Professor, Technical University of Crete Institute of Petroleum Research, FORTH,
Nicolas Kalogerakis is collaborating faculty at the Institute of Petroleum Research at FORTH and Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Technical University of Crete (Greece) where he has served as Vice-President of the University Council and as Department Head (twice). 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), an MEng 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 from oil spills; novel oxygenation systems and wastewater treatment. Currently his group is participating in 3 EU-funded research projects (H2020) and he is the coordinator of an ERA-MIN2 project (nanoBT). He was the coordinator of the large FP7-project KILL*SPILL. Prof. Kalogerakis’ publication record includes six patents, one book, 216 articles in referred journals and more than 180 presentations at international conferences. He was been an invited speaker in several conferences and academic institutions worldwide. He has >14200 citations & H-index of 65 (Google Scholar). He has served as a member of the European Commission Environment Committee (2007-2011) and as Sherpa at the European Commission High Level Group on Key Enabling Technologies (2013-2015). He is member of the Advisory Board of several Research Institutes and in 2017, he was the recipient of the TU-Crete Research Excellence award.