Fellowships

• Techniospring (Government of Catalunya) and Marie Curie fellow: Visiting (experienced) researcher at the BIO-GLS research center (GICOM-Composting Research Group) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2014-2016).

• Bilateral educational exchange scholar (funded by the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports and the D.A.A.D.- Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) for year 2013 (one week educational trip to the Technical University of Hamburg - Institute of Environmental Technology and Energy Economics; December 2013).

• Member of scientific committees and chair of sessions in several international conferences: i) IWA regional symposium on Water, Wastewater and Environment: Traditions and Culture (member of scientific committee), ii) ORBIT 2010, 2012, 2016 (member of scientific committee and chair), iii) Conferences on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST) 2011 & 2013 (member of scientific committee and chair of sessions), v) Hellenic Solid Waste Association conferences 2009 & 2012 (member of scientific committees and chair of sessions), vi) 2nd, 3rd and 4th International Conferences on Hazardous Waste Management (chair of sessions), vii) Tinos 2015, 3rd International Solid Waste Conference, viii) Sardinia International Landfill Symposium (2015).

• Research Assistant (1994-1999) and Teaching Assistant (1998), Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UW-Madison. Research Assistanships were awarded by the Nine Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant, Madison, WI (1994-1995) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (1995-1999).

• Fulbright foundation grantee (graduate studies in the US, 1993),

• North Atlantic Treaty Organization (N.A.T.O.) granted via the Ministry of National Economy) fellow (graduate studies in the US, 1993-1994),

• Lilian Voudouris Foundation grantee (graduate studies in the US, 1993),

• Undergraduate degree (1992) with honors (final grade 8.51/10.0)

• Hellenic Scholarships Foundation grantee during undergraduate studies (1988-1991),

• Ioniki Bank grantee for excellence during undergraduate studies in Greece.