Assist. Prof. Antonis Zorpas
Open University of Cyprus
Dr Antonis Zorpas is a Chemical Engineer with a a PhD in Environmental Management and Engineering. He is actively engaged with several Universities, Research Institutes in Europe. He is Assis Prof. at Open University of Cyprus (Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and he is the Head of the Lab of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Sustainability). He is the Academic coordinator of the Master Program of Environmental Conservation and Management. He has more than 350 publications (including editor in scientific books, contribution on books, papers in scientific journals and international conferences). For more than 20 years, he was acting as Consulting Engineer on behalf of several industrial activities, government and local authorities. He was from 2013-2019 the President of Cyprus Environmental Engineers Council, his active member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Office of the Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment (since 2013) as well as is an Elected Member of the Senate of his University. He sits on the Board of experts on the EURASHE (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education) Committee in Brussels and his Scientific Cooperator with DG Env in EU. His research background is in the area of Strategic Panning Development in the Framework of Waste Management, Bioeconomy, biosolids treatment and management, hazardous waste treatment, End of Waste Criteria, waste minimization, zero waste approach, waste prevention, social behavior, city metabolism, circular economy, household and solid waste management, Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Risk analysis. On 2019 has received honorary distinction for his long-standing contribution to the environmental issues of Cyprus from the President of the Republic of Cyprus.