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.
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 Programs and Projects
2020-2025: Varcities Visionary Nature Based Actions for Heath, Well Being & Resilience In Cities Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020)
2015-2019: Smart Grids Energy Management Staff MSCA-RISE-2014: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (Horizon RISE)
2016-2019: Development of a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform and Think tank to promote innovation with Nature based solutions, ThinkNature. Horizon Coordination and Support Actions.
2017-2020: RECO2ST: Residential Retrofit assessment platform and demonstrations for near zero energy and CO2 emissions with optimum cost, health, comfort and environmental quality. Research and Innovation Action, Horizon 2020.
2017-2020 SAVES 2: Students Achieving Valuable Energy Savings, Horizon 2020.
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.
Kampelis, N., Sifakis, N., Kolokotsa, D., Gobakis, K., Kalaitzakis, K., Isidori, D., Cristalli, C. HVAC optimization genetic algorithm for industrial near-zero-energy building demand response (2019) Energies, 12 (11), art. no. 2177, .
Giamalaki, M., Kolokotsa, D. Understanding the thermal experience of elderly people in their residences: Study on thermal comfort and adaptive behaviors of senior citizens in Crete, Greece (2019) Energy and Buildings, 185, pp. 76-87.
Kolokotsa, D, Kampelis, N, Mavrigiannaki, A, et al. On the integration of the energy storage in smart grids: Technologies and applications. Energy Storage. 2019; 1:e50. https://doi.org/10.1002/est2.50
Kampelis, N., Papayiannis, G.I., Kolokotsa, D., Galanis, G.N., Isidori, D., Cristalli, C., Yannacopoulos, A.N. An integrated energy simulation model for buildings (2020) Energies, 13 (5), art. no. 1170.
Tsekeri, E., Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M. On the association of ambient temperature and elderly mortality in a Mediterranean island – Crete (2020) Science of the Total Environment, 738, art. no. 139843.
Martinelli, A.; Kolokotsa, D.-D.; Fiorito, F. Urban Heat Island in Mediterranean Coastal Cities: The Case of Bari (Italy). Climate 2020, 8, 79.
Kolokotsa, D., Lilli, A.Α., Lilli, M.A., Nikolaidis, N.P. On the impact of nature-based solutions on citizens’ health and wellbeing (2020) Energy and Buildings, 229, art. no. 110527.
Fernandez, F.; Germinario, S.; Basile, R.; Montagno, R.; Kapetanaki, K.; Gobakis, K.; Kolokotsa, D.; Lagou, A.M.; Dania, P.; Enna, M.T.; Mangiapane, M.; Maravelaki, P.-N. Development of Eco-Friendly and Self-Cleaning Lime-Pozzolan Plasters for Bio-Construction and Cultural Heritage. Buildings 2020, 10, 172.
Wong Nyuk Hien, Tan Chun Liang, Kolokotsa D., and Hideki Takebayashi, Greenery as a strategy for mitigation and adaptation to urban heat, Accepted for publication at Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, Springer Nature.
A. Mavrigiannaki, G. Pignatta, M. Assimakopoulos, M. Isaac, R. Gupta, D. Kolokotsa, M. Laskari, M. Saliari, I.A. Meir, S. Isaac, Examining the benefits and barriers for the implementation of Net Zero Energy settlements, Energy and Buildings, 2020, 110564, ISSN 0378-7788, doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110564.