Triantafyllos Roukas received the B.S. degree in food science and technology (1978, School of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece) and in chemistry (1982, Department of Chemistry, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). He received the M.S. degree in food science and microbiology (1987, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK) and the Ph.D. degree in food biotechnology (1990, Department of Food Science and Technology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki). Dr. Roukas was a Lecturer (1990-1993), Assistant Professor (1994-1997), and Associate Professor (1998-2001) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Since 2002, he has been a Professor in food biotechnology at the Department of Food Science and Technology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He was Visiting Research Scientist in Institute of Beer Technology and Microbiology at the Technical University of Munich, Germany (June 1992–September 1992); Department of Chemical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich (June 1994–September 1994); the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash, USA (May 1997–September 1997). His main research interests include production of ethanol, organic acids, vitamins, polysaccharides, and enzymes from synthetic media and agroindustrial wastes by microorganisms in shake flask culture, stirred-tank reactor, and airlift reactor; production of chemicals by immobilized enzymes and cells; application of mathematical models to enhance carotene production by Blakeslea trispora in different fermentation systems; role of hydrolytic enzymes and oxidative stress on carotene production by the fungus Blakeslea trispora.
Biography Updated on 30 June 2010