Nicolas Moussiopoulos

Professor, Aristotle University's School of Mechanical Engineering and Head, AUTh's Sustainability Engineering Laboratory

Nicolaοs Moussiopoulos is since 1989 a Full Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTh) and the Head of this University’s Sustainability Engineering Laboratory. He is also Honorary Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Before returning to Greece, he taught at the Universities of Kassel and Karlsruhe (1982-1989).  His research work addresses several issues in the broad field of energy and the environment. In the last 30 years he participated in numerous competitive, mostly EU funded research projects with a total budget exceeding 20 million €. He supervised 42 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in Greece and five other countries and is the author of more than 220 papers in peer-reviewed journals (~10,000 citations, h-index: 52, Google Scholar).


In the last twenty years, Professor Moussiopoulos held various top-level positions in University administration (three terms School Chairman, 2006-2010 Dean of AUTh’s Faculty of Engineering and 2010-2016 Vice President of the International Hellenic University). In the period July 2018 – April 2021 he was an elected Scientific Council member of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, responsible for Engineering and Technology Sciences.


Professor Moussiopoulos received several awards and prizes, among them the Heinrich Hertz Award (1990) and AUTh’s Excellence Prize (2008). Since 2002, he is a member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (Engineering Sciences Section). In the same year, he was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.