Dr Victor Kouloumpis
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Victor joined the University of Exeter's Renewable Energy department as a Research Fellow in 2018. His current research focuses on the development of life cycle assessment (LCA) tools to assess and compare the sustainability of different smart and reliable low carbon energy system configurations in isolated communities for the “Intelligent Community Energy (ICE)” project and environmental impacts of metals recovery and waste management options for the “Co-processing of Coal Mine and Electronic Wastes: Novel Resources for a Sustainable Future (CEReS)”.
Victor received a Diploma and a PhD from the department of Production Engineering and Management and MSc from the department of Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete in Greece, in 2002, 2007 and 2004. While finishing his studies he worked as a Consultant and as a Research associate at the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems Laboratory and as a part time Lecturer and Teaching assistant at the Technological Educational Institute and Technical University of Crete respectively.
In the UK, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Manchester for the projects SPRIng (Sustainability Assessment of Nuclear Power: An Integrated Approach) and CSEF (Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains). During the period 2011-2015, he worked as a Lecturer of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering and Senior Lecturer of Environmental Engineering at the University of Cumbria.
His research interests include sustainable development, life cycle assessment, fuzzy logic, renewable energy sources, energy economics and sustainability assessment. He reviews for a number of journals including the Journal of Cleaner Production and the Journal of Sustainable Production and Consumption.
Victor is a Visiting Academic at the University of Manchester, a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Chartered Engineer (Technical Chamber of Greece).