Dr Afroditi   Synnefa
Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Dr Afroditi Synnefa

 

  • PhD in Physical Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece   Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology, Group Buildings and    Environmental Studies (GRBES) – Advisor: Prof. M. Santamouris“Energy and environmental technologies for urban heat island mitigation: Development of highly reflective spectrally selective materials for the urban environment”(Scholarship “IRAKLEITOS”, PhD Grant from the Ministry of Education -EU supported)
  • MSc in Civil Engineering (D.E.A. en Génie Civil): Building and Environment, Ecole Nationale de Travaux Publics de l’Etat, Lyon, France Civil Engineering Dept. Laboratoire Génie Civil et Bâtiment (LGCB) – Advisor: Prof. G. Guarracino, “A study on indoor air quality in six school buildings”
  • University Degree in Physics (BSc), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece Physics Dept., Division of Environmental Physics and Meteorology. Specializing in: Environmental Physics-Meteorology. Graduated with honours.
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Afroditi Synnefa is a Physicist specializing in energy and environmental issues with focus on the built environment. She has a PhD in Physical Sciences by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She is an adjunct senior lecturer in the High-Performance Architecture Research Cluster at the Faculty of the Built Environment, at UNSW, Sydney, Australia. Her main research interests include: development of innovative materials for the built environment to mitigate the urban heat island effect, optical and thermal characteristics of materials for the built environment, urban climate change and heat mitigation technologies, energy efficient building, indoor environmental quality, sustainable energy technologies and energy saving technologies in buildings and settlements. She has contributed in more than 20 research projects funded by the Australian Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, the NT Government, the CRC for Low Carbon Living, the European Commission, the Hellenic General Secretariat for Research and Technology and other national and private funds.  She is the Technical Committee leader of the European Cool Roofs Council where she also acts as a consultant. She has teaching experience in undergraduate & postgraduate levels and in professional education and e-learning. She has co-supervised 10 undergraduate & postgraduate students. She is a reviewer of 17 and editorial board member of 2 international scientific journals and an evaluator of international research programs. She is co author of 7 books and book chapters, she has 32 articles in peer reviewed international journals (1 ISES best paper award and 5 highly cited papers by SCI), 42 peer reviewed conference papers and 13 conference presentations, 18 invited lectures at conferences and universities and 7 articles in the technical press.

 

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2016, 'Mitigating the urban heat with cool materials for the buildings' fabric', in Urban Climate Mitigation Techniques, pp. 67 - 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315765839
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Magliulo V; Santamouris M; Toscano P; Grimmond CSB; Kotthaus S; Järvi L; Setälä H; Lindberg F; Vogt R; Staszewski A; Bubak A, 2014, 'Measurements and modelling of physical flows', in Understanding Urban Metabolism A Tool for Urban Planning, Routledge
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Garman-Kolokotsa J; Synnefa A, 2013, 'Policy aspects of cool materials', in Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, pp. 273 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/9781608054718113010013
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Kolokotsa DD; Dimitriou V; Synnefa A, 2013, 'Modeling cool materials' properties', in Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, pp. 195 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/9781608054718113010011
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2013, 'White or light colored cool roofing materials', in Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, pp. 33 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/9781608054718113010005
    Book Chapters | 2013
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Karlessi T; Gaitani N; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2013, 'Cool pavements', in Advances in the Development of Cool Materials for the Built Environment, pp. 104 - 119, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/9781608054718113010008
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Karlessi T, 2012, '3.19 Passive Solar Architecture', in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, pp. 637 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-08-087872-0.00320-6
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Karlessi T, 2012, 'Passive solar architecture', in Comprehensive Renewable Energy, pp. 637 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-087872-0.00320-6
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Synnefa A; Ángel Padilla Marcos M; Paolini R; Delrue S; Prasad D; Santamouris M, 2021, 'On the potential of demand-contsrolled ventilation system to enhance indoor air quality and thermal condition in Australian school classrooms', Energy and Buildings, vol. 238, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.110838
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Paolini R; Haddad S; Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Gobakis K; Yenneti K; Vasilakopoulou K; Feng J; Gao K; Papangelis G; Dandou A; Methymaki G; Portalakis P; Tombrou M, 2020, 'Heat mitigation technologies can improve sustainability in cities. An holistic experimental and numerical impact assessment of urban overheating and related heat mitigation strategies on energy consumption, indoor comfort, vulnerability and heat-related mortality and morbidity in cities', Energy and Buildings, vol. 217, pp. 110002 - 110002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.110002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Synnefa A; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Garshasbi S; Fox J; Vasilakopoulou K; Nield L; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Holistic approach to assess co-benefits of local climate mitigation in a hot humid region of Australia', Scientific Reports, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71148-x
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Mavrigiannaki A; Gobakis K; Kolokotsa D; Kalaitzakis K; Pisello AL; Piselli C; Gupta R; Gregg M; Laskari M; Saliari M; Assimakopoulos MN; Synnefa A, 2020, 'Measurement and verification of zero energy settlements: Lessons learned from four pilot cases in Europe', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 12, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su12229783
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Ulpiani G; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Experimental and Theoretical analysis of the urban overheating and its mitigation potential in a hot arid city–Alice Springs', Architectural Science Review, vol. 63, pp. 425 - 440, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00038628.2019.1674128
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Haddad S; Rajagopalan P; Santamouris M, 2020, 'Si: Survivability under overheating: The impact of regional and global climate change on the vulnerable and low-income population', Climate, vol. 8, pp. 1 - 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cli8110122
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Pignatta G; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2019, 'An extensive study on the relationship between energy use, indoor thermal comfort, and health in social housing: the case of the New South Wales, Australia', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 609, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/609/4/042067
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Haddad S; Saliari M; Vasilakopoulou K; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Ulpiani G; Garshasbi S; Fiorito F, 2018, 'On the energy impact of urban heat island in Sydney: Climate and energy potential of mitigation technologies', Energy and Buildings, vol. 166, pp. 154 - 164, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.02.007
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Kolokotsa DD; Giannariakis G; Gobakis K; Giannarakis G; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Cool roofs and cool pavements application in Acharnes, Greece', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 37, pp. 466 - 474, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2017.11.035
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Livada I; Synnefa A; Haddad S; Paolini R; Garshasbi S; Osmond P; Ulpiani G; Fiorito F; Vassilakopoulou K; Osmond P; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Time series analysis of ambient air-temperature during the period 1970–2016 over Sydney, Australia', Elsevier Science of The Total Environment, vol. 648, pp. 1627 - 1638, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.144
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Ban-Weiss G; Osmond P; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Cartalis C; Muscio A; Zinzi M; Morakinyo TE; Ng E; Tan Z; Takebayashi H; Sailor D; Crank P; Taha H; Pisello AL; Rossi F; Zhang J; Kolokotsa D, 2018, 'Progress in urban greenery mitigation science – assessment methodologies advanced technologies and impact on cities', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 24, pp. 638 - 671, http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2018.6604
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Vasilakopoulou K; Kyriakodis GE; Lontorfos V; De Masi RF; Mastrapostoli E; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Minimizing the energy consumption of low income multiple housing using a holistic approach', Energy and Buildings, vol. 154, pp. 55 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.034
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Ascione F; Bianco N; De Masi RF; Dousi M; Hionidis S; Kaliakos S; Mastrapostoli E; Nomikos M; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Vanoli GP; Vassilakopoulou K, 2016, 'Design and performance analysis of a zero-energy settlement in Greece', International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, vol. 12, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctw003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Vasilakopoulou K; Synnefa A; Kolokotsa D; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2016, 'Performance prediction and design optimisation of an integrated light pipe and artificial lighting system', International Journal of Sustainable Energy, vol. 35, pp. 675 - 685, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2014.932281
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Akbari H; Cartalis C; Kolokotsa D; Muscio A; Pisello AL; Rossi F; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Wong NH; Zinzi M, 2016, 'Local climate change and urban heat island mitigation techniques - The state of the art', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 22, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/13923730.2015.1111934
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Ding L; Fiorito F; Oldfield P; Osmond P; Paolini R; Prasad D; Synnefa A, 2016, 'Passive and active cooling for the outdoor built environment – Analysis and assessment of the cooling potential of mitigation technologies using performance data from 220 large scale projects', Solar Energy, vol. 154, pp. 14 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2016.12.006
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Cartalis C; Synnefa A, 2015, 'Local urban warming, possible impacts and a resilience plan to climate change for the historical center of Athens, Greece', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 19, pp. 281 - 291, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2015.02.001
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Cartalis C; Synnefa A; Kolokotsa D, 2015, 'On the impact of urban heat island and global warming on the power demand and electricity consumption of buildings - A review', Energy and Buildings, vol. 98, pp. 119 - 124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.09.052
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Chrysoulakis N; Lopes M; San José R; Grimmond CSB; Jones MB; Magliulo V; Klostermann JEM; Synnefa A; Mitraka Z; Castro EA; González A; Vogt R; Vesala T; Spano D; Pigeon G; Freer-Smith P; Staszewski T; Hodges N; Mills G; Cartalis C, 2013, 'Sustainable urban metabolism as a link between bio-physical sciences and urban planning: The BRIDGE project', Landscape and Urban Planning, vol. 112, pp. 100 - 117, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2012.12.005
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Saliari M; Santamouris M, 2012, 'Experimental and numerical assessment of the impact of increased roof reflectance on a school building in Athens', Energy and Buildings, vol. 55, pp. 7 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2012.01.044
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2012, 'Advances on technical, policy and market aspects of cool roof technology in Europe: The Cool Roofs project', Energy and Buildings, vol. 55, pp. 35 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.11.051
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Gaitani N; Spanou A; Saliari M; Synnefa A; Vassilakopoulou K; Papadopoulou K; Pavlou K; Santamouris M; Papaioannou M; Lagoudaki A, 2011, 'Improving the microclimate in urban areas: A case study in the centre of Athens', Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, vol. 32, pp. 53 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143624410394518
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Gobakis K; Kolokotsa D; Synnefa A; Saliari M; Giannopoulou K; Santamouris M, 2011, 'Development of a model for urban heat island prediction using neural network techniques', Sustainable Cities and Society, vol. 1, pp. 104 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2011.05.001
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Karlessi T, 2011, 'Using advanced cool materials in the urban built environment to mitigate heat islands and improve thermal comfort conditions', Solar Energy, vol. 85, pp. 3085 - 3102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2010.12.023
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Karlessi T; Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Assimakopoulos D; Didaskalopoulos P; Apostolakis K, 2011, 'Development and testing of PCM doped cool colored coatings to mitigate urban heat island and cool buildings', Building and Environment, vol. 46, pp. 570 - 576, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.09.003
    Journal articles | 2011
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Karlessi T; Gaitani N; Santamouris M; Assimakopoulos DN; Papakatsikas C, 2011, 'Experimental testing of cool colored thin layer asphalt and estimation of its potential to improve the urban microclimate', Building and Environment, vol. 46, pp. 38 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.06.014
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Stathopoulou M; Synnefa A; Cartalis C; Santamouris M; Karlessi T; Akbari H, 2009, 'A surface heat island study of Athens using high-resolution satellite imagery and measurements of the optical and thermal properties of commonly used building and paving materials', International Journal of Sustainable Energy, vol. 28, pp. 59 - 76, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786450802452753
    Journal articles | 2009
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Karlessi T; Santamouris M; Apostolakis K; Synnefa A; Livada I, 2009, 'Development and testing of thermochromic coatings for buildings and urban structures', Solar Energy, vol. 83, pp. 538 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2008.10.005
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Kolokotsa D; Dimitriou V; Apostolakis K, 2008, 'Passive cooling of the built environment - Use of innovative reflective materials to fight heat islands and decrease cooling needs', International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, vol. 3, pp. 71 - 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/3.2.71
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Dandou A; Santamouris M; Tombrou M; Soulakellis N, 2008, 'On the use of cool materials as a heat island mitigation strategy', Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, vol. 47, pp. 2846 - 2856, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2008JAMC1830.1
    Journal articles | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Asssimakopoulos M; Livada I; Pavlou K; Papaglastra M; Gaitani N; Kolokotsa D; Assimakopoulos V, 2008, 'Experimental investigation of the air flow and indoor carbon dioxide concentration in classrooms with intermittent natural ventilation', Energy and Buildings, vol. 40, pp. 1833 - 1843, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2008.04.002
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M; Akbari H, 2007, 'Estimating the effect of using cool coatings on energy loads and thermal comfort in residential buildings in various climatic conditions', Energy and Buildings, vol. 39, pp. 1167 - 1174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2007.01.004
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M; Apostolakis K, 2007, 'On the development, optical properties and thermal performance of cool colored coatings for the urban environment', Solar Energy, vol. 81, pp. 488 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2006.08.005
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Pavlou K; Synnefa A; Niachou K; Kolokotsa D, 2007, 'Recent progress on passive cooling techniques. Advanced technological developments to improve survivability levels in low-income households', Energy and Buildings, vol. 39, pp. 859 - 866, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2007.02.008
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Pavlou C; Doukas P; Mihalakakou G; Synnefa A; Hatzibiros A; Patargias P, 2007, 'Investigating and analysing the energy and environmental performance of an experimental green roof system installed in a nursery school building in Athens, Greece', Energy, vol. 32, pp. 1781 - 1788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2006.11.011
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M; Akbari H, 2007, 'Estimating the effect of using cool coatings on energy loads and thermal comfort in residential buildings in various climatic conditions', ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, vol. 39, pp. 1167 - 1174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2007.01.004
    Journal articles | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A, 2007, 'Cool-colored coatings fight the urban heat-island effect', SPIE Newsroom, http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/2.1200706.0777
    Journal articles | 2006
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M; Livada I, 2006, 'A study of the thermal performance of reflective coatings for the urban environment', Solar Energy, vol. 80, pp. 968 - 981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solener.2005.08.005
    Journal articles | 2003
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Polichronaki E; Papagiannopoulou E; Santamouris M; Mihalakakou G; Doukas P; Siskos PA; Bakeas E; Dremetsika A; Geranios A; Delakou A, 2003, 'An experimental investigation of the indoor air quality in fifteen school buildings in Athens, Greece', International Journal of Ventilation, pp. 185 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733315.2003.11683664
  • Reports | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Haddad S; Paolini R; Hatvani-Kovacs G; Garshasbi S, 2018, Heat Mitigation Program Darwin Northern Territory - Final Report
    Reports | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Paolini R; Haddad S; Santamouris M, 2018, Driving Increased Utilisation of Cool Roofs on Large-Footprint Buildings – Final Report, http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/publications_file_attachments/rp1037_final_report_9_9_2018.pdf
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Haddad S; Upliani G; Paolini R; Synnefa A, 2017, Alice Springs Heat Mitigation Study - Final report
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Haddad S; Vasilakopoulou K; Fiorito F; Grashasbi S, 2017, Heat Mitigation Program Western Sydney
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Haddad S; Ulpiani G; Fox J; Paolini R; Synnefa A, 2017, Heat Mitigation Program Darwin, NT - Final Report
    Reports | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Haddad S; Ulpiani G; Paolini R; Synnefa A, 2017, Heat Mitigation Program Darwin, NT - Final Report
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Synnefa A; Padilla Marcos MÁ; Paolini R; Prasad D; Santamouris M, 2019, 'Enhancing thermal comfort and indoor air quality in Australian school classrooms', Ghent, Belgium, presented at 40th AIVC - 8th TightVent & 6th venticool Conference From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate, Ghent, Belgium, 15 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Synnefa A; Paolini R; Santamouris M, 2019, 'Indoor air and environmental quality in social housing dwellings in Australia', Ghent, Belgium, presented at 40th AIVC - 8th TightVent & 6th venticool Conference From energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate, Ghent, Belgium, 15 October 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Haddad S; Paolini R; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Impact of the mitigation of the local climate on building energy needs in Australian cities', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (ed.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 277 - 284, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November 2018 - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Paolini R; Haddad S; Synnefa A; Garshasbi S; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Electricity demand reduction in Sydney and Darwin with local climate mitigation', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (ed.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 285 - 294, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November 2018 - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Haddad S; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2018, 'Mitigation of urban overheating in three Australian cities (Darwin, Alice Springs and Western Sydney)', in Rajagopalan P; Andamon MM (ed.), Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, The Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 577 - 584, presented at 52nd International Conference of the Architectural Science Association: Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the Challenges of Higher Density, Melbourne, Australia, 28 November 2018 - 01 December 2018, https://www.asa2018conference.com/proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Green A; Paolini R; Synnefa A; Haddad S; Cooper P; Santamouris M, 2018, 'CHARACTERISATION OF THE AIR TEMPERATURE FIELD ABOVE LARGE-FOOTPRINT BUILDINGS – FULL-SCALE EXPERIMENTS AND LARGE EDDY CFD SIMULATIONS', Melbourne, Australia, presented at 11th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, AHMTC11, Melbourne, Australia, 09 July 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Laskari M; Gupta R; Pisello AL; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Development of Net Zero Energy Settlements Using Advanced Energy Technologies', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1388 - 1401, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.302
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Vasilakopoulou K; Masi RFD; Kyriakodis GE; Londorfos V; Mastrapostoli E; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2017, 'Transformation through Renovation: An Energy Efficient Retrofit of an Apartment Building in Athens', in Procedia Engineering, pp. 1003 - 1014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.260
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Zinzi M; Bozonnet E; Kolokotroni M; Kolokotsa D; Santamouris M; Synnefa A, 2010, 'Technical Advances in the EU Cool Roof Project', in Proceedings of the EuroSun 2010 Conference, International Solar Energy Society, presented at EuroSun 2010, 28 September 2010 - 01 October 2010, http://dx.doi.org/10.18086/eurosun.2010.12.24
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Santamouris M; Synnefa A; Asssimakopoulos M; Livada I; Pavlou K; Papaglastra M; Gaitani N; Pavlou C; Kolokotsa D; Assimakopoulos V, 2008, 'Experimental investigation of the air flow in naturally ventilated classrooms', in Proceedings of Conference: Air Conditioning and the Low Carbon Cooling Challenge - Windsor 2008 Conference
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2008, 'Developing Integrated Energy Design as a standard practice of building design', in PLEA 2008 - Towards Zero Energy Building: 25th PLEA International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Karlessi T; Santamouris M, 2008, 'Developing Integrated Energy Design as a standard practice of building design', in PLEA 2008 - Towards Zero Energy Building: 25th PLEA International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Santamouris M, 2007, 'Passive cooling of buildings by the application of cool coatings', in Sun, Wind and Architecture - The Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2007, pp. 431 - 436
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Dr Afroditi Synnefa
    Synnefa A; Dandou A; Santamouris M; Tombrou M; Soulakellis N, 2007, 'An energy efficient solution to mitigate heat islands and reduce cooling energy loads', in Portugal SB 2007 - Sustainable Construction, Materials and Practices: Challenge of the Industry for the New Millennium, pp. 895 - 902

Awards

Best Research Paper Award for 1998-2007 from journal Energy and Buildings Best Research Paper Award for 1998-2007 from journal Energy and Buildings (Synnefa, Santamouris &  Akbari, 2007)

ASA Best Paper Award – 2nd place at the 52nd International Conference: “Engaging Architectural Science: Meeting the challenges of higher density” of the Architectural Science Association (ASA) 28 Nov - 1 Dec 2018, Melbourne, Australia (for the conference paper: (Paolini, Haddad, Synnefa, Garshasbi  & Santamouris 2018)

SES Best and Outstanding Paper Award published in Solar Energy Journal during 2005-2006, granted by the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) (Synnefa, Santamouris & Livada, 2006)

Grants

Afroditi has contributed in more than 25 project co funded by the European Commission and she has coordinated and managed 11 of them under the Horizon2020, FP7, Inteligent Energy Europe(IEE), and Med Programs as well as national and private grants. 

At UNSW, Afrodit is contributing to the following projects::

  • Elastocaloric cooling systems for buildings and the built environmentfunded by ARC, 2018-2019 
  • Development and testing of advanced hybrid ventilation systems to improve thermal comfort conditions and reduce the energy consumption and carbon footprint of a school in Sydneyfunded by CRCLCL, 2018 
  • Parramatta Urban Overheating Studyfunded by the Council of Parramatta 2017-2018
  • Alice Springs heat study, funded by the NT State Government, 2017
  • Energy Efficiency Decision Making in the NSW Social Housing Sector, funded by CRCLCL, OEH, 2017-2018
  • Driving Increased Utilisation of Cool Roofs on Large Footprint Buildings, funded by CRCLCL, 2017-2018
  • Scientists engage with communities to improve urban microclimate, funded by the Australian Government Citizens Science Grant,  2017-2019
  • Strategic study on the cooling potential and impact of water based and other urban climate mitigation techniques in Western Sydney, funded by the Cooperative Research Centre for LoW Carbon Living , 2017
  • Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Urban Heat Island and the Corresponding Mitigation Technologies in Sydney, funded by the UNSW Faculty of the Built Environment research development grant , 2017-2018
  • Darwin Heat mitigation, funded by the NT State Government, 2017.

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