Charis M. Galanakis
Adjunct Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Director, Food Waste Recovery Group, Austria
Dr. Galanakis is a multi-/inter-disciplinary scientist and a Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Web of Science, 2019) with experience in the food and environmental science and technology, innovation and sustainability, industry and academia. He has defined the new term and discipline of “Food Waste Recovery”, and established the biggest open innovation network worldwide in the particular field. He is an Adjunct Professor of King Saud University (Saudi Arabia) in Agricultural Sciences, and the Research and Innovation Director of Galanakis Laboratories L.P., with over 20 years of career in analyzing wine, food, beverages, and environmental samples as well as at the consulting of related industries and local producers. Since 2014, he works as a freelance expert for different bodies and projects (>30 calls) including European Commission, World Intellectual Property Organization, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Australian Research Council among others. He has published >200 scientific documents, including >45 research articles, reviews, and monographs in ISI Scientific Journals, book chapters, technical briefs, and conference presentations. He has edited >45 multi-author contributing books in the broad field of food, bioresource, and environmental science and technology, and given >35 invited speeches.