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My name is Konstantinos "Constantine" Spandagos and I am an engineer specialized in the intersection of energy technology, policy and society.
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Energy Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Economic Analysis at the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), a Visiting Research Fellow in Economics at Trinity College Dublin and a Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Polcy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
I am primarily interested in the transitions towards decarbonized, sustainable and equitable energy systems. To study this topic, I combine mathematical modeling, behavioral economics and psychology. I use tools such as fuzzy logic modeling, econometrics, optimization and behavioral experiments. My research is published in top journals in the fields of energy and sustainable development, such as Applied Energy, Energy Economics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and the Journal of Cleaner Production, and presented in events such as the Behavior, Energy & Climate Change (BECC) conference.
I hold Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Civil Engineering- Energy Technology from Imperial College London and HKUST. I also hold an M.Sc. degree from the Centre for Environmental Policy of Imperial College London and a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from NTU Athens. l often volunteer as a reviewer for journals such as Joule, Energy Economics, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Energy Research and Social Science, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Cleaner Production, Sustainable Cities and Society, Energy, Energy for Sustainable Development, The International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, Energy Efficiency, The Energy Journal and Building Simulation.
IN THE MEDIA:
The Irish Times: "ESRI says peer pressure may be ’highly effective’ in changing energy habits"
KFM Radio Ireland: “Kildare Focus- 19.08.21”
South China Morning Post: "Temperature rising: Hong Kong’s poorest suffer most as city gets hotter, while experts call for action to avoid tragedy"
Green Queen: "Study: Hong Kongers Value Environment But Lack Smart Tech to Track Energy-Saving"
Science Trends: "Fuzzy model of residential energy decision-making considering behavioral economic concepts"
Twitter (by CLASP): "Constantine Spandagos speaks about peer-based and monetary-based behaviors in Hong Kong"