The members of the Department carry out basic and applied research with emphasis on Agricultural Sciences and Geoenvironment and specialize in the following fields:
- Farm structures
- Farm machine systems
- Agricultural hydraulics
- Mathematics and theoretical mechanics
- Soil science and agricultural chemistry
- Mineralogy and geology
DEPARTMENT RESEARCH IMPRINT
Any university institution other than its educational duties must develop research work. Faculty members, postdoctoral researchers and doctoral candidates mainly support the research work. In several cases, research publications involve both postgraduate and undergraduate students. The Department supports and encourages the participation of undergraduate students in research publications, which highlights their knowledge background and leads to their maturity as full scientists. At the same time, it aims at disseminating knowledge to the scientific community and society.
PUBLICATIONS IN CITATION INDEX INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS T
Τhe department presents a very high research footprint, one of the highest in Greece and the similar to of top ranking Universities abroad. This imprint is certified and quantified by the number of publications of the Department’s Faculty members in international journals with Citation Index and the number of citations in their work, suggesting the international recognition and influence of the research work. More specifically, according to the database of Scopus (which is one of the 2 international Assessment databases) at the beginning of December 2019, The total recorded were: 1387 publications and 23,488 citations, which based on the number of active Faculty members of the department correspond on average to 57.8 publications in international journals and 979 citations per Faculty member. (footnote: in the number do not count the references of the secondary documents, while the research work of the retired Faculty members have been also accounted for.
The research programmes certify the very high research and applied imprint of the Department, support the excellence of the research teams, contribute to the enrichment and maintenance of the laboratory equipment and assist the practice of undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the year 2018, 113 research projects of a total budget of 2,113,594 euros were conducted. Overall, in the last three years the total budget has reached 4,876,777 euros. Funding sources come from national private and public bodies, international agencies, NSRF programmes and European Commission funds. It is worth noting that the largest amount of research programmes (~ 45% of total funding) comes from European Commission competitive research funds.