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Theodoros Zachariadis is a tenured Associate Professor at the Energy, Environment and Water Research Centre of the Cyprus Institute. In 2009-2020 he served as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of environmental economics 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 holds a Diploma and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His postdoctoral work focused on the economic analysis of energy and environmental issues.
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 (ERC) of the University of Cyprus. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency, a Visiting Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and an associate editor of the international Journal "Energy Economics". He is also a member of the Leadership Council of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network in Cyprus, and served as a Board member of Green Budget Europe, a Brussels-based expert platform promoting environmental fiscal reforms.
In recent years he served as a member of the Programme Committee on the Societal Challenge "Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials" of the European Horizon2020 programme, a Member of the Standing Committee for Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences of the European Science Foundation, and as a Member of the Domain Committee on Transport and Urban Development of the European COST programme. 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.