Prof. Dr. Georg M. Guebitz obtained PhD in Biotechnology he obtained from TU-Graz, Austria in 1996. As an Erwin-Schroedinger Fellow, he investigated enzymatic processes at University of British Columbia, Canada from 1996 – 98. Since 2013, he holds a full professorship at BOKU, Vienna and is the head of the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology and of the Department of Agrobiotechnology. Guebitz’s research is focused on on biotechnical functionalisation and processing of materials. In this area Guebitz has published more than 350 papers in peer reviewed journals, he holds 15 patents and has edited various books. Guebitz participated in more than 30 European projects and coordinated 8 out of which.