Associate Professor at the Open University of Cyprus
Dr Antonis Zorpas is a Chemical Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Management and Engineering. He is actively engaged with several Universities, Research Institutes in Europe. He is now Associate Professor at Open University of Cyprus (Faculty of Pure and Applied Science and he is the Director of the Lab of Chemical Engineering and Engineering Sustainability). He has more than 500 publications (including editor in scientific books, contribution on books, papers in scientific journals and international conferences and with Google h-index=45). In addition, his acting as Editor / Associate Editor on behalf of several Scientific Journals (which belongs to SAGE, Elsevier, Springer, MDPI etc).
For more than 20 years, he was acting as Consulting Engineer on behalf of several industrial activities, government and local authorities. He was President of Cyprus Environmental Engineers Council from 2013 to 2019, he was in the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Office of the Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment (2013-2019 and from 2023-today) as well as an Elected Member of the Senate of his University (2018-2022) and President of the Research Committee of his University (2018-2022). He was on the Board of experts on the EURASHE Committee in Brussels (European Association of Institutions in Higher Education 2016-2019) as well as on the Consultation forum of European Defence Agency (since 2022) and his Scientific Co-operator with EU-since 2008.
His research background is in the area of Strategic Panning Development in the Framework of Waste Management, Circular Economy and Bioeconomy, Waste Valorization, Waste to energy, End of Waste Criteria, waste minimization, zero waste approach, waste prevention, Food waste, Life Cycle Analysis, Gamified Environmental Tools, metaverse on environmental performance etc. He has participated in more than 70 research project the last 15 years.
In 2019 he received honorary distinction for his long-standing contribution to the environmental issues of Cyprus from the President of the Republic of Cyprus. Furthermore, he has recognized (on 2019, 2020, and 2021) among the worlds to 2% in the list of scholars in his field in the study “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators” published by a research team from the Stanford University (USA) which include the list of the most influential researchers in the world reflects the excellence of the University’s academics and researchers and the quality of their scientific work. (In 2021 he was in position 319 out of 100,000 in the field of Environmental Sciences)
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