Dr. Costas Sikalidis, born in Thessaloniki Greece in 1948, matriculated in the Chemistry Department at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1966. After earning his BSc, he served for three years as an officer in the Hellenic Army. He pursued postgraduate studies in Ceramic Technology at the University of Northstaffordshire, UK and completed training & professional development in the British Ceramic Industry. He worked as a production manager at Philkeram-Johnson, subsidiary of Johnson Tile manufacturers. In 1981 he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering as a faculty member holding a PhD in Chemical Engineering. A Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Industrial Inorganic Raw Materials and Industrial Ceramics, he has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented his research in more than 80 International Conferences, received several patents and has been a reviewer in 10 journals. Dr. Sikalidis has mentored more than 18 MSc graduates and produced 2 PhD graduates, whereas he has earned funding via a number of competitive European research grants. Both an academic and a person originating from the Industry he has been extending service while maintaining ties, collaborations and outreach with the Ceramic and Building Materials Industry. A proud father of two sons, he is married to Irene a Medical Doctor and a Chemist.