Agis Papadopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He spent part of his childhood in Aachen, Germany and graduated from the German Gymnasium of Thessaloniki (Deutsche Schule Thessaloniki).
He completed his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, in 1989, and his Master of Science in Energy Conservation at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University (UK), in 1990.
He made his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering, on the feasibility of solar thermal systems, at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki, in 1994.
Between 1994 and 1998, he was lecturing at the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, at the University of Thessaly, in Volos and at the Department of Business Administration, at the University of Macedonia, in Thessaloniki.
In 1998, he was elected Assistant Professor on Energy Systems at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Aristotle University Thessaloniki. In 2004, he was elected Associate Professor. Since 2010, he is a full Professor on energy systems.
His research and academic work are focused on the following topics:
- Energy conservation and rational use of energy in buildings, emphasising on energy design of buildings, thermal insulation and HVAC systems.
- Energy and environmental economics, emphasising on the feasibility of energy investments and the development of incentives for the implementation of energy policies.
He has been a board member of the Hellenic Regulatory Authority for Energy (2003-2005) and of the AHEPANS General Hospital of Thessaloniki (2005-2007), as well as a national expert to the CEC on Research and Innovation in the 6th FP, on Energy in the 7th FP and on the Ideas Programme in the 7th FP
Furthermore, he is a member of the Hellenic Technical Chamber (TEE) since 1989 and of the American Society of Heating Refrigeration Air Conditioning Engineering (ASHRAE) since 2003.
When not in office, lecturing or participating in some conference or project meeting, he can be found at a depth of 30 to 40 m below the sea surface.