|Full Name:||Komnitsas Konstantinos|
|Academic Department:||MRE (School of Mineral Resources Engineering)|
|Location:||Office: Μ3.109, MRED Building (Μ3), 1st Floor|
Prof. Konstantinos Komnitsas, 1961, holds a PhD in Hydrometallurgy (1988) and is the director of the Laboratories (i) Waste Management and Soil Decontamination, (ii) Ceramics and Glass Technology and (iii) Ore Beneficiation, of the School of Mineral Resources Engineering of Technical University Crete. He is expert in the fields of hydro- and bio-hydrometallurgy, waste management and valorization, new materials, soil decontamination, environmental risk assessment, LCA and Risk studies. Prof. Komnitsas has been appointed as national representative by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology to the European Commission during the 6th Framework Programme (FP6) for the Action Integration and Strengthening of the European Research Area (2002-2004), for International Cooperation (2006-2009) and for the Action Societal Challenge 'Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials' (HORIZON 2020) (2013-2020). Prof. Komnitsas has been also appointed so far more than 100 times as evaluator of research proposals for the European Commission and National Research Foundations of several countries including US, Russia, Switzerland, Italy, Romania, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, Poland, Armenia, Serbia etc. He is member of the editorial board of three peer-reviewed international journals. He has implemented more than 70 research projects (as coordinator and partner) funded by national public and private authorities as well as the European Commission, including FP4-FP7, Life, H2020 and Horizon Europe. He has published more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals (citations > 4600, h-index 37) and presented more than 160 in international conferences.