Agis M. Papadopoulos finished the German School of Thessaloniki. He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University Thessaloniki in 1989, his Master of Science in Energy Conservation and the Environment from Cranfield University (UK), in 1991, and his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, specializing on solar systems, from the Aristotle University Thessaloniki in 1994.
Since 1998, he is Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, Greece. His main research interests lie in the fields of (a) Energy conservation and rational use of energy in buildings, (b) Energy resources economics and (c) Elaboration, monitoring and evaluation of legislative and regulatory measures to promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy actions.
Since 2013, he is Director of the Process Equipment Design Laboratory. He has coordinated more than 56 national and international research projects and authored or co-authored more than 300 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and in conference proceedings.
He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vice Editor-in-Chief of the Advances in Building Energy Research journal and Editorial Board Member in several other journals. He was a Board Member of the Hellenic Regulation Authority for Energy (RAE), of the AHEPANS General Hospital of Thessaloniki, Greece, and also a national representative to the EU 6th and 7th Framework Programme, on Research and Innovation and on the Ideas – Specific Programme Single Configuration. He has worked as an expert for a series of international consulting projects, in the fields of analyzing and implementing energy efficiency and RES policies in Greece, Cyprus, Egypt, Vietnam and Central Asia.
He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Cyprus and is currently a Visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University, Greece, and at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany. Since 2014 he is Vice-Chairman of the Governing Board of the Open University of Cyprus.