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You are here: Group Members

Laboratory Staff

Coordinator

 

Prof. Pantelis CAPROS

He is Professor of Energy Economics and Operation Research at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens. He was the Chairman of the Regulatory Authority for Energy in Greece from 2000 to September 2004. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Public Corporation for 5 years. Prof. Capros holds an engineering degree from NTUA, 3 DEAs in Economics, Informatics and Operations Research from ENSAE, University of Dauphine, Paris and a Doctorat d’Etat in Mathematical Economics from University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris. He has over 30 years' professional experience in the domain of energy, transport, environment and economic policy. Consultant to the European Commission, several European Governments and energy companies. He is specialised in Energy and transport modelling, economic modelling, energy forecasting and planning, econometrics, integrated assessment modelling, software engineering and databases. He has built and used a variety of large-scale mathematical models.

 


Main Researchers - Colleagues

 

Nikolaos KOUVARITAKIS

Nikolaos Kouvaritakis has accumulated over 38 years of experience in energy and transport modelling and quantitative analysis as a support to strategic planning and policy making using, among others, the PRIMES and GEM E3 models. He is collaborating with the E3MLab of ICCS on a wide range of projects involving modelling studies performed for the EU Commission, government agencies and industrial companies. He is responsible also for the development of new tools. Before joining ICCS, he has been Research Associate of the University of Birmingham, Energy Consultant with Economic Models Ltd., Vice President of DRI Europe, Energy Modelling Expert for the Commission of the European Communities, Principal Administrator of the Economic Analysis Division of the International Energy Agency, key Independent Participant in three large projects financed by the JOULE Programme (Commission of the European Union, DG XII) relating to Energy, Technology and the Environment and Visiting Scientist with the IPTS in Seville where he undertook the execution of a number of projects for DG Research, DG Environment and DG TREN.

 

Dr. Leonidas PAROUSSOS

Dr. Leonidas Paroussos holds a degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has an MSc in Finance from the University of ESSEX, UK and a PhD in “Energy and Climate Change: An Economic Analysis in the Context of Computable General Equilibrium”. He is a researcher in the general equilibrium modelling team of E3MLab/ICCS and he has 15 years of experience in modelling particularly in the development of the GEM-E3 model. He is experienced in transport economics, climate change policy assessment, environmental economics, energy analysis, macroeconomic and regional modelling. He is an expert in collecting and reconciliating large datasets following the regular database updates and modelling extensions of the GEM-E3 model.
 

Konstantinos DELKIS

Konstantinos Delkis holds a Mechanical - Electrical Engineering Degree from National Technical University of Athens (Greece), and a Diploma in Business Administration from the commercial School of Athens. Currently he is Research Associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens. Mr. Delkis was employed at the Planning Department of the Public Power Corporation (PPC) of Greece where he served as Head of Operation Research and Economic Planning Section , Head of Economic and Technical Planning Section, Assistant Director and Director of PPC Planning Department. He specializes in energy finance and economics and has served as special advisor to the Greek Government and the Regulatory Authority for Energy.

 

Dipl.-Ing. Alessia DE VITA

Alessia De Vita holds a degree in energy and process engineering (Diplom) from the Technical University of Berlin-Germany. She is a researcher in the energy and transport modelling team of E3MLab/ICCS. She has participated in several projects in the field of energy and transport involving the use of the PRIMES and PRIMES-TREMOVE transport model. She has experience in energy, transport, economy and environmental policy modelling and impact assessment. Before joining E3MLab she worked at the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) mainly on issues related to the climate negotiations at the UNFCCC, but also on the ETS, at the Arrhenius Institute for Energy and Climate Policy in Hamburg-Germany on technology development and at Microenergy International in Berlin-Germany on decentralised energy systems and microfinance.

 

Dr. Stella TSANI

Stella Tsani holds a PhD in Business and Economics from the University of Reading, UK. She obtained her BSc degree in Economics from the National and Kapodistiran University of Athens, Greece and her MA degree in Business and Management in Emerging Markets from the University of Reading, UK. Her research interests focus on resource economics, development economics, political economy and macroeconomics. She is a fluent speaker in Greek, English, French and Italian. Her professional experience includes research assistance in projects undertaken by the Centre for Euro Asian studies in the UK, the Public Finance Monitoring Centre in Azerbaijan, the Institute of Energy for South East Europe and the E3MLab/ICCS in Greece. She has also worked for the UK Foreign Office Chevening Fellowship Program in Energy Economics hosted by the University of Reading. Her academic experience includes undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA level lectureships at the University of Reading in the UK and at the Kainar University in Kazakhstan. Currently she is a researcher at the E3MLab/ICCS working with the development of the GEM-E3 model scenarios.

 

Dr. Kostas FRAGKIADAKIS


Dr. Fragkiadakis holds a BSc in Economics degree, an MSc in Empirical Economics and Finance, and an Mphil in Economics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He has a PhD in “A contribution to the analysis of statistical models by exponential transformations and applications”. He has published in the areas of Mathematical Modelling, Statistical Methodology and Computational Statistics. Currently he is a researcher at the E3MLab/ICCS working with the development of the GEM-E3 model scenarios. He is also experienced in climate change policy assessment using general equilibrium models, environmental economics and energy analysis.

  

Dr. Nikos TASIOS

Nikos Tasios has graduated from NTUA, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a PhD from the National Technical University of Athens. He is member of the energy and transport modelling team of E3M-Lab; he has developed and helps to maintain a number of the modules of the PRIMES modelling suite. His research lies mainly on stochastic long term energy system modelling as a tool for strategic planning and policy making

 

Panagiotis KARKATSOULIS

Panagiotis Karkatsoulis holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete- Greece and an MSc in Mathematical Modelling in Modern Technologies and Economics from the National Technical University of Athens. He is also a PhD candidate at National Technical University of Athens. He has contributed to the enhancement of the transport sector in the GEM-E3 model. At present he carries out research within E3M-Lab of ICCS in the field of macroeconomics and regional modelling.

   

Dr. Pelopidas SISKOS

Pelopidas Siskos holds an engineering (BSc and MSc) degree from the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA. He also holds a PhD in energy and transport economics, from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of National Technical University of Athens. Pelopidas has 9 years of experience in the field of applied energy and transport economic policy analysis at the E3MLab of ICCS/NTUA. Pelopidas is a researcher in energy and transport systems economic analysis with a focus on long term energy modelling as a tool for strategic planning and policy making. He is a member of the PRIMES modelling team specialising on the transport sector analysis. His research involves the development of PRIMES-TREMOVE model, a large scale energy economic model, during his PhD. The model simulates medium and long term strategic planning of the transport sector and policy making purposes. He has participated in a number of projects and his research has been published in several scientific journals.

 

Dr. Panagiotis FRAGKOS


Panagiotis Fragkos has graduated from National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holds a PhD from NTUA. His research interests lie in the field of quantitative analysis of energy, climate and economic policies, strategic planning of mitigation of climate change and the integrated assessment of the global "energy-economy-environment" system. He is a member of the energy/economy modelling team of E3M-Lab, ICCS/NTUA and at present he carries out research in the field of macroeconomics, applied econometrics, and stochastic energy modelling. He has 7 years of experience in building and using large-scale mathematical models with a particular focus on the simulation of international energy markets, including the formulation of energy prices (especially for oil, gas and coal), the economics of fuel production, transport and distribution and fuel taxation policies.  

 

Ioannis CHARALAMPIDIS


I. Charalampidis holds a BSc degree in economics from Athens University of Economics and Business and a MSc in Economics from Universite Catholique de Louvain. He has four years experience in general equilibrium modeling and he is currently working with the development of the GEME3 model and with the analysis of climate change policy scenarios. 

 

Marilena ZAMPARA


Marilena Zampara holds an undergraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering from Columbia University in the City of New York. She has been collaborating with E3MLab in research projects regarding the economic impact of Climate Change, as well as in projects in the field of energy policy among which projects related to Capacity Mechanisms in the EU, projects related to increased RES penetration in the EU etc. She has been undertaking various tasks including, GHG projections, climate change impact assessment, model development and analysis of modelling results.   
 

Stavroula EVANGELOPOULOU


Stavroula Evangelopoulou holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a Master of Science in Statistics and Modelling from the department of Mathematics of Aristotle University. She worked as a researcher in the Graduate School of Computer Science in Saarland University in Germany and currently she is a member of the energy and transport modeling research team of E3Mlab/ICCS. She is specializing in the PRIMES Demand Side Sub-Model focusing on the development of the model and on the analysis of the impact assessments of different energy policy scenarios.
 

Maria KANNAVOU


Maria Kannavou holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National Technological University of Athens and now is a PhD candidate at E3MLab of NTUA. During her thesis she developed a short/medium term Unit Commitment Model for E3M-Lab and her research field lies in the optimal energy system design under high RES penetration scenarios and particularly the arising flexibility issues. She is a member of PRIMES modelling team focusing on the PRIMES Supply Sub-model.
 

Apostolis PETROPOULOS


Apostolis Petropoulos holds a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and is now a PhD candidate at the National Technical University of Athens. His research interests lie in the field of energy and transport policy, and economics. He is currently conducting research on long term energy and transport modeling and he is a member of the PRIMES modelling team focusing on the PRIMES-TREMOVE model.
 

Theofano FOTIOU


Theofano Fotiou holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc Degree in Production and Management of Energy both from the National Technical University of Athens. She is a member of E3MLab of ICCS, currently working on the development of the PRIMES Demand Side Sub-Model focusing on energy efficiency and technologies, by implementing the principles of energy economics.
 

Christos NAKOS


Christos Nakos graduated from National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical Engineering. Currently he is member of the energy modelling team of E3Mlab with emphasis in electricity markets and the integration of Renewable Energy Sources in the energy system. Participates in the core team which develops the modelling suite for the analysis of the design of the electricity markets and its integration in PRIMES. Formerly, he was employed in Center of Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) for 7 years where his research activities were in the field of energy systems modeling with emphasis in electricity markets. His main activities in Energy Systems Analysis Lab in CRES regarded the use of various computer models (e.g. WASP, MARKAL-TIMES) but also the development of mathematical models used for specific analysis in electricity markets, under the high RES penetration context. He has participated as a project partner on energy planning and RES penetration projects (NREAPs, NEEAPs). He has been also actively involved in supporting municipalities to develop their SEAPs while he has also participated in a number of national projects for the study of the potential of renewable energy sources, cogeneration of heat and power, and energy efficiency.
 

Georgios ZAZIAS


Georgios Zazias has graduated from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and he holds an MSc on Sustainable Energy Technologies from the University of Southampton. Before joining the E3MLab/ICCS, he was employed in the International Energy Agency, in the team responsible producing the “World Energy Outlook”, the flagship publication of the agency, where he gained experience on long term energy demand modeling and energy analysis, with a particular focus on energy subsidies and GHG emissions. He is currently working in the PRIMES modelling team of E3Mlab, focusing on the PRIMES-TREMOVE model and the analysis of the impact assessments of energy policy scenario. He is also participating in the execution of a number of projects for the European Commission.