Sifakis

Nikos Sifakis

Post-Doctoral Researcher

                       Industrial and Digital Innovations Research Group,
                Technical University of Crete, 73100 Chania, Crete, Greece




Highly motivated recent graduate with PhD degree in Chemical & Environmental Engineering. PhD thesis on the “Formation of the typology for the evaluation of the sustainability of nearly zero energy ports”. Dedicated to conducting highest quality research work through creative problem solving and innovative solutions. Specialized on Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Smart Energy Management Systems, Energy Storage Technologies, Data Analytics, and AI/Machine Learning forecasting models.

Education

  • 2018 – 2021: PhD in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete
    Thesis : “ Formation of the typology for the evaluation of the sustainability of nearly zero energy ports. ”
    Funded by an Onassis Foundation Scholarship

  • 2012 – 2017: MSc in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete. 
    Thesis :  ” Demand response in an industrial building of almost zero energy consumption using Genetic Algorithms. ”
    Awarded a GPA of 8.94/10

Teaching Experience

  • Past
    • Supervised 4 Undergraduate Diploma Thesis and 1 MSc Diploma Thesis on the School of Environmental Engineering
 

Research Projects - Grants

  • Past
    • 2018 – 2019:
      RESCoop Plus
      Role: Researcher
    •  2019 – 2021
      CIVITAS DESTINATIONS
      Role: Researcher

Research Interests

  • Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Energy Systems Modelling
  • Smart Energy Management Systems
  • Energy Storage Technologies
  • Big Data Analysis
  • Data Analytics (Forecasting modelling)
  • 3D Modelling
  • Energy Simulations
  • Lighting Modelling

Publications

Recent

  • Sifakis, N. and Tsoutsos, T., 2020. “Nearly Zero Energy Ports: A necessity or a green upgrade?”  IOP Conf. Ser. Earth Environ Sci. 2020, 410:012037
  • Sifakis, N. and Tsoutsos, T., 2021. “Planning zero-emissions ports through the nearly zero energy port concept” , J Clean Prod 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.125448
  • Sifakis, N., Tsoutsos, T., Konidakis S., 2021. “Hybrid Renewable energy system optimum design and smart dispatch for nearly Zero Energy Ports”, J Clean Prod 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127397
Additional research publications can be found here.

Work Experience

  • 2022 –  Present
    Graduate Research Associate
    Technical University of Crete – industrial and digital innovations research group (indigo), Chania, Greece
  • 2018 – 2021
    Graduate Research Associate
    Technical University of Crete – Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory, Chania, Greece
    Actively Participated and contributed to the RESCoop+ and CIVITAS H2020 programs being the main data analyst and one among the authors of the deliverables
  • 2020 – 2020:
    Environmental Engineer
    Region of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Performed and assessed a survey – feasibility study for the implementation of the Net-Metering and the Virtual Net-Metering Functionality in 9 Local Improvement Organizations (TOEB) of Crete. -Phase B
  • 2019 – 2019
    Environmental Engineer
    Region of Crete, Crete, Greece
    Performed and assessed a survey – feasibility study for the implementation of the Net-Metering and the Virtual Net-Metering Functionality in 20 Local Improvement Organizations (TOEB) of Crete. -Phase A
  • 2017 – 2018
    Sales Manager – Company Supplies’ Administrator
    EMELKO S.A., Alagni, Crete, Greece
    Sales Manager, Supplier Administrator, Configuration, Accounting

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