Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus
Director of Energy & Environmental Design of Buildings Research Laboratory (E&EDB)
Vice-President of the Cyprus Architect Association Administrative Council
Aimilios Michael, Architect Engineer Dipl.Arch.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., is a Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, Director of Energy & Environmental Design of Buildings Research Laboratory (E&EDB) and Member of the Steering Committee of the Inter-departmental Master Programme, Energy Technology and Sustainable Design.
Aimilios Michael holds a PhD in Environmental Design and Energy in Architecture from the Department of Architectural Technology, School of Architecture, National Technical University of Athens, NTUA. During his studies he was awarded numerous academic performance distinctions, including the Academic Excellence NTUA Award 2004, NTUA Silver Medal 2004 (1st rank), Best Design Diploma Thesis NTUA Award 2004 and Nomination for Best Doctoral Dissertation Award NTUA 2011. He was also awarded numerous academic scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies, including the Academic Excellence Annual Scholarships from Greek State Scholarships Foundation from 1999 until 2004, Eugenides Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship 2005-2006, Doctoral Studies Scholarship in Architecture and Environment from Greek State Scholarships Foundation 2005-2009 and Doctoral Studies Scholarship from Cyprus State Scholarships Foundation 2006-2010.
His research activities take an interdisciplinary view and they focus on the areas of Energy and Environmental Design of Buildings and Advanced Architectural Technology. His research priorities include Integrated Architectural Design & Technology, Energy & Environmental Design of Buildings, Innovative & Sustainable Construction Components and Materials, Adaptable Building Envelope Design, Building Integrated Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and Energy & Environmental Awareness. He has participated in several research programmes funded by the Research Promotion Foundation IPE-RPF, University of Cyprus and the European Commission, Directorate General for Research & Innovation.
His architectural work -with an emphasis on energy and environmental architecture- has won awards in architectural European and international competitions, including 1st prizes, and has been presented in several architectural exhibitions in Cyprus and abroad. Aimilios Michael design-based research has been presented and awarded in international architectural fora including the 22nd Biennial of Industrial Design 2010, Quality Concept Award and at the 12th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2010. His research work has been published in books, refereed journals and conference proceedings
Aimilios Michael currently holds the position of Vice-President of the Cyprus Architect Association (CAA) Administrative Council (2012- ) and he is the CAA Representative to the International Union of Architects (UIA). He is also member of Administrative Council of the Scientific Technical Chamber of Cyprus, CSTC– ETEK (2011- ) and of Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association, CCEAA – ΣΠΜΑΚ (2013- ). He participates in several scientific committees including scientific committee of Architecture, State Architecture Policy, Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Policy and Environment, Climate Changes & Sustainable Development.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.