School of Mechanical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens


Professor Emeritus


Address: National Technical University of Athens,
Heroon Polytechniou 9, 15780 Zografou, Athens, Greece,
School of Mechanical Engineering, Section of Thermal
Engineering
, Building 'E', 2nd floor. 
tel. (+30) 210 772-3529, (+30) 210 772-3530. 
fax (+30) 210 772-3531. 
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Personal Homepage: http://users.ntua.gr/cdrakops


Studies
-  Diploma in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Department, Greece, 1971. 
-  Master of Science (M.Sc.), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London University, Mechanical Engineering Department, England, 1972.
-  Diploma of Imperial College (D.I.C.), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London University, Mechanical Engineering Department, England, 1972.
-  Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Imperial College of Science & Technology, London University, Mechanical Engineering Department, England, 1976.

Academic Experience
-  Research Assistant at the Chair for "Internal Combustion Engines", N.T.U.A., 1971. 
-  Postgraduate studies, 1972-1976. 
-  Dozzent in "Internal Combustion Engines" and in "Heat and Mass Transfer", Mechanical Engineering Department, N.T.U.A., 1978-1982. 
-  Assistant Professor, Mechanical Eng. Dept, N.T.U.A., 1983-1987.
-  Director, Internal Combustion Engines Laboratory, 1985-2015.
-  Associate Professor, Mechanical Eng. Dept, N.T.U.A., 1988-1992.
-  Full Professor, Thermal Engineering Section, Mechanical Engineering Department, N.T.U.A., 1992-2015.
-  Head of Thermal Engineering Section, Mechanical Engineering Department, N.T.U.A., 1995-1999 & 2004-2006 & 2009-2010.
-  Vice-President, The Combustion Institute (International), Greek Section, 1996-1998.
-  Vice-Scientific Responsible and Vice-Director of the Interdepartmental Postgraduate Program Studies "Energy Production and Management" of the N.T.U.A., 1998-2012.
-  President of the Senatorial Advisory Board for the N.T.U.A. Laboratories, 2006-2010.
-  President of the School of Mechanical Engineering of the N.T.U.A., 2007-2009.
-  Professor Emeritus of N.T.U.A, 2016-today.

Research
Internal Combustion Engines, Transport Phenomena, Combustion & Pollution from Internal Combustion Engines.

Distinctions
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher 2015 by Thomson Reuters (the Journals Impact Factor Allocator)
Distinction by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters as belonging to the top 1% of most cited researchers worldwide. It concerns approx. the 3000 top researchers worldwide for all disciplines, with 159 of those belonging to Engineering and only two of those serving in Greek Universities (Constantine D. Rakopoulos and Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos of the NTUA).
- The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2015 by Thomson Reuters
Included in the list of scientists with the most influential mind worldwide, by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters. It concerns approx. the 3000 top scientists with the highest influence worldwide for all disciplines, with only 7 of those serving in Greek Universities.
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher 2016 by Thomson Reuters
Distinction by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters as belonging to the top 1% of most cited researchers worldwide. It concerns approx. the 3300 top researchers worldwide for all disciplines, with 155 of those belonging to Engineering and only 4 of those serving in Greek Universities (Constantine D. Rakopoulos, Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos, Evangelos G. Giakoumis and Nikos D. Hatziargyriou, all of the NTUA).
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher 2017 by Thomson Reuters, represented now by Clarivate Analytics.
Distinction by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters as belonging to the top 1% of most cited researchers worldwide. It concerns approx. the 3550 top researchers worldwide for all disciplines, with 177 of those belonging to Engineering and only 4 of those serving in Greek Universities, all of the NTUA (Constantine D. Rakopoulos, Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos, Evangelos G. Giakoumis and Nikos D. Hatziargyriou).
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher 2018 by Thomson Reuters, represented now by Clarivate Analytics.
Distinction by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters as belonging to the top 1% of most cited researchers worldwide. It concerns approx. the 6000 top researchers worldwide for all disciplines, with 204 of those belonging to Engineering and only 3 of those serving in Greek Universities, all of the NTUA (Constantine D. Rakopoulos, Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos and Evangelos G. Giakoumis).
- Top 1% Highly Cited Researcher 2019 by Thomson Reuters, represented now by Clarivate Analytics.
Distinction by the internationally recognized organization of Thomson Reuters as belonging to the top 1% of most cited researchers worldwide. It concerns approx. the 6200 top researchers worldwide for all disciplines, with 204 of those belonging to Engineering and only 4 of those serving in Greek Universities, all of the NTUA (Constantine D. Rakopoulos, Dimitrios C. Rakopoulos, Evangelos G. Giakoumis and Nikos D. Hatziargyriou).

Editorships in International Journals
- Associate Editor, Energy - The International Journal, Elsevier Science, 2006-today.
- Associate Editor, Energy Conversion and Management, Elsevier Science, 1999-2012.
- Associate Editor, Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Journal of Energy Engineering, 2008-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Combustion, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2010-today.
- Editorial Board Member, FUEL, Elsevier Science, 2011-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, UK, 2011-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Applied Energy, Elsevier Science, 2015-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Energies, MDPI (Switzerland), 2017-today.
- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Energy Research, Interscience/Wiley, 1998-2004.
- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Alternative Propulsion, Inderscience, 2006-today.
- Editorial Board Member, International Review of Mechanical Engineering (IREME), Praise Worthy Prize Publishers, 2007-today.
- Editorial Board Member, The Open Mechanical Engineering Journal (TOMEJ), Bentham Science Publishers, 2007-today.
- Editorial Board Member, The Open Renewable Energy Journal (TOREJ), Bentham Science Publishers, 2008-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Agricultural Engineering Scientific Journal, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (ASU), 2013-today.
- Editorial Board Member, Energy and Power Engineering, Scientific Research Publishing USA, 2010-2012.
- Special Guest Editor in many International Indexed Journals.

Member of Scientific Societies
Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, 1971.
Full Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1990.
Full Member, New York Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 1994.
Full Member, American Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 1997.
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2006.

Taught at NTUA
Undergraduate: Internal Combustion Engines I, Internal Combustion Engines II, Combustion & Pollution from Piston I.C. Engines, Gas Exchange and Turbocharging of I.C. Engines.
Postgraduate: Thermal Engines, Combustion and Fuels, Environmental Technology and Management, Thermal Power Stations.