Professor, Renewable Energy Sources, TUC, Greece
Professor, Member of the Deanery at the School of Environmental Engineering-Technical University of Crete (TUC, 2014-2017), 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-).
He is qualified Chemical Engineer (National Technical University of Athens, 1984) and holds a degree in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1990); PhD (National Technical University of Athens, 1990).
Theocharis is working in the Sustainable Energy 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 Piraus (now Universoty 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 scientific collaborator.
Theocharis is the author of 90 peer reviewed publications in international scientific journals, 20+ book chapters, 200+ publications in Int. conferences and counts 3,500+ citations, h-factor:26 (Scopus); 29 (Google Scholar). Member of the Editorial Board of International Journals: 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-).