Anastasia Zabaniotou is Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of the Faculty of Engineering of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Dr. Zabaniotou holds a Ph.D. and a DEA from Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de Paris, France. She has been working for 4 years in the European Commission, DG Research in R&D policy. Since then until now, she is working with the EC as a freelance expert. She is member of the Board of the Centre for Sustainable Development of the Aristotle University, member of the International Relations Committee of the Engineering School as well as of the Aristotle University (AUTh) International Collaboration Committee. She is AUTh’s coordinator of T.I.M.E (Network of the Top Engineering Schools for Top Managers, coordinated by Ecole Centrale de Paris) and vice president of RMEI (Network of Mediterranean Engineering Schools on Sustainable Development). She is founding member of the AUTH’s Center for Space, Environment, Technology and Gender issues. She is interested in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and education. She is also involved in activities concerning science and society, International Engineering Education and mobility. Prof. Zabaniotou is active in BioEconomy and Circular Economy concepts, with focus on thermo-chemical conversion of biomass, residues and waste to energy, biofuels, carbon materials production including biochar, in the context of zero-waste bioerefinery and closing resources loops. She has been involved in a number of national and international applied research and innovation projects and her group has been awarded for the innovation in research several times. She is author and co-author of 95 papers in international journals and 200 conference presentations. She has been invited in several conferences as keynote speaker, organised several conferences, workshops and events and awarded for innovation in research.