Position: Assistant Professor
Faculty: Faculty member
Laboratory of Ecological Engineering & Technology
Environmental Management and Modeling of Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands
• B.Sc.: Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1979.
• Diploma: Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, 1996 (5-Year Curriculum).
• Ph.D.: Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece, May 2002.
Short Description - Research Interests
Dr George Gikas is a graduate of the Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Department of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace. He also holds a PhD in Civil Engineering Department of Democritus University of Thrace. He worked in the food industry as a production and quality control manager for seven years. From 1988 to 2008 he was a teacher in secondary school, while he served as vice director for 2 years and as a director for 5 years. From January 2009 to January 2013 he was a Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering Democritus University of Thrace and since January 2013 he is an Assistant Professor at the same Department. He has published more than 80 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, books and conference proceedings 25 of which are in international journals and are included in the Science Citation Index. Among his scientific interests are:
• Hydrological models, runoff quality management of urban and rural areas, non-point pollution, water resources management.
• Environmental hydraulic and hydrodynamic models and surface water quality (rivers, lakes, lagoons and reservoirs).
• Wastewater treatment using natural systems (constructed wetlands, stabilization ponds).
• Field measurements, chemical / biological assays in the laboratory.
1. Laboratory section of the courses: aquatic chemistry, analytical chemistry.
2. Ecological engineering and technology É (Management of runoff, pollutant and sediments).
3. Environmental management of internal and coastal ecosystems.
5. Ecological engineering and technology ÉÉ (Natural methods of wastewater treatment).
Indicative research projects:
1. Participation as a post-doc researcher in the scientific program: “Pythagoras II – Support of research groups in Democritus University of Thrace”. Research project title: “Study of existing constructed wetlands facilities for wastewater treatment”.
2. Participation in “MEDOCC – HYDRANET, INTERREG IIIB” (team member). Research project title: “Study of environmental projects and design of constructed wetlands unit”.
3. Participation in the Program “INTERREG IIIA – Pilot system for monitoring transbountary watershed of river Nestos” (team member).
4. Participation in the research project titled: “Phosphorus and Nitrogen release conditions of eutrophic marine sediments”.
5. Participation in the research project titled: “Integrated management of sludge municipal wastewater treatment plant and wastewater with natural systems” for the implementation of the research project titled: “Activated sludge treatment using subsurface flow constructed wetlands”.
6. Participation in the research project titled: “FIGARO: Flexible and Precise Irrigation Platform to Improve Farm Scale Water Productivity”. Funding: EE 7th Framework Program.
7. Participation in the research project titled: “WASTEnet – A Black Sea Network Promoting Natural Systems for the Integrated Water and Wastewater Management at Drainage Basin Scale”. Funding: Joint Operational Programme “BLACK SEA 2007-2013”.
8. Participation in the research project titled: “MARE NOSTRUM: Mitigate implementation gaps in integrated coastal zone management by facilitating cross-border cooperation and the removal of legal and institutional obstacles in the Mediterranean basin”.
1. Gikas G.D., Yiannakopoulou T. and Tsihrintzis V.A., (2006). Water Quality Trends in a Lagoon Impacted by Non-point Source Pollution after Implementation of Protective Measures, Hydrobiologia, 563:385-406.
2. Gikas G.D., Tsihrintzis V.A., Akratos C.S. and Haralambidis G., (2009). Water quality trends in Polyphytos reservoir, Aliakmon river, Greece. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 149: 163-181, DOI 10.1007/s10661-008-0191-z.
3. Gikas G.D., Yiannakopoulou T. and Tsihrintzis V.A., (2009). Hydrodynamic and nutrient modeling in a Mediterranean coastal lagoon, Journal of Environment Science and Health Part A, 44(13): 1400-1423.
4. Gikas G.D. and Tsihrintzis V.A., (2010). On-site Treatment of Domestic Wastewater Using a Small-Scale Horizontal Subsurface Flow Constructed Wetland, Water Science and Technology 62(3), pp. 603-614.
5. Gikas G.D., Tsihrintzis V.A. and Akratos C.S., (2011). Performance and modeling of a vertical flow constructed wetland – maturation pond system, Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A, 46(7), pp. 692-708.
6. Gikas G.D. and Tsihrintzis V.A., (2012). A small-size vertical flow constructed wetland for on-site treatment of household wastewater, Ecological Engineering, 44, pp. 337– 343.
7. Gikas G.D. and Tsihrintzis V.A. (2012) Assessment of water quality of first-flush roof runoff and harvested rainwater, Journal of Hydrology, 466-467, pp. 115-126.
8. Gikas G.D., Dimou D. and Tsihrintzis V.A. (2013). River water quantity and quality monitoring in an agricultural basin in North Greece. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 22(7A), pp. 2006-2016.
9. Gikas G.D. and Tsihrintzis V.A. (2014). Stabilization pond systems for wastewater treatment: Facility costs and environmental footprint assessment. Global Nest Journal, 16(2), pp. 375-385.
Tel: 25410 79381