Petros A. Pilavachi

 

PETROS A. PILAVACHI

Position

Professor Emeritus

Emeritus since 2011

Address

University of Western Macedonia
Department of Mechanical Engineering  {www.mech.uowm.gr} 

Bakola & Sialvera

50132 Kozani, Greece

Contact Information

Telephone (office): +30 24610 56640

ppilavachi (at) uowm.gr

 Education

1970-1974   PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of London: Imperial College of Science and Technology

1970-1974   DIC, Diploma of Imperial College in Chemical Engineering – Heat and Mass Transfer

1968-1969   MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering: University of London: Imperial College of Science and Technology

1968-1969   DIC, Diploma of Imperial College in Chemical Engineering

1963-1968   MSc in Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

 Professional Experience

 

Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia (UOWM)

Member of the Energy Committee of the Academy of Athens

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UOWM

Deputy Head of Department, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UOWM (four years)

Founder and Director of the Laboratory of Energy Systems Management and Energy Policy

Director of the C Division: Industrial Technology and Management, Energy Policy

Professor, Department of Engineering and Management of Energy Resources, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Member of Academic Staff, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Faculty of Engineering, Brussels

Principal Scientific Administrator, European Commission, Directorate General for Research (Energy R&D Programs), Brussels

Founding Member of the Board of the Centre of Renewable Energy Sources (CRES) as the representative of the European Commission (three years)

Technical Officer, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) -Europa R&D, Brussels

Research / Laboratory

Energy conservation and management, modelling and optimization of energy systems, energy policy and energy models, multicriteria methods for energy systems, liquid biofuels, new energy technologies.

Founder and Director of the Energy System Management and Energy Policy Laboratory

 Curriculum Vitae

Petros Pilavachi was born in Cairo Egypt from Greek parents. He studied at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) where he obtained a MSc in Chemical Engineering. He then undertook postgraduate studies in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College of the University of London and obtained an MSc, two DIC and a PhD. He was awarded the 1st prize (Rudolf Lessing Medal) for his PhD at Imperial College. He obtained scholarships for his studies at the NTUA and for his doctoral studies at Imperial College.

   He started his career at the multinational company Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), in Brussels. Then, he was appointed as a senior official at the European Commission – Directorate General for Research, for Non-Nuclear R&D Programs. Simultaneously, he was teaching energy economics at the Faculty of Engineering of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

   During his long-standing career, he represented the European Commission in several missions in many Member States of the European Union, as well as the International Energy Agency (IEA), the USA and Russia. He was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Renewable Energy Sources in Athens, as the representative of the European Commission.

   He returned to Greece where he was elected Professor, first at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and then appointed at the University of Western Macedonia, wherefrom he was elected Professor Emeritus. He served as Deputy Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Western Macedonia, Director of the “Industrial Technology and Management, Energy Policy” Division and Founder and Director of the Laboratory “Energy Systems Management and Energy Policy”.

   He supervised PhDs in Greece and was a Member of various juries awarding PhDs in Greece, Great Britain, France, Belgium and Denmark. He was the main organizer or Member of the Scientific Committee of many Conferences. He received the Robert Schuman Medal (European Union), the yearly award 2004 from COGEN-Europe for a distinguished contribution in cogeneration in Europe and a Plaquette Honoris Causa from the University of Western Macedonia for his multilateral offer and excellent performance. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers of Great Britain, a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a Member of the Energy Committee of the Academy of Athens. He knows Greek, English, French, German and Arabic.

Course Catalogue

List of courses that were offered by the Professor:

Energy Policy and Economics; Techno-economic Studies; Modelling and Optimization of Industrial Systems; Methodologies of Energy Conservation and Management.

Publications

His publications include many studies (150) in international scientific journals, conference proceedings, editing of several books and others. He was Editor, Member of Editorial Boards and reviewer of many international scientific journals.

Selected Publications

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Petros_Pilavachi