Prof. A. Ch. Mitropoulos was born in Athens in 1957. He studied Chemistry at the University of Thessaloniki (BSc) and Physical Chemistry at the University of Bristol (MSc, PhD). In 1998, he was appointed as professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology. Since 2008, Prof. Mitropoulos is the president of the same institute. He specializes on the characterization of porous media, nanoporous materials and membranes with in situ techniques of adsorption, and small-angle X-ray scattering. He has more than 100 journal papers, book chapters, and patents. Prof. Mitropoulos is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.