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Work Experience

Research Associate

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

July 2019 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

National Centre for Scientific Research-Demokritos

February 2014 - June 2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Western Macedonia

April 2013 - February 2014

Research Assistant

University of Western Macedonia

February 2007 - February 2014

Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Western Macedonia

February 2007 - April 2013

Diploma (Engineering and Management of Energy Resources)

University of Western Macedonia

October 2001 - November 2006

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Publications
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Efthimiou, G.C.(2019). Prediction of four concentration moments of an airborne material released from a point source in an urban environment . Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 184. p. 247-255.
Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Venetsanos, A.G.(2019). Assessment of Puff-Dispersion Variability Through Lagrangian and Eulerian Modelling Based on the JU2003 Campaign . Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 171. (3). p. 395-422.
Efthimiou, G.C., Kumar, P., Giannissi, S.G., Feiz, A.A., Andronopoulos, S.(2019). Prediction of the wind speed probabilities in the atmospheric surface layer . Renewable Energy. 132. p. 921-930.
Christos D. Argyropoulos, Samar Elkhalifa, Eleni Fthenou, George C. Efthimiou, Spyros Andronopoulos, Alexandros Venetsanos, Ivan V. Kovalets, Konstantinos E. Kakosimos(2018). Source reconstruction of airborne toxics based on acute health effects information . Scientific Reports. 8. (1). Springer Nature
George C. Efthimiou, Ivan V. Kovalets, Christos D. Argyropoulos, Alexandros Venetsanos, Spyros Andronopoulos, Konstantinos E. Kakosimos(2018). Evaluation of an inverse modelling methodology for the prediction of a stationary point pollutant source in complex urban environments . Building and Environment. 143. p. 107--119. Elsevier {BV}
I.C. Tolias, N. Koutsourakis, D. Hertwig, G.C. Efthimiou, A.G. Venetsanos, J.G. Bartzis(2018). Large Eddy Simulation study on the structure of turbulent flow in a complex city . Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 177. p. 101--116. Elsevier {BV}
Ivan V. Kovalets, George C. Efthimiou, Spyros Andronopoulos, Alexander G. Venetsanos, Christos D. Argyropoulos, Konstantinos E. Kakosimos(2018). Inverse identification of unknown finite-duration air pollutant release from a point source in urban environment . Atmospheric Environment. 181. p. 82--96. Elsevier {BV}
Efthimiou, G.C., Kalimeris, P., Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G.(2018). Statistical Projection of Material Intensity: Evidence from the Global Economy and 107 Countries . Journal of Industrial Ecology. 22. (6). p. 1465-1472.
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G.(2018). Prediction of dosage-based parameters from the puff dispersion of airborne materials in urban environments using the CFD-RANS methodology . Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. 130. (1). p. 107-124.
Efthimiou, G.C., Kovalets, I.V., Argyropoulos, C.D., Venetsanos, A., Andronopoulos, S., Kakosimos, K.E.(2018). Evaluation of an inverse modelling methodology for the prediction of a stationary point pollutant source in complex urban environments . Building and Environment. 143. p. 107-119.
Tolias, I.C., Koutsourakis, N., Hertwig, D., Efthimiou, G.C., Venetsanos, A.G., Bartzis, J.G.(2018). Large Eddy Simulation study on the structure of turbulent flow in a complex city . Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 177. p. 101-116.
Kovalets, I.V., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A.G., Argyropoulos, C.D., Kakosimos, K.E.(2018). Inverse identification of unknown finite-duration air pollutant release from a point source in urban environment . Atmospheric Environment. 181. p. 82-96.
Argyropoulos, C.D., Elkhalifa, S., Fthenou, E., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A., Kovalets, I.V., Kakosimos, K.E.(2018). Source reconstruction of airborne toxics based on acute health effects information . Scientific Reports. 8. (1).
George C. Efthimiou, Panos Kalimeris, Spyros Andronopoulos, John G. Bartzis(2017). Statistical Projection of Material Intensity: Evidence from the Global Economy and 107 Countries . Journal of Industrial Ecology. 22. (6). p. 1465--1472. Wiley
George C. Efthimiou, Ivan V. Kovalets, Alexandros Venetsanos, Spyros Andronopoulos, Christos D. Argyropoulos, Konstantinos Kakosimos(2017). An optimized inverse modelling method for determining the location and strength of a point source releasing airborne material in urban environment . Atmospheric Environment. 170. p. 118--129. Elsevier {BV}
G.C. Efthimiou, S. Andronopoulos, J.G. Bartzis(2017). Evaluation of probability distributions for concentration fluctuations in a building array . Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 484. p. 104--116. Elsevier {BV}
G.C. Efthimiou, S. Andronopoulos, R. Tavares, J.G. Bartzis(2017). {CFD}-{RANS} prediction of the dispersion of a hazardous airborne material released during a real accident in an industrial environment . Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 46. p. 23--36. Elsevier {BV}
G. C. Efthimiou, S. Andronopoulos, J. G. Bartzis(2017). Prediction of dosage-based parameters from the puff dispersion of airborne materials in urban environments using the {CFD}-{RANS} methodology . Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics. Springer Nature
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G., Berbekar, E., Harms, F., Leitl, B.(2017). CFD-RANS prediction of individual exposure from continuous release of hazardous airborne materials in complex urban environments . Journal of Turbulence. 18. (2). p. 115-137.
Efthimiou, G.C., Kovalets, I.V., Venetsanos, A., Andronopoulos, S., Argyropoulos, C.D., Kakosimos, K.(2017). An optimized inverse modelling method for determining the location and strength of a point source releasing airborne material in urban environment . Atmospheric Environment. 170. p. 118-129.
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G.(2017). Evaluation of probability distributions for concentration fluctuations in a building array . Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 484. p. 104-116.
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Tavares, R., Bartzis, J.G.(2017). CFD-RANS prediction of the dispersion of a hazardous airborne material released during a real accident in an industrial environment . Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries. 46. p. 23-36.
Efthimiou, G.C., Hertwig, D., Andronopoulos, S., Bartzis, J.G., Coceal, O.(2017). A Statistical Model for the Prediction of Wind-Speed Probabilities in the Atmospheric Surface Layer . Boundary-Layer Meteorology. 163. (2). p. 179-201.
G. C. Efthimiou, D. Hertwig, S. Andronopoulos, J. G. Bartzis, O. Coceal(2016). A Statistical Model for the Prediction of Wind-Speed Probabilities in the Atmospheric Surface Layer . Boundary-Layer Meteorology. Springer Nature
Andronopoulos, S., Schichtel, T., Efthimiou, G., Bartzis, J.G.(2016). Updates of the atmospheric dispersion models inside the Local Scale Model Chain of RODOS regarding particles . Radioprotection. 51. (HS2). p. S101-S103.
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Tolias, I., Venetsanos, A.(2016). Prediction of the upper tail of concentration distributions of a continuous point source release in urban environments . Environmental Fluid Mechanics. 16. (5). p. 899-921.
S. Andronopoulos, T. Schichtel, G. Efthimiou, J.G. Bartzis, Tatiana Duranova, Wolfgang Raskob, Thierry Schneider(2016). Updates of the atmospheric dispersion models inside the Local Scale Model Chain of {RODOS} regarding particles . Radioprotection. 51. p. S101--S103. {EDP} Sciences
George Efthimiou, John Bartzis, Eva Berbekar, Denise Hertwig, Frank Harms, Bernd Leitl(2015). Modelling Short-Term Maximum Individual Exposure from Airborne Hazardous Releases in Urban Environments. Part $\{upIota}$I: Validation of a Deterministic Model with Wind Tunnel Experimental Data . Toxics. 3. (3). p. 259--267. {MDPI} {AG}
Efthimiou, G.C., Berbekar, E., Harms, F., Bartzis, J.G., Leitl, B.(2015). Prediction of high concentrations and concentration distribution of a continuous point source release in a semi-idealized urban canopy using CFD-RANS modeling . Atmospheric Environment. 100. p. 48-56.
Dimitroulopoulou, C., Trantallidi, M., Carrer, P., Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G.(2015). EPHECT II: Exposure assessment to household consumer products . Science of the Total Environment. 536. p. 890-902.
Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S.(2015). Modelling short term individual exposure from airborne hazardous releases in urban environments . Journal of Hazardous Materials. 300. p. 182-188.
Bartzis, J., Wolkoff, P., Stranger, M., Efthimiou, G., Tolis, E.I., Maes, F., Nørgaard, A.W., Ventura, G., Kalimeri, K.K., Goelen, E., et al.(2015). On organic emissions testing from indoor consumer products' use . Journal of Hazardous Materials. 285. p. 37-45.
George C. Efthimiou, John G. Bartzis(2014). Atmospheric dispersion and individual exposure of hazardous materials. Validation and intercomparison studies . International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 55. (1/2/3/4). p. 76. Inderscience Publishers
Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G.(2014). Atmospheric dispersion and individual exposure of hazardous materials. Validation and intercomparison studies . International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 55. (1-4). p. 76-85.
Hertwig, D., Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G., Leitl, B.(2012). CFD-RANS model validation of turbulent flow in a semi-idealized urban canopy . Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 111. p. 61-72.
Syrakos, A., Efthimiou, G., Bartzis, J.G., Goulas, A.(2012). Numerical experiments on the efficiency of local grid refinement based on truncation error estimates . Journal of Computational Physics. 231. (20). p. 6725-6753.
Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G.(2011). Atmospheric dispersion and individual exposure of hazardous materials . Journal of Hazardous Materials. 188. (1-3). p. 375-383.
Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G., Koutsourakis, N.(2011). Modelling concentration fluctuations and individual exposure in complex urban environments . Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics. 99. (4). p. 349-356.
Efthimiou, G., Bartzis, J.G., Andronopoulos, S., Sfetsos, A.(2011). Air dispersion modelling for individual exposure studies . International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 47. (1-4). p. 302-316.
Di Sabatino, S., Buccolieri, R., Olesen, H.R., Ketzel, M., Berkowicz, R., Franke, J., Schatzmann, M., Schlünzen, K.H., Leitl, B., Britter, R., et al.(2011). COST 732 in practice: The MUST model evaluation exercise . International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 44. (1-4). p. 403-418.
G. Efthimiou, J.G. Bartzis, S. Andronopoulos, A. Sfetsos(2011). Air dispersion modelling for individual exposure studies . International Journal of Environment and Pollution. 47. (1/2/3/4). p. 302. Inderscience Publishers
Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G., Andronopoulos, S., Sfetsos, T.(2008). Modelling the concentration fluctuation and individual exposure in complex urban environments . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 392-395.
Olesen, H.R., Baklanov, A., Bartzis, J., Barmpas, F., Berkowicz, R., Brzozowski, K., Buccolieri, R., Carissimo, B., Costa, A., Di Sabatino, S., et al.(2008). The MUST model evaluation exercise: Patterns in model performance . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 403-408.
Franke, J., Bartzis, J.G., Barmpas, F., Berkowicz, R., Brzozowski, K., Buccolieri, R., Carissimo, B., Costa, A., Di Sabatino, S., Efthimiou, G., et al.(2008). The MUST model evaluation exercise: Statistical analysis of modelling results . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 414-418.
Olesen, H.R., Baklanov, A., Bartzis, J., Barmpas, F., Berkowicz, R., Brzozowski, K., Buccolieri, R., Carissimo, B., Costa, A., Di Sabatino, S., et al.(2008). The MUST model evaluation exercise: Patterns in model performance . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 403-408.
Syrakos, A., Sfetsos, A., Politis, M., Efthimiou, G., Bartzis, J.G.(2008). An evaluation of the UoWM MM5-smoke-CMAQ modelling system for western Macedonia . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 88-92.
Franke, J., Bartzis, J.G., Barmpas, F., Berkowicz, R., Brzozowski, K., Buccolieri, R., Carissimo, B., Costa, A., Di Sabatino, S., Efthimiou, G., et al.(2008). The MUST model evaluation exercise: Statistical analysis of modelling results . Hrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis. 43 PART 1. p. 414-418.
OTHER
George Efthimiou(2018). Very important paper . Copernicus {GmbH}
George Efthimiou, Athanasios Sfetsos, Alexandros Syrakos, Maurice Politis, Nikolaos Gounaris, Diamanto Vlachogiannis, Nikolaos Koziakis, John G. Bartzis, Georgia Nikolaou, Markos Voutsinas(2009). Development of a decision support system for the operation of thermal power plants in Western Macedonia . 149--161Springer Berlin Heidelberg
BOOK CHAPTER
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Kovalets, I.V., Venetsanos, A., Argyropoulos, C.D., Kakosimos, K.(2018). Validation of an inverse method for the source determination of a hazardous airborne material released from a point source in an urban environment . Springer Proceedings in Complexity. p. 329-332.
Trini Castelli, S., Baumann-Stanzer, K., Leitl, B., Milliez, C.M., Berbekar, E., Rakai, A., Fuka, V., Hellsten, A., Petrov, A., Efthimiou, G., et al.(2016). Evaluation of local-scale models for accidental releases in built environments: Results of the modelling exercises in cost action ES1006 . Springer Proceedings in Complexity. p. 497-502.
CONFERENCE PAPER
Kovalets, I.V., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A.G., Kakosimos, K., Argyropoulos, C.D.(2017). Development of the method for identification of the unknown short duration source in urban atmospheric environment using the CFD Model . HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2017-October. p. 711-715.
Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A.G.(2017). Langrangian modeling embedded in rans cfd codes for concentrations and concentration fluctuations predictions from airborne hazardous releases in urban environments . HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2017-October. p. 893-896.
Argyropoulos, C.D., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Kakosimos, K.E., Markatos, N.C.(2017). Modelling of toxic contaminants dispersion during a real industrial accident using large eddy simulation and rans models . HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2017-October. p. 778-782.
Koutsourakis, N., Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Sakellaris, I.(2017). CFD simulations of pollutant spatial distribution in a large office . HARMO 2017 - 18th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2017-October. p. 662-666.
Elkhalifa, S., Argyropoulos, C.D., Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A.G., Kovalets, I.V., Kakosimos, K.E.(2016). On the exploitation of dose-response information for the source-reconstruction in the case of atmospheric hazardous material releases . HARMO 2016 - 17th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2016-May. p. 523-527.
Koutsourakis, N., Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Venetsanos, A.G., Tolias, I.C., Markatos, N.C., Hertwig, D., Leitl, B.(2016). Les study of unsteady flow phenomena in an urban geometry – the need for special evaluation methods . HARMO 2016 - 17th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2016-May. p. 357-361.
Efthimiou, G.C., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A., Kovalets, I.V., Kakosimos, K., Argyropoulos, C.D.(2016). Modification and validation of a method for estimating the location of a point stationary source of passive non-reactive pollutant in an urban environment . HARMO 2016 - 17th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. 2016-May. p. 504-508.
Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Venetsanos, A., Andronopoulos, S.(2014). CFD-RANS modeling of turbulent flow, hygrothermal parameters and pollutant dispersion in real working environments . HARMO 2014 - 16th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. p. 499-503.
Baumann-Stanzer, K., Leitl, B., Trini Castelli, S., Milliez, C.M., Berbekar, E., Rakai, A., Fuka, V., Hellsten, A., Petrov, A., Efthimiou, G., et al.(2014). Evaluation of local-scale models for accidental releases in built environments -results of the "michelstadt exercise" in cost action ES1006 . HARMO 2014 - 16th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, Proceedings. p. 699-703.
Stranger, M., Bartzis, J., Wolkoff, P., Efthimiou, G., Tolis, E., Maes, F., Norgaard, A., Ventura, G., Kalimerii, K., Goelen, E., et al.(2014). Consumer product emission testing in ephect . Indoor Air 2014 - 13th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate. p. 179-182.
Efthimiou, G.C., Bartzis, J.G.(2013). H15-176: Atmospheric dispersion and individual exposure of hazardous materials. Validation and intercomparison studies . Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, HARMO 2013. p. 767-771.
Martilli, A., Santiago, J.L., Reisin, T.G., Baklanov, A., Bartzis, J., Buccolieri, R., Costa, A.M., Di Sabatino, S., Efthimiou, G., Franke, J., et al.(2011). How to choose the best simulation for a specific purpose? . HARMO 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 27-31.
Hertwig, D., Efthimiou, G.C., Harms, F., Fischer, R., Bastigkeit, I., Bartzis, J.G., Leitl, B.(2011). Aspects of RANS model validation for unsteady Urban flows . HARMO 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 91-95.
Martilli, A., Santiago, J.L., Reisin, T.G., Baklanov, A., Bartzis, J., Buccolieri, R., Costa, A.M., Di Sabatino, S., Efthimiou, G., Franke, J., et al.(2011). How to choose the best simulation for a specific purpose? . HARMO 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 27-31.
Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C., Hertwig, D., Leitl, B., Fischer, R., Harms, F., Bastigkeit, I., Mytilinou, V.(2011). Modeling individual exposure from airborne releases . HARMO 2011 - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 694-698.
Syrakos, A., Efthimiou, G.C., Lappas, A., Sfetsos, A., Gounaris, N., Politis, M., Bartzis, J.G., Sotiropoulos, D., Kotzinos, K., Nikolaou, G., et al.(2010). Assessment of the performance of the UoWM MM5-smoke-CMAQ operational system for west Macedonia . HARMO 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 200-204.
Bartzis, J.G., Efthimiou, G.C.(2010). Maximum individual exposure estimation using CFD RANS modelling . HARMO 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes. p. 858-862.
Bartzis, J.G., Sfetsos, A., Efthimiou, G., Andronopoulos, S., Venetsanos, A.(2007). Validation exercise utilizing ADREA and STAR-CD codes in urban scale. The MUST experiment . Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, HARMO 2007. p. 430-434.
BOOK
Sfetsos, A., Syrakos, A., Politis, M., Efthimiou, G., Gounaris, N., Vlachogiannis, D., Koziakis, N., Bartzis, J.G., Nikolaou, G., Voutsinas, M.(2009). Development of a decision support system for the operation of thermal power plants in Western Macedonia . Environmental Science and Engineering (Subseries: Environmental Science). p. 149-161.