Dr. Spiros Papaefthimiou holds the position of Assistant Professor in Systems and Technologies for Energy Management and Efficiency, at the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete. He studied Physics at the University of Patras, Greece and holds an MSc in Environmental Sciences and a doctorate specializing in smart energy saving devices for buildings.
Dr. Papaefthimiou is specialized in energy efficiency issues and energy saving applications. His research interests include experimental preparation and characterization of energy saving devices, technology of "smart" materials for energy applications, study of advanced solar collectors, study of photovoltaics, energy characterization of building structural elements, environmental analysis of systems, maritime emissions modeling, Life Cycle Assessment & Eco-Efficiency analysis.
From 2007 to 2011 Dr. Papaefthimiou has worked for the Greek Government as an expert for Renewable Energy Systems in the Ionian Region. As part of his academic work he has published of more than 30 papers in international journals such as Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Energy and Buildings, Solar Energy, Advances in Building Energy Research, and Science of the Total Environment. He has presented papers to numerous international energy conferences and acted as referee for international journals in the area of Renewables and Energy efficiency applications. He is member in various professional and academic associations such as the Hellenic Physicists Society, Electrochemical Society and International Solar Energy Society.