Researcher

Professor Mattheos Santamouris

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Mat Santamouris is the Anita Lawrence Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a past a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and visiting Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University,  Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy...view more

Mat Santamouris is the Anita Lawrence Professor of High Performance Architecture in the University of New South Wales in Australia. He is a past a professor at the University of Athens, Greece and visiting Professor at the Cyprus Institute, Metropolitan University of London, Tokyo Polytechnic University,  Bolzano University, Brunnel University and National University of Singapore. Past President of the National Center of Renewable and Energy Savings of Greece.

Editor in Chief of the Energy and Buildings, Past Editor in Chief of the Journal of Advances Building Energy Research, Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal and actual or past Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Solar Energy, Journal of Buildings and Environment, Journal of Sustainable Energy, Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, Journal of Open Construction and Building Technology, Sustainable Cities and Society and of the Journal of Ventilation. Editor of the Series of Book on Buildings, Energy and Solar Technologies published by Earthscan Science Publishers in London.

Editor and author of 15 international books on topics related to heat island, solar energy and energy conservation in buildings published by Earthscan, Springer, etc. Guest editor of twelve special issues of various scientific journals. Scientific coordinator of many international research programs and author of almost 290 scientific papers published in peer reviewed international scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects in 15 countries including USA, UK, France, Germany, Canada, Sweden, etc. Expert in various International Research Institutions. Highly Cited researcher according to Clarivate in 2017 and 2018


My Qualifications

Diploma Of Physics, Physics Department, University of Patras, Greece, Postgraduate Diploma, DEA on Energy Physics. Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France, PhD. on Energy Physics, Physics Department, University of Patras, Greece.

My Awards

AWARDS
 Grand Award, Professional Green Building Council, PGBC, 2006, Hong Kong IA Research Award, 2006, National Energy Globe Award 2006, Sustainable Energy Europe Award 2007, Best and Outstanding Paper Award published in Solar Energy Journal during 2005-2006, Nominated for The Sir Robert McAlpine International Book Award’, London, 1997, National Award for Environmental Research, ECOCITY 2008, PROSE Award 2012, Reference Work: Best Multivolume Reference/Science, by the American Association of Publishers, 2013, European Award on Energy Efficient Buildings, European Competition, 2014, ECOCITY Award for Best Scientific Study on Environment, 2015
 
MEMBER OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH COMMITEES 
Member of the following International Research and Development Commitees :
 
Advisory Group of the European Union on  Energy, Advisory Group of the European Union on Science for the Society, National Committee preparing the Greek Mitigation and Adaptation Plan to Climate Change , Working Committee of the European Community on the "Energy Efficiency and Indoor Environment", European Commission, JRC Ispra, National Representative to the European Standing Committee : "Indoor Air Quality and Its Impact on Man", European Commission, JRC Ispra, European Thematic Network on Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality, of the European Commission, (JRC Ispra), Environmental Committee of the European Network Building Research Institutes, ENBRI, European Working Committee on 'Critical Review of Ventilation Requirements', JRC Ispra, European Commission, European Working Committee on 'Economic Implications of Inappropriate Indoor Air Quality', JRC Ispra, European Commission, Coordinator of the EEC Task on Research Indicators for the Sector of the Built Environment,
 

EXPERT TO INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC BODIES 

Former Vice President of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center, International Energy Agency, United Nations, 2007.Vice President of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, 2008, Invited Research Expert to the Chinese University and to the Government of Hong Kong on Urban and Built Environment, Invited Theme Editor of the UNESCO – EOLLS Encyclopaedia on Natural Sciences , Invited Expert by the International Solar Energy Society Group to prepare the State of the Art on ‘Solar Energy in Buildings’Invited Associate to the PLEA, (Passive and Low Energy Architecture), Organisation, Invited Member of the National Committee to prepare the Building Energy Program, Greece, Invited Expert of the World Health Organisation on Heat Protection, 2006, Invited Member of the Scientific Committee του Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network, Canada, 2006, Invitation to the Konwakai meeting of experts of Daikin Co, JAPAN, 2008-2015

 

REVIEWER OF INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC BOOKS  AND DOCUMENTS

 External Reviewer of Scientific Books on behalf of the following publishers :

Springer Verlag Publishers, Elsevier The Netherlands, Germany, James and James Science Publishers, UK, EarthScan Publishers, UK, Spon Publishers, UK, PRAXIS Publishers, New York, ASHRAE, USA, Taylor and Francis, UK, Oxford University Press, UK, Routledge, UK, Bentham Publishers NY, USA, REHVA Belgium, University of Bologna, Italy, IPCC Reports The United Nations.

REPRESENTATIVE TO INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONS
National Representative of Greece in the European Commission on Energy and Environmental Research and Development. Member of the College of Members of the EUREC Agency, (European Renewable Energy Centres Agency). Member of the Director's Board and National Representative to the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Center, (AIVC), International Energy Agency.Member of the Directors Board and Scientific Responsible on Education of the International Network Infiltration Ventilation and Energy, Brussels,National Representative to the Malmoe Environmental and Ecological Committee, Sweden

MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES.

1989 : "Second European Conference on Energy in Buildings". Paris. 1990 : Second European Competition on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, DG12, CEC, Dublin. 1993   International Solar Energy Conference, (International Solar Energy Society), Budapest, Third European Conference on Energy in Buildings, Florence,  1994  Technical Chairman of the Third European Competition on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Dublin,  International Conference "Healthy Buildings", Budapest, Scientific Chairman of the International Conference " Energy Performance and Indoor Environment of Buildings", Lyon, France..1995  International Conference "International Conference for Teachers of Architecture", Florence.  1996 International Conference on Building Simulation Performance, Prague., AIVC Conference , Gothemborg. 1997 International Conference for Teachers of Architecture", Oxford,  AIVC Conference , Athens, Scientific Chairman of the Third European Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment, Berlin., International Solar Energy Conference, (International Solar Energy Society), Jerusalem.1998   International Conference on Buildings Energy Performance, (PLEA 1998), Lisbon, World Renewable Congress, Florence, Scientific Chairman of the Second European Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment, Lyon, AIVC Conference , Oslo, Norway, 1999   Indoor Air 99, Conference, Edinburg.. UK, International Conference on Building Simulation Performance, Osaka , Japan, 2000.   Eurosun 2000, Denmark, Indoor Air 2000, Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 7TH Arab Conference on Solar Energy and Regional World Renewable Energy Congress, United Arab Emirates, AIVC Conference , The Hague, The Netherlands, International Conference on Buildings Energy Performance, (PLEA 2000), Oxford, UK, World Renewable Congress, Brighton, UK, Conference REBUILT, Barcelona, Spain.2001  International Conference Technology Watch and Innovation in the Construction Industry, Brussels, Belgium, 4rth International Conference on Indoor Air quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation in Buildings, Changsa, China, Conference on Thermal Comfort, Windsor, UK,  International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Florianapolis, Brazil,  2002   Scientific Chairman of the International Conference on Energy Performance and Indoor Quality. Lyon, France, Eurosun 2002, Rome, Italy, CIB/CIBSE Conference on Climate Change, Manchester, UK, World Renewable Energy Congress, Cologne, Germany, Room Vent 2002 Conference, Denmark, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, South Africa.2003   International Conference on Energy and The Environment, Oxford, UK, 2003, 2004   International Conference IEEECB’04, Germany, CIB Conference, Toronto, Canada, AIVC Conference , Prague.2005   Scientific Chairman of the International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling, Santorini, Greece, International Conference ICARUS, Patras, Greece, International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA, Lebanon, International Conference on Building Physics, Canada, AIVC Conference , Brussels, Belgium, WSEAS Conference, SD-MED Conference, Athens, Greece, 2006    EUROISES Conference, UK, International Conference Healthy Buildings, Lisbon, Portugal, International Conference on Highway and Urban Pollution, Cyprus, European Chairman of the Energy Performance and Indoor Quality Conference, Lyon, France. World Renewable Energy Congress, Florence, Italy, SESCI 2006 & CSBRN 31st Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Society of Canada and 1st Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network Conference, the II International Congress of Architecture, Cities and Energy – CIBARQ06, Spain, Scientific Chairman of the EPEQB-06 International Conference, (Energy Performance Environmental Quality of Buildings), Milos, Greece. 2007    REHVA International Conference, Clima 2000, Helsinki, Finland.Scientific Chairman of the Joint International Conference AIVC -Passive and Low Energy Cooling, Crete, Greece, Conference ‘Central Europe Towards Sustainable Buildings" - CESB 2007, Tsech Republic. International Blower Door Conference, Germany, International Conference ‘Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices: Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium’, Portugal, Scientific Chairman of the EPEQB-07 International Conference, (Energy Performance Environmental Quality of Buildings), Milos, Greece. 2nd Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network Conference, Indoor Air Quality Conference, IAQVEC 2007,  Japan, International Conference, PLEA 07, Singapore, November, 2007, International Conference on HVAC Research, Belgrade, 2007, 2008  International Conference Indoor Air 2008, Kopenhagen, Denmark. International Conference World Renewable Energy Congress, Glasgow, UK, International Conference EUROSUN Conference, Lisbon.International Conference ‘Wndsor conference 2008: Air Conditioning and the low-carbon cooling challenge?’, UK. International Conference Advanced Building Ventilation and Environmental Technology for Addressing climate change issues. Kyoto, Japan, International Conference 3rd European BlowerDoor Symosium, Kassel, Germany. International Conference ‘Canadian Solar Buildings Research Network Conference’, Canada,  International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE),  August 4 to 6, 2008 in Dalian, China. International Coference ‘Air Conditioning: can it be   sustainable?", Windsor, UK, International Conference PLEA 2008, Ireland, 2008, 2009  S4th International Building Physics Conference in Istanbul, May 2009, Turkey, 2nd International Workshop on Heat Island, Berkeley, USA, ROOMVENT Conference, Busan Korea, 4th Canadian Solar Building Conference, Toronto, 2009 ,International Conference on HVAC Research’, Belgrade, 2009, Healthy Buildings 2009 Buildings • Health • Sustainability SYRACUSE, NY, USA, SEPTEMBER 13-17, 2009, Conference 3rd EcoSan on high quality building renovation, Austria, 2009, Μember of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference Solar Summit 2009, Freimburg, Germany, International Conference Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency, Cyprus, International Conference Trends in High Performance Buildings and the role of Ventilation, Berlin, Germany, 2010 : Chairman of the Joint Conferences : 3rd PALENC, 5TH EPIC and First Cool Roof Conference, Rhodes, Greece, 10th international Meteorological Conference Patras, Greece. 9the International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET2010), China, International Conference IAQVEC2010, Syracuse, US, Fifth International Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (IEECB), Frankfurt, Germany,  International Conference ΕUROSUN, Austria,  International Conference “Portugal SB10 - Sustainable Building Affordable to All”, Portugal,  3rd International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change” (Athens, 7-8 October 2010, International Scientific Conference W2010 6th Windsor Conference, UK, European Conference on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Architecture and Planning. San Sebastian, Spain, ’41th International Conference on HVAC Research’, Belgrade, 2009, 2011 : Μember of the Scientific Committee of the International Scientific Conference City and Buildings, Lyon, France,  International Scientific Conference Εnergy for Smart Cities, Cascais, Portugal. International Scientific Conference 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency, Nicosia, Cyprus, International Scientific Conference SB 11 International Conference, Helsinki, Finland., Reviewer in the 23rd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Prague,  International Scientific Conference EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY IN ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING organized by the Department of Architecture at the University of the Basque Country, Spain, International Scientific Conference ICEUBI 2011 – The International Conference on Engineering UBI 2011 – Innovation and Development, Portugal, 2012               International Scientific Conference W2010 7th Windsor Conference, UK, International Scientific Conference COBEE2012 in Boulder on August 2012, Sixth International Conference on Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings (IEECB), International Scientific Conference INTA 2012, Singapore,  Sustainable Energy and Healthy Buildings, Belgrade, 2012, 2013   4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency, Cyprus, International Conference Clima 2013, Praha, International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC’13), Μorocco, Solar World Congress 2013 (March 17-22, 2013 in Cancún, México,  International Conference SB13 Graz, Αustria, International Conference Future Buildings, Bath, UK 2013, Scientific Chairman of the AIVC Conference, Athens, International Conference Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Munchen, Germany, SB13 Portugal, International Conference on Green Energy and Technology' (ICGET), August 24~26, 2013, University of Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, JAPAN, 2014 :     International Conference on   Non-Conventional Energy – ICONCE 2014, India, Counting the Cost of Comfort in a  Changing World, Windsor, UK, World Sustainable Building 2014, Barcelona, Energy, Water and Climate Change 2014 - Building Bridges between Europe and the MENA region, Cyprus, Indoor Air 2014, Hong Kong, International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference (IRSEC'13), Maroko, Adaptation Strategies to Global Environmental Change in the Mediterranean City and the Role of Global Earth Observations, Athens, IEECB'14 Conference, 2 - 3 April 2014, Frankfurt, Germany, National Energy Conference, Thessaloniki, 2014 , 2015   ENERGY 2015, The Fifth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, Rome, Italy, Latin-american and European Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities, Portugal, 3rd International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE), China, 5th International Drylands, Deserts and Desertification Conference, Israel, Conference  PLEA, Bologna, Italy, Conference AIVC, Madrid, Spain, Conference Greenbuild Euromed 2015 (Verona, October 14-16), Conference MAKING COMFORT RELEVANT, Windsor Conference 2016, EMN Meeting on Photovoltaics 2015(Orlando, USA, 2016  Co Chairman of the International Conference on Counremeasures for Heat Island, Singapore,  Fifth International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Efficiency - New Challenges, Cyprus, World Multidisciplinary Civil Engineering-Architecture-Urban Planning Symposium– WMCAUS 2016” Prague (Czech Republic), ENERGY 2016, The Sixth International Conference on Smart Grids, Green Communications and IT Energy-aware Technologies, Portugal, GREEN 2016, The First International Conference on Green Communications, Computing and Technologies, Nice, France, IAQVEC 2016 Korea, 2016 International Conference on New Energy and Future Energy System(NEFES 2016),Beijing, China,  SBE16 Sydney Conference, 3rd. International Conference and exhibition on Solar Energy (ICESE 2016), 3rd. International Conference and exhibition on Solar Energy (ICESE 2016), Teheran, SBE16 Brazil & Portugal, Sustainable Built Environment Hamburg Germany, Clima 2000 Denmark, AIVC Poland, PLEA Conference Los Angeles, USA, ECEEE Conference Frankfurt, International HVAC Conference Belgrade. 2017 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong), 

My Research Activities

COORDINATOR OF INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS
 
PASCOOL Program. Passive Cooling of Buildings. European Commission, Directorate General for Science Research and Development. (1992-1996).
OFFICE Program. Passive Retrofitting of Office Buildings to Improve Their Energy Performance and Indoor Environment. European Commission, Directorate General for Science Research and Development. (1997-1999).
AIOLOS Program. Preparation of Scientific Material on Natural Ventilation of Buildings. European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, (ALTENER), (1995-1997)
POLISTUDIES Program. Preparation of Scientific Material on the Efficient Use of Energy in the Urban Environment. European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, (SAVE), (1996-1998).
BUILT Program. Educational Network on the Energy Efficiency of Buildings. ALFA Program, European Commission, Directorate General for External Relations, (1995-1998)
FOS Program.  Preparation of Scientific Material on the Use of Efficient Lighting and Daylighting in Buildings. European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, (SAVE), (1997-1999)
URBANCOOL Program. Study of Efficient Cooling Techniques for the Urban Environment,, SAVE Program, 1999.
FENESTRATION Program. Study of  Advanced Window Systems. SAVE Program, 1999
EUROCLASS Program. Preparation of the European Experimental and Theoretical Methodology for the Energy Rating of Buildings, SAVE Program, 2000
SAVE 13 Program. Preparation of Scientific Material for Distance Learning. SAVE Program, 2001-2004
RESET Program. Use of  Renewable Energies for Urban Renewal. ALTENER Program, European Commission, 2002-2004
INTERSET Program. Use of  Energy Efficient Technologies for Urban Renewal. SAVE Program, European Commission, 2002-2004
Combined Use of Satellite and Ground Data for the study of the thermal environment of urban areas : methodologies and mitigation strategies.  Scientific and Technological Cooperation between NKUA and Lawrence Berkeley Lab, US. Financed by GSRT of  Greece, 2006.
COOLROOFS : European Project on the Use of Reflective Materials in Buildings. IEE Program, EU, 2008
URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL RECREATION, European Project on Urban Mitigation Techniques, EEC Project.
ZERO PLUS , European Horizon Research Project on Zero Emission Settlements. European Commission, 2015-2019.
 
REVIEWER AND EVALUATOR OF RESEARCH PROGRAMS AND STAFF
  • Evaluator of Research Programs, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK Government, (2002-2005)
  • External Evaluator of Research and Academic Staff, Laurence Berkeley Laboratory, USA, (2004-2007)
  • External Evaluator of the JoInt US Davis / LBL University of Berkeley, California, 2007
  • Invited Contributor to the National Energy Foresight Program of Germany, (2004)
  • External Evaluator of Research and Academic Staff, Ben Gurion University, Israel., (2005-2007)
  • Evaluator of Research Programs, Republic of Ireland, (2001)..
  • External Reviewer and Evaluator of Research Programs on Energy and Environment, Ministry of Research, Republic of Slovenia, (1998).
  • Evaluator of Research Programs, University of Luxemburg, Luxemburg, (2004)
  • Invited Member of the IHT Selection Panel of CIEMAT, (National Research Center), Spain, (2004)
  • Invited Member of the Steering and Evaluation Committee of Research Programs on Urban Environment, (VIVACITY) , UK, (2004-2005)
  • Evaluator  of  Research  Proposals  on  Renewable  Energy  Sources,  (ALTENER), European Commission, Directorate for Energy., (2002-2003)
  • Evaluator of Research Proposals on Information Science and Technology, (IST), European Commission, Directorate for Research, (2003)
  • Evaluator of Research Proposals on Energy Efficiency, (SAVE) European Commission, Directorate General for Energy and Transports, (2001-2003)
  • Evaluator  of  Research  Proposals  on  Information  Science  and     Technology,  (SME/CRAFT), European Commission, Directorate for Research, (2005).
  • Evaluator of Research Programs on Energy, Ministry of Energy, Research and Industry, Greece, (1999-2006)..
  • Evaluator of Research Programs, Ministry of Education, Greece, (2003-2005)
  • Member of the Greek Foresight Committee on Energy, (2003-2005)
  • Evaluator of Research Programs, University of Patras, Greece, (2004).
  • Examinor in the National Greek Scientific Grants Authority, (IKY), 2006
  • External Evaluator of German Research Proposals, German Research Foundation (DFG), 2006
  • External Evaluator of Research Programs, Local Government of Piemonte, Italy, 2006
  • Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Institute for Environmental Research, Ben Gurion University, Israel, 2006
  • External Evaluator of Research Programs of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), France
  • External Evaluator of Research Programs of the Quatar National Research Center, 2007
  • External Evaluator of Research Programs of the Νational Research Foundation, Singapore, 2008
 

My Teaching

PhD SUPERVISION
Supervision of nine (10) PhDs presented at the Physics Department of the University of Athens. Two of the PhD students are now Full and Assistant Professors at the Universities of  Ioannina and Thessaly, Greece. Two others are senior researchers at the National Observatory of Athens.
 
Main Supervisor or Co-Supervisor of five (5) PhD’s presented at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquees, Lyon, France ( M. Bruyant, V. Geros, M. Assimakopoulos, I. Mavromatidis and S. Chadiarakou). Ms Assimakopoulos is now Assistant Professor at the University of Athens. 
 
Co-Supervisor of a PhD presented at Oxford Brookes University, UK. 2007, Co – Supervisor of a PhD presented at Brunel University, UK. 2008, Co – Supervisor of a PhD presented at FEUP-Porto, MIT Portugal Program, Co-Supervisor of two (2) PhD students at the University of Ioannina, Co –Supervisor in the Master’s Program, University of  Colima, Mexico, Co- Supervisor of Ph.D Thesis, Buildings Department, National University of Singapore, 
 
External Examiner of PhDs and MSc. at the following Universities : Εcole National des Travaux Publique de l' Etat, Lyon, France, (Five PhDs , 1998-2005), Institute Nationale Sciences Appliquees, Lyon, France, (Four PhDs, 1996-2006), Brunel University, UK, 2001, University of La Rochelle, France, (2 PhDs, 2004, 2005) and one Rehabilitation Dissertation, 2006, University of Karlshrue, Germany, 2004, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006, Univ. of Gent, Belgium, 2006, National University of Singapore, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015, National Technical University Athens (3 PhDs, 1999-2006), National Technical University Crete, 2001, University of Patras, (2 PhDs), 2003, 2004, Ciutat University Madrid, University of Southern Australia 2013, University of Laval Canada, (2014), Universite Paris Est, (2014), University of Oslo, (2014),University Melbourne, (2016), National Institute of technology Karnataka, India, (2016)
 
 
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Location

Level 2, West Wing Red Centre Building, Room 2018

Contact

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