satellite imagery and measurements of the optical and thermal properties of commonly used building and paving materials. In: Proc. 2nd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment and 28th AIVC Conference, Crete, Greece
  27. Α. Synnefa, A. Dandou, M. Santamouris, M. Tombrou, N. Soulakellis, An energy efficient solution to mitigate heat islands and reduce cooling energy loads, In Proceedings of Sustainable Construction Materials and Practices SB07, Lisbon, Portugal. Sept. 12-14, 2007.
  28. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, K. Apostolakis. Innovative cool materials to reduce cooling energy loads in residential buildings. In Proceedings of Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary, Canada, Jun. 10-13, 2007.
  29. Synnefa, A. Dandou, M. Santamouris, M. Tombrou, Soulakelis. Assessment of the potential of cool materials to contribute to the mitigation of the heat island effect in Athens. In Proceedings of 27th EPIC-4th AIVC Conference, Lyon France, Nov. 20-22, 2006.
  30. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, D. Korres, Investigation of the solar and thermal properties of materials used in outdoor urban spaces and buildings, In Proceedings of 27th EPIC-4th AIVC Conference, Lyon France, Nov. 20-22, 2006.
  31. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Cool colored coatings for passive cooling of cities. In Proceedings of Energy Performance and Environmental Quality of Buildings EPEQUB Conference 2006, Milos Greece, Jul. 12-13, 2006.
  32. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Development and performance of cool colored coatings, In Proceedings of EuroSun Conference 2006, Glasgow Caledonian University, Jun. 27-30, 2006.
  33. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, I. Livada., A comparative study of the thermal performance of reflective coatings for the urban environment, In Proceedings of the International Conference Passive and Low Energy Cooling for the Built Environment PALENC 2005, Santorini, Greece, May 19-21, 2005.
  34. Tsangrassoulis, A.Synnefa, M.Santamouris, M.Fontoynont, M. Wilson, A.Jacobs, A,Zimmermann, W. Pohl, Education on energy efficient lighting technologies, WSEAS Transactions on Circuits and systems, Issue 5, Vol. 3, pp. 1202-1207, July 2004.

 

PUBLICATIONS: Conference presentations with peer reviewed abstracts             

  1. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, K. Vasilakopoulou, E. Mastrapostoli, M. Santamouris, Energy, environmental and socioeconomic analysis of a residential multistory building retrofit, In Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Sustainable Energy technologies SET2014, Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 25-28, 2014. (poster presentation)
  2. Synnefa, M. Stathopoulou, N. Adaktylou, M. Santamouris and C. Cartalis, Sustainable urban planning: The Athens Case study, In Proceedings of Bridge FP7 project Sustainable urban planning conference. Brussels, Belgium, Oct. 26, 2011. (poster presentation)
  3. Synnefa, Μ. Santamouris, Policies and initiatives aiming to promote cool materials in Europe, In Proceedings of Architecture, Energy and Environment in buildings and cities – ARENEP 2011, Athens, Greece, May 3 2011. (oral presentation)
  4. Synnefa, Μ. Santamouris, The EU project Cool Materials – The European Cool Roofs Council, Cool Materials and their role in improving the energy performance of buildings and the urban environment, Athens, Greece, Feb. 2, 2011 (oral presentation)
  5. Synnefa, M. Santamouris, Cool roof applications in 5 buildings, Cool Roofs and Energy conservation in buildings Technology, Materials and Applications, Technical Chamber of Engineers – Regional Dept. of Western Crete, Chania, Greece, Dec. 6, 2010. (oral presentation)
  6. Synnefa , M. Santamouris, Cool Roofs Technology, International Workshop: National trends of innovative products and systems for energy efficient buildings, Amsterdam March 3 – 4, 2010 (oral presentation)
  7. Synnefa, Integrated Energy Design in Public Buildings, In Proceedings of ECTP Conference 2009– Brussels, 24-25 November 2009. (oral presentation)
  8. Α. Synnefa. The role of materials and green spaces in improving the urban microclimate. The urban environment and energy savings in climate change conditions. The role of local authorities. Seminar organized by the Technical Chamber of Engineers, Greece in collaboration with KEDKE, ΕΕΤΑΑ, HELEXPO a POLIS exhibition and conference 2009. Thessaloniki, Greece Nov. 27, 2009. (oral presentation)
  9. Perdikis, Α. Synnefa. Cool Materials. Conference: Bioclimatic applications in Architecture, Methods and Materials. Architects Association. Prefecture of Magnisia. May 28, 2009. (oral presentation)
  10. Synnefa, Cool Roofs for summer comfort and low energy consumption, Conference on ENERGY CONSERVATION AND RENEWABLE ENERGY USE IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics Dept., Athens, Greece, May 25-26, 2009. (oral presentation)
  11. Ι. Farrou, M. Santamouris, K. Pavlou, K. Sfakianaki, Synnefa. Energy label A – Eco Building in the Designers Village group of buildings. Technical conference: Energy savings in buildings with aluminum systems. Aluminium Association of Greece, Athens, May 25, 2009. (oral presentation)
  12. Synnefa, Sustainable High Rise Buildings. In Proceedings of Scientific Conference: High rise buildings in the Cyprus towns:A new challenge. Architects Association of Cyprus. Nicosia, Apr. 4, 2009. (oral presentation)
  13. A. Synnefa, Thermal comfort conditions in Athens and potential for improvement. In Proceedings of Scientific symposium: Environmental design of cities and buildings in the era of climate change. Kefalonia Ithaca Foundation, Kefalonia, Greece, Oct. 17-19, 2008. (oral presentation)

 

PUBLICATIONS: Technical reports                                                                                         

  1. A. Synnefa & M. Santamouris, Chapter 1: Cool roof characteristics. M. Kolokotroni & P. Warren (Eds.) Cool Roofs: Technical guidelines handbook, 98p. Cool Roofs project (IEE/07/475/SI2.499428) , 2011.
  2. I. Andresen, S. Kamper,  K. Bramslev, E. Hammer, A. F. Larsen, H. Lehrskov, D. Rynska, N. Holanek,  A. Synnefa, M.  Wilson, J. Solomon, K. Sander, A guide to Integrated Energy Design and Some principles of low energy design, 106p., Intend project (EISAV/EIE/06/021/2006), 2009.
  3. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, Assessment of the radiative properties and the emissivity of coating samples for external surfaces, Technical report for VITEX S.A. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no: 44/2009, 11p., 2009.
  4. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, Assessment of the radiative properties and the emissivity of coating samples for external surfaces, Technical report for Papageorgiou D. S.A. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no: 43/2009, 9p., 2009.
  5. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, Assessment of the radiative properties and the emissivity of coating samples for external surfaces, Technical report for VIVECHROM S.A. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no: 42/2009, 14p., 2009.
  6. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, Evaluation of the optical properties of seven coating samples before and after an accelerated ageing test, Technical report for Daikin Chemical Europe GmbH produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no: 37/2009, 22p., 2009.
  7. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, Evaluation of the optical properties and the infrared emittance of eleven mortar samples based on ceramic tile powder and Thira’s earth (pozolanic materials), Technical report for Abolin Co. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no.: 10/2009, 16p., 2009.
  8. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa , T. Karlessi, A. Sakka, Assessment of the radiative properties and thermal performance of six coatings and evaluation of their impact on the indoor environmental conditions and the cooling and heating loads of buildings, Technical report for JOTUN S.A. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no.: 37/2008, 35p., 2008.
  9. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa, T. Karlessi, N. Gaitani, Assessment of the radiative and thermal properties of Colour Thin Layer Asphalt Samples and evaluation of their impact on the urban environment, Technical report for AKTIS S.A. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no.: 35/2008, 54p., 2008.
  10. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa , Assessment of the radiative properties and thermal performance of six coatings and estimation of the cooling load saving potential from the use of 27 coating samples,  Technical report for Abolin Co. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no.: 5/2008, 28p., 2008.
  11. M. Santamouris, A. Synnefa , Technical report on the development of five cool colored coatings,  Technical report for Abolin Co. produced under contract with NKUA, Ref. no.: 12/2007, 17p., 2007.
  12. A. Tsangrassoulis, A. Synnefa, A.Jacobs, M.Wilson, J.Solomon, M. Fontoynont, W.Pohl, A. Zimmermann,  Synthlight Handbook: European Educational Infrastructure on energy efficient lighting technologies, assisted by 3D environments, Synthlight project (4.1031/Z/01-123/2001),2004.

INVITED PUBLICATIONS: Articles in the technical press                                                

  1. A. Synnefa, Cool materials and energy savings, Modern Technical Review, vol. 244, 3D Publishing, Athens, Greece, 2012.
  2. A. Synnefa, Lighter coloured roads could reduce temperatures in hot urban areas, Science for Environment Policy: European Commission DG Environment News Alert Service, News alert issue 219, edited by SCU, The University of the West of England, Bristol, 2010.
  3. A. Synnefa, Environmental quality problems in urban areas in the era of climate change: causes and consequences, The Nature magazine, vol. 130, ISSN 1107-681X, Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (HSPN), 2010.
  4. A. Synnefa, Cool materials: a sustainable solution for saving energy in buildings and improving thermal comfort conditions in the urban microclimate, Building Green magazine, vol. 9, 2008.
  5. A. Synnefa & M. Santamouris, Cool-colored coatings fight the urban heat-island effect, SPIE Newsroom, 10.1117/2.1200706.0777, SPIE—The International Society for Optical Engineering, 2007.
  6. A. Synnefa, Solar reflective coatings for energy savings in buildings and lower temperatures in the urban environment, Energy Point, vol. 5, Periodical Press S.A., 2007.

 

INVITED LECTURES AT UNIVERSITIES                                                                                     

  1. Invited lecture at National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics Dept., Postgraduate program (MSc): Environmental Physics. Athens, 17 Apr. 2013 & 11 Dec. 2014, Title: Advanced Cool materials for the build environment.
  2. Invited lecture at Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Post-Graduate Program of Civil Engineering, Brazil, 3rd August 2011, Subject: Cool Roofs: Benefits for climate change mitigation: a quantitative approach to measure the impact of cool materials for urban microclimate and internal comfort.
  3. Invited lecture at Notre Dame University –Beirut, Lebanon, 3rd November 2008, Subject: Cool materials as a heat island mitigation strategy.

 

INVITED LECTURES AT CONFERENCES, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS                               

  1. Invited speaker at NKUA-Fraunhofer Symposia on Energy Efficiency in Buildings research topics, Athens, Greece, Topic: “Recent progress in reflective roofing materials”, Nov. 7, 2014.
  2. Invited speaker at BuildUp Web Seminar: Cool roofing can reduce loads on air-conditioning systems: A simple and effective technology, web event/virtual conference, Topic: “ECRC cool roof rating programme”, Feb. 20 2014.
  3. Invited speaker at the European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) 47th Congress: Energy Efficient Building: Prepainted Metal beyond Objectives, Brussels, Belgium, Topic: “The European Cool Roofs Council: Towards a European cool roof rating system”, Nov. 18-19, 2013.
  4. Invited speaker at the Symposio: Innovazioni nel campo delle proprietà antisolari dei materiali per l’edilizia , Modena, Italy, Energy Efficiency Laboratory, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Topic: “The European Cool Roofs Council and the status of cool roof technology in Europe”, 22 Feb. 2012.
  5. Invited speaker at Local Renewables Confrence 2011, Freiburg, Germany, ICLEI Local governments for sustainability Cities, Topic: “Energy savings in buildings and urban microclimate improvement: The role of materials”, Oct.  27, 2011.
  6. Cool materials and energy savings at the 6th International Congress ENERTECH 2011: Renewable energy sources: The solution to the crisis, Athens, Greece, PPC Renewables S.A., Topic: “Cool materials and energy savings”, Oct. 1, 2011.
  7. Invited speaker at Simpósio Brasileiro da Construção Sustentável 2011 (SBCS11), Sao Paolo, Brazil, Brazilian Council for Sustainable Construction (CBCS). Topic: “Cooling the cities with solar reflective materials: technological advances, policies and incentives”, Aug. 5, 2011.
  8. Invited speaker at Eco Building Conference, Building Green expo 2010, Athens, Greece, Topic: “Advanced cool materials for buildings and cities”, Dec. 11, 2010.
  9. Invited speaker at European Coil Coating Association (ECCA) 44th Congress: Coil Coating: Caring for the Future, Brussels, Belgium, Topic: ”European Cool Roofs Project and Council”, Nov. 22-23, 2010.

 

CONTRIBUTION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS                                                                             

  1. ZERO-PLUS: Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology,(Contract no.: 678407), supported by EU Horizon 2020 (H2020), (4.221.949,00 €), 2015-2019
  2. MAIN: Materiaux Intelligents (Contract no.: 1C-MED-12-48), supported by EU MED Programme, (1.972.120,00€), 2012-2015.
  3. HERB: Holistic energy-efficient retrofitting of residential buildings (Contract no.: 314283), supported by EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (8.605.680,20 €), 2012-2016.
  4. ICE –WISH: Demonstrating through Intelligent Control (smart metering, wireless technology, cloud computing, and user-oriented display information), Energy and Water wastage reductions In European Social Housing (Contract no.: 270898), supported by EU Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT –PSP), (4.913.926,00€), 2011-2014.
  5. IDES-EDU: Master and Post Graduate education and training in multi-disciplinary teams (Contract no.: IEE/09/631/ SI2.558225), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE),(1.251.888,00€),2011-2013.
  6. COOL ROOFS: Promotion of cool roofs in the EU (Contract no.: IEE/07/475/SI2.499428), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), (998.264,00€), 2008-2011.
  7. Cost-effective: Resource- and Cost-effective integration of renewables in existing high-rise buildings (Contract no.: 212206), supported by EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (7.492.346,00 €), 2008-2012.
  8. BRIDGE: Sustainable urban planning decision support system accounting for urban metabolism (Contract no.: 211345), supported by EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (4.101.983,50 €), 2009- 2011.
  9. Zeffle: Infrared reflective Coating, financed by Daikin Chemical Europe GMBH, 2010.
  10. INTEND: Integrated Energy Design in Public Buildings (Contract no EIE-06-021), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), (1.214.679,00 €), 2007-2009.
  11. INTECO BUILD : Promotion of integration of renewable energy, energy management and advanced building design concept in intelligent ecological buildings, (Contract no.: 38622), supported by EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), (556.865,00€), 2007- 2009.
  12. Combined Use of Satellite and Ground Data for the study of the thermal environment of urban areas: methodologies and mitigation strategies (Contact no.: 05NON-EU-140), Scientific and Technological Cooperation between NKUA and Lawrence Berkeley Lab, US. Financed by the Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology, (60.000,00€), 2006-2008.
  13. ENPER EXIST: Applying the EPBD to improve the Energy Performance Requirements to Existing buildings (Contract no EISAV/EIE/04/096/2004), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), (1.305.816,00 €), 2005-2007.
  14. RURASU: Rural advice and support units for RES in heat systems and integrated energy management in buildings (Contract no EIALT/EIE/04/223/2004), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), (1.095.500,00 €), 2005-2007.
  15. EEBD: Development of an interactive vocational Web training tool for the take-off of the buildings DIRECTIVE 2002/91/EC (Contract no EISAV/EIE/04/143/2004), supported by EU Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (IEE), (1.402.076,00 €), 2005-2007.
  16. DEMOHOUSE: Design and Management Options for improving the energy performance of Housing (Contract no.: 503186), supported by EU Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), (6.011.334,00€), 2004- 2008
  17. Development of educational material for the indoor environmental quality in buildings, supported by the EPEAEK II-PYTHAGORAS Programme, Hellenic Ministry of Education, 2004-2006.
  18. SHE: Sustainable Housing in Europe, (Contract no.: EVK-CT-2002-00104) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5),  2003-2008.
  1. RESHYVENT: Cluster project on demand controlled hybrid ventilation in residential buildings with specific emphasis of the integration of renewable, (Contract no.: ENK6-CT-2001-00533) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (3.558.033,00€), 2002-2004.
  2. URBVENT: Natural ventilation in urban areas — potential assessment and optimal façade design (Contract no.: ENK6-CT-2000-00316) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (970.080,00€), 2001-2003.
  3. Coolhouse: Cooling Houses In Southern Europe Using Innovative Ventilation Strategies (Contract no.: ΝΝE5/1999/1993) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (2.857.143,00€), 2000-2003.
  4. BIOCELL: New design methodology for industrialised, autonomous and low-energy demand cellular buildings (Contract no.: 13370) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (6.800.233,00€), 2003-2004.
  5. SWIFT: Switchable facade technology (Contract no.: ENK6-CT-1999-00012) supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (2.704.100,00€), 2000-2003.
  6. MUSEUMS: Museums Energy Efficiency & Sustainability In Retrofitted & New Museum Buildings (Contract no.: NNE5/20/1999), supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (9.563.643,00€), 2000-2003.
  7. SAVE 13: Development of a distant-learning training module on energy efficient integrated building design in Urban Environment and Pilot action involving the production and promotion of modules for the initial training for building professionals and craftsmen/technicians (Contract no.: 4.1031/P/00-0013/2000), supported by EU SAVE II Programme, 2002.
  8. SYNTHLIGHT: European educational infrastructure on energy efficient lighting technologies,assisted by 3D environments (Contract no.: 4.1031/Ζ/01-123/2001), supported by EU under the SAVE II Programme, 2002-2004.
  9. WINDAT: Windows as renewable energy sources for Europe – Window Energy Data network (Contract no.: NNE5/122/2000), supported by EU Fifth Framework Programme (FP5), (1.131.272,00€), 2002-2004.
  10. SOLGAIN – Contribution and Potential of Passive Solar Gains in Residential Buildings in the European Union (Contract no.: STR/1742/98/BE) supported by EU THERMIE Programme, 2002.
  11. GENESYS: Fuzzy controllers and smart tuning techniques for energy efficiency and overall performance of hvac systems in buildings (Contract no.: JOE-CT98-0090), supported by EU JOULE-THERMIE Programme, 2002.

RESEARCH PROJECTS (Principal investigator)                                                                    

  1. IRAKLEITOS: Fellowships for Research in Environment: “Study of energy efficient and environmentally beneficial technologies for mitigating the urban heat island effect”, funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in the framework of the Operation Program for Education and Initial Vocational Training (EPEAEK II). (PhD grant). (34.829€), 2003-2006.

 

Greek: Native speaker
English: Fluent
French: Fluent
Spanish: Very good

 LANGUAGES                                                                                                                                 

 

TECHNICAL AND COMPUTER SKILLS                                                                                      

  • Experimental testing of the radiative properties of building material (spectrophotometer, reflectometer, pyranometer, emissometer, FTIR spectrometer)
  • Assessment of Indoor environmental quality (thermal comfort and iaq measurements, Tracer gas techniques)
  • Building inspection techniques (thermal imaging, blower door, ventilation measurements etc.)
  • Assessment of outdoor environmental quality (thermal imaging, thermal comfort measurements, air pollution measurements (NOx, CO2, VOCs, PMx)
  • Dynamic thermal modeling (TRNSYS, Design Builder, Summer-Building)
  • Urban microclimate modeling (ENVImet)
  •  Matlab (for programming and data analysis)
  • SPSS

CERTIFICATIONS                                                                                         

2011  Certificate for environmental assessments attributed by the Greek Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
1999 Diploma in Translation, by the British Council, Athens, Greece [1997-1999].

 

PARTICIPATION IN SCIENTIFIC ORGANISATIONS                                                              

  1. Member of the European Cool Roofs Council
  2. Member of the Sustainable Buildings Network
  3. Member of the International Solar Energy Society
  4. Member of the Sustainable Construction & Innovation through Procurement network
  5. Member of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT                                                                                              

Mar.2015-Apr.2015 Course on University Teaching 101, John Hopkins University, Coursera
Aug. 2013-Oct. 2013 Course on Climate Change, University of Melbourne, Coursera
June 2006 Training on the subject of urban heat island mitigation and the impact of materials on the urban environment, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA (Responsible: Prof. H. Akbari)
Apr. 2005  Atmospheric Environment and Sustainable Development, Physics Dept. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2004 Presentation/Training on Arc View –Arc-GIS software ESRI, Marathon Data Systems, Athens
2003 Bioclimatic Architecture for office buildings, EUREC-Agency

 

  1. A study on energy efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions for the mitigation of the heat island effect – Development of highly reflective spectrally selective coatings for the urban environment

PhD thesis, Physics Dept., National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 2007

  1. A study on indoor air quality in six school buildings

DEA thesis,  Environment and Buildings, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Ecole Nationale de Travaux Publics de l’Etat, Lyon, France, 2002.

  1. Indoor air pollution phenomena

BSc thesis,  Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Athens, Greece, 2001

 

 

  1. Sustainable Energy Dept., French National Research Agency

Invited External expert for the evaluation of a research project in the framework of the “Sustainable Cities Program 2009” (“Programme Villes Durables 2009”).

  1. Special Committee on research, technological development and innovation, Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affaires

Evaluator of research programs in the framework of the national action “Cooperation” (SYNERGASIA).

  1. German Research Foundation (DFG)

Expert invited at the Colloquium of the Scientific Priority Program (SSP) 1233 Megacities-Megachallenges– Dortmund, Germany 22-23 June 2009 .

  1. California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board

Invited member of the review panel for the AB32 climate change mitigation program

  1. General Secretariat of Research and Development, Greek Ministry of Development

Member of the Pool of Experts for the evaluation of research proposals of the General Secretariat of Research and Development (FEK 261 Α΄/2004).

2014 International Conference on Food and Biosystems Engineering (I.C. FaBE) 2015, 28 – 31 May 2015, Mykonos Island, Greece.
2014 3rd International Conference on Countermeasures to Urban Heat Islands (IC2UHI), October 13-15, 2014, Venice, Italy.
2013 13th International Conference On Indoor Air Quality And Climate (INDOOR AIR), 7-12 July 2014, Hong Kong, China.
2010 International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling (PALENC), 29th Sept. -1st Oct. 2010, Rhodes, Greece, (Local support committee)
2009 International Conference on Integrated Energy Design, 24 Sept. 2009, Oslo, Norway.

 


Konstantina VasilakopoulouAddress: Building Physics 5, University Campus, 15784 Athens, Greece

Emailkvasilakopoulou@isc.tuc.gr  kbasilak@phys.uoa.gr

 

 

 

Kostantina Vasilakopoulou (MSc) is an architect, trained at the Architectural department of the University of Patras. She is holding a Master in Light and Lighting, from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Unversity College London and she currently is a PhD student of the Environmnetal Engineering Department, Technical University Of Crete (Thesis subject: “Smart natural lighting systems. Development/optimization of light pipes with integrated low energy consumption artificial lighting, managed by smart controls”). In the past, Konstantina has worked for the University of Athens (1/2007- 1/2011), for the Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change (1/2011- 7/2011) and for the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources-CRES (7/2011-7/2013).

She is currently working as a research associate in the Group of Buildings & Environmental Studies of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) (7/2013-today) and as a freelance architect and lighting designer (9/2006- today). The areas of her research include lighting design, energy efficiency in lighting, integration of natural and artificial lighting, lighting comfort, etc.

Konstantina is a tutor of Lighting courses in the e-learning expertise program “Sustainable energy design in the built environment” of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, has performed supportive tutoring of students of the Physics Dept., University of Athens and has participated with lectures and tutoring in the EUREC European Master in Renewable Energy. She is a reviewer of three international scientific journals and has participated in the writing of four papers published in international scientific peer reviewed journals, five in international peer reviewed conference proceedings while being a co-author of chapters in two international books.

 

 

Technical University Of Crete, Environmnetal Engineering Department (April 2011 onwards): PhD Thesis.

PhD Thesis subject: “Smart natural lighting systems. Development/optimization of light pipes with integrated low energy consumption artificial lighting, managed by smart controls”

(Tutor: As. Professor Dionysia Kolokotsa)

University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture, (September 2005 – September 2006): MSc in Light & Lighting.

University of Patras, Polytechnic School, Department of Architecture (September 1999 – February 2005): Diploma in Architecture.

 

September 2006-onwards: Freelance Architect and Lighting designer. Main projects: natural and artificial lighting projects, energy savings in lighting design.

July 2013-onwards: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics Department, Building Physics Sector: researcher. Areas of research: lighting design, energy efficiency in lighting, integration of natural and artificial lighting, lighting comfort, bioclimatic design of urban areas, energy retrofit of buildings. Management of European and national projects.

July 2011-July 2013: Centre for Renewable Energy Sources (CRES), Greece. Management of programs of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF), Operational Program “Environment – Sustainable Development”.

January 2007- June 2011: National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Physics Department, Building Physics Sector: researcher. Areas of research: lighting design, energy efficiency in lighting, integration of natural and artificial lighting, lighting comfort, bioclimatic design, etc.

2015: Lectures related to “innovative window technologies” and “cool materials” for professionals and students, in the framework of the European Project MAIN – “MAteriaux INtelligents”.

2013 – onwards: Tutor of Lighting courses: E-learning expertise program “Sustainable energy design in the built environment”, National Kapodistrian University of Athens

2008–2011 & 2013- onwards: Supportive tutoring of students’ diploma works related to natural and artificial building lighting, Physics Dept., University of Athens.

2008 – Participation with lectures and tutoring in the EUREC European Master in Renewable Energy.

Publications (scientific journals)

 

Papanicolas, C., Lange, M.A., Fylaktos, N., Montenon, A., Kalouris, G., Fintikakis, N., Fintikaki, M., Kolokotsa, D., Tsirbas, K., Pavlou, C., Vasilakopoulou, K., Santamouris, M. (2015): “Design, construction and monitoring of a near-zero energy laboratory building in Cyprus”, Advances in Building Energy Research, Volume 9, Issue 1, 2 January 2015

Vasilakopoulou, K., Synnefa, A., Kolokotsa, D., Karlessi, T., Santamouris, M. (2014): “Performance prediction and design optimisation of an integrated light pipe and artificial lighting system”, International Journal of Sustainable

Santamouris, M., Gaitani, N., Spanou, A., Saliari, M., Giannopoulou, K., Vasilakopoulou, K., Kardomateas, T.: “Using cool paving materials to improve microclimate of urban areas – Design realization and results of the Flisvos project”, Building and Environment, Volume 53, July 2012

Santamouris, M., Xirafi, F., Gaitani, N., Spanou, A., Saliari, M., Vassilakopoulou, K.: “Improving the microclimate in a dense urban area using experimental and theoretical techniques – The case of Marousi, Athens”, International Journal of Ventilation, Volume 11, Issue 1, June 2012

N. Gaitani, A. Spanou, M. Saliari, A. Synnefa, , K. Vassilakopoulou K. Papadopoulou K. Pavlou, M. Santamouris, M. Papaioannou, A. Lagoudaki:

“Improving the Microclimate in Urban Areas. A Case Study in the Centre of Athens”, Building Services Engineering Research and Technology,Volume 32,

K. Pavlou, K. Vassilakopoulou, M. Santamouris: “The Impact of Several Construction Elements on the Thermal Performance of Solar Chimneys”, The International Journal of Ventilation, Special Edition- The Third International Workshop on Natural Ventilation, Tokyo Japan, March 2009, Volume 8, N.3, 2009.

Publications (conferences)

Gombakis, K., Papantoniou, S., Georgatou, C., Kambelis, N., Kolokotsa, D., Kalaitzakis, K., Vasilakopoulou, K., Santamouris, M.: “Integrated Smart Indoor – Outdoor Web based Energy Management System for a university campus”, SET conference 2015

Vasilakopoulou, K., Synnefa, A., Kolokotsa, D., Karlessi, T., Santamouris, M.: “Theoretical and experimental study of the performance of an innovative natural and artificial lighting system”, SET conference 2014

K. Vasilakopoulou, A. Synnefa, D. Kolokotsa, T. Karlessi, M. Santamouris: “Development of an algorithm for predicting the performance and optimizing the design of an energy efficient lighting system”, AIVC 2013

Conference, Athens, 9/2013 Α. Spanou, K. Vassilakopoulou, M. Santamouris: “Energy performance and lighting design of an historic building in Greece”, Palenc Conference, Rhodes, 9/2010

S. Pieri, P. Pieris, K. Sfakianaki, K. Vasilakopoulou, M. Santamouris: “Prototype Zero Energy Tourist Settlement”, Palenc Conference, Rhodes, 9/2010

Κ. Sfakianaki, K. Vassilakopoulou, M.N. Assimakopoulos, P. Doukas, K. Pavlou, N. Gaitani, M. Santamouris: “Energy and environmental rehabilitation of a listed neoclassic building in Athens, Greece” Proc, 2nd Palenc Conference and 28th AIVC Conference, 27-29/9/2007.

M. Santamouris, K. Kapsis, D. Korres, I. Livada and K. Vassilakopoulou: “Οn the Relation Between Energy and Social Characteristics of the Residential Sector”, Proc 2nd EPEQB Conference, Milos, 2007.

Reviewer of scientific articles

  • Advances in Building Energy Research, Taylor & Francis
  • International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, Oxford Journals
  • Energy and Buildings, Elsevier
  • Renewable Energy, Elsevier
  • International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Taylor & Francis

Lighting: Lighting design, energy efficiency in lighting, integration of natural and artificial lighting, lighting comfort, etc.

Design of exterior spaces: Bioclimatic design of urban areas, shading of exterior spaces, the impact of greenery, materials and thermal sinks, thermal comfort in exterior spaces, etc.

Energy efficient retrofit of buildings.

 

September 2012 – European Competition: “Rethink Athens: Towards a new city center” (Environmental and energy planning for the proposal of Exs architects – Karanastasi E., griik architects –Kiriakidi A., Collaborators: Kritikou E., Iglezos Μ., Vlahiotis S., Ntzoufras S., Skalogianni Κ., Telo Μ., Grivas K., welovethecity-An. Geerse, L+DG-Gravanis T.)

June 2010 – National competition: “Architectural design of Nikis Square in the municipality of Kozani” (Artificial lighting design for the participation of the architects: Α. Matrakidou, G. Foukas)

May 2010 – International competition: “Architectural design of a roundabout in the municipality of Paphos, Cyprus” (Artificial lighting design for the participation of the architectural office: Κ. Scroubelos & Associates Architects)

September 2009 – International competition: “2009 OPEN ARCHITECTURE CHALLENGE, BETTER CLASSROOM DESIGN”, Architecture for Humanity (Participation with Μ. Mavroudi, V. Neokosmou)

June 2009 – International competition: “URBAN DESIGN & HARMONY OF RAMSES SQUARE CAIRO EGYPT”, (Artificial lighting design for the participation of the architects: S. Mavrommati, K. Moraiti, A. Moraitou, G. Goumopoulou)

June 2007 – Competition for the renovation of the “Greek Company for the Environment and Culture” in Plaka, Athens. (Artificial lighting design for the participation of the architect E. Choriti)

Professional Skills

 

6/2005: Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece

1/2011: Professional engineer license holder (license for architectural and environmental studies of public projects).

Computer Skills

Autocad/ 3Ds Studio Max/ Microsoft Office/ Adobe Photoshop/Εcotect/ Relux/ Dialux / IES VE pro / Radiance / Photopia

Foreign Languages

English: Proficient user

French: Basic user

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