Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis is a Full Professor and the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. Diofantos was the first appointed staff of the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics.
Diofantos was responsible for developing the undergraduate syllabi for both Civil Eng. and Geomatics courses as well for the development of the existing laboratories. He is also the Head of the Remote Sensing & Geo-Envioronment Lab and Director of the ERATOSTHENIS Research Group. He has more than 300 publications in journals, conference proceedings and chapters in books in the field of remote sensing, space applications, UAV, geo-information and GIS for environmental surveillance /environmental monitoring, geomatics and civil engineering. His research group consisted of more than 35 researchers and is the largest group at the University.
Since his appointment at the Cyprus University of Technology (2007), he participated in more than 40 research projects with funding sources from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, FP6, FP7, Eureka, Life +, MED, Interreg, EC regional funds, Erasmus and national funds. Diofantos has been a coordinator of more than 15 research projects. He undertook his PhD and MPhil (1996-1999) in the field of Satellite Remote Sensing intended for water quality monitoring in water treatment reservoirs from the University of Surrey, Department of Civil Engineering (UK). His PHD has been sponsored from Thames Water Utilities (UK). During his doctoral studies he received an ORS Scholarship and a Faculty of Engineering Scholarship. He obtained a First Class BEng. (Honours) Degree in Civil Engineering from Surrey University (1994-1996). Diofantos was awarded the Felix Pulzer Memorial Prize (Surrey Univ.) and National Guard Prize (HTI). He obtained a First class HND Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Higher Technical Institute (1989-1992). Diofantos obtained a distinction MSc award in Real Estate and Property Management (RICS), from the University of Salford (UK) (2005-2007).
Diofantos worked in the past at the University of Surrey (UK), University of Southampton (UK), and Frederick University and as a managing director in a consultancy company working in the fields of remote sensing and GIS. Dr Hadjimitsis was working in the construction industry on managing and supervising various town-planning projects (road-works) in Cyprus (with the total construction works budget > 40 million Euros) Diofantos is a civil engineer and accredited valuator by profession and member of the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber (ΕΤΕΚ) in both professional areas.
He was the President of the Cyprus Association of Civil Engineers (Paphos Branch) since 2003-2011. He is founder member and Vice-President of the Cyprus Remote Sensing Society. He is the Chairman of the 'RSCY International conferences -Remote Sensing and Geo-information of the Environment' (published by SPIE). Diofantos is a Senior Member of SPIE (has been elected from SPIE for the year 2014 for his achievements in Remote Sensing) He is the member of the National Experts appointed by the Cyprus Government for investigating the potential of Cyprus to join the European Space Agency (ESA). He is the member of the editorial team of the Central European Journal of Geosciences.
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