Vice Rector for Research, Finance and Development, Associate Professor and Director of the Lab of Farm Structures at the Agricultural University of Athens
Thomas Bartzanas is Vice Rector for Research, Finance and Development, Associate Professor and Director of the Lab of Farm Structures at the Agricultural University of Athens. Thomas is Chairman of the Board of Smart Agro Hub A.E, an innovative company acting as a Competence Center with focus on smart farming and sustainability. Thomas is an agricultural engineer, with a PhD in agricultural constructions at the University of Thessaly and the Bioclimatology station of INRA in France and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Aarhus in Denmark (Department of Engineering).
His research interests focus on the development, evaluation and application of new techniques and technologies in controlled environment production systems (greenhouses, vertical farming systems, hydroponic systems, livestock buildings), the sustainable and smart use of natural resources in the agrofood sector and the assessment of the environmental impact (environmental footprint) throughout the agricultural production chain using the life cycle analysis.
Thomas is member of the EurAgEng vice-chair in the Structures & Environment Committee of CIGR, member of the Scientific Council of the European Union, in the Directorate for Research and Innovation for open access to research results in the field of “Agricultural Sciences” and chair of the Hellenic Union of Agricultural Engineers of Greece (EGME).