Professor Maria Loizidou

Professor Maria Loizidou (email: [email protected] – CV) is a world-wide well-known scientist, engineer and pioneer in the broader field of environment. She holds degrees from University of London (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.) in Chemical and Biochemical engineering and a post doc at Imperial College, London. She is Professor in the Dept of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, in charge of the Unit of Environmental Science and Technology.
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She has more than 600 publications (http://www.uest.gr/index.php/publications) in international peer reviewed journals and conferences, having 11,700 citations for her work, h-index:59 and h10-index:156. She has had the supervision of over 400 undergraduate & postgraduate diploma theses and the supervision of over 50 Ph.D. students in the field of environment, the majority being on waste valorization and management.

She has been involved in many international, European and national innovative projects, more than 220, as a coordinator and leading scientist mostly focusing on all types of waste, biowaste, wastewater, water resources, renewable energy and climate change. Currently, she continues her active and innovative involvement in the same fields being a front runner of circularity and bio-economy concepts, coupling waste management with the production of value-added products contributing thus, to the restrain of the use of resources.

Over the years she has also held several positions as advisor to numerous European authorities on environmentally related issues including the Directorate General Environment, European Environment Agency (EEA) and Eurostat and has been continuously providing her services to the Greek and Cypriot Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change. She has assisted most of the European countries, prior to their accession to the European Union (EU) to implement the EU Directives related to the Environment. Several non-European governmental authorities have also requested her advice and assistance in key environmental state issues, e.g. MEDA Countries.

She has collaborated with a number of Ministers as well as top management of Ministries, national, regional and local authorities having planned numerous national, regional or local waste management plans. She has cooperated with most of the well-known Universities and Institutions worldwide. Many private businesses operating in the field of environment often address to her to seek her expert opinion.

Over the years she has also held several positions as advisor to numerous European authorities on environmentally related issues including the Directorate General Environment, European Environment Agency (EEA) and Eurostat and has been continuously providing her services to the Greek and Cypriot Ministry of Environment, Energy & Climate Change. She has assisted most of the European countries, prior to their accession to the European Union (EU) to implement the EU Directives related to the Environment. Several non-European governmental authorities have also requested her advice and assistance in key environmental state issues, e.g. MEDA Countries.

She has served as the Dean of the School of Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, created and chaired its Department of Environmental Science & Technology and an active member of its Management Board for several years. She was the course tutor for the European Master’s degree in Environmental Management of the European Association for Environmental Management Education (EAEME) where 17 profound European Universities participated to support this unique course.

Prof. Loizidou has been awarded by the Institute Environment and Sustainable Development in Cyprus on 4th November 2015 in Nicosia for her long and significant contribution to the scientific society and research as well as for her success in getting funding for the country in order to enhance environmental protection and reduce carbon footprint.

The LIFE SOL-BRINE (http://solbrine.uest.gr/index.php/en/) project that Prof. Loizidou was scientific responsible for, was awarded by the European Commission the first prize of the GREEN AWARDS among over than 4,000 projects as the BEST LIFE ENVIRONMENT PROJECT within the whole 25-year period (1992-2017) of LIFE financial instrument for the environment, of European Commission. The innovative project was on the treatment of brines from seawater desalination plants using renewable energy and recovery of water and resources with zero discharge to the environment.

Prof. Maria Loizidou has been a Founding Member of the European Topic Center on Waste and Material Flows of the European Environment Agency (EEA) based in Copenhagen and Member of the Management Committee.

Professor Katherine – Joanne Haralambous

Professor Katherine – Joanne Haralambous (email: [email protected]) has a 20-year experience in environmental issues and is an expert in the development of methods and systems for the treatment of industrial wastewater and in the development of guidelines for clean technologies and Best Available Techniques. Her research activities involve environmental pollution issues emphasizing in the chemical processes of metals in solid and aquatic environment. She has more than 60 publications in Scientific Journals and International conferences and she has also participated in 30 national and international research projects.

Dr Konstantinos Moustakas

Dr Konstantinos Moustakas (email: [email protected]) is Chemist (2000), holding PhD degree on Chemical Engineering in the field of waste management. He works as Laboratory-Teaching Staff in the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He has participated in more than 60 projects in more than 15 countries (2000-2018). He has considerable international experience working in EU funded projects in several positions: technical expert, researcher, short term expert, project management expert, training expert & dissemination expert in a number of EU Member States, accession/candidate countries and non-Member States. He has cooperated with the European Commission directly, as he acted as TAIEX expert (institutional building) in Slovakia, Romania, Turkey, Bulgaria & Serbia. He has long teaching and training activity in the field of environment in different countries and he is certified for teaching adults by the National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP) since 2007. He has been Collaborating Teaching Staff for the Hellenic Open University since 2014 (Subject: Solid Waste Management). He has a large number of publications in journals and conferences, several Editorials, while he has had key role in the organisation of several scientific big international conference events.

Dr Dimitris Malamis

Dr Dimitris Malamis (email: [email protected]) (PhD, MSc, DIC, BSc in Environmental Engineering) (Male) is currently a Teaching Fellow and Research Associate at the School of Chemical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens specialized in solid waste management. He has participated in the implementation of more than 30 national and EU funded research projects. He has more than 40 publications in peer reviewed journals and counts more than 100 participations in International conferences presenting the findings of the developed projects. He has also been involved in numerous workshops and training activities aiming to strengthen capacity building and to increase awareness and knowledge level of various stakeholders i.e. public sector, private bodies, NGOs etc on various environmental issues. Furthermore, he has been member of the scientific and organizing committees of several International Conferences in Greece and abroad. His key qualifications and capabilities include: Solid scientific and research background in Environmental Engineering; Development, implementation, evaluation and assessment of waste management, wastewater and energy systems and services; Expert in implementing and supervising the technical implementation of EU and national environmental projects; Knowledge of the policy and legislative framework related to environmental management.

Professor Christopher J. Koroneos

Professor Christopher J. Koroneos (email: [email protected]) is teaching the Renewable Energy Sources course at the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program “’Environment and Development” of the National Technical University of Athens. He is Research Associate at Columbia University in New York, USA, and he is also teaching at the Hellenic Open University. His research activities include renewable energy sources, environmental management, life cycle assessment, exergy analysis and design of chemical and environmental units. He has more than 70 publications in Scientific Journals and more than 150 publications in proceedings of International conferences, he is in the editorial committee of 16 scientific journals, and he has participated in 37 national and international research projects.

Dr Jelica Novakovic

Dr Jelica Novakovic is responsible for all laboratory analyses.

Dr Fotis Kourmoussis

Dr Fotis Kourmoussis (email: [email protected]) is an environmentalist expert in Environmental Protection Technologies, Hazardous and non-hazardous waste management and Environmental Management Systems.

Dr Athanasios Thanos

Dr Athanasios Thanos (email: [email protected]) is a chemical engineer specializing in chromio removal from industrial wastewater.

Ms Christina Papadaskalopoulou

Ms Christina Papadaskalopoulou is an economist-environmentalist and a PhD candidate specializing on LCA for waste treatment methods.

Ms Vasiliki Panaretou

Ms Vasiliki Panaretou (email: [email protected]) is a chemical engineer, holding an MSc degree in Water & Environmental Engineering & a PhD candidate, specializing in waste management.

Ms Maria Kasidoni

Ms Maria Kasidoni (email: [email protected]is a geologist – environmentalist, holding an MSc in Environment and Development & a PhD candidate, specializing in carbon capture & storage.