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:

  • BLUE PORTS: Blue careers in net zero energy ports (coordinator, European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Nov 2023-Aug 2025)
  • HI-EURECA-PRO: REsearch and innovation dimension of the European University on REsponsible Consumption And PROduction (coordinator, HORIZON EUROPE, Mar 2024- Feb 2028).
  • iCULTURE: A digital bio-platform and co-culture bioprocess to prospect and utilize macroalgae responsibly and sustainably (HORIZON EUROPE, Sep 2023- Aug 2027).
  • STEP AP: SusTainablE siting of offshore wind Parks. APplication in Crete (Green Fund, June 2023- May 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

  • P.T. Gkeka-Serpetsidaki, S. Papadopoulos, T. Tsoutsos, “Assessment of the visual impact of Offshore Wind Farms”, Renewable Energy, Volume 190, May 2022, Pages 358-370
  • Nikolaos Sifakis, Emmanouil Vichos, Angelos Smaragdakis, Emmanouil Zoulias, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Introducing the cold-ironing technique and a hydrogen-based hybrid renewable energy system into ports”, International Journal of Energy Research, accepted to be published, May 2022.
  • Nikolaos Tsarknias, Pandora Gkeka-Serpetsidaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Exploring the sustainable siting of floating wind farms in the Cretan coastline”, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments Journal, 54, Dec 2022, 10241.
  • Georgia Skiniti, Tryfon Daras, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Analysis of the Community Acceptance Factors for Potential Wind Energy Projects in Greece”,Sustainability, Nov 2022.    
  • Spyros Foteinis, Nikolaos Savvakis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Energy and environmental performance of photovoltaic cooling using  phase change materials: A case study in the Mediterranean”, Energy, Volume 265, 15 February 2023, 126355
  • Cipolletta M., Dialyna E., Bozzoli L., Casson Moreno V., Tsoutsos T., Cozzani V., “Optimized Renewable Energy Mixes: Facing Energy Scarcity in Remote Islands”,Chemical Engineering Transactions, Mar 2023.
  • P.T. Gkeka-Serpetsidaki,  T. Tsoutsos, “Integration criteria of offshore wind farms in the landscape: Viewpoints of local inhabitants”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 417, 10 September 2023, 137899.
  • Nikolaos Skarakis, Georgia Skiniti, Stavroula Tournaki, Theocharis Tsoutsos “Necessity to Assess the Sustainability of Sensitive Ecosystems: A comprehensive review of tourism pressures and the Travel Cost Method”,Sustainablity, 2023, 15, 12064.
  • Nikolaos Chalkadakis, Emmanuel Stamatakis, Athanasios Stubos, Melina Varvayanni, George Tzamalis, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “A new path towards Sustainable Energy Transition Techno-economic feasibility for a complete hybrid Small Modular Reactor  Hydrogen (SMRH2) energy system”, Energies, 2023, 16(17), 6257
  • Ioannis Argyriou, Theocharis Tsoutsos, “Sustainable solutions for small/medium ports. A guide to efficient and effective planning”,Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2023, Mar. Sci. Eng. 2023, 11, 1763.


Ph.D. Candidates

  • Ioannis Argyriou
  • Nikolaos Chalkiadakis
  • Pandora Geka-Serpetsidaki
  • Sofia Serpetsidaki
  • Georgia Skiniti