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.

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)

Maria Sotiropoulou graduated from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean, in 2007, and in 2008 she undertook the Department’s M.Sc. in Environmental & Ecological Engineering. Following exams, she was awarded a scholarship for her Ph.D. studies in Environmental Radioactivity & Radioecology at the Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 2016, she has been working as a post-doc researcher at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), Switzerland. (January 2018).

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).