George Loumakis - Lecturer in Energy at Glasgow Caledonian University

Issued: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 00:00:00 BST

Tell us a fun fact about yourself

I left Greece to come to Scotland to study solar energy – and if I wasn’t a lecturer I would be a bartender.

Tell us about your careers journey so far

I’ve worked as a maths and physics tutor, as a renewable energy research assistant, as a technical director in the renewables industry, as a research and projects officer in waste management and currently working as a lecturer in energy

What was your favourite subject in school and why?

Definitely physics as it teaches you a language and a way of thinking that helps to interpret the world.

What subjects/qualifications are useful for your role?

A background in sciences/engineering.

What is a normal day in your role like?

During teaching trimesters I will be in the classroom for some hours. I have to prepare lecture material, supervise PhD students, organise public engagement talks/events. Never a dull day!

What's your favourite thing about your job?

Spending my day talking about things I love and witnessing the gradual change in people once they acquire knowledge.

Can you suggest an activity that could be done at home that illustrates an aspect of your work?
Please share links to relevant resources.

I can give you my recipe for biodiesel from used vegetable oil but it needs to be done under strict adult supervision – contact me for details!



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