Professor Dercas is an Agricultural Engineer (AUA), Hydraulic Engineer (S.Sp. Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France), and Civil Engineer (National Technical University of Athens). He holds a Master of Science/DEA (University of Montpellier II) and a PhD in Hydraulic Engineering (University of Montpellier II / France).
His research interests cover the area of applied agricultural hydraulics, irrigation systems and management, water resources management, crop water requirements, biomass and energy crops. He has participated in several international and national research projects.
His research work is published in peer review journals and international conferences. He is a reviewer of international scientific journals and research proposals.