Dr. Dimitrios Savvas is a Professor of Vegetable Production at the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). Prof. Savvas was awarded a Diploma in Agriculture from AUA in 1985 and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Bonn, Germany, in 1992. Since 2006 he is a Professor in AUA.

He specializes in vegetable production emphasizing on plant nutrition, water management, and greenhouse crops. He has published over 100 papers in refereed international scientific journals (h-index=26) and many other papers in congress proceedings and as book chapters.

He is a member of the Editorial Board in five international Scientific Journals with I.F. In the last 5 years, in addition to several national research projects, he coordinated the AUA team in the European research projects LEGUME FUTURES (FP7), EUROLEGUME (FP7), TOMRES (HORIZON2020), TRUE (HORIZON2020) and VEGADAPT (PRIMA 2018). Since September 2019 he is the Dean of the Faculty of Plant Sciences in AUA.

Topic: Vegetable Production: A sustainable alternative for the Thessalian grower