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
"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.
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, Accepted (2019).
Moukazis I., Pellera F.-M., Gidarakos E. "Slaughterhouse by-products treatment using anaerobic digestion" Waste Μanagement, 71, 652-662 (2018).
Valouma, A., Verganelaki A., Tetoros I., Maravelaki-Kalaitzaki P., Gidarakos Ε. "Magnesium oxide production from chrysotile asbestos detoxification with oxalic acid treatment" Journal of Hazardous Materials, 336, 93-100 (2017).
Pellera F.-M., Santori S., Pomi R., Polettini A., Gidarakos E. "Effect of alkaline pretreatment on anaerobic digestion of olive mill solid waste" Waste Management, 58, 160-168 (2016).
Hahladakis J.N., Latsos A. Gidarakos E. "Performance of electroremediation in real contaminated sediments using a big cell, periodic voltage and innovative surfactants" Journal of Hazardous Materials, 320, 376-385 (2016).