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George Loumakis

George Loumakis

Lecturer in Energy, Glasgow Caledonian University
George is a Lecturer and Researcher in the School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment at Glasgow Caledonian University. His teaching and research interests include Renewable Energy, Conventional Energy Sources, Energy in Buildings, Energy Sustainability, Life Cycle Analysis, Energy Systems and the Environment, Quantitative Research Methods.

He teaches at various levels ranging from undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD and ProfDoc students and his background is in Physics, Renewable Energy Technology with a PhD in Solar Energy. He is leading the Power and Renewable Energy Systems group and currently supervises 4 PhD and 1 ProfDoc student. He is a fellow of the higher education academy (FHEA), is involved in various public outreach events such as the Glasgow Science Festival, SmartSTEM, Primary Engineer and Explorathon and is also a science communicator with the STEM ambassador programme and an e-mentor for high school pupils.

Energy isn't just electricity – the common mistake obscuring the mammoth task of decarbonisation

Jul 22, 2020 12:24 pm UTC| Science

One of the first things I teach students is the difference between energy and electricity. Electricity is a particular form of energy, but often the two words are used interchangeably. Britain recently celebrated its...

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Economy

Afghanistan inks $160 million solar and wind power deal with US, Turkey, India.

Afghanistan signed a $160 million solar photovoltaic and wind power project deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Turkey, and India that will bolster its grid by 110 megawatts in the next 16...

UAE, Israel eye energy, infrastructure cooperation

The energy ministers of the UAE and Israel explored possible investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure, oil, gas, and renewable energy in a video call on Wednesday. The two countries also focused on advanced...

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

Politics

Michelle Obama: Ex-FLOTUS says ignore Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about mail-in voting

Despite voting in a similar manner himself during the state elections and primaries, Donald Trump and his allies have repeatedly claimed that mail-in voting, especially at this time of a pandemic, would lead Americans to...

Melania Trump, Donald Trump booed upon visit to Supreme Court to pay respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has led to a partisan clash as to when her replacement is to be selected, with Donald Trump pushing to nominate a new Justice by the weekend. As he and first lady Melania Trump...

Donald Trump claims FDA's potential strengthening of guidelines for COVID-19 vaccine is a political move

Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed that a COVID-19 vaccine would be ready sometime before the election. Following news of the Food and Drug Administrations potential plans to consider tougher guidelines when it comes to...

Melania Trump: Expert says FLOTUS and Ivanka Trump’s body language confirms rivalry and dislike exist between them

Melania Trump and her stepdaughter Ivanka Trump have always been suspected of having a bad relationship. While their spokespersons always deny these rumors, media outlets are presenting various evidence that proves they...

Science

COVID-19 cure: UK-based researchers make breakthrough in finding 'druggable pocket' in coronavirus

When it comes to finding or developing a cure for the coronavirus or COVID-19, scientists are still in the midst of research and development with some already moving on to preliminary testing. As a definitive cure for the...

Aliens: Scientists present technique to detect water on exoplanets in search for life

In space exploration, scientists are also closely monitoring the cosmos for signs of alien life. A group of astronomers from the United Kingdom have proposed a method to find a certain building block of life on...

Climate change: Arctic sea ice reaches second record low

Although the world is suffering from the effects of climate change, colder regions such as Greenland and the Arctic are the worst hit. A recent report has revealed that the situation in the Arctic does not appear to do any...

NASA: Expert reveals the budget required to bring astronauts back to the Moon

With NASA currently undergoing preparations for its upcoming missions, the agency requires a lot of funding for preparations to stay on schedule. The upcoming Artemis mission is estimated to cost tens of billions of...

Technology

‘Spider-Man: Remastered’: PlayStation 5 upgrade won’t be free and won’t be sold separately

Marvels Spider-Man had been a critically acclaimed game when it launched in 2018, so it is not surprising that it is one of the first PS4 games to get remastered for PlayStation 5. There are some caveats, though. The...

Naughty Dog hints at ‘exciting things planned’ for ‘The Last of Us’ Day

The Last of Us Part 2 developer Naughty Dog recently announced it is changing the name of an annual event for its fans. It has also somehow led to speculations that the highly requested online multiplayer could be...

Xbox Game Pass teases ‘DOOM Eternal’ addition to its library

A cryptic Xbox Game Pass teaser on Wednesday is believed to be hinting at DOOM Eternals addition to the video game subscription service. In a Twitter image post, many fans reported they may have found a secret message that...

Google Pixel 5 leaks lack 120Hz refresh rate but include 8GB RAM, 4K60 video mode, and a 4,000mAh battery

Google Pixel 5 is the next smartphone to be unveiled during the busy fall season across the tech industry. However, even before Google officially unveils the device, the supposed specs sheet has been leaked leaving...

‘No Man’s Sky: Origins’ delivers ‘millions of untouched new worlds’

The latest major patch for No Mans Sky, titled Origins, has just dropped to fulfill Hello Games intention to double the gameplay content. In the developers words, Update 3.0 delivers millions of untouched new worlds as...
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