Dionysia Kolokotsa

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Dionysia Kolokotsa
Associate Professor, Energy Resources Management

Energy Management in the Built Environment Laboratory
Division I: Environmental Management

Extended CV (pdf) 


  • Contact
    • Office: Κ2.107
    • Tel.: +30 28210 37808 FAX:+30 28210 37858
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    • Office Hours: Daily 10:00-14:00


  • Education
    • 2001:  Ph.D.: Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Technical University of Crete
    • 1995:  MSc: Architecture Environmental design and engineering, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London (UCL).
    • 1994:  Postgraduate degree in Meteorology - Environmental Physics, School of Science, Faculty of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
    • 1991:  Degree in Physics, School of Science, Faculty of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.


  • Research Interests
      Conducting research on energy saving in buildings and in built environment:
    • Quality of internal environment: thermal and visual comfort. Air quality. Energy demand.
    • Assessment Indexes for energy saving in buildings. Green buildings. Zero emission buildings. 
    • Urban environment and climate change. Urban heat island phenomenon. Technologies to improve quality.  
    • Energy management systems. Measurement and control of microclimatic conditions of the built environment.
    • Design and installation of environmental monitoring networks in buildings and urban environments.


  • Participation in Research Programmes and Projects
    • 2015-2019: Smart Grids Energy management Staff MSCA-RISE-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (Horizon RISE)
    • Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme: “GREEN@HOSPITAL: web-based enerGy management system foR the optimization of the EnErgy coNsumption in Hospitals”, €336000/€250000 (2012-2015).
    • Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (OPCE) II, ROP Crete & Aegean: "Camp-IT: University Management System", (2013-2015).


  • Distinctions and Awards
    • Editor in Chief: Advances in Building Energy Research, Taylor and Francis.  
    • Member of Editorial Board of Energy and Buildings and Renewable Energy Journals, Elsevier.  
    • President of the European Cool Roofs Council for the period 2015-2018.  


  • Recent Publications
    • Efthymiou, C., Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa, D., Koras, A. Development and testing of photovoltaic pavement for heat island mitigation (2016) Solar Energy, 130, pp. 148-160.
    • Kolokotsa, D. The role of smart grids in the building sector (2016) Energy and Buildings, 116, pp. 703-708. Invited Open Access Paper for Engineering Advances
    • Mastrapostoli, E., Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa, D., Vassilis, P., Venieri, D., Gompakis, K. On the ageing of cool roofs: Measure of the optical degradation, chemical and biological analysis and assessment of the energy impact (2016) Energy and Buildings, 114, pp. 191-199.
    • Akbari, H., Cartalis, C., Kolokotsa, D., Muscio, A., Pisello, A.L., Rossi, F., Santamouris, M., Synnefa, A., Wong, N.H., Zinzi, M., 2016. Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques – the state of the art. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management 22, 1–16.
    • Akbari, H., Kolokotsa, D., 2016. Three decades of urban heat islands and mitigation technologies research. Energy and Buildings 133. doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.09.067
    • Kolokotsa, D., 2016. Smart cooling systems for the urban environment. Using renewable technologies to face the urban climate change. Solar Energy. doi:10.1016/j.solener.2016.12.004
    • Papantoniou, S., Kolokotsa, D.-D., 2016. Prediction of outdoor air temperature using neural networks: Application in 4 European cities. Energy and Buildings 114.
    • 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, 9 (1), pp. 140-150.
    • Santamouris, M., Cartalis, C., Synnefa, A., Kolokotsa, D., (2015). On the impact of urban heat island and global warming on the power demand and electricity consumption of buildings—A review. Energy and Buildings 98, 119–124.
    • Santamouris, M., Kolokotsa, D., (2015). On the impact of urban overheating and extreme climatic conditions on housing, energy, comfort and environmental quality of vulnerable population in Europe. Energy and Buildings 98, 125–133.  




  • PhD Candidates
    • Konstantina Vassilakopoulou  
    • Christina Georgatou  
    • Κonstantinos Gompakis  
    • Nikolaos Kampelis  



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