Dionysia Kolokotsa
Professor, Energy Resources Management 

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

Extended CV (pdf)



  • 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 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.

Recent Publications

  • 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.

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Katerina Lilli
  • Aggeliki Mavrigiannaki