RETASTE: Rethink Food Resources, Losses, and Waste 4th International Conference, Heraklion, Greece, September 25-27, 2024

Michalis Fountoulakis

Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Michalis Fountoulakis

Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece

Biography

Dr. Michalis Fountoulakis is an Associate Professor of Environmental Applications in Biochemical Engineering at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece in 2001 and subsequently pursued doctoral studies in Biochemical Engineering and Environmental Technology, earning his Ph.D. from the same Department in 2005. His primary research interests focus on the development of biochemical processes for the treatment and utilization of waste and wastewater, including anaerobic digestion, non-conventional wastewater treatment systems, composting, and cultivation of microalgae and fungi. He has served as a Visiting Professor in 2022 at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxembourg). He has published 64 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, receiving over 2500 citations and achieving an h-index of 26 (according to Scopus). He has participated in the implementation of more than 30 funded national and European programs. Currently, he is participating in two EU-funded research projects under HORIZON 2020, including HYDROUSA, which was recently completed, and ZeroPM, which is ongoing.