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Dr Dimitrios Pappas is a Lecturer in Sustainability at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).
In his previous academic terms and collaborations, Dimitrios has been a Lecturer in Business Sustainability at the Business School of Liverpool Hope University.  He has held a Senior Research Associate role in Sustainable Energy and Industry at the University of East Anglia. During the latter, he has been involved in the CIRCLE (Concrete solution dRaining for the CLimate and Environment) project as part of the Norwich Business School. Prior to joining the University of East Anglia, Dimitrios held a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) Role at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester and its School of Engineering. During his term in Manchester, he was part of the EnergyREV consortium with research focusing on the analysis and synthesis of innovative business models that can further promote smart and local energy systems (SLES) in the UK. During his term in Tyndall Manchester, Dimitrios was also part of the Diverseafood project, aiming to diversify seafood consumption and production through sustainable approaches.
In his other research, Dimitrios explores carbon emissions accounting discrepancies, applies index decomposition analysis methods to the industry focusing on decarbonisation pathways, and quantifies implications from industrial relocation across countries and regions. He has received his PhD at the University of East Anglia, under a scholarship awarded by the EU TILOS Horizon 2020 project. His research explored energy demand and emissions implications caused by the intra-regional industrial shifts between China, India and selected countries of the ASEAN group.
In previous roles, Dimitrios worked as an energy analyst in the consultancy industry, exploring energy storage and flexibility topics in the European and other global markets. He has held additional Senior Research Associate (TILOS Horizon 2020, INTERREG VA – Intelligent Community Energy), Research Associate and Associate Tutor roles, at the University of East Anglia.
Dimitrios holds a BSc(Hons) degree in Geotechnology and Environmental Engineering from the UoAS of Western Macedonia and an MSc in Energy (Distinction) from Heriot-Watt University. He is an Associate Member of the Energy Institute (AMEI) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). He has been a PhD Researcher at the UEA Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research since October 2015.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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