Dr Evi Petavratzi

Dr Evi Petavratzi

Mineral Commodity Geologist

Location: Keyworth

Tel: 0115 936 3071

E-mail Dr Evi Petavratzi


  •  2012 – ongoing : Senior Mineral Commodity Geologist, British Geological Survey
  •  2007 –2012 : Senior Consultant, URS Corporation
  •  2006 –2007 : Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds
  •  2002 –2006 : Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Chemical, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Nottingham
  •  2000 –2001 : Master of Science (MSc) in Industrial Rocks and Minerals, Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter
  •  1994 –2000 : Mineral Resources Engineering Degree (honours), Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece


  • Materials research: characterisation of minerals and metals (primary and secondary commodities) using a range of analytical techniques; mineral processing-practices and optimisation; construction materials
  • Sustainable commodities research: material flow analysis; life cycle assessment; resource efficiency
  • Tools and Apps: development of decision tools; database management

Research interests

  • Benchmarking environmental impacts across the life cycle of commodities
  • Enhancing data availability on mineral commodities and the transformation of data into information and knowledge
  • Mineral waste - characterisation and utilisation
  • Resource efficiency and circular economy. Understanding the interactions, commonalities and differences of the primary and secondary raw materials sectors and how they can co-exist and assist in moving towards resource efficiency.
  • Tracking material flows and understanding the value chains of mineral commodities.

Professional association

  •  2006 – ongoing : Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (MCIWM)
  •  2004 – ongoing : Member and accredited engineer of the Technical Chamber of Greece
  •  2002 – ongoing : Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Published outputs

Key papers

Christidis, G., Kosiari, S. & Petavratzi, E. (2001). Acid activation and bleaching capacity of bentonites from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. 3rd International Symposium on Activated Clays (ISAC). A CLAY ODYSSEY. Argentina: Elsevier Science.

Edwards, J., Petavratzi, E., Robinson, L., Toplis, C. (2012). Good Practice Guide: Using PAS 100 compost in landscape and regeneration projects. Guidance document. WRAP URL:[ http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/good-practice-guide-landscaping].

Kingman, S.W., Lowndes, I.S., Petavratzi, E. and Whittles, D.N. (2008). An investigation into the mechanism of dust generation in a tumbling mill. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Tunnelling Technology, 14(2), 77-102.

Petavratzi E. (2006). An assessment of dust generation from ores. PhD Thesis. University of Nottingham. Nottingham.

Petavratzi, E. (2007). Sustainable utilisation of quarry by-products. Theme 2 – Sustainable provision of aggregates. URL:[ http://www.sustainableaggregates.com/library/links/links_onsite/L0065.htm]. The Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) research programme.

Petavratzi, E. (2008). The utilisation of alternative materials in construction products. Construction materials for a changing world. Materials Congress 2008. Grantham.

Petavratzi, E., Kingman, S.W., Lowndes, I.S. (2005). Particulates from mining operations: A review of sources, effects and regulations. Minerals Engineering, 18(12), 1183-1199.

Petavratzi, E., Kingman, S.W., Lowndes, I.S. (2007). Assessment of the dustiness and the dust liberation mechanisms of limestone quarry operations. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 46(12), 1412-1423.

Petavratzi, E., Scott, P.W. & Christidis, G.C. (2003). Evaluation of Kimmeria and Kalamou wollastonite deposit, Thrace, Northern Greece. 7th Biennial SGA Meeting. Athens

Petavratzi, E., Robinson, L., Edwards, J. (2011). Severe Weather Policy Support – Alternative materials for extreme cold conditions. HCG-HRG. Task 357(1308)MOTT. Highways Agency.

Petavratzi, E., Robinson, L., Edwards, J. (2011). Severe Weather Policy Support – GPS controlled salt spreading evaluation. HCG-HRG. Task 357(1308)MOTT. Highways Agency.