Sotiri Mavrikis is a research scientist, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Upon immigrating to Greece, he earned his bachelor's degree in Chemistry from the University of Crete, in Heraklion. He then completed his master's (MSc. Environmental Science) at Wageningen UR, in the Netherlands, specialising in Renewable Energy Technologies.
As a researcher at ICRE8 he was involved in the projects RECONNECT, GLOBAQUA and BRIGAID, and served as an administrator and assistant manager of SDSN Greece.