Dr. Georgios Palantzas is a Dipl. Civil Engineer (2001), with postgraduate studies (MSc) in environmental protection, and pollution response and waste recycling, as well as a PhD in port environmental management. He is a member of the teaching and laboratory staff of the Civil Engineering Department at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, since 2006. He has more than 50 publications in scientific journals and conferences and has so far participated in more than 25 European and national research programs focusing on port environmental management, transport sustainability, coastal environmental protection and waste management. Mr. Palantzas is also a scientific consultant for private and public companies in terms of optimizing their environmental performance and services.