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Dr Anastasios Papafragkou MEng, MSc, PhD

Visiting Research Fellow

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Dr Anastasios Papafragkou is a Visiting Fellow in Sustainable Energy within Engineering and Physical Sciences  at the University of Southampton.

Anastasios (Tassos) specialises in the Sustainable Energy field covering a wide range of topics, including renewables, microgrids, energy efficiency, energy use in buildings, building physics, behaviours towards energy consumption and energy policies. Tassos was a Research Fellow within the Energy and Climate Division and became a member of the Sustainable Energy Research Group in 2009 (

He first joined the Division in 2005 and completed his PhD studies in 2009, which focused on the development and optimisation of microgrids operating at the street-level. Various microgeneration technologies and microgrid schemes were assessed, including micro-CHP, photovoltaics, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal.

His postdoctoral research has mainly focused on energy use in the built environment, involving him in a number of key research projects; one examining household energy consumption in small communities (The role of community-based initiatives in energy saving) and a project regarding the development of intelligent agents to manage energy use in homes (Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management).   (

As part of his remit in the Sustainable Energy Research Group, Tassos completed a number of further projects focusing on aspects within the Energy and Sustainability field. These include (i) energy use in data centres and formation of dynamic heat, electricity and carbon scenarios and (ii) the calculation of the ecological/carbon footprint of the Isle of Wight, using the Ecological Footprint Accounting Methodology.

To assess and model microgeneration technologies and the energy performance of buildings, he uses a range of tools, including TRNSYS and Matlab.

From 2008 to 2010 Tassos supported the University’s Foundation Year in Engineering, teaching Mechanics and Mathematics. He also supports and supervises dissertations for the MSc in Energy and Sustainability and the MSc in Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Tassos obtained his first degree from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, in Chemical Engineering (1999-2004) and also holds an MSc in Operational Research (2004-2005) from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

Tassos currently works as an Offshore Wind O&M Analyst for Innogy Renewables UK Ltd, based in Swindon

Research interests

  • Microgeneration technologies (photovoltaics, solar thermal, ground source heat pumps, micro-wind, CHP);
  • Microgrids and district heating schemes;
  • Optimisation of energy networks;
  • Carbon footprinting;
  • Thermal modelling and energy performance of buildings;
  • Energy use in buildings;
  • Energy policies (Feed-In Tariffs, Renewable Heat Incentive, EU Emissions Trading System).

Research group

Energy and Climate Change

Affiliate research group

Sustainable Energy

Research project(s)

Community Based Inititatives in Energy Saving

Transforming Energy Demand through Digital Innovation - Intelligent Agents for Home Energy Management

Dr Anastasios Papafragkou
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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