Dr. Athanasios Loukas is, currently, Professor of Engineering Hydrology – Management and Development of Water Resources, Head of Transportation and Hydraulic Engineering Department, Director of the Laboratory of Hydraulic Works and Environmental Management, Director of Master Program “Water Resources” of the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2018-today). He was Professor, Head of the Department of Civil Engineering (2008-2012) and Dean of Engineering School, University of Thessaly (2015-2018).  He was Director of the Laboratory of Hydrology and Aquatic Systems Analysis and Director of the common Greek-French Master Program “Management of Hydrometeorological Hazards-HYDROHASARDS” co-organized with the Joseph Fourier University-Grenoble I (2010-2018).  He is Visiting Scientist/Researcher (Professor 1st class) at the Joseph Fourier University-Grenoble I, France and Visiting Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, U.S.A., position for which he was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship for the academic year 2013-2014. He is listed in the top world-wide 2% of the most influential scientists (according to his publications and the citations to his publications for his carrier period) of Stanford University (2023).

He has co-ordinated and participated in national, European research projects as well as a significant number of hydrological and hydraulic studies and water resources management projects. He is member of scientific and professional associations. He is, currently, Editor-in-Chief of European Water, Section Editor-in-Chief “Water Resources Management Policy and Governance” of Water and Editorial Board Member of Water Resources Management and Scientific Review Engineering and Environmental Sciences. He participates and participated as Guest Editor of scientific journals Special Issues.  He is reviewer of national and European research proposals as well as evaluator and responsible of research projects certification.

Dr. A. Loukas is the author and co-author of more than 400 referred international journal publications, conference proceedings publications, publications in special issues, books and technical reports. His published work has received over 4900 citations, as indicated in the Google Scholar database search (h-index =37, i10-index =75).

Topic: Water management-infrastructure, agrifood production security