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Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis
(Lab Director)
Phone: +30-28210-37785
Fax: +30-28210-37847
E-mail: Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis

H.E.R.S. Lab,
Environmental Eng. Dept., 
Technical University of Crete, 
73100, Chania, Crete, Greece


Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis


Prof. Nikolaos P. Nikolaidis

Lab Director

Phone: +30-28210-37785

Fax: +30-28210-37847

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Short CV

Nikolaos Nikolaidis is a professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering and the Director of the HersLab. Prior to joining TUC, he was a professor and director of the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Connecticut, USA. His areas of expertise include: Watershed Scale Studies and Modeling, Heavy Metal Site Assessment and Remediation, and Pollution Prevention and Sustainable Development. He is using a "holistic" approach in solving environmental problems by conducting field studies, laboratory experimentation and mathematical modeling. Dr. Nikolaidis has developed four environmental models and he is currently participating in many European and Greek funded watershed studies (SoilTrec, Charms, CONDENSE, EUROCAT, tempQsim, EnviFriendly, AquaTrain, MIRAGE, SoilCritZone, CyberMan). Dr. Nikolaidis has extensive experience on watershed monitoring and modeling in Greece, Europe and the US. He has studied major watersheds in Greece such as Axios, Evrotas, Krathis, Keritis, Koiliaris and Acheloos River (10% of Greece) and he has developed watershed models such as the ETD model, the NTT model and the HM-1D and 3D models. Recently, his developed the Reach Scale tempQsim model for temporary rivers and the Karstic model for predicting the flow and water quality of karstic hydrogeologic systems. He is currently working towards the development of an integrated soil critical zone model as part of the SoilTrec project.

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Ph.D.: 1987 University of Iowa, Civil and Environmental Engineering

M.S.: 1984 University of Iowa, Civil and Environmental Engineering

B.S.: 1982 University of Iowa, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Diploma: 1980 School of Higher Engineering Technology, Athens, Greece

Research Interests "Hydrogeochemical Engineering and Remediation of Soils"

  • Assessment and remediation of heavy metal contaminated sites
  • Deterministic and stochastic modeling of water quality problems including:
  • Fate and transport of heavy metals in the environment
  • Non-point source pollution of nutrients
  • Acidic deposition and eutrophication
  • Surface water pollution