Costas Stathopoulos is a Professor of Food Technology and Vice Dean of the College of Food and Agriculture in the UAE University. He has extensive international experience having worked in academia and research in the UK, Ireland, Thailand, Australia, South Korea and the UAE, always in the broader field of food science and technology. His research focus for more than ten years is on the utilisation of waste and by-products from primary and secondary food production. Prof. Stathopoulos has more than 100 publications in peer reviewed journals and has had his work presented in more than 60 international conferences. Prof. Stathopoulos has secured more than 20 competitive research grants with a total value in excess of 5 million euro. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (UK), and Expert Advisor for the International Tropical Fruit Network, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of PETET, a Life Member of the Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) and a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science. He is an adjunct Professor for the University of Canberra (Australia), and sits on the Editorial Board of several international peer reviewed journals.