Dr. Dimitris K. Papanastasiou is a Scientific Associate (Teaching and Research) at the University of Thessaly, a Researcher at the Institute of Bio-economy and Agri-technology, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, and a Collaborating Educational Staff at the Hellenic Open University. He is a Physicist, with MSc in Environmental Physics and PhD in Atmospheric Pollution and Meteorology. His research interests are related to indoor and outdoor air quality, meteorology, urban heat island, livestock buildings and thermal comfort of humans and animals. He has extensive experience in monitoring meteorological parameters and air quality in livestock buildings, including use of equipment, data analysis and investigating relations with animal husbandry practices and animal welfare. He has an 11-year research experience, having participated in 19 research projects, a 17-year teaching experience in Universities and Technological Educational Institutions and an 8-year experience as an adult trainer.
He has published 28 papers in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and 64 papers in conference proceedings, most of them being the 1st author, and his papers have received more than 260 third party citations (h-index = 8). He is a member of the CIGR’s Technical Section II (Structures and Environment) Board, member of CIGR’s Working Group on Animal Housing in Hot Climates, member of COST’s review panel in the field of Agricultural Sciences / Animal and Dairy Science, and substitute member of the Management Committee of 2 COST actions [GroupHouseNet (No 15134) and LivAGE (No 16106)]. He has been a member of scientific conference committees, a reviewer in 18 international scientific journals, a fellow in Marie Curie and Erasmus projects, and he is a certified adult trainer.