Evangelos Gidarakos
Emeritus Professor, Toxic and Hazardous Waste Treatment and Management 

Toxic and Hazardous Waste Management Laboratory
Division I: Environmental Management

Extended CV (pdf)


  • Office: Κ1.133
  • Tel.: +30 28210 37789 FAX: +30 28210 37850
  • Email: egidarako@tuc.gr
  • Office Hours: Daily 9:00 - 14:00


  • 1980: PhD in Material and Environment Technologies, University of Hamburg (Germany)
  • 1977: Diploma in Physics, University of Hamburg (Germany)

Research Interests

  • Management and treatment of hazardous, toxic and special waste (Asbestos, PCDD’s, PCDF’s, PCB’s, radioactive, infectious, electronic / electrical, etc.).    
  • Municipal Waste management.
  • Remediation of petroleum contaminated soils and groundwater by implementing innovative technologies    

Participation in Research Programs and Projects

  • Restriction of the Existing Contamination (Free Oil Phase) Around the Area of PYRKAL, Co-ordinator: Gidarakos Evangelos, Funded by: Hellenic Petroleum S.A., (2010-2022)
  • «Watertable / Underground Monitoring at the Industrial Facilities of Asprospyrgos» Co-ordinator: Gidarakos Evangelos, Funded by: Hellenic Petroleum S.A., (2003-2022)
  • Investigation of Sitting Options of the New Landfill for the Prefecture of Rethimnon, Scientific Co-ordinator: Gidarakos Evangelos, Funded by: Municipality of Amari, (2017-2020)
  • Evaluation of the Prevailing Conditions of tha Amari Landfill (biogas) and Determination of Necessary Measures, Scientific Co-ordinator: Gidarakos Evangelos, Funded by: Region of Crete (2016-2020) 
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Characterization of Hazardous and Toxic Substances at the SEA DIAMOND Shipwreck - Environmental impacts (current and future), Scientific Co-ordinator: Gidarakos Evangelos, Funded by: Prefecture of Cyclades, (2009-2011 & 2013-2016)

Distinctions and Awards

  • Participation in 2021 P4G Seoul Summit as invited speaker on Zero Waste Society (Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030) by The Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. 
  • 2018: President of the International Waste Working (IWWG) for the period 2021-2022 and Vice-President for the Period 2019-2020.
  • 2018: President of the Company for the Exploitation and Management of the Property and Technological Park of the Technical University of Crete
  • 2018: Award of Excellence as a Professor for the year 2018 in recognition of his research work and achievements in the field of toxic and hazardous waste treatment and disposal by the Technical University of Crete.
  • 2017: Chairman of the  International Waste Working (IWWG) Task Group Leaders

Recent Publications

  • Chazirakis P., Giannis A., Gidarakos E. "Modeling the Life Cycle Inventory of a Centralized Composting Facility in Greece" Applied Sciences, 12(4), 2047, (2022).
  • Leontari C., Kastanaki E., Moukazis I., Gidarakos E. "Valorisation of soil contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons and toxic metals in geopolymer mortar formation" Journal of Environmental Management, 278 (2021).
  • Alassali A., Calmano W., Gidarakos E., Kuchta K. "The degree and source of plastic recyclates contamination with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons" RSC Advances, 10(73) (2020).
  • Zhu W., Zhang M., Yu G., Petukhov V., Mymrin V., Gidarakos E. "Flow Resistance in Dredged Soil under a Vacuum Preloading System with Vertical Drainage Boards" Journal of Coastal Research, 36(2) (2020). 
  • Gidarakos Ε., Akcil A. "WEEE under the prism of urban mining" Waste Management, 102, 950-951 (2020)
  • Mymrin V., Presotto P.,  Alekseev K., Avanci M. A., Rolim P. H.B., Petukhov V., Taskin A.,  Gidarakos E., Valouma A., Yu G. "Application of hazardous serpentine rocks’ extraction wastes in composites with glass waste and clay-sand mix to produce environmentally clean construction materials" Construction and Building Materials, 234 (2020).
  • Savvilotidou V., Gidarakos E. "Pre-concentration and recovery of silver and indium from crystalline silicon and copper indium selenide photovoltaic panels" Journal of Cleaner Production, 250 (2020).
  • Kousaiti K., Hahladakis N. J., Savvilotidou V., Pivnenko K., Tyrovola K., Xekoukoulotakis N., Astrup F.T., Gidarakos E. "Assessment of tetrabromobisphenol-A (TBBPA) content in plastic waste recovered from WEEE", Journal of Hazardous Materials, 390 (2020).
  • Makri C., Hahaladakis N.J., Gidarakos E. "Use and assessment of “e-plastics" as recycled aggregates in cement motars" Journal of Hazardous Materials, 379(2019).
  • Zeneli A., Kastanaki E., Simantiraki F., Gidarakos E. "Monitoring the biodegradation of TPH and PAHs in refinery solid waste by biostimulation and bioaugumentation" Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 7(3) (2019).

Ph.D. Candidates

  • Panagiotis Chazirakis
  • Ioannis Moukazis