Researchers Involved in Energy Research Area

Dr. Balaras ConstantinosResearch Director

Dr. Balaras Constantinos
+30 210 8109152

Mechanical Engineer with a PhD (1988), MSc (1985) in thermal sciences from Georgia Institute of Technology, and BSc (1984) in energy from Michigan Technological University. Leader of Group Energy Conservation at IERSD-NOA since 1995. Research interests in the areas of energy conservation and high performance buildings, energy audits and refurbishment, solar thermal and cooling applications, analysis and numerical modeling of thermal energy systems, indoor environmental quality, HVAC systems. Instrumental in the development of the technical guidelines and the national regulation on the energy performance of buildings (KENAK) for EPBD transposition in Greece. Editorial Board member in Energy & Buildings and Sustainable Cities & Society. ASHRAE Vice President (2011-2013) & Director At Large (2007-2010), Technical Chamber of Greece (Chartered Mechanical Engineer), EUR ING, Fellow ASME, Fellow ASHRAE.

Dr. Dascalaki ElenaSenior Researcher

Dr. Dascalaki Elena
+30 210 8109143

Ph.D. (1998) Building Physics, M.Sc. (1990) Environmental Physics and B.Sc. (1987) Physicist from the Department of Physics, University of Athens. Active in the areas of building physics – thermal performance of buildings and energy conservation, rational use of energy in buildings, building typologies, EPBD transposition and the national regulation (KENAK), building thermal simulations, assessment of ventilation systems for building applications, CFD, energy audits, indoor air quality, renewable energy sources for building applications. Participation as leading researcher in various European and National Research Programmes. Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources – CRES (2010-2013). National representative in the Annex 35 technical committee of the International Energy Agency working on Hybrid Ventilation.

Dr. Kambezidis HarryResearch Director

Dr. Kambezidis Harry
+30 210 3490119

Research Director, Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 1988), M.Sc. and M.Phil. in Microwave Communications Engineering (University of Leeds, UK, 1976, 1979), B.Sc. in Physics (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1974), B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering (University of Patras, Greece, 1984). Research interests and expertise in: solar radiation/energy, daylight, atmospheric turbidity, atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric pollution, corrosion of materials due to atmospheric factors, meteorology, climatology & climate change. More than 330 publications in national & international scientific journals and conferences. Participation in/coordination of more than 50 projects. Regular reviewer in 46 international scientific journals. Teaching experience by lecturing at Universities in the fields of environmental meteorology, solar energy and daylight. Founder & Head of the Atmospheric Research Team. Extensive administrative experience. Responsible scientists for the Actinometric Station at Thission. DAAD grant holder (1992).

Dr. Psiloglou VassilisSenior Researcher

Dr. Psiloglou Vassilis
+30 210 8109133

He works as Senior Researcher at the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development of the National Observatory of Athens. He received his B.Sc. degree in Mathematics (1989) from the Dept. of Mathematics of the University of Athens, Greece. He has also been awarded with a M.Sc. in Meteorology and Atmospheric Environment (1992) and a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Physics (1997), both from the Dept. of Physics of the University of Athens, Greece. His current research topics of scientific interests despite solar radiation research, modelling and applications, are air-quality and meteorological measurements, environmental management and risk assessment using GIS techniques, analysis of climate change impacts, air pollution and meteorological instrumentation.

Dr. Kazadzis StylianosSenior Researcher

Dr. Kazadzis Stylianos
+30 210 8109204

Studied Physics at the Physics Dept. of the Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki and received his degree in 1994. Had his M.Sc. at the field of Environmental Physics in 1996 at the same department and commenced with his Ph.D. Thesis in the field of Atmospheric solar radiation Advances and applications of solar UV spectroradiometric measurements obtaining his diploma in 2000. Worked as Post Doctoral fellow at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (2001-2008) working in various EU projects (SUVDAMA, EDUCE, ADMIRA, INSPECTRO, QASUME, SCOUT, e.t.c.) and was involved with solar radiation, aerosol measurement and satellite research. Also, he worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, (Climate Change Unit), Finland (2008-2009) as a Marie Curie post-doc IEF Fellow on Satellite measurements of UV radiation and aerosol optical properties and employed at the National Observatory of Athens in 2009 as Associate Researcher. He has published more than 60 articles as a first author or co-author in peer reviewed journals and more than 80 articles in conference proceedings. He has received the Greek State post doctoral fellowship (2002), the Aristotle University post-doc fellowship on aerosol research (2008) and two Marie Curie EU fellowships grants (IEF 2008-2009 and European Return Grant 2010-2013). Research Interests: Solar radiation measurements' effects and applications, Research on aerosol optical properties, Stratospheric ozone research, Satellite remote sensing, Solar Energy Applications

Dr. Georgopoulou ElenaSenior Researcher

Dr. Georgopoulou Elena
+30 210 8109215

Chemical Engineer (NTUA), with a MSc in Environmental Management and a PhD in Energy Planning with Renewable Energies. From the beginning of her career she worked on environmental and energy related issues. Since 2000 she works as a researcher at IERSD/NOA. Her research topics include climate change mitigation, impacts and adaptation; regional and national energy planning; mitigation of air and industrial pollution; waste management; cost-benefit analysis of environmental measures; decision-aid methodologies and tools.

Dr. Mirasgentis SevastianosResearch Director

Dr. Mirasgentis Sevastianos
+30 210 3256218

Research Director at NOA. Dr. Mirasgedis holds a Ph.D. in energy and environmental economics and a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has been working on simulation of energy systems for energy planning and emission projections, economic and environmental evaluation of energy efficiency and renewable technologies, analysis of co-benefits of clean energy technologies, environmental economics, etc. He has participated in a large number of studies on environmental external cost assessment and has published extensively on these subjects. He has been a lead author in the 4th and 5th IPCC Assessment Reports on Climate Change as well as in Global Energy Assessment (2013), and he has been selected as a lead author in the current 6th IPCC Assessment Report covering issues related to the building sector. He has participated in 43 Research Projects funded by National sources, European Commission, UNFCCC, International Atomic Energy Agency, acting as Project Leader (8 projects) or Senior Researcher (35 projects). He has co-authored 46 papers published in refereed journals.

Dr. Sarafidis IoannisSenior Researcher

Dr. Sarafidis Ioannis
+30 210 8109190

Senior Researcher at NOA. He is a Chemical Engineer and holds a Ph.D. diploma in the field of Energy planning and Decision Support Systems. His activities include emission inventories (greenhouse gases and air pollutants) and projections; energy modeling and planning; assessment of policies and measures for tackling climate change (mitigation and adaptation); assessment of climate change impacts. He has participated in a number of relevant research projects and has published more than 40 articles in international journals and conference proceedings.



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