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  • Director of Food Waste Recovery Group
  • ISEKI Food Association
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Research interests

environmental technologysustainabilitynatural productsemerging technologiesfood innovationsmembrane technologyfood technologyfood sciencefood separationsfood waste recovery


Interdisciplinary scientist with a fast-expanding work that balances between food and sustainability, industry and academia. Research work targets mainly the separation and recovery of functional macro- and micro-molecules from different food wastes and by-products, as well as their implementation as bioactive compounds in food and other products. Establishing the "Food Waste Recovery" term and network with an ultimate goal to inspire related professionals to extract high added-value compounds from wasted by-products in all stages of food production (from agriculture to the consumer) and re-utilize them in the food chain. Research and innovation director of Galanakis Laboratories (Chania, Greece) & coordinator of Food Waste Recovery Group (SIG5) of ISEKI Food Association (Vienna, Austria). Serving as an editorial board member and guest editor of Food Research International & Food and Bioproducts Processing. Expert evaluator of proposals for international and regional funded programs. Book editor of several multi-author contributing books.

Co-authors (90)

  • neda rahmanian


Waste Management in Agroecosystems, Frontiers

Associate Editor

2017 - Present

Nutrition and Food Science and Technology, Frontiers

Review Editor

2016 - Present

Food Research International, Elsevier

Editorial Board Member & Guest Editor

2013 - Present

Food & Bioproducts Processing, Elsevier

Editorial Board Member & Subject Editor

2013 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Benefits from simultaneous exploitation of lignite for industrial and environmental uses as well as feedstock for power generation: The case of Elassona coal basin, Thessaly Greece

  • Recovery of Dietary Fibres from Olive Mill Wastewater.

  • The effect of ethanol during extraction of pectin and dietary fibers in olive mill wastewater

  • Thermal activation of endogenous pectin methyl esterase in Olive Mill Wastewater

  • Adsorption of olive mill wastewater on raw and activated Greek Lignites.


Professional experience

Director of Food Waste Recovery Group

ISEKI Food Association

December 2012 - Present

Freelance Book Editor


January 2012 - Present

Research & Innovation Director

Galanakis Laboratories

January 2002 - Present

Education history

Environmental Engineering - Food Technology, Engineering and Nutrition

Technical University of Crete - Lund University

January 2004 - January 2010(6 years)

Chemistry - School Biological Sciences

University of Patras - University of Ioannina - University of Ulster (UK)

January 2002 - January 2004(2 years)


University of Patras

January 1998 - January 2004(6 years)


University of Patras

January 1998 - January 2002(4 years)