Heracles Polatidis is an Associate Professor (Swedish docent) at the Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University Campus Gotland. His research field lies in the areas of sustainable planning and design, covering a wide spectrum from Energy Planning and Multi-Criteria Analysis to Environmental Policy and Management, Renewable Energy Technologies and Rational Use of Energy.
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Heracles Polatidis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1972. He holds a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece, a M.Sc. in Chemical and Process Engineering from Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh UK and a Ph.D. in Energy Analysis and Decision Modeling from the University of the Aegean Mytilene Greece. Prior to his Ph.D. studies he had worked for 2 years as an engineer in the construction sector. During 2001-2 Heracles spent 1 year as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow in Keele University, UK and in the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. For 10 years (2003-2013) he had been an adjunct lecturer and post-doctoral researcher in the Energy Management Laboratory, Dept. of Environment, University of the Aegean, Greece. Since June 2013 Heracles is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. Heracles is married to Nikoleta and has two sons Sotiris, and Stratos.
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