Thrassyvoulos Manios is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agriculture, School of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition, TEI of Crete, Head of Department and Director of the MSc Programme in Applied Science and Technology in Agriculture.
He is an Agronomist with a BSc from the Department of Agricultural Biology and Biotechnology, Agricultural University of Athens, and holds a BEng from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, and a PhD from the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK.
His research interests include the management, processing and exploitation (for energy and otherwise) of solid and liquid waste, from either urban or agricultural / agro-industrial sources. He has published over 65 papers in international scientific journals with over 1,000 citations, and over 100 papers and presentations at national and international conferences. He has been Coordinator of over 25 research and development projects. He also holds three patents.
In the Department of Agriculture he teaches the undergraduate courses Irrigation & Drainage, Agricultural Waste Management and Non-Soil Bound Horticulture. He also participates in the teaching of the postgraduate course Business Exploitation of Agricultural Waste.