Ph.D. Degrees

If you are interested in pursuing Ph.D. research with the Department of Environment, as a first step you should contact directly the member(s) of staff you would like to have as your supervisor(s).

Upon agreeing with your potential supervisor, you may apply for the Ph.D. course. For the full, formal requirements for non-Greek nationals wishing to pursue doctoral studies, please check here. In a nutshell, the application procedure includes (not withstanding any other legal requirements described here in detail)

This requires the submission of the following:

  • An extended Application letter, which contains the Ph.D.’s research outline (find here)
  • Transcripts of your undergraduate and/or postgraduate degrees
  • A full CV
  • A copy of your ID card/passport

The above must be submitted via both email and post to:

Department of Environment, University of the Aegean,
University Hill, 81100 Mytilene, GREECE

The Ph.D. courses in the Department of Environment last a minimum of three calendar years. They have no fees  yet you may be required to successfully conclude a number of post-graduate level courses during the first year of your Ph.D. studies.
Conferment of a Ph.D. degree is dependent upon the successful defense of the Ph.D. thesis and the publication of at least one research paper based on the student’s Ph.D. research.

For any further information, please email the Department’s Secretariat.

Current Ph.D. students

Name Supervisor PhD thesis topic
Luis Ricardo Trindade Mendes O.-I. Kalantzi Determining aerosol sources using observations, statistical methodologies and micro-environmental modelling
Ioanna Antonaki P. Gaganis Evaluation Model for the Ecological Status of the Inland Surface waters of the island of Crete (Greece) based on Biological, Physicochemical and Hydromorphological parameters
Ioannis Zevgolis A. Troumbis “Transplantation” as a method of restoring disturbed ecosystems
Irene Zkeri P. Gaganis Arsenic in Groundwater from Lesvos Island: Chemical species, Hydrogeological conditions, Physicochemical parameters
Panagiotis Theodorakeas I. Matsinos Ecological Risk Assessment in Biodiversity Conservation. The importance of uncertainty analysis
Vasiliki Thomaidi A. Stasinakis Methodology development for the implementation of  risk limitation strategies related to the disposal of wastewater containing emerging organic contaminants in the environment
Evangelia Iatrou A. Stasinakis Study of the fate of antimicrobial compounds in constructed wetlands planted with Lemna minor and investigation of the produced biomass valorization
Eleftherios Kakalis T. Akriotis The effect of habitat availability and quality to population limitation of a rare species: The case of Krüper’s Nuthatch (Sitta kruperi) on the Lesvos Island.
Marios-Bruno Koras-Karasa Ch. Matsoukas Aerosol effect on the radiative energy budget from in situ and satellite data
Alexandros Kotzapetros A. Stasinakis Use of advanced artificial intelligence systems for the automatic control of activated sludge process
Aristea Kounani K. Skanavis The Role of Women in Environmental Communication: Recovery and Resilience in Regions that have experienced Natural Disasters
Maria Konstantoglou I. Matsinos Maritime Spatial Planning with the use of Geographical Information Systems and Fuzzy Logic. The case of the Aegean Sea
Ioannis Mastranastasis K. Theodorou  Genetic structure and diversity of the Lesvos sheep breed
Chrysanthi Michelaki P.G. Dimitrakopoulos Mediterranean species’ functional traits’ variability along environmental gradients
Spyros Bezantakos C. Matsoukas Physicochemical Properties of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles over Suburban and Remote Locations and Development of Techniques for the Improvement of their Determination Methods
Evangelia Mpouranta J. Hatzopoulos The development of a dynamic GIS for Assessing Earthquake Hazards. A case study for the urban area of the town of Mytilene, Lesvos (Greece)
Dimitrios Nezis C. Pilinis Developement of an Expert system,using Fuzzy logic and neural network learning algorithm for the process modeling of wastewater treatment
Ioannis Nezis O.-I. Kalantzi Determination of indoor air quality in microenvironments and its impact on human health
Maria Polatidou P. Gaganis Surface water and groundwater nutrient dynamics in an eastern Mediterranean watershed
Marina Proikaki K. Evangelinos Integrated Innovative Socio-Economic Aspects of Sustainability into Public Policies for Environmental Degraded Areas
Olga Retsilidou J. Hatzopoulos Investigation of Remote Sensing Techniques and Development of a Methodology for the Accurate Estimation of Fuel Based on Vegetation with the Use of Two Seasonal High Resolution Satellite Images – Application to Large Area Data
Elefterios – Dimitrios Rouvelas I. Matsinos The effect of scales οn the dynamic of spatially defined metapopulations. Predictions of a stochastic model
Spyridon Roumeliotis K. Evangelinos  Exploring factors influencing the level of resilience of SMEs to climate
change impacts
Apostolos Samatas Ath. Stasinakis Investigation of organic micropollutants removal during biological wastewater treatment using moving bed biofilm reactors
Dimitrios Siakavaras  D. Haralambopoulos  Definition of the physical and chemical properties of the ultrafine particles in the environment of Thessaloniki
Dimitrios Stefanakis J. Hatzopoulos Creating an autonomous remote sensing platform, including design and manufacture of an unmanned aerial system (UAS) for producing maps of biomass indicators, risk of forest fires and agricultural parameters.
Dimitra Syrou I. Botetzagias Environmental Governance through Collaborative Management Institutions: an Analysis of the role of NGO’s in the Greek Protected Areas’ Management Bodies
Eleni Triantaphyllou D. Haralambopoulos Determination of the concentrations and the chemical composition of aerosol particles in the North Aegean region
Dimitrios Tsitakis K. Evangelinos  Economic valuation of marine ecosystems’ goods and services; assessing the statistical and econometric methods that are utilized