Our alumni


Vassilis Markantonis graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2000. After completing his M.Sc. on ‘Economic & Regional Development’ and his Ph.D. on the Economics of Climate Change at the Panteion University in Athens, he had both in Greece and abroad, including a Post-Doc in Helmholtz Environmental Research Center, Germany. Currently he works at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) at Ispra, Italy, specializing on the economics of water resources in developing countries. (June 2017)

Tassos Petalas was born in Orestiada and graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2003. After completing his M.Sc. on ‘Water Resources Science and Technology’ at the National Polytechnic University in Athens, he had worked across Greece on waste management. Today Tassos works with VM&A company on environmental and waste management projects (January 2017).

Olympia Dolla was born in Thessaloniki and graduated from the Department of the Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2012. Following her M.Sc. in Sustainable Energy and Material Resources at Utrecht University, the Netherlands, she now works as Sustainability Regulatory Affairs Officer in C.E.P.E., the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ colours Industry, dealing with C.E.P.E.’s public relations regarding environmental legislation and product improvement. (June 2016)

Chrisi Kassiani Karapanagioti graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 1992. After her M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies at the University of Oklahoma, USA, she returned to Greece for her post-doc studies with the Institute of Chemical Engineering ( ICE/HT-FORTH) in Patras. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Chemistry, specializing on liquid pollution, at the Department of Chemistry, University of Patras, Greece, and an Adjunct Tutor with the Greek Open University. (January 2016)

Stelios Plaioniotis graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean in 2001. He completed his MSc and PhD studies in London, UK, where he had worked until 2008 before moving to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. There Stelios established, NEA POLIS, a company specializing in Environmental Design and Engineering. In January 2015, NEA POLIS featured as the “Success Story of the Month” in the European Commission’s Portal on European Small-Medium-Enterprises (SMEs). (June 2015)

Petros Dimitriou-Christidis was born in Naoussa and graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 1998. After his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies in the USA (at the University of California, Berkeley, and Texas A&M University) and his post-doc in Switzerland, today Petros works as a researcher at the chemical company Firmenich in Geneva, Switzerland. (January 2015)

Giorgos Iliopoulos was born in Athens, and graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2006. He stayed with the Department for his M.Sc. on Environmental Policy & Management. Today Giorgos works as a Consultant on Environmental Issues, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development. (June 2014)

Dimitris Papanastasiou was born in 1976 in Athens, and graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2000. He undertook his M.Sc.and Ph.D. studies at the University of Manchester. Today Dimitris is the CSO of Fasmatech, a high technology start-up company. (June 2013)

Aspasia Daskalopoulou graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2006. She did her M.Sc. on Scientific and Medical Journalism at Boston University, USA. Today Aspasia works as a journalist at the Greek daily ‘KATHIMERINI’ where she writes on scientific and medical issues. (January 2014)