Prof. Diofantos G. HADJIMITSIS

Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics (CEG)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Project Coordinator of the EXCELSIOR H2020 Teaming Project Managing Director of the Eratosthenes Centre of Excellence

Prof. Diofantos G. HADJIMITSIS

Professor, Ex-Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatic


  • MSc in Real Estate & Property Management (Distinction): University of Salford, UK (2005‐2007)
  • PhD in Remote Sensing: University of Surrey, Department of Civil Engineering, UK. (1996‐1999)
  • MPhil in Remote Sensing: University of Surrey, Department of Civil Engineering, UK. (1996‐1997)
  • BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering (First Class Award): University of Surrey, Department of Civil Engineering, UK. (1994‐1996)
  • Diploma in Civil Engineering (Distinction): Higher Technical Institute, Cyprus (1989‐1992)

Professional Background: Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis is a Full Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics. He was the Vice‐Rector of Academic Affairs of the Cyprus University of Technology from 2016 to 2019 with main duties for chairing the ‘Quality Assurance’, ‘Research and Innovation’ and ‘Programme of Studies’ of the whole university. He was the Chair of the Department of Civil Eng. and Geomatics from 2011 to 2015. He is also the Head and founder of the Remote Sensing & Geo‐ Environment Lab. Diofantos is also the Managing Director of the ‘ERATOSTHENES CoE’. He is the Co-coordinator of the MSc in Geoinformatics and Geospatial Technologies at CUT 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) since 2009. He is appointed from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation as a national delegate/contact point for the FP7 framework in the ‘SPACE’ theme since 2011.  He has been nominated and elected as SPIE Senior member 2014 for his achievements in remote sensing. He is also a Board member of ‘The Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education’.

Research: He has significant experience in research projects that include remote sensing, GIS, field spectroscopy. He has more than 450 publications in journals, conference proceedings, and chapters in books and monographs in the field of remote sensing and GIS.  He has supervised 13 PhD researchers and 160 bachelor and master final year projects and dissertations.  He is the co‐ coordinator of MSc in Geo‐informatics and Geospatial Technologies at CUT. He teaches remote sensing, earth observation modules.  His research group is the largest research group at the University. He has participated in more than 80  funded projects and since his appointment at the CUT  (2007), participated in  more  than 65  research projects and  coordinated over 25  research projects with funding sources from FP6, FP7, Horizon 2020, ECHO, Eureka, Life +, MED, Marie Curie, ERASMUS+, COST, ESA, EC regional funds, national funds such as the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (CRPF) and industry. He is the member of the editorial team of the ‘Open Geosciences’ and MDPI Remote Sensing. In addition, he was  the Chair of the International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geo‐information RSCY (published by SPIE). He is the member of the editorial team of  several journals such as the ‘Open Geosciences’, ‘MDPI Remote Sensing’ and ‘MDPI Heritage’’and an Associate Editor in Data Fusion and Assimilation (specialty section of Frontiers in Remote Sensing.

Publications:, (h-index=36 /22-01-2021),, (h-index=27/22-02-2021),, Web of Science ResearcherID H-8813-2013

The publication record of the PI includes 1 Ph.D. dissertation, 1 MPhil, 1 book as co-author, 1 book as editor/author (‘Remote Sensing of Environment: Integrated Approaches, 2013), 450 publications in journal and conference papers-72 refereed journal papers- 270 refereed papers in books of proceedings, 85 technical reports, 8 chapters in book, 3 proceedings volume (edited), 20 monographs etc. Diofantos gave more than 25 invited talks.

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