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Athanasios Tsaftaris is Emer. Professor, Dean of Perrotis College of the American Farm School and f. minister of rural development & food
Dr. Tsaftaris Athanasios holds an M.Sc. and two Ph.D. degrees from Greece and the United States. He has more than forty years of teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate programs, and oversees more than 100 M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses. As an expert in his field, he holds many positions in research, education and technology, worldwide. After retirement, he holds the titles of Emeritus Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Emeritus Researcher at CERTH.
Among his other achievements, Dr. Tsaftaris established the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH). In 2014, Dr. Tsaftaris served as Minister of Rural Development and Food in the European Council of Agricultural Ministers. In 2016, he was included in the F1000Research list which includes the top 1000 scientists of the world in different fields of science.