Professor Zissis Samaras is Director of the Lab of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University. His research work deals with engine and vehicle emissions testing and modeling. He coordinated a number of large European projects, including “Characterisation of Particulate Emissions from Road Vehicles”, “Impact of ICT on road emissions”, “OBD systems and limits for Euro 6/VI”, “ Measuring exhaust particles down to 10nm”. He is elected Vice Chairman of the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council. He provided expert advice to a number of organisations, including the World Bank, ACEA, Concawe. He co-authored more than 250 publications, with more than 4800 citations (author h index 37) and holds four international patents. He is the co-founder of three spin-off companies Exothermia (exhaust aftertreatment simulation), Emisia (transport emission inventories) and Bio2CHP (biomass gasification) and supervisor of FuVEP – Center of Excellence for Future Vehicle Environmental Performance.