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Dr Evangelia Topriska is Assistant Professor of Building Services Engineering, in the Architectural Engineering Programme, in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society in Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus. 

Evangelia holds a Dipl Ing in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and an MSc in Building Services Engineering with Sustainable Energy from Brunel University London. She received her PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department of Brunel University London on the experimental and computational study of a solar powered hydrogen production system for domestic cooking applications in developing economies.

Evangelia is active in teaching, particularly in the areas of electrical and lighting systems and building services systems. Her research interests are focused on:   renewable hydrogen applications for distributed power applications and integration of hydrogen technologies towards energy efficiency in UAE buildings, TEG applications in buildings, building energy use benchmarking, weather data analysis and their effect on building energy systems simulations. She is experienced as a researcher in various European Union Projects about energy efficiency in buildings and she has industrial experience in building energy audits. She has worked as an Investigator representing Heriot-Watt in the collaborative project entitled 'Mapping the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in Dubai and its impact on building energy performance', funded as part of the Global Challenges Research Workshop Call 2016 (RCUK). Evangelia has published numerous papers in peer reviewed international scientific journals and conferences

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Research Output 2011 2018

Environmental sustainability of renewable hydrogen in comparison with conventional cooking fuels

Schmidt Rivera, X. C., Topriska, E., Kolokotroni, M. & Azapagic, A., 20 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 196, p. 863–879 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liquefied petroleum gas
life cycle
fossil fuel

Temperature analysis and the effect of urban development on the outdoor thermal comfort and intensification of the Urban Heat Island phenomenon in the United Arab Emirates

Topriska, E. V., Chaudhry, H. N. & Nazarinia, M., Apr 2018, Proceedings of 10th Windsor Conference: Rethinking Comfort. Brotas, L., Roaf, S., Nicol, F. & Humphreys, M. (eds.). 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Thermal comfort
Atmospheric humidity
Hot Temperature
Infrared imaging

The Social, Educational, and Market Scenario for nZEB in Europe

Topriska, E. V., Kolokotroni, M., Melandri, D., McGuiness, S., Ceclan, A., Christoforidis, G. C., Fazio, V., Hadjipanayi, M., Hendrick, P., Kacarska, M., Peñalvo López, E., Petersen, K. L. & Steinbrecher, J., 27 Mar 2018, In : Buildings . 8, 4, 51

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy efficiency
European Union

Smart Grid strategies for optimal Integration of PV Distributed Energy Resources in Dubai

Topriska, E. V. & Shahin, M., 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2015 2018

  • 3 Publication peer-review
  • 1 Participation in conference
  • 1 Editorial activity
  • 1 Membership of committee

Energy and Buildings (Journal)

Topriska, E. V. (Peer reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

CIBSE Technical Symposium 2018 (Event)

Topriska, E. V. (Editorial board member)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


MacLaren, A. J. W. (Invited speaker), Jenkins, D. P. (Member of programme committee), Gillian Frances Menzies (Member of programme committee), Gul, M. S. (Member of programme committee), Topriska, E. V. (Member of programme committee), Kennedy, C. J. (Member of programme committee)
27 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

AIMS Energy (Journal)

Topriska, E. V. (Peer reviewer)
2016 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

European Commission (External organisation)

Topriska, E. V. (Member)
2015 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee