Professor, Member of the Deanery at the School of Environmental Engineering-Technical University of Crete (TUC, 2014-2017), Founder and Director of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory (2005-), Coordinator of the TUC Energy Cluster (2013-2017), Director of the Graduate Programme “Environmental Engineering” (2014-2017). Member of the Management Council of the Réseau Méditerranéen des Ecoles d’Ingénieurs et de Management (RMEI, 2018-). Member of the Steering Committee of the European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP, 2018-).
Theocharis is working in the Sustainable Energy and Mobility field for 30+ years. He has been the Head of the Development Department of the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving – CRES (1992- 2005). He has also taught in the Graduate Courses of Open University (UK), Kingston University, Herriot Watt, TEI Piraeus (now the University of West Attica), Greek Open University.
Theocharis is assigned as project proposal evaluator of the European Commission (REA, INEA, European Research Council, Erasmus-Mundus), General Secretary of Research & Technology-ELIDEK, State Scholarship Foundation (GR), Research Promotion Foundation (CY), Russian Research Foundation, Ministry of Education & Science of the Russian Federation, New Eurasia Foundation (RU); (CY), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NL); Welsh Government (UK).
He has worked in several R&D projects (H2020, IEE2, IEE, Interreg MED, COST, Erasmus, FP7, FP6, FP5, ALTENER, SAVE, LEONARDO, JEAN-MONNET): 40+ as coordinator, 60+ as participating expert and ~100 as a scientific collaborator.
Theocharis is the author of 100 peer-reviewed publications in international scientific journals, 20+ book chapters, 200+ publications in Int. conferences and counts 3,500+ citations, h-factor:28 (Scopus); 33 (Google Scholar). Member of the Editorial Board of International Journals: Sustainable Cities and Society (Elsevier, 2019-); Int. Journal of Sustainable Built Environment (Elsevier, 2015-), Conf Papers in Energy (2011-); AIMS Energy (AIMS, 2013-); Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports (Springer, 2013-). Energies (mdpi, 17-); Inventions (mdpi, 2017-).
MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT OF THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT IN A TOURISTIC MEDITERRANEAN CITYThis paper presents an integrated, two-level monitoring system for urban planners, combining environmental stations and thermal cameras and allowing real-time monitoring and analysis of traffic load, mobility and environmental data, and hence supports decision making, assessment and improvement of the SUMP action
plan in Rethymno.
The system was developed, by the Technical University of Crete in cooperation with the Municipality of Rethymno, during the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS.