Sustainable Energy
Research Group


Main thematic areas
Sustainable energy technologies, Building physics
Group leader

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The Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) engages with state-of-the-art research regarding sustainable energy technologies and building physics.

SERG, accredited with ISO 9001:2015, operates under high-quality standards and guarantees excellence and scientific reliability.

SERG activities include:
  • Research in the fields of experimental and computational building physics, as well as in sustainable energy technologies
  • Laboratory and consulting services
  • Teaching activities under the undergraduate and postgraduate program of studies of Frederick University
SERG's infrastructure includes three labs:
  • The sustainable solid fuels laboratory
  • The boilers laboratory
  • The building physics laboratory

SERG's sustainable solid fuels laboratory is equipped with the required infrastructure for the physical, proximal, and elemental solid fuels assessment, including biomass and bio-fuels.

The SERG's boilers laboratory consists of four boilers, all equipped with the required de-vices for determining the temperature and boiler operating pressure, as well as to im-plement the exhaust gas analysis for the definition of the combustion conditions.

SERG possesses the required equipment for the implementation of building physics tests and measurements regarding the thermal behaviour of building elements and buildings, based on international and European standards.

SERG is also equipped with numerous numerical tools including Comsol Multiphysics, Gabi Software, Solidworks, Aspen Plus.

PositionNameDepartmentResearch Domain
Lead researcher Dr Paris A. Fokaides Mechanical Engineering Thermofluids, Process Engineering
Group Member Miroslava Belperchinova SERG Research Administrator N/A
Group Member Panagiota Konatzii Postdoctoral Researcher - SERG Architectural Engineering, Computational Building Design and Physics 
Group Member Phoebe Georgali Junior Researcher - SERG Computational Building Physics, Environmental Engineering
Group Member Nicholas Afxentiou Junior Researcher - SERG Computational Energy Technologies
Group Member Loucas Georgiou Junior Researcher - SERG Experimental and Computational Heat Transfer
Group Member Constantinos Papouis Junior Researcher -SERG Sustainable Energy Technologies
Group Member Theoklitos Klitou Junior Researcher - SERG Experimental Energy Technologies, Sustainable Build Environment
Group Member Chrystalla Menelaou Junior Researcher - SERG Environmental Assessment of Buildings
Group Member Constantina Samara Junior Researcher - SERG Building Information Modelling, Image Processing and Data Management
Start YearProject TitleLead Partner/ AssigneeFunding fromProject Website
2021 EUMAP - Development of Utilities Management Platform for the case of Quarantine and Lockdown Alma Sistemi Srl Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MC RISE)
2021 PRO-ENERGY - Provision of Technical Support Services for the project "Promoting Energy Efficiency in Public Buildings of the Balkan Mediterranean Territory Region of Epirus - Regional Unit of Thesprotia, Greece BALKAN MED 2014 – 2020, INTERREG V-B
2021 STRATENERGY - Strategic Cross-Border Cooperation & Capitalisation of a Common Approach to Energy Saving in Public Buildings Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry, Cyprus BALKAN MED 2014 – 2020, INTERREG V-B
2020 D^2EPC - Next-generation Dynamic Digital EPCs for Enhanced Quality and User Awareness National Center for Research and Technological Development, Hellas Horizon 2020
2020 PRECEPT - A novel decentralized edge-enabled PREsCriptivE and ProacTive framework for increased energy efficiency and well-being in residential buildings National Center For Research and Technological Development Horizon 2020
2019 Recy Film - Design and manufacturing of a novel Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Film for the construction industry, using recycled agricultural plastic waste (APW) Elysee Irrigation LTD Cyprus Restart 2016-2020 N/A
2019 PERIsCOPE - Portal for Heritage Buildings Integration into The Contemporary Built Environment The Cyprus Institute Restart 2016-2020
2019 SupERB - Novel integrated approach for seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings Cyprus University of Technology Restart 2016-2020
2018 STABLE - Structural Stability Risk Assessment Alma Sistemi Srl Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (MC RISE)
2018 YENESIS - Youth Employment Network for Energy Sustainability in Islands      
2014 HyLighT - Design, development and application of a technologically advanced system of natural daylight and artificial PV lighting - Hybrid Light Tube Frederick Research Center Transnational Programs N/A
2014 PCPlaster - Phase Change Material (PCM) enhanced plaster for upgrading the energy efficiency of contemporary and historic buildings University of Cyprus M-ERANET N/A
2012 BioVernacular - Innovative methods of protection and conservation of bioclimatic design elements in traditional buildings in the historic centre of Nicosia Municipality of Nicosia ΔΕΣΜΗ 2009-2010 Ν/Α
2012 ΚΕΔΕΛΕΑ - Design and development of Oil Core Collection, Management and Disposal Centers for Energy Utilization purposes Frederick Research Center Cross-border co-operation Greece-Cyprus N/A