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National Kapodistrian University of Athens

30 Panepistimiou Ave.
106 79, Athens, Greece
Τ: +30 210 3689765
F: +30 210 3689694


Professor Matheos Santamouris
Professor of Energy Physics


Organisation and relevant experience: The Group of Building Environmental Research, (GRBES), operates under the frame of the Section of Applied Physics, Department of Physics of the University of Athens. It carries out specific research and development programs on the field of environmental quality of the built environment and environmental materials. Scientific Topics include Design and Development of Intelligent Environmental Materials, Energy Performance of Buildings, Solar Energy Systems and Techniques, Energy Efficient Technologies, Indoor Environmental Quality, IT Technologies applied to Buildings, Urban Environmental Quality and Energy and Environmental Rating. The Group is equipped with all the necessary infrastructure to perform experimental studies on the field of energy and environmental quality of the build environment including infrared cameras, luminance cameras, tracer gas equipment, equipment to measure U values in situ, thermal and visual comfort and all climatic parameters. For example, the Laboratory of Energy audits and energy efficient design of buildings is specialised on energy and environmental assessments in the built environment, and specific energy and environmental studies to improve the energy and environmental performance of buildings.

Tasks: The University of Athens will carry out optimisation of energy efficient lighting technology, develop the technology for retrofitting, test the technology under controlled conditions, measure building energy use before retrofitting, retrofit technologies and solutions into a large building, monitor and demonstrate the performance of retrofitted building in a southern European climate, survey occupants’ acceptance and analyse socio-economic benefits of retrofitting residential building

Key personnel and relevant experience: Professor Matheos Santamouris is Professor of Energy Physics at the University of Athens and visiting professor at the Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Bolzano University and the Cyprus Institute. He is the Director of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research, at the University of Athens and is the President of the National Centre of Energy CRES. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances in Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and Member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journals of Solar Energy, Energy and Buildings, Buildings and Environment, Sustainable Energy, Low Carbon Technologies, Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society, Physics, and Ventilation. He is also Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London, Guest editor of ten special issues of various scientific journals and Editor and author of 12 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan. He is Chairman of the Cool Roof Council of Europe, Vice Chairman of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, and Vice Chairman of the World Society for Sustainable Energy Technologies. Professor Santamouris is Coordinator of many international research programs and published over 180 scientific papers in international journals.

Margarita Niki Assimakopoulos is a Lecturer at the Physics Department and a Member of the Laboratory of Building Energy Research at the University of Athens. She is invited speaker at International Workshops and author of 23 scientific papers published in international journals and participated in 10 international scientific conferences. She has participated in 9 European research projects.

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