Dr Dionisios Gasparatos (Scopus Author ID 8255558800) is Assistant Professor of Soil Science in the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received MSc in Applied Environmental Geology from The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and PhD in Soil Science from Agricultural University of Athens. His teaching and research focuses on pedology, soil fertility and plant nutrition, soil mineralogy and chemistry with environmental applications. He is author of more than 70 papers and chapters published in high impact international journals and books, including Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, Journal of Environmental Management, Environmental Chemistry Letters, Journal of Hazardous Materials and conference proceedings with over 250 citations, and is naturally a reviewer and editorial board member of several international journals as well as an editor of textbooks for graduate students. He has participated in more than 15 research projects funded by companies and various national sources, in several of them as coordinator. Among others, his current scientific interests are related to the development of strategies to improve nutrient use efficiency by plants.