Konstantinos (Kosta) Papamichael is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Design and served as the Co-Director of the California Lighting Technology Center at the University of California, Davis from 2004 to 2019. He holds an Architectural Engineering degree from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, a Masters in Architecture from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of California at Berkeley.
Kosta has been working on the development of energy efficiency strategies and technologies for buildings for over 35 years, focusing on strategies, technologies and design tools for fenestration systems, daylighting, and the integration of fenestration, electric lighting and HVAC controls. He holds seven patents and is author/co-author of more than 100 publications. He is the author of the Daylight Chapter of the Advanced Lighting Guidelines, the Chair of the IES Daylighting Committee, and the recipient of the 2013 IES Presidential Award for leading the development of the new version of the IES Recommended Practice for Daylighting Buildings. Kosta is also serving in the Executive Committee and is the Communications VP of the US National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination.