Achilles Karagiozis

Achilles Karagiozis


Personal Profile

Achilles Karagiozis manages a multidisciplinary team of approximately 150 researchers within the laboratory’s Buildings research groups. He provides strategic planning to bolster NREL efforts to transform energy through buildings science and integration. His work is focused on accelerating the development of strategic technical capabilities and directing world-class multidisciplinary research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, other federal agencies, and industry partners. His more than 130 publications have been cited over 1,200 times, and he has an h-index of 18. 


Research Interests

Energy fundamentals

Multiscale behavior of porous media


Materials science and durability

Data analytics

Large-scale multiphysics modeling

Field analytics

Renewable energy systems

Energy storage

Phase change materials

Grid-interactive efficient buildings

Human-centered design

Professional Experience

Karagiozis comes to NREL from Owens Corning where he was the global director of building science and led global accountability for the company's building science strategy. During his 9-year tenure, he shaped, educated, and trained others in energy efficiency and green building science, transforming building science into a growth engine aimed at accelerating energy-efficiency improvements in the built environment.

Before joining Owens Corning, Dr. Karagiozis was a distinguished researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he worked for 16 years. He chairs ASHRAE Standard Project Committee 160, which specifies criteria for designing high-performance buildings. He was an Energy and Environmental Building Alliance board member and served on the Passive House Institute US Technical Committee.

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Fluid Dynamics, The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Master, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick

Bachelor, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Waterloo


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