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Theodoros Zachariadis

Theodoros Zachariadis

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Professor; Interim Director of EEWRC; Interim Director of STeDI-RC +357 22 208 720

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Theodoros Zachariadis is a Professor and Interim Director at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute. He also serves as the Interim Director of the Science and Technology Driven Policy and Innovation Research Centre (STeDI-RC). In 2009-2020 he served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of environmental policy and energy resource management at the Cyprus University of Technology. In 2015-2020 he was the Dean of the University's Faculty of Geotechnical Sciences and Environmental Management. He joined the Cyprus Institute in July 2020.

He holds a Diploma and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has worked as a researcher at the National Technical University of Athens and as a European Marie Curie Fellow at the Economics Research Centre of the University of Cyprus. He is a Vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency and a Manager at the European branch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN Europe). He is also a member of the Leadership Council of SDSN Cyprus. In the recent past he served as a Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, a Board member of Green Budget Europe, a Brussels-based expert platform promoting environmental fiscal reforms, and an associate editor of the international Journal "Energy Economics".

During the last years, he has been listed in the top 2% of most widely cited academics globally in the field of Energy. He is the recipient of the 2009 Research Prize of the Republic of Cyprus and the 2019 Environmental Prize awarded by the President of the Republic of Cyprus. His research interests are on the techno-economic analysis of energy, environmental and transport policies, with a special interest in environmental taxation.

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