Soteris Kalogirou is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences and Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus. He received his HTI degree in mechanical engineering in 1982, his M.Phil. degree in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic of Wales, Pontypridd, UK, in 1991 and his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, UK, in 1995. In June 2011, he received from the University of Glamorgan the D.S. degree. For more than 25 years, he has been actively involved in research in the area of solar energy and particularly in flat plate and concentrating collectors, solar water heating, solar steam generating systems, desalination, and absorption cooling. Additionally, since 1995 he is involved in a pioneering research dealing with the use of artificial intelligence methods, like artificial neural networks, genetic algorithms and fuzzy logic, for the modelling and performance prediction of energy and solar energy systems. He has 29 books and book contributions and published 233 papers: 99 in international scientific journals and 134 in refereed conference proceedings. Until now, he received more than 2750 citations on this work. He is an Executive Editor of Journal of Energy, Associate Editor of Journal of Renewable Energy, and an editorial board member of another eleven journals. He is the editor of the book Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Renewable Energy Systems published by Nova Science Inc., coeditor of the book Soft Computing in Green and Renewable Energy Systems published by Springer, and author of the book Solar Energy Engineering: Processes and Systems published by Academic Press of Elsevier. He has been a Member of the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) since 1992 and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR), and The International Solar Energy Society (ISES).
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013