Senior Researcher, Ex director of Institute for Olive Tree and Subtropical Plants of Chania. He has a long expertise in water requirements and irrigation systems of the crops, soil-plant-water relationships, use of marginal (saline and reclaimed) waters for irrigation and sustainable water resources management in agriculture.
He has published more than 58 research papers in SCI international journals, about 160 papers in conference and workshops proceedings and 16 review papers and book chapters with more than 2800 citations. He has participated in 32 competitive projects funded by national agencies, IOC and E.U. He is also reviewer in international scientific journals and invited speaker in many national and international conferences and workshops. The last five years works as international expert for irrigation and olive growing in China, Pakistan, Jordan, Iran, Egypt, etc).