Evangelos Gidarakos
Emeritus Professor, Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management 

Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management Laboratory
Division I: Environmental Management

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office: Κ1.129
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37789 FAX: +30 28210 37850
  • Email: gidarako<at>mred.tuc.gr

  • Office Hours: Daily 9:00 - 14:00


  • 1980: PhD in Material and Environment Technologies, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • 1977: Diploma in Physics, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Research Interests

  • Management and treatment of hazardous, toxic and special waste (Asbestos, PCDD’s, PCDF’s, PCB’s, radioactive, infectious, electronic / electrical, etc.).    
  • Municipal Waste  
  • Remediation of petroleum contaminated soils and groundwater by implementing innovative technologies    

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • "Groundwater / Soil Monitoring in the Industrial Facilities of Aspropirgos", Funding: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. (2003-2019).    
  • "Restriction of the Existing Contamination (Free Oil Phase) Around the Area of PYRKAL", Funding: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. (2010-2019).    
  • "Advanced Training in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management for Siberian Companies and Authorities – Tempus: TIWaSIC", Funding: E.U. (2014-2016).  
  • "Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Hazardous and Toxic Substances at the SEA DIAMOND Shipwreck - Environmental Impacts (Current and Future)", Funding: Prefecture of Cyclades (2009-2011).  
  • "RISKCYCLE – Risk-Based Management of Chemicals and Products in a Circular Economy at a Global Scale", Funding: 7th Framework Programme – Ε.U. (2010-2013).

Distinctions and Awards

  • 2018 – Award of Excellence as a Professor in recognition of his research work and achievements in the field of toxic and hazardous waste treatment and disposal by the Technical University of Crete.
  • 2018 – Elected President of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) for the period 2021-2022 and Vice-President for the Period 2019-2020.
  • 2018 – President of the Company for the Exploitation and Management of the Property and Technological Park of the Technical University of Crete.
  • 2017 – Elected Chairman of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) Task Group Leaders.
  • 2015 - Elected Member of the International Waste Working Group (IWWG) Managing Board.  

Recent Publications

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Panagiotis Chazirakis
  • Athanasia Kousaiti