Theocharis Tsoutsos
Professor, Renewable Energy Sources 
Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory
Division I: Environmental Management

Extended CV (pdf)



  • 1990: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, NTUA
  • 1990: Degrre in Economics, Department of Economic Sciences, National and Capodistrian University of Athens
  • 1984: Diploma in Chemical Engineering, NTUA

Research Interests

The Laboratory is active in a wide range of Applied Research and Technological Development, Energy Planning and Sustainable Energy Management to:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems:
  • Design of Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Systems
  • Biofuels
  • Integration and applications of RES and Sustainable Buildings

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

In progress:

  • NEZEH- Near Zero Energy Hotels (Intelligent Energy Europe, Apr. 2013 - Mar. 2016, Coordinator)
  • UPSWING: UPgrading the construction Sector Workforce traINing   and  qualification in Greece  (Intelligent Energy  Europe, Sept. 2014 – Aug. 2017)
  • TRUST-EPC-SOUTH "Building TRUST in Energy Performance Contracting for tertiary sector energy efficiency and sustainable energy projects in Southern European Countries  (H2020, Mar. 2015- June 2018).
  • RESCoop Plus: Harnessing power of RESCoops beyond RES production (Η2020, Mar. 2016 - Feb. 2019)
  • CIVITAS Destinations : Demonstrate innovative measures for enhancing sustainable mobility in Europe’s touristic destinations, ((H2020, Sep 2016- Aug 2020)

Distinctions and Awards

  • Member of the Board of RMEI -réseau méditerranéen des ecoles d'ingénieurs et de management, 2018-)
  • Member of European Biomass Panel Steering Committee of the European Technology Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-Platform) (2018-)
  • Member of the editorial board of the scientific journals: Energies (mdpi, 2017-); Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports (Springer, 2013-); Int. J. of Sust Built Environment (Elsevier, 2015-); AIMS Energy (AIMS press, 2013-)
  • Advisor to the Word Tourism Organisation on near Zero Energy Hotels

Recent Publications

  • Marina Giamalaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Sustainable siting of solar power installations in Mediterranean using a GIS/AHP approach”, Renewable Energy, Vol. 141, pp 64-75, October 2019.
  • Maria Hatzisymeon, Sotiris Kamenopoulos, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Risk Assessment of the life-cycle of the Used Cooking Oil-to-biodiesel supply chain", Journal of Cleaner Production,Vol. 217, pp 836-843, April 2019
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Nikolaos Savvakis, Tryfon Daras and Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Analysis of the energy consumption behavior of European RES cooperatives members”, Energies 2019 12, 970;
  • https://doi:10.3390/en12060970
  • Maria Frangou, Maria Aryblia, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, Renewable energy Performance Contracting in the tertiary sector. Standardization to overcome barriers in Greece, Renewable Energy, 125:829-839, September 2018
  • Ioannis Petidis, Maria Aryblia, Tryfon Daras, Theocharis Tsoutsos, Energy saving and thermal comfort interventions based on occupants’ needs. A students’ residence building case, Energy and Buildings, Volume 174, 1 September 2018, Pages 347-364
  • S. Foteinis, A.G. Antoniadis, T. Tsoutsos, Life cycle assessment of algae-to-biodiesel shallow pond production systems in the Mediterranean: influence of species, pond type, by-product valorisation and electricity mix, Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, 12(4), July/August 2018, pp 542-558
  • S. Foteinis, J. Hancock, N. Mazarakis, T. Tsoutsos, C.E. Synolakis, “A comparative analysis of wave power in the nearshore by WAM estimates and in-situ (AWAC) measurements. The case study of Varkiza”, Athens, Greece, Energy, Volume 138, 1 November 2017, pp. 500–508
  • Mary Christoforaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Sustainable siting of an offshore wind park. A case in Chania, Crete”, Renewable Energy, Volume 109, August 2017, Pages 624–633
  • Papadaki D., Foteinis S., Mhlongo G. H., Tsoutsos T., Kiriakidis G., “Life Cycle Assessment of facile microwave-assisted Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructures”, Science of the Total environment, Volume 586, 15 May 2017, Pages 566-575
  • Marianna Tsitoura, Marina Michailidou, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “A bioclimatic outdoor design tool in urban open space design”, Energy and Buildings, Energy & Buildings, 153C (2017) pp. 368-381

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Ioannis Argyriou
  • Maria Frangou
  • Antiopi Gigantidou
  • Nikolaos Savvakis
  • Nikolaos Sifakis
  • Marianna Tsitoura