Dr. Pavlostathis is Professor of Environmental Engineering at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA. He completed his MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering at Cornell University after obtaining his Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.

He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEEM) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and inaugural Fellow of both the International Water Association (IWA) and the Water Environment Federation (WEF). He has more than 35 years of research experience in the area of applied environmental biotechnology and bioprocess engineering for the bioremediation of contaminated natural systems and the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater. His recent research focuses on bioenergy production via co-digestion of high-strength waste and municipal sludge, as well as bioelectrochemical systems for hydrogen production and the upgrade of biogas from anaerobic digestion. Dr. Pavlostathis has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers and authored over 200 publications, including books and book chapters. He has served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Environmental Engineering, Water Science & Technology, Biotechnology Letters, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Water Environment Research, and Water Quality Research Journal of Canada. More details on Dr. Pavlostathis’ work can be found at http://www.ce.gatech.edu/people/faculty/961/overview.