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Nikolaos Kazantzis was educated at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), University of Cambridge (UK) and University of Michigan (USA) where he obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering. Currently he serves as a Professor of Chemical Engineering and member of the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, a Senior Member at Hughes Hall and an Associate Researcher at the Energy Policy Research Group, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK, as well as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the MKOC Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

Professor Kazantzis serves on the Editorial Boards of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Systems and Control Letters, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries and is a member of the Technical Committee of Nonlinear Control Systems, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC).

He is the recipient of the Career Award of the US National Science Foundation (NSF) and his research interests lie in the areas of process system analysis, automatic control and techno-economic performance assessment in the presence of complexity/uncertainty; economic evaluation methods of flexible design options in clean energy systems; energy and environmental policy analysis; system dynamics; process safety and chemical risk assessment.