2008: Ph.D.: Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, USA.
2002: Diploma in Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete.
Conducting research in the field of water resources:
Groundwater flow and transport modeling in the saturated and unsaturated zone
Saltwater intrusion in coastal aquifers
Modeling of NAPL (Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids) transport in the subsurface
Optimization of environmental systems
Optimal search strategies for the definition of contaminant sources
Participation in Research Programmes and Projects
Multi-objective optimization of co-solvent flushing of NAPLs from contaminated groundwater – Funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece, Bilateral R & T Cooperation between Greece-Turkey (2013-2015)
Chromium in Asopos groundwater system: Remediation technologies and Measures - LIFE ENV CHARM (2011- 2015).
Development of an electrical tomography study and groundwater modeling of the coastal area of PIRKAL (2009-2010).
Development of a remediation design of the coastal area of PIRKAL (2008-2009).
Monitoring, forecasting and best practices for flood mitigation and prevention in the CADGES region - FLOODMED 5D214 (2008).
Optimal search strategy for the definition of a DNAPL (Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid) source. Funded by the US Department of Defence - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (2003-2008).
N.N. Kourgialas, Z. Dokou, G.P. Karatzas, G. Panagopoulos, P. Soupios, A. Vafidis, E. Manoutsoglou, M. Schafmeister, Saltwater intrusion in an intensively irrigated agricultural area: combining density-dependent modeling and geophysical methods, Environmental Earth Sciences, 75:15, 2016
Z. Dokou, N.N. Kourgialas and G.P. Karatzas, Assessing groundwater quality in Greece based on spatial and temporal analysis, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187:774, 2015
Z. Dokou, V. Karagiorgi, G.P. Karatzas, N.P. Nikolaidis and N. Kalogerakis, Large scale groundwater flow and hexavalent chromium transport modeling under current and future climatic conditions: The case of Asopos River Basin, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (online first) doi:10.1007/s11356-015-5771-1, 2015
G.P. Karatzas, Z. Dokou, Optimal management of saltwater intrusion in the coastal aquifer of Malia, Crete (Greece), using particle swarm optimization, Hydrogeology Journal, 23 (6), 1181-1194, 2015
N.N. Kourgialas, Z. Dokou, G.P. Karatzas, Statistical analysis and ANN Modeling for Predicting Hydrological Extremes under Climate Change Scenarios. Journal of Environmental Management, 154, 86–101, 2015
E. Tapoglou, I.C. Trichakis, Z. Dokou, G.P. Karatzas and N. Nikolos, Groundwater level prediction under various climate change scenarios using an artificial neural network trained with particle swarm optimization algorithm, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 59 (6), 1225–1239, 2014
E. Seferou, P. Soupios, N. Kourgialas, Z. Dokou, G. Karatzas, N. Papadopoulos, E. Candasayar, A. Sarris, M. Sauter Olive oil mill waste transport in unsaturated and saturated laboratory conditions using geophysical techniques and the FEFLOW model, Hydrogeology Journal, 21 (6), 1219-1234, 2013
Z. Dokou and G.P. Karatzas, Multi-objective optimization for free phase LNAPL recovery using evolutionary computation algorithms, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 58 (3), 671–685, 2013.
D. Moraetis, N.P. Nikolaidis, G.P. Karatzas, Z. Dokou, N. Kalogerakis, L. Winkel, A. Palaiogianni-Bellou, Origin and mobility of hexavalent chromium in North-Eastern Attica, Greece, Applied Geochemistry, 27 (6), 1170-1178, 2012.
Z. Dokou and G.P. Karatzas, Saltwater intrusion estimation in a karstified coastal system using density-dependent modelling and comparison with the sharp-interface approach, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 57 (5), 985 – 999, 2012.