Theocharis Tsoutsos
Professor, Renewable Energy Sources 

Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory
Division I: Environmental & Energy Management, Sustainable Development and Climate Change

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:

  • CIVITAS Destinations: Demonstrate innovative measures for enhancing sustainable mobility in Europe’s touristic destinations, (H2020, Sep 2016- May 2021)
  • SUMP-PLUS: Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning: Pathways and Links to Urban Systems (H2020, Sep 2019- Feb 2022)
  • COMPOSE PLUS:  Rural COMmunities engaged with POSitive Energy (MED-INTERREG, Mar 2021- June 2022)
  • RE-EURECA-PRO: REsearch and innovation dimension of the European University on REsponsible Consumption And PROduction (H2020, Sep 2021- Aug 2025).

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: Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier, 2019-); Energy Efficiency (SpringerNature, 2019-); Energies (mdpi, 2017-); Inventions (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

  • Pandora Gkeka-Serpetsidaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “A methodological framework for optimal siting of Offshore Wind Farms A case study on the island of Crete”, Energy, Volume 239, Part D, 15 January 2022, 122296 
  • Emmanouil Vichos, Nikolaos Sifakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, ”Challenges of integrating hydrogen energy storage systems into nearly zero-energy ports”, Energy, Volume 241, 15 February 2022, 122878,
  • Nikolaos Savvakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Theoretical design and experimental evaluation of a PV+PCM system in the Mediterranean climate”, Energy, vol.220, April 2021
  • Dimitra Tarasi, Tryfon Daras, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Transportation in the Mediterranean during the COVID-19 pandemic era”, Global Transitions, Vol 3, 55-71,2021
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Stefanos Konidakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos,  “Hybrid renewable energy system optimum design and smart dispatch for nearly Zero Energy Ports”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol 310, August 2021,
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Maria Aryblia, Tryfon Daras, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “The impact of COVID-19 pandemic in Mediterranean urban air pollution and mobility”, Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, accepted to be published, February 2021
  • Nikolaos Savvakis, Stavroula Tournaki, Dimitra Tarasi, Nikos Kallergis, Tryfon Daras, Theocharis Tsoutsos, "Environmental Effects from the use of traditional biomass for heating in rural areas: A case study of Anogeia, Crete"  Environment, Development, Sustainability, July 2021
  • I. Argyriou, N. Sifakis, T. Tsoutsos, “Ranking measures to improve the sustainability of Mediterranean ports based on multicriteria decision analysis:
  • "Α case study of Souda port, Chania, Crete”,  Environment, Development, Sustainability, accepted to be published, July 2021
  • Evangelia Dialyna, Theocharis Tsoutsos "Wave energy in the Mediterranean Sea: resource assessment, deployed WECs and prospects”, Energies, 14(16), 4764, July 2021
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Konstantinos Kalaitzakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Integrating a novel smart control system for outdoor lighting infrastructures in ports”, Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 246, 15 October 2021, 114684


Ph.D. Candidates

  • Ioannis Argyriou
  • Maria Aryblia
  • Evangelia Dialyna
  • Pandora Geka-Serpetsidaki