Research Projects


Since its establishment, the Department of Environment has secured and managed tenths of research projects of a total budget exceeding 30 million euros. The current research projects in our Deparment are the following:

Project Title Responsible Staff memebr Funded by Total Budget
Microplastics in Sewage Treatment Plants: occurrence and fate A. Stasinakis Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 46,000 €
Biodiversity Assessment and Management using Acoustic Complexity Indices I. Matsinos Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 41,500 €
Development of constructed wetlands on rooftops for greywater treatment and indoor reuse M. Fountoulakis Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 50,000 €
Contribution to the interdisciplinary assessment of non-indigenous ichthyofauna in the freshwater ecosystems of Greece O.-I. Kalantzi Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 45,500 €
An integrative framework for the study of alien flora P. Dimitrakopoulos Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 41,500 €
Study of acute and chronic physiological and behavioral response of small mammals in stressful stimuli, using non-invasive methods in field sampling conditions T. Akriotis Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 37,000 €
Carbon fluxes across a post-fire chronosequence in Pinus brutia Ten forests. N. Fyllas Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 41,500 €
Effect of the principal aerosol types on solar radiation: Calculations using a detailed spectral radiation transfer model and MERRA-2 aerosol data C. Matsoukas Operational Programme “Education and Lifelong Learning”  (NSRF)  – 2014-2020 19,000 €
Assessing the High Acoustic and Ecological Value of Urban Quiet Areas I. Matsinos YPATIA Scholarship Program – University of the Aegean 24,000 €
Establishment of sustainable infrastructures for the valorization of organic by products and special wastes related to migrants and refugees streams on the example of Lesvos and Chios Islands – SusNisia D. Lekkas IZES gGmbH (Germany) 30,600 €
Analysis of packaging materials in Municipal Solid Wastes T. Lekkas Private sector 74,400 €
Equipment for a Water and Air Quality University Laboratory and their application to the hot springs of Lesvos, upgrading the services and the radiological protection of personnel and visitors C. Matsoukas 2014-2020 Regional Operational Programme “North Aegean” 306,218 €
RI-Food-Aegean – Research infrastructure for the development of novel olive and vine products in North Aegean Prefecture A. Stasinakis Operational Programme, North Aegean Prefecture, 2018-2021 68,418 €
Research infrastructure for the treatment and exploitation of by-products and residues of the agro-food sector for the production of alternative products and energy – Aegean Agrowaste Lab D. Lekkas Operational Programme “North Aegean Region 372,000 €
PANhellenic infrastructure for Atmospheric Composition and climatE chAnge (PANACEA) C. Matsoukas EPAnEK 2014-2020, Operational Programme “Competitiveness-Entrepreneurship-Innovation” 55,000 €
REACT – Renewable Energy for self-sustAinable island CommuniTies D. Haralampopoulos HORIZON 2020 375,000 €
Foodomics-GR – Research infrastructure for molecular food characterization A. Stasinakis Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation” 89,826 €
Support and organisation of actions for waste management in Paxos Island D. Lekkas Municipality of Paxos Island 8,500 €
CEST2019 – 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology D. Lekkas Conference 50,000 €
Research project on Municipal Solid Waste Managemnt D. Lekkas UA reserch unit funding 8,336 €
Assessing the Resilience Capacity of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises to Flash Flooding Α. Skouloudis Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) 99,000 €