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Kostas Strataridakis



Constantine (Kostas) John Strataridakis, PhD

Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineer

Director of the ICT Directorate of the Decentralized Administration of Crete

Project Manager in European Funded Programs of the Decentralized Administration of Crete

Kountourioti Square

GR-71202, Heraklion


Tel: +30 2813 404 111

Fax: +30 2813 404 150


Born in Heraklion Crete, Greece in 1958. He studied Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Davis, CA USA (BSc, 1980, MSc, 1984, PhD, 1989). He was Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Associate Instructor 1980 – 1989, at UC Davis, he conducted research for NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffet Field California, USA, 1981 – 1989 and for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California, USA, 1984 – 1989 in Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 

He was consultant for numerous companies and Organizations, (ESA -Environmental Engineering Consulting, San Fransisco California, USA-, 1984 – 1989, SAM SA, Heraklion Greece (Wind Energy Project Development), 1991 – 1997, Pilkington Solar (1991 – 2000), Region of Crete, European Project Management, 1991 – 1999).

In 2000 he was employed by the Region of Crete (Specific Scientific Staff) with duties being the Head of the Informatics and Documentation Department of the Region of Crete and he was responsible with the ICT development of the Region of Crete, the data bases, Informatics, Networks He was also coordinating and Managing European funded Programs and Projects of the Region in the fields of ICT, Environmental Protection, Innovation, Civil Protection, Culture and other fields.

Since 2010 he is the Director of the ICT Directorate of the Decentralized Administration of Crete being responsible with the ICT Infrastructure, planning and development of all ICT projects in the Decentralized Administration of Crete. Constantine J. Strataridakis has authored and/or co-authored more than 50 publications in International Journals and Conferences in the field of Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, ICT; and publications related to European Projects’ results of projects that he had coordinated for the Region of Crete since 1991.

Constantine J. Strataridakis is a Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics since 1981, member of the Technical Chamber of Commerce since 1984 and his biography is Cited in Who is Who in the World and Who is Who in Engineering (USA publications) since 1991.


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