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Welcome to the Carbon & Energy Lab, a non-profit research group, at the University of Nicosia. Energy sources, whether from natural gas, oil, coal or renewables are central to humanity’s prosperity. A provision of affordable, abundant, and low-carbon footprint energy demands rethink of the prevailing energy mix. While conventional forms of energy are poised to remain the dominant energy source for the foreseeable future, climate change calls for the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

Research activities at the Carbon & Energy Lab focus on the technical, engineering, environmental and policy aspects of energy. Our overarching goal is to bridge the gap between conventional energy sources and renewable energy while identifying the most promising solutions. We explore exciting new topics ranging from “stranded assets,” natural gas storage, fuel subsidies, decarbonisation of fossil fuels, to the very details of pipeline flow.

Selected Publications:

• Hadjistassou C., Kyriakides E., Georgiou J. Designing High Efficiency Segmented Thermoelectric Generators, Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, 66:165-172, 2013; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2012.07.030
• Thrassou A., Vrontis D., Tsakiris T., Hadjistassou C. The Cyprus Oil & Gas Industry’s Indirect Business Effects A Predictive Real-Time Analysis, Journal of Transnational Management, 21:3, 115-141, 2016; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15475778.2016.1192915
• Hadjistassou C., Kyriakides A., Hadjiantonis A.M., Koutras N., Charalambous E. & Bratskas R. Safeguarding Critical Infrastructures from Cyber Attacks: A Case Study for Offshore Natural Gas Assets, 9th Summer Safety & Reliability Seminar (SSARS 2015), June 21-27, 2015, Gdansk/Sopot, Poland, pp. 14.
• Hadjistassou C., Ventikos Y., Bejan A. Cerebral Oxygenation and Optimal Vascular Brain Organization, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12(107):[20150245]:1-7, 2015; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2015.0245
• Hadjistassou C., Moyle K., Ventikos Y. Derivation of the Hemoglobin Saturation Profile, a Marker of the BOLD Hemodynamic Response, at the Capillary Level, PLOS ONE, 11(3):1-19, e0149935, 2016; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0149935