Prof.dr.eng. Nicolas Kalogerakis

School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece

Plenary Lecture: Bio-based solutions to combat pollution in the marine environment

Nicolas Kalogerakis is a Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Vice-President of the University Council at the Technical University of Crete. Prior to that, he was a Professor at SUNY-Buffalo (USA) and at the University  of Calgary (Canada). He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from NTUA (Athens), a Masters from McGill University and a PhD from the Univ. of Toronto.

His area of expertise includes environmental biotechnology focusing on bioremediation and phytoremediation technologies for the restoration of contaminated sites; protection and restoration of the marine environment; novel oxygenation systems and wastewater treatment; and mathematical modeling of environmental processes. Currently his group is participating in 4 EU funded research projects (two FP7 & two H2020) and he is the coordinator of the FP7-project KILL*SPILL.

Prof. Kalogerakis’ publication record includes four patents, one book, 170 papers in referred journals and more than 150 presentations at international conferences. He has more than 5500 citations (WoS) with a H-index of 40. He has served as a member of the EC Environment Committee and as sherpa in the EC, High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (2013-2015).