1980: PhD in Material and Environment Technologies, University of Hamburg (Germany)
1977: Diploma in Physics, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Management and treatment of hazardous, toxic and special waste (Asbestos, PCDD’s, PCDF’s, PCB’s, radioactive, infectious, electronic / electrical, etc.).
Remediation of petroleum contaminated soils and groundwater by implementing innovative technologies
Participation in Research Programs and Projects
Restriction of the Existing Contamination (Free Oil Phase) Around the Area of PYRKAL, Funding: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. (2010-2020)
Groundwater / Soil Monitoring in the Industrial Facilities of Aspropirgos, Funding: HELLENIC PETROLEUM S.A. (2007-2020)
Investigation on sitting of new landfill facilities in the region of Rethymnon, Funding: Municipality of Amari (2017-2020)
Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Hazardous and Toxic Substances at the SEA DIAMOND Shipwreck - Environmental Impacts (Current and Future), Funding: Prefecture of South Aegean (2009-2011 & 2013-2016)
«Advanced Training in Integrated Sustainable Waste Management for Siberian Companies and Authorities – Tempus: TIWaSIC, Funding: EU (2013-16)
Distinctions and Awards
2018: Election as President of the International Waste Working (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: Chairman of the International Waste Working (IWWG) Task Group Leaders
2015: Member of International Waste Working Group (IWWG) Managing Board
2008: CONSOIL 2008, Milan, Second Award Price (IT)
Gidarakos Ε., Akcil A., “WEEE under the prism of urban mining,Waste Management, 102, 950-951 (2020)
Mymrin V., Presotto P., Alekseev K., Avanci M. A., Rolim P. H.B., Petukhov V., Taskin A., Gidarakos E., Valouma A., Yu G. "Application of hazardous serpentine rocks’ extraction wastes in composites with glass waste and clay-sand mix to produce environmentally clean construction materials" Construction and Building Materials, 234 (2020).
Savvilotidou V., Gidarakos E. "Pre-concentration and recovery of silver and indium from crystalline silicon and copper indium selenide photovoltaic panels" Journal of Cleaner Production, 250 (2020)
Kousaiti K., Hahladakis N. J., Savvilotidou V., Pivnenko K., Tyrovola K., Xekoukoulotakis N., Astrup F.T., Gidarakos E. "Assessment of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) content in plastic waste recovered from WEEE", (2019)
Makri C., Hahaladakis N.J., Gidarakos E. "Use and assessment of “e-plastics" as recycled aggregates in cement motars" Journal o fHazardous Materials, 379, 120776 (2019).
Zeneli A., Kastanaki E., Simantiraki F., Gidarakos E. "Monitoring the biodegradation of TPH and PAHs in refinery solid waste by biostimulation and bioaugumentation" Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7(3) (2019).
Savvilotidou V., KritikakiA., Stratakis A., Komnitsas K., Gidarakos E. "Energy efficient production of glass-ceramics using photovoltaic (P/V) glass and lignite fly ash" Waste Management, 90, 46-58 (2019).
Savvilotidou V., Kousaiti Α., Βatinic Β., Vaccaric Μ., Kastanaki Ε., Karagianni Κ., Gidarakos Ε. "Evaluation and comparison of pre-treatment techniques for recovering indium from discarded liquid crystal displays" Waste Management, 87, 51-61 (2019).
Moukazis I., Pellera F.-M., Gidarakos E. "Slaughterhouse by-products treatment using anaerobic digestion" Waste Μanagement, 71, 652-662 (2018).
Pellera F.-M., Gidarakos E. "Chemical pretreatment of lignocellulosic agroindustrial waste for methane production" Waste Management, 71, 689-703 (2018).