Dr.Evan K. Paleologos

Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering Department
Groundwater & Environmental Engineering


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Hydrology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA 1994
  • M.Sc. in Civil & Environ. Engineer., Polytechnic Institute of New York, NY, USA 1986
  • B.Sc. in Civil & Environ. Engineer., Polytechnic Institute of New York, NY, USA 1986

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Groundwater, Unsaturated Flow, and Contaminant Transport Modeling.
  • Landfill Monitoring, Incineration and Arc Plasma Technologies, Nuclear Waste.
  • Statistical Decision-Making, Game Theory, and Risk Analysis.


  • Chair of the Civil Engineering Department, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 2015-Now
  • Director, Center Sustainable Built Environment, UAE. 2015-Now
  • Professor, Abu Dhabi University, UAE .2013 - Now
  • Associate Professor, Technical University of Crete, Greece. 2007 - 2013 
  • Associate Professor, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. 2001 - 2007
  • Assistant Professor, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA. 1995 - 2001
  • Senior Staff Consultant, Intera Inc., US DOE Off. of Radioactive Waste Manag. 1992 - 1995

Research & Scholarly Activities

  • Author 3 books: “Foundations of Geo-Environmental Engineering,” ELSEVIER Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN: 978-0-12-804830-6, 696pp., 2017; "Environmental Risk Analysis," McGraw Hill, Professional Engineering Series, ISBN: 0-07-137266-0, 456 pp., 2001; and "Environmental Risk and Liability Management for Corporations and Consultants," Geological Society of America (GSA), 140 pp., 2000.
  • Author over 90 scientific refereed publications in journals and proceedings.
  • Awardee research grants from: U.S. National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Sloan Foundation, US Department of Education, Center for Manufacturing & Technology (CEMAT), South Carolina Universities Research & Education Foundation (SCUREF), Technical University of Crete Research Office, UAE National Research Foundation (UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research), and several internal ADU grants.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

  • Vice-President Athens Water & Sewerage Co. (EYDAP), Greece (2013-2015).
  • Science Advisor to the Greek Minister of Environment (2010-11).
  • Senior Staff Consultant, Intera Inc. for the US Department of Energy Yucca Mountain, NV project for the burial of US high-level radioactive waste (1992-95).
  • Collaborated with Sandia, Los Alamos, LBL, and Savannah River Site National Laboratories.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geophysical Union (EGU), and Technical Chamber of Greece.