George Papachristou

George Papachristou

Doctoral Researcher (MPhil/PhD)

George Papachristou

Doctoral Researcher (MPhil/PhD)
Loughborough University


Academic Background

George studied Civil Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a specialisation in topography and soil mechanics.

He continued his studies in the UK, where he obtained an MSc in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling from Loughborough University with distinction. In his dissertation he used a bottom up model of the UK residential stock to explore the impact of different retrofit options on the energy use of the UK houses. For his performance he received the Energy Institute East Midlands MSc Student award.

In the first year at the LoLo CDT, George obtained an MRes in Energy Demand Studies with distinction. His dissertation aimed to investigate whether appropriate advanced control algorithms can make natural ventilation an integral feature of plus energy houses in Central Europe and to explore the possibility for a wider implementation of the proposed control strategy.

Further information about George can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

Current Research Focus

George has just started the first year of his PhD research. His aim will be to develop new approaches to modelling the thermal characteristics of buildings, based on models which can integrate and react to real-time measurements arising from in-situ sensors. More details about the project can be found here.

Research Interests

Building energy modelling, retrofit, thermal modelling, natural ventilation


W5LP1 – The feasibility of natural ventilation in plus energy houses in Central Europe

W5LP3 – Reducing the Operation Performance Gap – improving building simulation tools through data-driven and real-time approaches