Geospatial Systems - Athanasia Apostolopoulou
In partnership with
Nottingham Geospatial Institute, University of Nottingham, NG7 2TU
About Athanasia Apostolopoulou
My name is Nasia Apostolopoulou and I am from Greece. Prior to joining CDT in Geospatial Systems at University of Nottingham, in the summer of 2020, I completed my Master of Science degree in Renewable Energy and Architecture at University of Nottingham. Before that I completed my undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering and an Integrated Masters in Environmental Engineering at University of Patras, in Greece.
During the last year, I realized that I am keen on dealing with the environmental issues and, more specifically, with the climate change and overheating of the planet, and in which way this is affected by the built environment. Therefore, the summer of 2020, I attended to Passive House seminars in order to be a certified Passive House designer and the October of 2020 I got my certification.
Moreover, the year of 2020, I managed to present a paper at the 12th International Conference on Applied Energy in collaboration with the supervisor of my MSc dissertation, Carlos Jimenez-Bescos, with title: ‘Evaluating the performance of an EnerPHit building under different climates in Greece – A Digital Twin approach’.
So, in the future, I would like to deal with passive house buildings and, especially, passive house building blocks. I would like to be able to use my knowledge on energy building design by combining geospatial data to expand into building blocks and cities. In other words, my goal is to convert cities into sustainable, so that we can reduce the environmental problem of the earth.
Hence, I found Geospatial Systems CDT a big opportunity as I would be able to expand my knowledge in a field that is both different of mine and so interesting to me as I would learn to manipulate georeferenced data and use Geospatial Systems for achieving my goal. Apart from that, the fact that the program is structured by a Master of Research in the first year, which is followed by the PhD, was one of the features that made me apply for it, as I find it helpful for people with different background knowledge as me. Finally, another reason I was attracted from the Geospatial Systems CDT, was that I would collaborate with people from different fields and I would have the opportunity to exchange knowledge with them.
PhD title: Assessing the appropriate Energy Efficiency Measures for the Residential Stock, based on Future Climate Scenarios.