Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Special Account for Research Funds, School of Mechanical Engineering



The Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University Thessaloniki was founded in 1972. In its 40+ years of operation it has contributed significantly to the development of the science and practice of Mechanical Engineering throughout Greece.

The Department has established itself as a leading unit of excellence both in Greece but also in the competitive global academic environment providing high-quality student-centric education, keeping abreast with the dynamic changes of the economic and technological landscape.

In the framework of the AIRTHINGS project, the Department of Mechanical Engineering participates with the Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering (LHTEE), which belongs to the Energy Section of the Department.

Founded in 1990, the Laboratory conducts research in the field of energy systems and environmental engineering with emphasis on air quality, combustion and emissions, the rational use of raw materials and energy, the assessment of the environmental burden caused by various processes and the optimisation of environmental control and management practices. Scientific work spans a wide range of areas, from air pollution modelling to Life Cycle Analysis and Ecodesign, and from waste management studies to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis and Environmental Impact Assessment studies. The multi­dis­cip­linary approach adopted by the Laboratory staff allows arriving at innovative solution concepts that may be useful for policy makers and constitute important steps towards sustainability. LHTEE has a long record of research and consulting activities, both at national and international level having successfully completed over 150 projects. Most of the research funds of the Laboratory originate from competitive programmes of the European Commission. In the last ten years, the turnover of the Laboratory exceeded five million €.