Senior Academic and Research Staff

Dr Georgios Kokogiannakis

georgiosSenior Lecturer
School of Mechanical, Materials, Mechatronic and Biomedical Engineering
Sustainable Buildings Research Centre
02 4221 5795

My research is on low energy buildings and their associated renewable and low energy systems. The use, development and validation of whole building dynamic simulation programs for evaluating designs of advanced low energy/carbon buildings is of particular interest to me.


Dr Georgios Kokogiannakis completed his first degree in Mechanical Engineering in Greece and has undertaken his Masters and PhD studies at the Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow (Scotland/UK) where he was also working as a research assistant until 2009. His research studies were concerned with the integration of dynamic whole building simulation programs in the European regulations for the energy performance of buildings (e.g. EPBD). In addition and as part of his professional activities, he has worked in a range of research & consultancy projects for assessing the energy and environmental performance of buildings through dynamic whole building simulation. Georgios moved to China in 2009 to work as an Assistant Professor for a British University (The University of Nottingham) and within a research centre that is based at the first zero carbon building of China (the CSET building in Ningbo, China). Over the five years that he spent in China he was co-investigator of several funded research projects and was also the Chief Investigator of research projects that aimed to deliver accurate building simulation models for assessing the energy performance of different types of green roofs and green living walls.

Research Interests 

  • Building energy modelling and monitoring
  • Energy efficient building design
  • Renewable energy systems
  • Healthy building environments
  • Smart ventilation systems
  • Green roofs and living walls
  • Experimental and inter-model comparison validation techniques
  • Modelling of phase change materials
  • Energy and carbon ratings
  • Building energy performance regulations 

Publications list (sourced from UOW database)

Last reviewed: 10 March, 2017