Eleftherios Iakovou, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dionysis Bochtis, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Dimitrios Vlachos, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dimitrios Aidonis, Department of Logistics, Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece
Notes on contributors
Eleftherios Iakovou is a Full Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is also the Director of the Laboratory of Advanced Supply Chain Management (LASCM) of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Furthermore, he has been the President of the Greek Association of Supply Chain Management (GASCM) since 2005. He is the Project Coordinator for the leading European Union (EU) funded "GREEN-AgriChains" project (http://www.green-agrichains.eu). His teaching, research, and consulting interests include supply chain management, port management, intermodal logistics, inventory management, applied operations research, and innovation and strategy development. He has published extensively having more than 180 papers in top peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and two books.
Dionysis Bochtis is a member of the Operations Management group of the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University, Denmark. His primary research is industrial engineering focused on bio-production and related supply chain systems including activities relate to fleet management (for conventional and autonomous field machinery), field robots (high level control aspects: mission planning, path planning, task allocation), biomass and agri-food supply chains management, and Decision Support Systems. He is the author of more than 200 articles in peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings including a number of invited and key-note presentations. He was the President of CIOSTA (Commission Internationale de l'Organisation Scientifique du Travail en Agriculture, founded in Paris, 1950) between 2011 and 2013.
Dimitrios Vlachos is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has developed research activities in the fields of inventory control in supply chain management, green logistics, risk management, applied operational research, and business evaluation. He has participated in more than 45 research projects. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
Dimitrios Aidonis is Lecturer at the Department of Logistics of the Technological Educational Institute of Central Macedonia, Greece. He received both his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and his MBA from Staffordshire University, UK. His research interests focus on the areas of Applied Operations Research in Supply Chain, Reverse, and Green Logistics participating in European projects. He is the author of more than 50 papers in scientific journals and conference proceedings. He is a member of the Society of Logistics Engineers and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
Spyros Fountas is an Assistant Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. He is the Editor in Chief of Computers and Electronics in Agriculture and on the Editorial Board of the Precision Agriculture journal. He has 15?years of experience in agricultural robotics, precision agriculture technology and management and implementation of information systems within crop production. He holds an MSc from Cranfield University, UK in Information Technology, and a PhD from Copenhagen University, Denmark. He was also Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, USA. He has published 130 papers, including 45 papers in international journals, 105 in conference proceedings, and 8 book chapters.
Katerina Aggelopoulou is a graduate from the Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece (BSc), and the Department of Agriculture, University of Thessaly, Greece (BSc). She has a postgraduate degree (MSc) in Agricultural Engineering & Management of Natural Resources from the University of Thessaly; her MSc thesis was entitled "Long-term effect of five soil treatment methods on soil and sugar beet crop". Her PhD thesis, also from the University of Thessaly, was on "Precision Agriculture in apples." Her research interest is in the application of Precision Agriculture in various crops and analyzing spatial data. She has participated in 5 research projects, with 6 publications in international journals, and 23 papers in international and national scientific conference proceedings.
Theofanis A. Gemtos was born in Larissa, Greece in 1947. He studied Agriculture at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Reading, UK (PhD). Between 1979 and 1993, he was a Professor at the Technological Education Institution of Larissa, Greece and between 1993 and 2014, he was a Professor at the Department of Crop Production and Rural Environment in the University of Thessaly, Greece. Since 2014 he has been Professor Emeritus. He has participated in more than 25 research projects. He has published more than 47 journal papers, and presented more than 100 papers at national and international conferences and has written 4 book chapters.
Sven G. Sommer is a specialist in animal waste engineering with a focus on recycling organic waste, gas emission (ammonia and greenhouse gases), separation of animal manure and biogas production. His research has a strong focus on manure chemistry and biological and chemical processes related to gas emission and facilitating manure separation.
Lorie Hamelin is an Agricultural Engineer with a PhD in Environmental Technology. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her key expertise lies in performing high quality life cycle assessments. Her research focuses on integrating agricultural, energy, and waste systems in order to optimize our use of biomass and land resources while sustainably supplying food, feed, materials, and renewable energy. She has managed 7 Danish and international projects and has acted as a Danish Technical Working Group member for the BREF (Best Available Techniques Reference Document) revision on intensive rearing of poultry and pigs, carried out by the European Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Bureau.
Jørgen E. Olesen is a Professor (Section Manager) at the Department of Agroecology (Climate and Water Section) at Aarhus University, Denmark. His research interests include adaptation of agricultural production systems to climate change, emission of greenhouse gases from agriculture, organic and integrated crop production systems, and modeling of the soil-plant-atmosphere system and at the farm scale. He has led several interdisciplinary projects, including projects on integrated wheat production, application of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems in agriculture, and development of a whole-farm simulation model. He has participated in more than 10 EU projects and concerted actions on the effect of climate change on agriculture and on greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities.
Felipe Montes is a civil and environmental engineer specializing in the development and the use of mathematical models to assess and mitigate the environmental impact of nutrient and pollutant transfer from agricultural production systems into soil, water, and the atmosphere.?His research interests include the development of models for ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, volatile organics, and greenhouse gas emission from animal production systems; life cycle analysis and carbon foot print of milk production; and distributed hydrology models for sediment and nutrient load reduction in impaired agricultural watersheds.
Wei Jia graduated from China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. He focuses on manure nutrient management. His current research work is related to Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) in intensive livestock production as a post-doctor at the China Academy of Agriculture Science (CAAS).
Qing Chen is working on organic waste recycling and utilization with focus on added-value fertilizer, crop nutrient management, and land application. His research strongly focuses on root zone nutrient management, nitrogen and phosphorus transformation, and utilization in soil and organic waste.
Jin M. Triolo is a specialist in environmental biotechnology with a focus on biogas production, aerobic and anaerobic waste water treatment, greenhouse gas emission, and energy-driven biorefinery systems. Her research has a strong focus on biomass characteristics and recalcitrance, integrating new biomass to bioenergy production, biochemical processes related to biogas production, and developing spectroscopic method for biomass characterization.
Marcus Wagner is a Full Professor and holder of the Chair of Management, Innovation, and International Business at Augsburg University, Germany. He is also?visiting Professor at the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His research interests are strategic and public management, innovation, sustainability and international business, and their intersections. He has published on these topics in journals such as Research Policy, Long Range Planning, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of World Business, Journal of Business Research, and Journal of Business Venturing.
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