Our alumni


The Department of Environment is proud of its hundreds of Alumni. We would like to introduce a couple of them to you. you may meet more of our Alumni here.

Elias Demian graduated from the Department of the Environment in 2004. He holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Management and Policy from the University of Lund, Sweden, and in Applied Economics from Athens Economics -where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate studing the macro-economic effects of climate change. He works as a Researcher with the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) on microeconomic analysis and environmental issues and he is a Technical Expert for the monitoring team of LIFE-funded projects in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria. (January 2021)

Eleni Karalis graduated from the Department of Environment in 2005 and she continued her postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh from where she received her Ph.D. (2012) on Ecology and Resources Management. She had been a Postdoc researcher, first with the University of Edinburgh, UK, and with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change in Bologna, Italy. Starting in summer 2018, she has been working as an external expert with the Greek Ministry for the Environment & Energy. (June 2020)

Nektarios Kalaitzakis graduated from the Department of Environment in 2015. Ever since he is working as an environmentalist at the Hellenic Centre for Marine Rersearch (HCMR). He is currently finishing his M.Sc. in Statistics at the Athens University of Economics and Business (January 2020).

George Pavlidis graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean in 2011 and continued his postgraduate studies at the National Technical University (NTU), Greece, acquiring his M.Sc. in «Since and Technology of Water Resources». He is currently completing his Ph,D, also in NTU, on the study of natural systems role in mitigating agro-chemical pollution. Since 2013 he is working at the Benaki Phytopathological Institute in Athens, on the environmental fate & behavior of pesticides & biocides (June 2019).

Dimitris Panagopoulos graduated from the Department of the Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2009 and continued his postgraduate studies in Sweden, acquiring an M.Sc. in Toxicology from Karolinska Institutet and a Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry from Stockholm University. Today his is a Posdoc researcher in the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) (January 2019).

Dimitris Georgiou graduated from the Department of the Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2004 and holds an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London (20005). He has been working as an independent consultant specializing in waste water management and in 2009 he co-founded ENVITY, a consultanting company providing integrated and specialized services regarding quality assurance and environmental issues. (June 2018)