Prof. Maria Loizidou was educated at the University of London where she obtained her PhD in chemical engineering focusing on the field of environmental protection. She followed an academic career being Professor at the National Technical University of Athens in the School of Chemical Engineering and Head of the Unit of Environmental Science & Technology (www.uest.gr).
Her efforts are continuous in the field of the environmental protection and human health, enhancing education, research technology and innovation. She has been scientific responsible for more than 170 environmental projects supporting competent authorities, municipalities and others (http://www.uest.gr/index.php/projects). She has more than 500 publications in international scientific journals (http://www.uest.gr/index.php/publications) and conferences and more than 7,200 citations.
Prof. Loizidou has established this successful series of international conferences on Sustainable Waste Management being the Head of the Scientific Committee and bringing together academics, private and public sector, local authorities, business from all over the world.
Prof. Loizidou received the first Green AWARD, since the SOL-BRINE project was voted as the best LIFE ENVIRONMENT project for the period 1992-2017 among more than 4,000 LIFE projects.